CCJA's tactical courses focus on enhancing the operator's ability to prevail while engaged in combat in semi permissive and non permissive operations in both urban and rural environments. The core course curriculum was developed in response to the threat of insurgents activities in Iraq and Afghanistan; although, the principles of the instructions apply to any high threat operating environment.

Through lessons learned as well as current down range operator debriefs, the training is tailored to deal with the physiological and psychological aspects of combat to reduce hesitation. This allows correct response to initial contact and maximizes the options available to the team for enhanced survivability.

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Available Military Training Courses

  • PreDeployment
  • PreVetting Training
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Under Fire Course
  • Tactical SWAT Medic Course
  • Accelerated EMTB Course (16 Days)
  • CCJA One Day Driving Course
  • Entry Level Room Clearing
  • Aircraft Land/Water Survival


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Pre-Deployment Training

CCJA currently trains and provides military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and private military contractors with training in evading capture, survival skills and military code of conduct. Our expert instructions also train military and civilian personnel on all aspects of Personnel Recovery and surviving in a hostile environment Counterinsurgency (COIN), Cultural Awareness (CA) and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape and High Risk Isolation.

CCJA certified SERE and PR instructirs hold advanced degrees and are cleared at the secret and top secret levels. Most of our SERE and PR instructors currently serve in the US military, USSOCOM/MARSOC/TRADET as officers or No-Commissioned Officers

  • Cultural Foundations
  • Leader Meetings
  • History and Geography
  • Extremism: Sulafi and Wahhabi Ideology
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Tactical Application of Cultural Knowledge

CCJA also provides the following Pre-Deployment Training:

  • Handgun M9/G17/P229
  • Carbine/Rifle M4/M16
  • Shotgun
  • USSOCOM Approved
  • 40 Hour Course – 3-5 Day Format
  • Samozqryadnyi Karabin Sistemi Simonova (SKS) – 7.62x39 Semi-Automatic Rifles
  • Avtomat Kalashinikova (AKM/AK-47) - 7.62x39 Automatic Rifles (Machine Gun)
  • Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashinikova (RPK) - 7.62x39 Light Machine Guns
  • Pulemyot Kalashinikova Modernizirovanniy (PKM) – 7.62x54R General Purpose Machine Guns
  • Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyareva (RPD) – 7.62x38 Light Machine Guns

This course can be taught in a 2/3/5 day format to suite client needs. For a full description see “Medical Training”. Phases include:

  • Care Under Fire
  • Tactical Field Care

Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) are currently the leading cause of casualties to troops deployed in Iraq. These make shift bombs are being used by terrorists in menacing new ways to destroy property and lives. Integrating IED Defeat training into urban and convoy simulations helps war fighters obtain improved performance on the battlefield and most importantly prevents the loss of life.

Learn how to prepare for foreign travel, including vaccination requirements, we help lower the risk international travel health issues and provide the latest information and travel medicine.

5 Day Military Pre-Deployment Training Course

The 5 day course focuses on enhancing the survivability of the operator while engaged in SOF operations in both urban and rural environments. This course was developed in response to the threat of insurgent activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, although the principles of the instruction apply to any high threat operating environment.

Through realistic scenarios, the instruction in Medical procedures, Firearms and Tactics deal with the physiological and psychological aspects of combat to reduce hesitation. This allows correct response to initial contact and maximizes the options available to the team for enhanced survivability. The training also provides opportunity to evaluate response under worse case conditions such as limited ammunition, small isolated groups of operators (2-4 personnel), wounded team-members and lack of immediate support.

This course will enhance the capabilities of the students who attend by developing increased survival skills and providing well trained instinctive responses to threats. The training is designed to be as realistic as possible to simulate the operator’s combat environment, while maintaining safety and control to ensure no personnel are injured and no equipment is damaged. The course of instruction is progressive, building each new subject on previously acquired skills. To maximize each student’s chance of success, sufficient instructors are made available to ensure no student falls behind in training, using break out training as needed.

