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Tactical Athlete Initiative

The Tactical Athlete Initiative is a multi-discipline collaboration providing research, training and support for military, police, fire and EMS workers. Through programs like the Soldier Athlete Human Performance Optimization Program (SAHPO) and the Tactical Athlete Readiness and Preparedness Program (TARP), the Tactical Athlete Initiative has partnered with multiple agencies to reduce the number of injuries and increase readiness and preparedness of tactical athletes.

What is a tactical athlete?

Tactical athletes include populations in military agencies and first responders who require unique physical training strategies aimed to optimize their performance in the field.


Meet Our Team

Team Lead

Support Team

Graduate Students

Affiliated Members

John Gerguis, M.D., FAAFPFamily Medicine Specialist
South Georgia Family Medicine Associates
Hal BraswellDivision Director for the Instructional Services Division
Georgia Public Safety Training Center
Richard Westrick, PT, DPT, DScMilitary Performance Division
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

Partnerships and Sponsors

Make a difference in the lives of those who help save our communities. Donate today to to the Tactical Athlete Readiness and Preparedness program!

Last updated: 8/25/2022