This intensive 7-day course is designed to prepare individuals to provide high-risk security operations in NON-permissive environments (Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Pakistan, etc.). The procedures and tactics presented during the training are the same methods used by ACADEMI when providing security in today’s most demanding locations. The ACADEMI cadre provides real-world scenarios based on documented events and their own experiences during overseas operations.
Gear should be tried and tested prior to arrival. For example: Aimpoint or EOTEC sighted-in and mounted to weapon with new batteries; familiar sling system able to manipulate weapon to high or low port; quality footear already broken in (no dress shoes), etc. Trying to break-in new gear or use unfamiliar equipment will diminish your experience in this course.
500 pistol rounds and 1,000 carbine rounds 9mm (9x19) is the minimum service caliber for this course.
ACADEMI Pistol/Carbine, Carbine Operator or equivalent. The course is open to select personnel that ACADEMI pre-approves for course participation. The course is both mentally and physically challenging and will require each student to be well-trained with a handgun and carbine rifle. Participants MUST have advanced marksmanship skills prior to attending. Students will be removed from the course without refund if they do not meet firearms and physical standards (see below).
Physical Ability: Students should be able to run 1.5 miles, complete 20 push-ups with body armor on, be on-foot for most of the day in gear, control and handle an M4 with strong hand only during movement drills and function on six hours of sleep per day.
Firearms Skills: Familiarity with reloading or clearing malfunctions of either firearm system, familiarity with sight-in procedures and adjustments of the carbine. Course participant must have the ability to shoot a three-inch target, at three yards, five times consecutively with a pistol. In addition, the student must have the ability to sight-in an M4 within five volleys of three rounds.
A variety of meal options can be purchased directly from our on-site dining facility for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Most items on the gear list may be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop.