Dismounted Small Team Operations (DSTO)- Personal Escort Section (PES)
18 hours This course assumes core competencies in SFTP (or equivalent LE / MIL / other agency training) and covers advanced techniques for small teams operating in a dismounted role within austere or non-permissive environments. Fundamentals will be drawn and built upon based on current special operation forces doctrine. This is a hybrid classroom + live fire skills rehearsal and confirmation where most of the 2.5 days will be spent running students through the roles and responsibilities of the Personal Escort Section. This includes an introduction to vehicles, seating arrangements (PPO, VIP, driver and shooters), and contact drills. Use of static vehicles as a base for exfil and cover may be expected. Review of Tactical Trauma including TQ application and wound packing will be demonstrated as well as applied (TBD based on physical distancing requirements). Low-light and no-light training may be required.
- Sequence of Events for Planning a Dismounted Team Movement - Elements Common to all Dismounted Team Movements - Movement Formations and breaking contact with VIP - Movement Techniques - Danger Areas - Reconnaissance - Movement to Contact - Engaging a single target with scanning - Engaging multiple targets and scanning - Breaking contact (2, 4 and 8 man teams) - Aussie Peel - Tracking Patrol - Control Bleeding, Tourniquet application (TBD) - Dressing application, Wound Packing (TBD)
Clothing appropriate for the weather and climate conditions of the day. These are physically demanding days so clothing appropriate for hard use is recommended. Tactical pants, shirts and jackets are recommended. Ball cap or appropriate headwear.
Appropriate footwear. Tactical boots, hiking shoes, or outdoor sneakers are recommended.
Eye, Ear and Glove protection
First Line belt or Riggers Belt recommended
Second Line Rig. Chest Rig recommended
Body armour, or plate carrier and other PPE as utilized operationally.
Mag pouch to hold 3-4+ pistol mags
Pistol holster (SERPA or any index-finger actuated holster NOT PERMITTED)
Modern semi-automatic pistol
Modern semi-automatic rifle
Minimum 400 reliable rounds for pistol (frangible desired)
Minimum 600 reliable rounds for rifle (frangible desired)
IFAK, TQ (CATs or SOFT-TW recommended), Olaes bandage and Chest Seal. We will have complete kits for purchase on site
Repair and spare kit, multi-tools, CLP
Paper, Pen and Stuff (PPnS)
Face mask, gloves, disinfectant wipes/gel/spray for personal use.
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