  • Day 1 – TCCC Classroom
  • Day 2 – TCCC Range Live Fire
  • Day 3 – Travel Medicine
  • Day 4 – Pistol/Carbine Training (Range)
  • Day 5 – Small Unit Tactics and Tactical Ground Movement
  • 9mm Pistol Shooting
  • Fundamentals of Pistol marksmanship
  • Manipulation Drills
  • Shooting Positions
  • M4 Carbine Shooting
  • Fundamentals of Carbine Marksmanship
  • Manipulation and Malfunction Drills
  • Shooting Positions
  • Using a Vehicle for Cover (Practical Application)
  • Appropriate use of Cover and Concealment (Vehicle Practical Application)
  • Static and Moving Vehicle Counter Ambush Drills (Dry/Live Fire)
  • Dismounts
  • Counter Assault from Dismount Position
  • Bailouts
  • Counter Assault from Dismount Position
  • Live Fire Counter Ambush Training
  • Traditional Ambush
  • Blocking Ambush
  • IED Initiated Ambush
  • Night Shoot

Pre-Vetting Training

  • WPPS/HTT/PSD Full Pre-Vetting Course (10 days)
  • WPPS/HTT/PSD Handgun (Glock) (2 days)
  • WPPS/HTT/PSD Handgun (Beretta M9) (2 days)
  • WPPS/HTT/PSD M4/Carbine (2 days)
  • WPPS/HTT/PSD Shotgun (Remington 870) (1 day)
  • WPPS/HTT/PSD SAW 240/249 (1 day)
  • WPPS/HTT/PSD Foot Form/Motorcade Operations (5 days)
  • Static Force Protection Training (7 days)
  • Counter Ambush (5 days)
  • Mobile Force Protection Training (7 days)
  • Foreign Weapons Familiarization (2 days)
  • Advanced Firearms Training Pistol/Carbine (5 days)
  • DDM I (5 days)
  • DDM II (5 days)
  • EMT I National Certification
  • EMT II National Certification
  • Glock (1 day)
  • Carbine (2 days)
  • Remington Shotgun (1 day)

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Under Fire Course (2 day)

The TCCC courseis a companion course to PHTLS for military and contractors who are preparing to be deployed in support of combat operations. Casualty care in this setting must be the best possible combination of good medicine and good small unit tactics. The critical thinking skills of the individual as both a tactical operator and a medical provider must be brought into play. The specifics of causalty care in the tactical setting will depend on the tactical situation, the injuries sustained by the causalty, and the management of the trauma patient. Within this educational program is emphasis on the need to rely on critical thinking and a strong base of knowledge to modify the care of the patient as required by the situation, the condition of the patient, knowledge and skill of the provider, and resources available at the time the care is needed. This is otherwise known as “Art and Science” of trauma care.

In the combat environment, the situation is very different from the civilian environment, the knowledge and skill of the first responder (who may not be a medic or a corpsman), and the medical equipment at hand dictate the specifics of causalty care in this setting. This is in contrast to an emergency department setting where the patient is the mission; on the battlefield care of causalties sustained is only part of the mission.

TCCC recognizes this fact and structures its guidelines to accomplish three primary goals:

  • Treat the Casulty
  • Prevent Additional Casualties
  • Complete the Mission

In the combat environment many challenges exist that will affect patient care. Although the principles of trauma care must be carried out, the preferences used may change significantly. The TCCC program was developed to customize the principles of good trauma care for successful use on the battlefield.

  • Care Under Fire
  • Tactical Field Care
  • Tactical Evaluation Care

TCCC Course Outline

The student Will learn the basic underlying structures in the human body that will provide a base to build from.

A standardized approach in caring for casualty is taught so that the non-medical person can understand and apply life saving principles.

Students will be taught best practice to control arterial bleeding. This is the “Number one leading preventable causes of death on the battlefield”. Using tourniquets, combat gauze, standard gauze and pressure to control bleeding this will be hands on exercise.

Learn how to open manage and protect the airway using adjuncts.

The second leading preventable cause of death on the battlefield is a tension pnuemothorax. Students will be able to recognize and treat this injury.

Learn what you able to do to provide care for an injury in the abdominal region.

Students will learn to control non-life threatening bleeding and support underlying fractures, as well as open fractures.

In the out of the hospital setting, students are train to care and manage these types of injuries.

Students learn how to treat an injury to the eye.

Students learn how to recognize and treat for shock.

