Courses:   Tactical Tracker Training offers professional instruction to Military and Law Enforcement Personnel.        

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Military COURSES AVAILABLE FROM TACTICAL TRACKER TRAINING SCHOOL L.L.C.

Military: 

  • Combat  Tracker Standard Military Course:  2 (50 hr)  Phases (total 100 hrs)                                                                           
  • Combat Jungle Tracking Course: 2 (50 hr) phases (total 100 hrs)

  • Combat Tracker Tactical Acuity Course (50 hr)

  • EOD Specific Combat Tracker EOD / C-IED Course - D1 ( 50+ hr)

  • EOD Specific Combat Tracker EOD / C-IED Course - D2 (100+ hrs)


  • TTTS conducts MTTs to all 50 US states and overseas AOs. Contact us for a cost proposal and available dates.

    NOTICE: We can offer a special rate at our Asheboro / Uwharrie National Forest School House, and other NC venues to Military units and personnel at $225.00 per student, per 5 day ( 50 hr.) phase for groups of 8 and more. This special rate is less than half the normal cost of an MTT.   Contact Larry Wilkinson for more details.


     

                                                                                                                                                                         

    We can offer any of our courses at your location using our Mobile Training Team (MTT), or any location you may have available to suit your needs CONUS / OCONUS,  We can offer a desert / mountain location in AZ or NM, if your needs call for this type of environment. We also have our school house location in Asheboro, North Carolina which utilizes the Uhwarrie National Forest.


    See the Details of Courses Below.  Please check back often, as the schedule is constantly changing as dates are being filled, We can also double book some dates on our calendar.

    Below: Members of Marine 1st  Division EOD. with instructors, after a successful C-IED FTX

    Below: Marines during a Visual Tracking Team Exercise.                                              Photo copyright 2010 Lawrence Wilkinson

    Combat Tracking

    Standard Military Course


    Phase I :   5 days   ( 50  hrs.)

    Subjects Covered in Phase I / Week I

    • Introduction to Combat Tracking
    • Glossary of Tracking Terms
    • Roles of a Combat-Visual Tracking Team
    • Visual Tracking Indicators and Interpretation
    • Human Step Dynamics
    • Rules of Tracking
    • Lost Spoor Procedures
    • Individual Tracking Techniques
    • Tracking Team Formations
    • Immediate Action Drills
    • Advanced Shooting Techniques
    • Processing and Preserving the Site. (Site exploitation)


    Phase II:  5 days ( 50 hrs ) total Course  ( 100 hrs.)
                                                 
    Subjects Covered in Phase II / Week II
    • Mine and ied. detection (ied. Lanes) (C-IED)
    • Assessing the Age of Spoor
    • Tracker Deception  / Counter Tracking
    • Camouflage / Concealment and Movement
    • Surveillance: Tracking to, and conducting surveillance
    • Night Tracking
    • Tracking in Urban Environments
        

    Phase III Course:  5 days ( 50 hrs ) 
    Subjects Covered in Phase III


    • Fast reaction tracking and footprint recognition
    • Urban Tracking with small teams (2-3 man)
    • Small unit lost spoor procedures
    • Hasty track from jump and run
    • Ambush pursuit and fleeing insurgents
    • Smuggling and rat lines
    • Rural weapon cashes and narcotics investigations
    • Expedited site processing
    • Urban IED / Booby-trap recognition
    • Tracking transitions, Urban to Rural / Woodland
    • Combat Tracker:  Command / Control 
    • K-9 deception / counter tracking techniques and recognition 

    Above: USAF 21 STS                                                                                                                                       photo copyright TTTS 2012


     Above: US Marine Corps. Combat Tracking Instructors, JWTC Okinawa



                          
    Combat Jungle Tracking Course

     Phase I:   5 days   ( 50  hrs.)
    Subjects Covered in Phase I / Week I

       
    Although all the basics of tracking are covered, each block of instruction is geared towards issues    dealing with the jungle environment in both phases I and II.

    • Introduction to Combat Tracking in the Jungle Environment
    • Glossary of Tracking Terms
    • Roles of a Combat-Visual Tracking Team
    • Visual Tracking Indicators and Interpretation
    • Human Step Dynamics
    • Rules of Tracking
    • Lost Spoor Procedures
    • Individual Tracking Techniques
    • Tracking Team Formations
    • Immediate Action Drills
    • Advanced Shooting Techniques
    • Processing and Preserving the Site. (Site exploitation)

      Phase II:  5 days ( 50 hrs ) total Course  ( 100 hrs.)
    Subjects Covered in Phase II / Week II

    • Mine and ied. detection (ied. Lanes) (C-IED)
    • Assessing the Age of Spoor
    • Tracker Deception  / Counter Tracking
    • Camouflage / Concealment and Movement
    • Surveillance: Tracking to, and conducting surveillance
    • Night Tracking
    • Tracking in Urban Environments

    Above: USMC JWTC Instructors and TTTS Instructor cadre together after a wet day in the jungle.

     

    Above: Two Air Force EOD Technicians work through an IED lane focused on visual tracking indicators
    Below:  EOD Tech utilizing Ground Sign Awareness TTPs to investigate a potential IED during the D2 FTX. 



