Rifleman Squad Member Course

Rifleman Squad Member Course

2 Days / $500


This two-day course presents the core skills needed in a rifle squad. We will begin with individual skills and then advance to working in fire teams. The course will culminate in a final event where three fire teams operate as a squad in the defense, forced to take offensive measures.  The course will feature man-marking force on force. We will provide dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, and all ammunition.

Material Covered:

  1. Individual
    • Camouflage
    • Kit optimization and silencing
    • Orienteering concepts
    • Observation
    • Combat profiling
    • Lowlight target detection
    • Tactical medicine (self-aid)
  2. Fire Team
    • The fire team concept
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Communication (verbal/hand and arm)
    • Formations
    • Movement
    • Immediate actions
    • Maneuver element
    • Base of Fire
    • Bounding
    • Rushing
    • The fire team in the defense
    • Casualty care (buddy aid)
  3. Squad
    • Formations
    • Immediate action to contact
    • Hasty ambush
    • Hasty defense
    • Setting up a defense
    • Casualty evacuation
    • Intelligence gathering
    • planning
    • The Squad in the attack

Gear List

  • AR variant rifle with a sling. (we can provide a rifle if needed)
  • Load-bearing equipment (mag pouches, chest rig, or plate carrier)
  • Clear lens eye protection
  • High dexterity clothing
  • Water-resistant note-taking material
  • Flashlight
  • Camelback or canteens to hold water. (water will be provided)
  • Quickly prepared and consumed food for four meals
  • High-calorie snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Camouflage clothing
  • More socks than you think you will need
  • Rain gear (dress for the weather)
  • Hiking or hunting boots
  • Hygiene items
  • Absolutely No live ammunition of any type will be allowed in the training area.

Recommended Items

  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Natural color nonreflective tape
  • Small backpack (natural color)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insect repellent
  • Sleeping mat

You must be a US citizen and able to provide evidence that you are one of the good guys.

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