ARMADA Training Courses

About the Academy

ARMADA's training courses are unlike most industry training classes. Traditional training deals primarily with the immediate threat, whereas our reality-based methods are wide ranging, including prevention, mitigation, preparedness, protection, response and recovery.

ARMADA’s training classes are presented in both lecture and hands on format. The method of teaching is, Explain, Demonstrate, Practice, then Apply the concept. Training in this fashion helps ensure the students are not just fed information (which they can easily forget), but allows the student to begin building muscle memory and reflective responses. In addition, the training techniques are reinforced by having the students participate in real life training scenarios or exercises.

ARMADA can customize training courses to meet your specific industry's needs and/or to meet a specific course length.


Instructors

Check out Armada's finest list of instructors



Defensive Tactics

Samuel Faulkner, Instructor  

Mr. Samuel Faulkner has been a Certified Police Officer since 1983, having served as a Law Enforcement / Corrections Training Specialist for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA), a section of the of Ohio Attorney General’s Office from 1987 – 2009. Mr. Faulkner is currently the Chief of Police for the Village of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Additionally, Mr. Faulkner has served as an expert witness in over 300 national Law Enforcement and Corrections cases involving Response To Resistance, False Arrest, Tactics, Arrest Practices and Procedures.


Randy Thatcher, Instructor  

Mr. Randy Thatcher has over 30 years law enforcement and security related experience. Over the past two years, he has been an Instructor with ARMADA for the United States Marine Corps Violence Prevention (VP) Program. Mr. Thatcher is an experienced training manager and program/course developer with more than 19 years of preparing and delivering informational and instructional programs for adults using instructional design model. He is experienced in performing training needs analysis, identifying training objectives, determining content, defining scope and lesson sequence, plan methodology, and course/program evaluations to ensure learner success and to control individual learning problems


Emergency Management

Lee Foster, Instructor  

Mr. Lee Foster has over 6 years of experience in program policy, development and implementation. His background includes a combination of emergency management, judicial system and investigative experience as well as completion of Masters level coursework in Criminal Justice, specializing in Homeland Security Administration.


Firearms

James Jarvis, Instructor  

James Jarvis is an Executive Protection Specialist, Risk Mitigation and Counterintelligence Expert, and Force Protection/Defensive Tactics Instructor.


Joshua Rock, Instructor  

Mr. Joshua Rock has over 14 years of experience in various security related fields. He is a skillful security specialist and leader with extensive capabilities gained through time served in the U.S. Army and as a government contractor working in theaters of operation comprising of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan.


Jeff Podracky, Instructor  

Jeff Podracky is the Chief Operating Officer and co‐founder of ARMADA, Ltd. In this role, he oversees all business operations and customer service functions. Mr. Podracky is considered a subject matter expert in security operations, business continuity planning, workplace violence program development, executive protection and security technology integration. He regularly provides consulting services to area business, Universities, school districts, and public agencies


Tim Creedon, Instructor  

Mr. Creedon’s 24-year career as an FBI Special Agent allowed him to serve in three different states where he gained a wide range of investigative and critical incident response experiences. In his varied assignments, Mr. Creedon worked with local, state and other federal agencies widening the scope of his investigative and special assignments. He worked foreign counterintelligence and organized crime in New York City. While assigned to Dallas, Texas he investigated general criminal matters that included fugitives, murder, drug organizations, organized crime, bank robberies and kidnappings.


Saturday, July, 18, 2015  -  Saturday, July, 18, 2015

We spend a good deal of time in the vehicles we drive every day, yet very little (if any) time training how to fight in and around those vehicles. Vehicular crime is common and violent. Learn how to recognize, avoid, and if necessary defeat the attackers in a vehicle gunfight.

Saturday, August, 01, 2015  -  Sunday, August, 02, 2015

This class will pick up where Level I CQB left off. We will be focusing on the tactics, movement, and communication that two people would use to negotiate through architectural obstacles found in a building. We will cover searching/clearing along with direct action against an active shooter or home invader utilizing dry and live fire shoot house scenarios. This course is geared toward the law enforcement/military professional and lawfully armed individual wanting to develop or build on their team tactics and communication in the CQB environment.



