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Innovative Training Options

We provided mobile training units (MTUs) rather than asking trainees to travel to major cities in Afghanistan.

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Innovative Training Options

We provided mobile training units (MTUs) rather than asking trainees to travel to major cities in Afghanistan.

Special Operations Curricula

Special Operations Basic Demolitions and Counter IED Training


  • Types of Explosives
  • Equipment Used in Military Demolition Operations
  • Explosive and Fuse Calculations
  • Dual Firing Systems
  • Improvised Munitions

Counter IED

  • Types of IEDs
  • Basic Components
  • Methods of Initiation
  • Methods of Clearing
  • Methods of Marking

Basic Demolitions and Counter IED Training


  • Types of Explosives
  • Equipment Used in Military Demolition Operations
  • Explosive and Fuse Calculations
  • Dual Firing Systems
  • Improvised Munitions

Counter IED

  • Types of IEDs
  • Basic Components
  • Methods of Initiation
  • Methods of Clearing
  • Methods of Marking

Basic Medical Training


  • Combat Lifesaving
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Casualty Evacuation MEthods and Techniques

Instructional Approach

  • Classroom Instrucion
  • Daily hands-on, round-robin exercises to reinforce muscle memory
  • Final field training exercise based on a mass casualty scenario requiring mobilization

Basic Communications Training


  • Topics Communications Orientation
  • Communications Planning
  • Basic Radio Theory
  • Antenna Theory
  • Radio Wave Propagation
  • Wired Communications Systems
Wired Communications Systems Line of Sight Communications Systems Satellite Communications Systems Ground to Air Communication Systems Extended Classes Electronic Warfare High Frequency Radios

Map Reading and Land Navigation Training

Covers the fundamentals of:

  • Compass orientation
  • Map reading
  • Land navigation

Topics include:

  • Pace count
  • Terrain features
  • Elevation and relief
  • Direction and azimuth
  • Scales and distance
  • Intersection and resection
  • Marginal information and symbols
  • Military Grid Reference System
  • Geographic coordinates

The training will culminate with a timed land navigation exercise featuring the use of a map and a compass.

Troop Leading Procedures (TLP) / Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) Training

Key Topics:

  • Special Operations mission planning and analysis techniques (from the Concept of Operation through issuing the Operations Order)
  • The Military Decision Making Process
  • Planning timelines
  • Determining and mitigating operational risks
  • Developing contingency plans

Patrolling Training

Key Topics:

  • Planning patrols
  • Organizing and conducting area and zone reconnaissance
  • Conducting security patrols
  • Conducting raids and ambushes

Training will culminate in a field training exercise designed to reinforce instruction and proper fire team movements.

Light Infantry Tactics Training

Light Infantry tactics employ stealth to surprise the enemy at locations they thought were safe.

DGC International professionals will provide comprehensive training to hone those skills and develop highly cohesive reactive units.

Training will include specializedinstruction in developing movement techniques and contingencies for many situations.

Military Operations in Urban/Jungle/Desert Terrain Training

  • Applies, and expands upon, a basic understanding of light infantry skills
  • Lays the foundation for successful combat operations in highly challenging environments
  • Draws heavily on experts’ experience in combat operations around the world
  • Incorporates multiple and diverse viewpoints

Leadership and Ethics Training

Key Topics:

  • Leadership as a force and combat multiplier
  • Leaderships styles
  • Clear, timely, and effective decision-making
  • Leadership development methods
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Ethics
  • Message delivery

Special Operations Advanced Marksmanship/Optics Training

This training is designed to improve the operator’s ability to close with the enemy and engage him with precision fire.

It is equally useful for relatively inexperienced shooters, and those who are goodmarksmen, but must revisit the fundamentals to increase their skill levels.

This course elevates marksmanship beyond “qualification for record” –a well-trained shooter always has the edge in combat.

