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APPROVED FOR POST 9-11 VETERAN BENEFITS FOR ALL ESI CORE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
2023 DESIGNATED DEFENSIVE MARKSMANSHIP RESIDENCY
Start Date: OCTOBER 8, 2023
Graduation Date: OCTOBER 28, 2028
*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 assignments 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.*
Designated Defensive Marksman supports protective security operations by gathering real-time intelligence information along routes, chokepoints, and venue locations and provides over-watch protection of the PSD during walking formations and special events. Designated Defensive Marksman assists in the preparation of security arrangements at venue locations; provides counter-surveillance and counter-sniper support, and prevents 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 completing this course, participants will understand the roles & responsibilities, and duties of a Designated Defensive Marksman and be able to effectively demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform as a Designated Defensive Marksman in support of PSD operations.
Designated Defensive Marksman Course Objectives:
- Principles and fundamentals of DDM Rifle Marksmanship.
- DDM Rifle Ballistics and Weather Compensation Calculations.
- Equipment Setup, Rifle Sight-in, and Data Book use.
- DDM Shooting Techniques.
- Position shooting and unconventional positions.
- Unconventional positions shooting drills.
- Using basic ballistics and data gathering up to 1500 yards.
- Individual urban movement and route planning.
- Range estimation techniques and distance determination.
- Observation and intelligence gathering methods.
- DDM fieldcraft (urban and rural).
Course Length: 21 days (189 hours)
*(Civilians are required to submit a No Criminal Record Report for verification)