ARMADA Training Courses


Friday, June, 05, 2015  -  Friday, June, 05, 2015

Our Defensive Concealed Carry course addresses methods of and the techniques for carrying a concealed handgun. We’ll take a look at your life style and discuss the most appropriate carry method that will enable you to go about your daily routine in a confident, comfortable, and secure manner. The basic skill sets of safety, drawing, reloading, and movement will be covered along with unconventional positions and close contact engagements. All shooting done throughout the course will be from concealment. You have taken the first step toward your personal protection by getting a concealed carry permit; now take the second step by receiving the training that will allow you to be a responsible and prepared citizen.

Saturday, June, 06, 2015  -  Saturday, June, 06, 2015

Our Defensive Concealed Carry course addresses methods of and the techniques for carrying a concealed handgun. We’ll take a look at your life style and discuss the most appropriate carry method that will enable you to go about your daily routine in a confident, comfortable, and secure manner. The basic skill sets of safety, drawing, reloading, and movement will be covered along with unconventional positions and close contact engagements. All shooting done throughout the course will be from concealment. You have taken the first step toward your personal protection by getting a concealed carry permit; now take the second step by receiving the training that will allow you to be a responsible and prepared citizen.

Saturday, June, 06, 2015  -  Sunday, June, 07, 2015

This revolutionary class focuses on integrating the pistol into the fight at zero to five feet. This is what some trainers call "The Hole" and their entire perspective is to "Get Out Of The Hole". We don't worry about "getting out of the hole" because the reality of it is that you won't. Instead, we get comfortable in there...we set up a nice cozy camp there and learn to thrive where other men fear to walk. We make the other guy want to get out of the hole he finds himself in as we start to rip his head right off his shoulders. This will be a very thorough study on how to prevail and not get killed at this distance interval. We will do a great deal of technical work to ingrain the correct skills and then work them extensively via force on force exercises. You have never sen training and information like this before.

Saturday, June, 13, 2015  -  Sunday, June, 14, 2015

This class will pick up where Level I CQB left off. We will be focusing on the tactics, movement, and communication that two people would use to negotiate through architectural obstacles found in a building. We will cover searching/clearing along with direct action against an active shooter or home invader utilizing dry and live fire shoot house scenarios. This course is geared toward the law enforcement/military professional and lawfully armed individual wanting to develop or build on their team tactics and communication in the CQB environment.

Saturday, June, 20, 2015  -  Sunday, June, 21, 2015

This course provides skills and training related to dynamic active threat response. The curriculum is geared towards individuals and law enforcement/military professionals that want to learn how to establish and implement a hasty plan to effectively respond to a variety of dynamic active threat scenarios. ARMADA’s live fire shoot house will be converted to replicate a home, store, school, office building, etc. The instructor team developed a variety of scenarios for individuals and “hasty teams” of responders to respond to and test your abilities to effectively neutralize active threats. In addition, students will participate in a series of immediate action drills designed to mimic the stresses of a dynamic threat situation while employing the critical thinking necessary to respond effectively.

Friday, June, 26, 2015  -  Friday, June, 26, 2015

This course provides the training necessary for individuals to apply for a State of Ohio Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit.

Saturday, June, 27, 2015  -  Sunday, June, 28, 2015

This class is the first class in our HRO package and deals with learning how to operate in two shooter teams and covers, Modified Small Unit Tactics, Moving as a Team, Immediate Action Drills, Counter Ambush Drills, and other things commonly taught to special units. You will learn the material via small lectures, dry and live fire work, and extended fire drills. To our knowledge, this material has never been taught outside of professional government funded schools.

This is the four day material in a compressed three day format. In addition to this usual material, we will work on vehicle drills, and some movement to contact, and ambush-counter ambush work. We have a huge area to work with and the vastness of terrain exceeds what we have worked with before. Take a long look at the photos we have added. This is a great learning class and one of the most fun training sessions we do all year.

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