Demolitions/Dynamic Breaching Training

Instruction will be conducted in four person groups; instructors will ensure that all charges are safe before detonation.

Trauma Life Saving / Live Tissue Training

Special Operations medical personnel are considered the finest first-response medical practitioners in the world.

DGC International instructors in this area will couple advanced trauma medical practices with lessons they’ve learned from real-world experiences.

They will:

  • Provide a simplified and standardized approach to trauma medicine
  • Cover primary and secondary systemic patient assessments
  • Discuss how to identify and prioritize the most serious injuries
  • Explain treatment development for life-threatening medical conditions
  • Discuss how to establish situational leadership

Mounted/Vehicular Operations Training

DGC International professionals have years of experience infiltrating and operating in low to high intensity conflicts–traveling unassisted over challenging terrain in enemy controlled territory. This training presents a compendium of lessons learned.

Training will include:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of using Special Forces Mounted Operations in support of specific missions
  • Vehicle positions and duty descriptions
  • Planning considerations
  • Personnel and vehicle preparation
  • Movement formations
  • Immediate action/reaction drills
  • Vehicle orientation
  • Vehicle camouflage
  • Vehicle maintenance and recovery

Close Quarters Battle Training

An assault that takes place in a confined space must be planned and executed with extraordinary care.

DGC International professionals will provide instruction on the key principles and techniques of room combat and room clearing.

Special Operations Advanced Search and Control Procedures Training

The ability to conduct physical searches and control persons encountered during the mission is vital to the execution of any urban assault.

DGC International professionals will provide instruction on searches and techniques designed to mitigate inherent dangers.

Training will include a tactical prisoner-handling scenario with personnel of unknown status. Students will search individuals for concealed weapons or other significant materials.

Asset Debriefing/Elicitation Training

DGC International professionals will provide instruction on the operational usefulness of elicitation approaches.

Training will include classroom instruction,followed by “fish bowl”scenarios designed to develop natural elicitation skills.

The asset debriefing training will build on the elicitation instruction.

Evasion and Recovery Training

Due to the sensitivity of this information, it cannot be discussed here.

Live Fire Exercise

The Live Fire Exercise:

  • Is a culmination exercise planned around a realistic mission scenario
  • Uses live ammunition in a controlled environment
  • Draws on the skills used in Mission Planning, Patrolling, Marksmanship, and other classes
  • Is preceded by a rehearsal
  • Allows instructors to coach/mentor throughout the execution of an operational exercise.
  • Will be followed by an after action review (AAR) led by DGC International professionals

Personal Security Detail (PSD) Training

Training will include detailed instruction on:

  • Individual PSD responsibilities
  • Transport operations, including motorcade operations

This course will rely heavily on training exercises. Each student will have the opportunity to servein varied roles of PSD training and leadership.

Night Vision Devices Training

DGC International professionals will provide instruction on several types of night vision devices, pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of each. Instruction will include an understanding of how the eye works and why Night Vision Devices are not preferred in all circumstances.

This training will cover:

  • Challenges with Night Vision Devices in various environments
  • How to choose the right Night Vision Device based on the individual’s eyesight
  • The effect that Night Vision Devices have on depth perception
  • How to use infrared illuminators
  • This training will be conducted primarily during hours of limited visibility.

Cache Techniques Training

This training course will cover the operational uses of cacheand their selection.

Tracking/Counter Tracking Training

Due to the sensitivity of this topic, it cannot be discussed here.

Air Assault/Air Mobile Operations Training

Air operations can maximize surprise and speed, smoothing infiltration and exfiltration efforts.

The training will coverair assault:

  • Planning
  • Command and control
  • Techniques and procedures
  • Staging and load planning
  • Lifts
  • Serials
  • Chalks
  • Landing zone selection
  • Insertion and extraction procedures

Rappelling and Climbing Training

This training will cover:

  • The basic techniques of rappelling
  • Rappelling applications and limitations
  • Equipment selection
  • Knot-tying and rope management
  • Anchor systems
  • Rope deployment
  • Tactical ascending techniques
  • Window and room entries

Maritime Operations Combat Rubber Raiding Craft Training

Small boat infiltration can be quite dangerous; thorough planning, stealth, security, and an understanding of meteorological conditionsare needed for success.

