Special Tactics Online Training Series

Squad Level Infantry Rural Combat Course

Created by Tier 1 special operations veterans

Learn combat proven tactics, techniques, and procedures for defeating a real-world, thinking enemy on the rural battlefield through fire, maneuver, and close combat. 

Beneficial for any infantry or recon unit in both high-intensity and low-intensity conflict.

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Sound battle tactics that go beyond training manuals & basic doctrine

This unique training course was developed by Tier 1 special operations veterans to teach combat leaders and teams hard-learned, battle-proven tactics, techniques, and procedures for defeating a real-world, thinking enemy on the rural battlefield through fire, maneuver, and close combat.

The course covers a wide variety of TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures), and is intended to be useful for any infantry or recon unit operating in a rural environment, in both high-intensity and low-intensity conflicts.

Don't just learn how to do basic battle drills. If you have to fight, learn to fight and WIN in a dynamic battlefield.

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Multiple Instructional Methods

This expert training course incorporates multiple instructional tools to teach and test your learning and retention.
  • Presentations
  • Animations
  • Audio Narrations
  • Interactive Activities
  • Quizzes
  • Final Exam
The majority of topics and tactics discussed in this course are not covered in official doctrinal publications and training manuals; if they are covered at all, they are covered only very generally. Therefore, infantry leaders should be able to simply “plug in” most of the techniques and concepts in this course into their existing doctrine and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to increase real-world combat effectiveness.

Doctrine, by design, leaves a degree of flexibility when it comes to the specific ways to fight and win in real combat. The intention is that doctrine provides a general guideline and commonly understood processes, but it is up to individual leaders to refine their own tactics and fighting skills to fit specific real-world mission requirements.

Until now, there have been few resources to help leaders with this difficult second task, and units often have little time to practice fighting under realistic conditions.

This training course is part of the effort to address those needs and fill that critical knowledge gap.

Topics and tactical analysis, with expert insights, covered in this training course include:

  • Options for task organization & unit structure
  • Tactical movement formations
  • Movement techniques, guard elements & bounding
  • Tactical route planning & navigation
  • Tactical use of terrain
  • Battle drills & tactical risk analysis 
  • Immediate action response
  • Two element offensive combat maneuvering
  • Three element offensive combat maneuvering
  • Defensive combat

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Special Tactics, LLC

Special Tactics

Tier 1 Special Mission Unit & special operations veterans
Special Tactics was formed by retired, senior tacticians from Tier-1 Special Mission Units along with a diverse team of experts from the special operations, conventional military, law enforcement, and academic communities. Our mission is to help improve mental, physical, and skill-related performance among military personnel, law-enforcement officers, security professionals, and responsible citizens. We view our mission as more than a job or business, but rather as a continuation of our sacred duty to God, our country, and peace-loving people all around the world.
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