Government Training Institute Newsletter April 2013

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GTI Monthly Mission Brief
An Ounce of Prevention

Brian Naillon
GTI is hitting the spring time at full speed. We have courses and facility usages filling the calendar almost daily and training events from New York to Hawaii on the docket already. This time of year is always busy as everyone starts dusting off the cob webs from winter and starts to ramp up their training schedules. This is typically a time to start the process of training logistics and coordination for the upcoming months.

The relevant reason for me mentioning this is since the changes in our nation's political stance on weapons it is getting increasingly difficult if to get significant amounts of ammunition. The law of supply and demand is in full effect, and as this lingers on, the prices for ammunition continue to climb. I am making specific mention to this to bring to light that we need to be aware of the fact that unless we plan on standing at the range and throwing rocks at the targets, or running through a CQB structure yelling "BANG", we need to plan ahead. Barring the rock throwing and yelling at each other options, this bottle neck is a serious constricting factor to any training utilizing munitions. With this limitation of supply levels, extending the planning phase or your training needs to be considered. We are placing orders as far in advance as we can to maintain an inventory to try and ensure we can deliver the training in the timelines that our clients have come to expect.

The reality of the situation is that it's not showing signs of getting better anytime soon so, if you know your training schedule for the summer, fall or even winter, don't delay in getting with your GTI training coordinator and getting your training event onto our calendar so we can plan ahead. We here at GTI always strive to meet the timelines of our clients and we will do our best to continue doing just that, we just ask that you help us help you and plan ahead. You know the old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth two in the bush" or something like that.

Thank you all for your commitment and sacrifice and for keeping our nation safe. It's because of all of you that we have the honor to do what we do. Be safe.

Brian Naillon
Vice President
Government Training Institute
Advanced SWAT Training

Jason Kemper
In March 2013, Orange County, NY Sheriffs attended GTI's DHS Type I Advanced SWAT course at the Joint Operations Center (JOC). This was the first of three classes from Orange County for the DHS Type I Advanced SWAT course and for some of the students the second time they have trained with GTI. A few months ago Orange County sent 10 students to GTI's DHS Basic SWAT course and they are back for advanced training. For most in the class it was their first time to the JOC and they loved it.

I had an opportunity to film portions of this class and made a short video of the CQB testing, Rappelling, and Night Fire with NVG's. This was a great class and all the Operators were top notch. Thank you for choosing to train with GTI and I look forward to seeing you all in the future.

If you would like information on Advanced SWAT training or any of the courses GTI offers to Law Enforcement please contact GTI Via Phone: 803-259-1935 or Email Us:

Jason Kemper
Training Coordinator
Government Training Institute
GTI Training Calendar
Upcoming Training Classes:

GTI delivers sound, tested, operational experience, and course development that makes up realistic, modern, and effective training classes. Click the links below to check out some of the classes we have coming up:

Apr 29th - May 3rd (Maui County, HI) Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter

Apr 30th - May 2nd (Knox County, TN) Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter

Apr 30th - May 23rd (Barnwell, SC) Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter

May 6th - May 10th (Kauai County, HI) Type I Advanced SWAT

May 7th - May 10th (Knox County, TN) Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter

May 13th - May 17th (Hawaii County, HI) Advanced Sniper

May 20th - May 22nd (Honolulu County, HI) Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter

Jun 10th - Jun 12th (Roane County, TN) Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter
Joint Operations Center
The Joint Operations Center (JOC) has quickly become the premier training site for CBRNE and Special Operations teams. The JOC's vast diversity allows a team to fulfill many of their METL requirements in one location. The JOC is truly a one stop shop for training and exercise facilitation. Beyond CQB, rappelling, shooting, advanced driving, breaching, etc., the JOC is a perfect model for full mission exercise covering disablement and characterizations of production scale facilities. Scenarios can be designed to fit SOP, SOW or TTP of an individual team or unit.

Examples of exercises that can be run at the JOC:
  • Chemical agent production or incident
  • Biological agent production or incident
  • Radiological agent production or incident
  • Nuclear agent production or incident
  • Explosive production or incident
  • IED rigged buildings and lanes
  • Clandestine labs
  • Confined space rescue/recovery
  • Chemical and Biological WMD-Warfare
  • Radiological WMD
  • Industrial Agents WMD
  • Asymmetrical Weapons
  • Decontamination
Real World Training Facilities to mimic small or large scale CBRNE production and operations.

For more information on the JOC or to schedule a site visit, please contact GTI by calling 803-259-1935 or via email at
The Government Training Institute (GTI) was founded in 2003 to address needs of state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States with research based training. GTI's multiple courses contain a cooperative curriculum base and ongoing research from the staff with 400 years of operational military and law enforcement experience.
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