    COMBAT TRACKER EOD C-IED D1 and D2 COURSE(s)

     THE EOD Specific COMBAT TRACKER EOD CIED COURSE D1 and D2, are DESIGNED TO TRAIN EOD/C-IED MILITARY PERSONNEL  THE BASIC TACTICAL VISUAL TRACKING SKILLS, COMBINED WITH  TACTICS AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES AND ENHANCED GROUND SIGN AWARENESS (GSA) WHICH ARE SPECIFIC TO THE NEEDS OF EOD/ CIED PERSONNEL. THESE SKILLS AND TTPS WILL ASSURE MORE SUCCESS IN OBSERVING, RECOGNIZING, AND LOCATING INDICATORS OF HIDDEN IEDS AND MINES, AS WELL AS THE ABILITY TO TRACK BACK TO THE SOURCE OF THE INSURGENT OR CACHE if called upon.  THESE SKILLS HAVE BEEN PROVEN FORCE MULTIPLIERS TO COMBAT UNITS AND EOD/IED PERSONNEL. CONSIDERED A MUST WHEN WORKING WITH SWEEPERS AND ROUTE CLEARING TEAMS.  IT IS ALSO THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE TO PROVIDE the tech WITH THE SKILLS, AND TACTICS TO SAFELY COLLECT FORENSIC TRACK EVIDENCE AND INTELLIGENCE GATHERING FOR BASIC WIT AND JIEEDO/ jido INVESTIGATIONS FOR BOTH PRE AND POST BLAST SITES. The eod specific course also focuses on teaching gsa and action indicator recognition skills in urban, low light, and night operations.

    Course Objectives: D1

    1.         Teach EOD C-IED personnel Basic Visual Tracking techniques and Visual Tracking specific to C-IED missions.

    2.         Processing emplacement sites by locating, exploiting valuable forensic evidence and information left at the incident/blast site, and track-line.

    3.         Know the rules of tracking as they apply to EOD techs.

    4.         Develop enhanced Ground Sign Awareness (GSA) with naked eyes and utilizing optics and stand-off locations.

    5.        Develop strong Track Interpretation skills in order to locate potential IED/Mines utilizing Action Indicators.
     
    6.        Understand Tactical Acuity Learning Strategies.

    7.         Backtrack to the source as applied to C-IED operations.

    8..        Become proficient with Micro-Macro Tracking and Transition Tracking (Sliding Scale) applied to C-IED.

    9..        Given scenarios locate, process, and Back-track quarry over various terrain to locate and defeat emplaced devices.

    10.       Use Combat Tracking Skills in conjunction with standard TTPs to better detect and avoid IEDs in rural and urban setting in  both day and night conditions.     

     Total contact hours: 50 hrs.














    (EOD SPECIFIC) COMBAT TRACKER EOD / C-IED  COURSE (D2)

          The Combat Tracker EOD / CIED D2 Course, is designed to train Military EOD personnel relevant Combat Tracking skills, tactics and operational procedures, that are necessary to conduct tracking operations necessary to enhance the understanding of Ground Sign and the Action Indicators left by IED emplacers in rural and urban settings both day and night. To teach the EOD Tech, to find and interpret spoor and ground sign without the reliance on electronics, or the use of animal assistance, but to also work in conjunction with either or both. It is also the purpose of this course to provide military personnel the skills, and tactics to safely gather forensic track evidence and intelligence gathering for basic WIC and JIEEDO investigations if tasked. 

       This course is designed with the intent to build the skill and confidence in tracking and ground sign awareness, for the EOD operator in a way that provides an increasing challenge, stress, and difficulty that culminates with scenarios that utilized devices that have been pre-emplaced in order to demonstrate aging as well as stressors to better mimic real world situations.

      The course can be conducted at venues which most closely parallel the AO in which the operators will be deployed if requested.

    Combat Tracker EOD C-IED D2 Course Objectives:

    This EOD Specific course, is more focused on investigating the incident scene and limited areas which the EOD team is responding to. Ground sign awareness, is the primary subject rather than tracking an enemy for extended distances. The operator will be tasked to find emplaced devices, dug or hidden devices, or conduct post blast analysis. Limited training is conducted in classroom, multiple increasingly challenging observation lanes, IED lanes, and KIMs FTXs both using naked eye and optics as well as tailored threat based scenarios. TTTS, teaming with Agricultural Studies Group (ASG) in addition, will provide additional EOD cadre who will arrive at the training area a minimum of 1 week prior to the start of training ADVON will emplace devices for multiple week 2 scenarios to enhance realism, aging, and difficulty.   Utilizing professionally built devices that will feature a variety of power sources, and components found OCONUS through lessons learned, C-IED lanes will be utilized in both and urban settings under periods of day and night for the most realistic training possible.

    Total Contact hours: 100 hrs.
       

    above: Members of 1st Marine EOD  examine action indicators during a C-IED FTX.

    Below: EOD tech examining ground sign to determine IED placement
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        Below: Using night tracking TTPs to locate ground spoor and action indicators leading to potential IED placement.

      Below: EOD operator (student) locates and defeats a hidden device located through GSA and action indicators.        











              
                      
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    Above: US Army and Marines work together during the Visual Tracker Course by TTTS. photo copyright 2010 Lawrence Wilkinson TTTS

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