This training will address:

  • Small boat movement techniques
  • Activities in restricted and unrestricted waters
  • Scout swimmer deployment
  • Beach landing zone procedures

Training on CRRC maintenance may be conducted upon request.

Peace Keeping Operations Training

DGC International professionals have experience with:

  • United Nations traditional peacekeeping missions
  • Observation missions
  • Multidimensional missions
  • Peace enforcement missions

Our peacekeeping training can be tailored to support any type of operation. However, our standard training package includes:

  • Liaison with local authorities
  • Coordinating and monitoring security for critical facilities
  • Dislocated civilian control operations
  • Establishing and supervising traffic control points
  • Relating to the media
  • Escorting supplies and humanitarian aid
  • Establishing and securing distribution sites
  • Relevant light infantry techniques

Humanitarian De-Mining Operations Training

DGC International professionals have experience with Humanitarian De-Mining Operations (HDO) and a thorough understanding of all aspects of de-mining, including:

  • Relevant international standards
  • Required interagency coordination
  • Required pre-deployment training

This training will cover:

  • HDO policies
  • HDO phases
  • Demolitions
  • Threat mines
  • Unexploded ordnance
  • Booby traps
  • De-mining tools
  • De-mining steps
  • HDO operations

Been There, Done That

Why Special Operators are the Only Credible SOF Trainers

Book knowledge is important –and often separates the warrior who can thrive in all environments from the warrior who isunable to apply what he knows to new threats and ambiguous actors.

But nothingsubstitutes for the experience of sandstorms, bullets grazing your leg, or scrounging a meal off the land.

That’s why DGC International SOFinstructors have served as special operators –with the training and experience needed to win the day.

Requirements may vary, based on the role that the operators play on our training team (Lead, Deputy Lead, Basic Operator, etc.) But every position has a demanding checklist of qualifications and capabilities associated with it.

If you’d like to know more about our instructors’ qualifications –or think you might be interested in applying to be one –please contact us.

What Makes a Top-Notch Instructor?

21st century instruction for adults recognizes that the student’s aptitude for, and engagement in, the learning process is vital for measurable, impactful training. The instructor is no longer “the sage on the stage.” In fact, given the number of learning media – including webinars, simulations, and complete distance learning solutions – the instructor sometimes doesn’t have much “face time” at all.

However, it is equally true that the caliber of instructor is still a vital component in the success of the educational mission. What are the qualities that DGC International and its mission partners look for when engaging instructors for client engagements? The list of criteria is long, but the most important elements are:

  • An unswerving dedication to the mission. No matter what their background, experience, or skill sets, instructors who are not fully committed to the success of the client’s missions are not placed on an engagement.
  • Theoretical and technical subject matter expertise. Our instructors have mastered the “why” behind their craft and the “how” of executing it. Their total grasp of the subject matter makes it possible for them to improvise, adapt, and employ new tactics as the situation demands.
  • Extensive field experience. Credibility builds confidence – particularly in situations where the stakes are high, and the environment is uncertain. “Been there and done that” is an invaluable calling card!
  • Ability to communicate what they know. Teaching is an art – and even the best equipment and instructional materials can’t substitute for professionals who can make the subject memorable and relevant to every student.
  • Integrity and professionalism. Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Our instructors have passed this test – and teach their students to wield power responsibly, and for the greater good.

Special Operations Specialty Surveillance/Counter Surveillance Training

Due to the sensitivity of this topic, it cannot be discussed here.

Innovative Training Options

We provided mobile training units (MTUs) rather than asking trainees to travel to major cities in Afghanistan.

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