Gauging Interest: Small Unit Tactics in WY July 2015

Posted By: Jeff Hamilton on March 15, 2015

Competition Dynamics is interested in bringing John Hurth, 23 year SF veteran and President of the Tyr Group LLC to the Rocky Mountain region in July to teach Small Unit Tactics: Rural Reconnaissance and Surveillance. At this point we are gauging interest in this course (limited to 10 students). If you are interested, email

What: Small Unit Tactics: Rural Reconnaissance and Surveillance 102 Course (this is a non-shooting class, it’s about tactics)
When: 22-26 July 2015
Where: 17K acre private ranch near Douglas, WY (location will be provided to registrants)
Who: This course is open to any US Citizen legally capable of owning a firearm. This course is limited to 10 students.
Cost: $645, plus $20 daily “range” fee: total is $745
Registration: [Link to follow]

Note: This is an “in the field” course so you won’t need to pay for a motel room unless you don’t want to stay in the field. There will be fresh water available at the ranch and we are about 20 minutes from town so you can resupply if needed.

Rural Reconnaissance and Surveillance 102 Course

The 5-Day Rural Reconnaissance and Surveillance 102 Course is designed to teach individuals basic patrolling and Reconnaissance and Surveillance techniques that begin at the individual level and progresses to conducting a reconnaissance and surveillance mission as a member of a team. Students who complete the course will be presented with a certificate of completion. (This class is a 50+ hour week course.)

Program of Instruction
Principles of Patrolling
Mission Planning and Preparation
Duties, Responsibilities, and Actions Within a Patrol
Hand and Arm Signals
Movement Formations
Movement Techniques
Crossing Danger Areas
Immediate Action Drills
Designation and Occupation of Rally Points
Leaders Reconnaissance
Link Up Procedures
Mission Support Site Occupation and Activities
Area Reconnaissance
Short-Range Observation and Surveillance
Long-Range Observation and Surveillance
Zone Reconnaissance
Surveillance Site
Fixed Observation and Surveillance Sites

Required Items List:

This is a basic list. Remember you will be out in a field environment for the full 5 days.
– Serviceable Uniform
– Serviceable Boots (Can be Tactical or Hiking, but must be broken in)
– Load Bearing Equipment – Individual Weapon/Rifle (If you don’t have a rifle, please let us know)
– Assault Pack with a 3 Liter Hydration System
– Binoculars or other optical device
– GPS/Lensatic Compass
– Knife
– Watch
– Flashlight with Colored Lenses
– Poncho (optional)
– 30 Feet of 550 Cord
– Pencil and Paper
– Gloves
– Camouflage Stick, Compact or Cream
– Seasonally Appropriate Hat, Outerwear and Underwear.
– Good Quality Insect Repellant With DEET (Spring, Summer and Fall)
**Enough Food and Water for the Entire Time in the Field.
**Must Be in Good Physical Condition and Able to Walk 4-12 Miles Per Day for 5 Continuous Days Over Rugged Terrain.