APPROVED FOR POST 9-11 VETERAN BENEFITS FOR ALL ESI CORE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
2018 SPRING DESIGNATED DEFENSIVE MARKSMANSHIP RESIDENCY
Start Date: MAY 27, 2018
Graduation Date: JUNE 16, 2018
*IT IS BEST TO REGISTER FOR THE CLASS AT LEAST 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE A SEAT IN THE CLASS THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.
This intensive and challenging twenty-one day course (189 hours) is designed to prepare students for assignment as a Designated Defensive Marksman (DDM) in support of Protective Security Detail (PSD) Operations.
Given recent urban assaults on innocent civilian populations, this course will offer support to Law Enforcement marksmen.
Civilians with no criminal record are eligible to enroll in this long range marksman’s program.*
DDMs support protective security operations by gathering real-time intelligence information along routes, chokepoints, and at venue locations and provide over-watch protection of the PSD during walking formations and special events. DDMs assist in the preparation of security arrangements at venue locations; provide counter-surveillance and counter-sniper support, and prevent and deter attacks on the PSD by proactively identifying and interdicting potential threats through the delivery of long-range precision rifle fire and strict application of approved use of force policy.
This is an intensive and highly interactive course that uses various training sites, equipment, and “live-fire” training activities to replicate actual operational environments to facilitate an effective and realistic learning experience.
Upon completion of this course participants will understand the roles & responsibilities and duties of a DDM and be able to effectively demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform as a DDM in support of PSD operations.
Principles and Fundamentals of DDM Rifle Marksmanship
DDM Rifle Ballistics and Weather Compensation Calculations
Equipment Set-Up, Rifle Sight-In, & Data Book Use
DDM Shooting Techniques
Position Shooting & Unconventional Positions
Unconventional Positions Shooting Drills
Using Basic Ballistics & Data Gathering Up To 1500 Yards
Individual Urban Movement & Route Planning
Range Estimation Techniques and Distance Determination
Observation and Intelligence Gathering Methods
DDM Field Craft (Urban and Rural)
Course Length: 21 Days (189 hours)
*(Civilians are required to submit a No Criminal Record Report for verification)