Henk Iverson Training System
For stand-alone operators requiring advanced force protection techniques and tactics, we offer the Henk Iverson Training System (HITS) which covers:
- Empty-hands, edged and ballistic weapon tactics
- Improvised weapon training
- Confined space tactics
- Concealed weaponry employment
- Tactical use of foreign weaponry
The Advanced Force Protection in Hostile Environments (AFPHE) Course is based on the training strategies of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and custom designed to meet the needs of small teams or lone operators. HITS, is the hallmark of our AFPHE operator personal protection skills. These skills are refined and honed through scenario-based training which provides operators with experience for real-world operations. The scope of AFPHE is to provide operators with personal force protection skills while conducting low-visibility missions.
- Empty Hands Street Fighting
- Improvised and Edged Weapons
- Edged Weapons
- Ballistic Weapons Employment and Unconventional Close Quarters Gun Fighting
- Fighting In and Around Vehicles
- Couther Arrest/Abduction Tactics
- The Use of Battlefield Procured Weaponry
- Fully Integrated Scenario Fighting
This course was custom designed Operators will learn skills dictated by HITS, ranging from deceptive movement and distraction strategies to accurate shot placement under duress, on multiple threats. Each day ends with short, force-on-force carbine scenarios, utilizing modified carbines and pistols. All training is conducted in low visibility clothing and all gear is discreetly concealed.
The course is divided into modules: fundamentals of carbine fighting, tactical use of cover and concealment, extreme close quarter/contact distance fighting, low-light strategies, wounded warrior tactics, night fighting with weapons mounted white lights and lasers, IR lights and NVGs, fighting in and around vehicles, and shooting through glass. Part of the last day is dedicated to battlefield recovery tactics.
Operators will train with foreign weapons to maximize lethality and survivability in volatile and stressful situations. Instruction will cover pistol, rifle, and stressing fundamentals of combat marksmanship. Training will focus on enhancing operator accuracy, lethality and knowledge, while replicating hostile conditions. Training will include tactical movement, disassembly/assembly, malfunctions, shooting on the move, target discrimination, battlefield recovery and dominance. Weapons in the course include, but are not limited to: AK47, SKS, CETME, Makarov, Glock, Sig Sauer, Ruger LCP and Tokarev.
The Advanced Individual Medical Treatment (AIMT) module focuses on aspects of combat casualty care and improvised individual medical treatment for lone operators. Using their ingenuity to procure everyday items, the operator will plan for a wide range of medical and trauma contingencies to manage illnesses and injuries without aid allowing for evasion to higher echelons of care.
- Improvised Packaging and Splinting Techniques
- Principles of Wound Management and Care
- Treating Illness and Dehydration
- Third World Pharmaceuticals and Drug Alternatives
- Procurement, Manufacture and Utilization of Improvised Equipment and Off-the-Shelf supplies
This Master Level course is designed for lone operators already possessing basic surveillance knowledge and experience, and provides additional instruction and practical exercises to develop advanced skills necessary for planning and conducting one-up surveillance operations.
The five day POI will include one day of classroom instruction by two Master Level Operators with extensive real-world operational experience working as "singletons" in mid to high threat OCONUS environments. The instructors will share tried and tested techniques coupled with personal experiences in a discussion format. The classroom portion is followed by a four day practical exercise to test the student's ability to properly plan and employ these techniques.
This advanced level course is designed for lone operators already possessing basic to advanced knowledge and experience of surveillance. This course provides additional instruction and setting required to learn and develop advanced surveillance detection techniques to properly identify one's status. Completing this course will enhance both personal and operational security in future operations.
The five day POI includes one day of classroom instruction. The instructors will share tried and tested techniques and personal experiences in a discussion format. The classroom portion is followed by a four-day practical exercise, to test the student's ability to plan and employ these techniques while under 24-hour surveillance. This continuous surveillance replicates a FIS element that the student(s) will have to successfully manage while conducting daily meetings with each instructor; ensuring the safety and security of both parties.
This course is designed to teach basic and advanced stealth entry skills including mission planning and operational execution considerations. Included in the course, security system design, lock and alarm function and recognition, lock compromise techniques, identification of foreign locks and keys, planning considerations, stealth entry techniques, electronic locks, hotel locks, alarm by-pass techniques, and multiple day/night missions using "live" facilities. Upon completion of this course operators will be proficient at conducting stealth entries to assigned missions while minimizing physical signature.
Operators will receive classroom instruction and conduct hands-on practical exercises in, basic camera functions, scene-specific settings, lens manipulation, lighting, night applications, night vision assisted photography, concealment devices, photo/video manipulation, urban surveillance positions, and day/night from urban surveillance positions. Instruction is available for Canon and Nikon camera systems. Upon completion, operators will be proficient at day and night as well as short- and long-range photography, photo/video editing, and the use of locally-procured night vision optics to enhance low-light photography.
Operators will learn basic and advanced technical surveillance skills as well as expedient construction and procurement of materials to support operations. Course highlights include: tactical electronic fundamentals; telephone and cell phone operating principles; audio/video collection equipment and installation techniques; tagging, tracking and locating (TTL); wiretapping planning and execution, vehicle installations (hasty and deliberate), advanced audio and video installations, and advanced TSO practical exercises.