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Private Training | Armstrong Risk Mitigation

Private Training

Learn from the Best

Our intelligence-based classroom instruction is tailored specifically to your organization’s needs. We have instructors from various military, law enforcement, and public safety backgrounds who are all passionate about protecting our #1 asset, our people!

ARM Risk Mitigation Courses

Select a category below for examples of the type of instruction we offer. ARM believes that targeting specific segments of your organization will help you gain the highest rewards from our services while minimally impacting your daily operations. Our services are designed to train your organization to present a “Hard Target” to those that mean to do you harm.

Strategic Risk Identification & Mitigation

During any security operation, risk is identified and mitigation steps are utilized to lower the overall risk. These courses will identify what factors should be used during the planning phase to assign the proper initial risk potential for an event. The courses will also identify how to use mitigation factors to lower the initial risk potential for an actual risk determination for the event.

Improvised Explosive Devices Awareness

This class will cover the four components of an IED:

  • Power supplies: Types, best use, and what types are used by region
  • Switches: Types and how they are used
  • Initiators: Commercial, military and improvised
  • Explosives: Commercial, military, improvised (IE, HME) and types of explosives used by region
Improvised Explosives Devices by Type

By categorizing IEDs into four main categories, it is easier to identify risk potential and apply mitigating factors more judiciously.

Ideology’s Influence on Device Type & Target

Understanding how ideology determines target selection and device type will help in the selection of mitigation steps. Different IED types are best for certain targets. Knowing what type of IED is most likely, given the target, allows the proper mitigation steps to be used lowering the overall risk potential.

Historical Migration of Training, Tactics & Procedures

Explaining how the internet has allowed battle tested TTPs to migrate from region to region is a key factor in understanding what your organization may encounter. This course will also show how the “past” terror groups have made a new resurgence by way of becoming instructors themselves to the new organizations.

Strategic Vulnerability Assessment

This course will show students how to utilize intelligence, historical events and terrorist trade-craft to conduct a vulnerability assessment for risk determination during initial strategic planning.

Mitigation Principles

Detailing general and targeted mitigation principles for the risks associated with potential explosive events; allowing your organization to better mitigate risk.

Tactical Risk Identification & Mitigation

A plan only lasts as long as first contact. It is important to do your due diligence and perform reconnaissance of your intended site or location. These courses will identify what to look for from a potential explosive event perspective when performing an advance of a site or location. The courses will also cover motorcade route planning, vehicle sweeps, room and area sweeps as well as site and area security.

Pre-Operation Site Planning

This course will identify what to take into consideration during an initial site visit. This will include:

  • Validating assumptions made during the strategic planning
  • How to choose safe areas, hold rooms and evacuation routes
  • How to develop posting plans for security personnel
  • Identifying blind spots and choke points
Search Techniques

This course covers what considerations to take when conducting a sweep of an area for explosive threats. This includes how to post these sites, basic search techniques and when to re-sweep.

Motorcade Route Planning

This course explains how to utilize mitigation principles in the planning of motorcade route planning. To include:

  • Exit and arrival locations
  • Route selection
  • Vehicle placement
  • Route sweeps
  • Evacuation routes
Vehicle Search Techniques

Where are the most likely places devices can be hidden in vehicles? What are the basic characteristics of an explosively laden vehicle? This course defines how to properly inspect a vehicle for a potential explosive device.

Key Indicators

This course identifies what to look for prior to and during a scenario that are key indicators of a potential explosive event.