Government Training Institute Newsletter July 2011

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GTI Monthly Mission Brief
GTI Announces New Senior Instructor

Doyle Burdette
GTI is proud to welcome Doyle Burdette as a Senior Instructor. Doyle comes to GTI with 18 years of Law Enforcement experience in South Carolina with 11 of those years as a member of the Greenville Police SWAT Team. Doyle also served two years in the Army and 6 years in the Army Reserve. Doyle will make his home in Barnwell, South Carolina with his wife Lisa and their 3 children McConnell, Catie Beth and Jessica.
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Students Attending GTI's DHS-Basic SWAT Course

In June, operator's from Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and the United States Army, attended GTI's 7-day DHS-Basic SWAT class at GTI's Joint Operations Center (JOC) in Barnwell, South Carolina. The Basic SWAT course gave students instruction and practical application in the following tactical training:
  • Proven dynamic entry and slow and deliberate tactics during practical exercises and force on force scenarios.
  • High Risk Warrant Services, Vehicle Assaults, Citizen Team Member Recovery, and Ballistic/Mechanical Breaching.
  • Practical applications in tactical shooting techniques associated with close quarter's battle engagements.
  • Detailed block of instruction on Terrorism, as well as tactical considerations when dealing with a terrorist threat such as improvised explosive devices, and weapons of mass destruction.
  • Students received daily physical training to increase their physical performance in SWAT related mission environments.
Scott Sailor
To attend or bring a GTI DHS-Basic SWAT or any of GTI's courses to your agency or area, please feel free to contact me for a free quote.
Scott Sailor
Training Coordinator
803-259-1935 - Office


The JOC is a former nuclear fuels reprocessing plant that has been converted into an all hazards training site. With much of the structures remaining complete, including control room, tanks, miles of pipes, etc., the JOC can offer a real world training experience.

Scenario Based Training Facilitations for:
  • 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
To schedule a training event or to set-up a site visit, please contact Jason Kemper at 803-259-1935 or
Aug 12th - Aug 14th
Aug 17th - Aug 31st
Sep 5th - Sep 30th
Sep 8th - Sep 10th
Sep 10th - Sep 16th
Sep 12th - Sep 14th
Sep 19th - Sep 25th
Oct 3rd - Oct 28th
Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter (Pittsburgh, PA)
Type III SWAT (St. Croix, US Virgin Islands)
Type III-II-I SWAT (Smyrna, DE)
Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter (Santa Ana, CA)
Basic SWAT (Exeter, PA)
Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter (Santa Ana, CA)
Basic SWAT (Chemung / Elmira, NY)
Type III-II-I SWAT (Smyrna, DE)
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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