TRAINING PREREQUISITE: COMBAT TEAM TACTICS
HELD AT THE VTC ROMNEY AND MOBILE CLASSES
Combat Patrol / Direct Action is a four day class which moves beyond the basics of the Combat Team Tactics (CTT) class, covering essential unconventional warfare tactics, techniques and procedures. It will give you the knowledge and training that you will need to not only defend your home base, but also to know what techniques hostile forces may use against you. Topics include:
It is a requirement to have attended Combat Team Tactics (CTT) prior to Combat Patrol. This class will involve tactical movement, actions on contact including break contact drills, ambush, raid and reconnaissance patrols. This is a live fire class.
Classes are open to prior CTT students only. Priced at $800 per person for the four days.
Note: as part of Mobile Classes, or at the VTC, Direct Action classes may be advertised that are shorter than the full 4 days, perhaps 2 or 3 days duration. Class content will be specified on the specific Mobile Training page. These are abbreviated Combat Patrol classes, focusing on Ambush and Raid.
Class outline (subject to rearrangement):
Day 1 ‘Basics:’
Day 2 ‘Reconnaissance:’
Day 3 ‘Ambush:’
Below: Idaho 2017 Direct Action Class:
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Weather: bring appropriate tactical clothing for the time of year. Wet/cold weather gear.
Safety: Most of the tactical phases will be executed on the live ranges under range conditions, live firing. The usual safety rules from the CTT class will be briefed and adhered to. In addition to the normal safety procedures at MVT, additional safety is implemented for phases of the Combat Patrol class. Specific procedures are followed when going from live phases to dry phases, and back to live again. The tactical exercise is suspended and loading/unloading is conducted under supervision.
Accommodation: The second night of the class (night of day 2) will include a night reconnaissance patrol. Students may bivouac non-tactically at site for the remainder of the night (or camp throughout the class).
Gear: The standard CTT suggested equipment list remains in place for Combat Patrol. In addition, you will be expected to bring and carry a lite patrol pack in addition to your load bearing equipment (i.e. battle belt/chest rig/plates).
For winter classes, Make sure you bring cold weather and rain gear, a full change of your tactical training clothing, spare socks, hat, gloves, headover etc. Not all of this gear needs to be carried all of the time, but it should be available. Conditions dependent.
A headlamp is invaluable for non-tactical phases, with a red or green filter. Bring a small tactical flashlight (red or green capable). For tactical operations at night, including the patrol base, you will not be using light. NO LIGHT. Light discipline in the patrol base will mean you will have to be able to pack, unpack and find gear in the dark.
Ammunition: 1,200 – 1,500 rounds approx. More is always useful.
Technology: If you have NVGs and FLIR, bring it. We will work with what we have, just like SHTF. If you don’t have night vision, or don’t want to use it, that is fine. If you want to use it, that is also fine.
Safety: Bring a whistle on a lanyard and a chemical light stick. This will form part of your safety equipment for the night recce patrol. Pen flares and a compass/map will be loaned.
Wrist Watch: analogue watch with luminous dial/hands is preferred.