CCJA uses MARCH guidelines:

  • M – Massive Bleeding
  • A – Airway
  • R – Respiration
  • C – Circulation
  • H – Head Injury & Hypothemia

Tactical SWAT Medicine

CCJA's Tactical Medicine course is a military & law enforcement agency private security contractor based program designed for EMS and medical professionals of all levels of training and offers a 1 week (40 Hour) comprehensive tactical medicine curriculum. CCJA integrates both medical and tactical education; hands on training, scenario based teaching, firearms instruction and personalized attention.

The course covers the essential curriculum of tactical medicine, including tactical patient assessment, expedient extrication and evacuation, and self-defense skill. It also goes into depth about the specialized equipment and techniques used by medicine professionals with TEMS training and certification.

Tactical Medicine

  • Students must be 16 years or older.
  • Hold an approved/current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - (Students enrolled in the accelerated EMT-B who are not CPR certified MAY be eligible CPR training at no cost).


This course is open to First Responders, EMT's. Enhanced, Intermediate, Paramedics, Navy Corpsman, Army Medics, Air Force PJs, Nurses, Physicians Assistants, Physicians and Surgeons that are actively involved in providing emergency medical support for military and law enforcement or private security and special operation teams.

Required Material

American College of Emergency Physicians. Tactical Medical Essentials. ISBN 9780763778217.

Accelerated EMT-B Program (16 Days)

The EMT course is designed to provide training to prepare an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide basic life support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of pre-hospital patient care.

Upon successful completion of the EMT course students will be capable of performing:

  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injury to assess requirements for emergency care.
  • Administer appropriate emergency care to stabilize the patient's condition.
  • Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient in a way as to minimize discomfort and further injury.


  • Students must be 16 years or older.
  • Hold an approved/current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - (Students enrolled in the accelerated EMT-B who are not CPR certified MAY be eligible CPR training at no cost).
  • Classroom and Skills Instruction (144 hours)
  • Clinical/Field Rotations (10 hours)

Required Material

  • Laptop or Computer Access
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Ed. 11th. **Must be the Premier Package
  • State Practical Examinations are conducted off site by Virginia Regional EMS Councils.

CCJA One Day Driving Course

CCJA’s one day driving course is an intensive course designed to provide classroom and practical training on driving techniques used by driving professionals to identify and evade terrorist and criminal threats in the tactical environment. Training emphasizes mental preparedness to evaluate situations and react effectively. Students will learn to escape and evade from a variety of ambush and assault scenarios:

Driving Course Scenarios

  • Straight Line Braking Drills
  • Turning and Braking Drills
  • Braking and Turning Drills
  • Slalom
  • Multiple Avoidance Driving Drills
  • Instinctive Response Drills (with surprise)
  • Skid Control and Skid Pad
  • Off Road Recovery
  • Unkown or uncertain “Rules of the Road”
  • Driving in close proximity and constant movement
  • High speed driving techniques
  • Minimum visual distance considerations
  • Intersections and stop signs
  • Whole road concepts
  • Cornering techniques
  • Braking zones
  • Turning and braking entering a corner
  • Getting the vehicle pointed and balanced
  • Exiting the corner under control
  • Setting up for he corner

Entry Level Room Clearing

Realistic training provides students with the critical skills that are needed in life threatening situations encountered while performing job/mission for Police, Military or Security personnel as well as the armed citizen.

This is a 2 Day course with 2 distinct classes:

  • Day 1 - Principals of Entry Level Room Clearing
  • Day 2 - Principles of Low Light Engagement


  • Basic Weapons Handling and Marksmanship

Required Material

  • Simunition Guns, FX Marking Cartridges & Safety equipment (Provided w/tuition)
  • Long Sleeve
  • Flashlights

Aircraft Land/Water Survival

Training designed to give the basic knowledge and practice (dry/wet ditching) to military and contract crew members so that they may react adequately when a water or land ditching occurs. This program is designed to assist flight crew and cabin crew members to survive in any situation through knowledge and hands-on experience with survival equipment

  • Crewmembers responsibilities
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Post evacuation
  • Review of the accident/incident
  • Will to survive
  • Survival priorities
  • Identify onboard equipment and supplies
  • Signaling and recovery techniques
  • Land Navigation skills
  • Basic first aid medical training