OODA principals developed the concept of Mirror Image training while operating the Terrorism Research Center in 2001 to allow military, intelligence, security, and first responder personnel to better understand international terrorist and criminal insurgency threats.

Participants are subjected to an intensive immersion program where they are trained to think and act like the adversary and adopt their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP).

Through a variety of classroom and field exercise/simulations, the attendees develop a deeper understanding of how they are viewed as a target and learn to think outside the box with regards to how to protect against a variety of advanced threats.