OPS15 was formed and created from the perspective of the operator. Knowledge, training, and equipment needs not being met effectively by government agencies, the private sector, and the community themselves was the fuel from which OPS15 was born. OPS15 is a network of professionals whose individual experience, knowledge, and contacts have proven influential in the decisions that are made in the international response community make relative to technology and training they receive as well as the techniques they deploy. We are driven by current “real world” tactics, techniques, procedures, cutting edge and field tested technology and experience-developed methodology to best prepare and equip operators in the field in both the public and private sector. Our approach is peer-to-peer, operator-to-operator, and our motto is “Unconventional”. We are leading the way to prepare, respond, and mitigate current and future threats through educated decisions and positive action. That action starts with OPS15.