Remote Area Security Operations

Remote Area Security Operations

This 30-day course was designed to prepare students for remote security postings in the Government, Non-Governmental, and private sectors. Graduates will also be prepared to meet the unique challenges of security and protective operations in austere environments around the globe. Remote medical care, driving on unimproved roads, training local national security personnel and briefing staff on the latest security risk assessment are just a few staples of this one-of-a-kind course. Our instructor cadre have worked for years in the most challenging protective assignments for intelligence agencies in hostile environments. This is protection work at it’s highest level.

The difference between this 30 day Remote Area Security Operations (RASO) course, and the 32 day Advanced High Risk Protection course is the posture, procedures and protocols. The 32 day Advanced High Risk Protection course is designed around conventional government PSD protocols and teaches a more consistent set of rules and protocols.. The 30 day RASO course is designed for smaller lower profile teams operating in remote austere environments, typically for U.S. Governmental interests abroad. The RASO operator must be able to improvise standard protocols and tactics, to overcome the challenge of being potentially under-staffed in a non-permissive environment when the consequences of failure is catastrophic.

Training Time

Each course is 30 Days/246 hours of classroom and hands-on training.  This is a not-for-credit course.

Skill Sets

The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to become a member of a security manager or protective team member operating in remote non-permissive environments. 


  • Remote Site Security
  • Pre-Attack Indicators
  • Imminent Attack Mitigation Strategies
  • Negotiating Hostile Checkpoints
  • Unimproved Road & Off- Road Driving
  • International Code of Conduct & Human Rights
  • Advanced Combatives
  • Vehicle Recovery
  • Night-Fighter Module
  • Drone use and Counter Drone Ops
  • Rope-work & vertical rescue
  • Remote Casualty Care & Transport
  • NGO Security Operations
  • Convoy Security Procedures & Tactics
  • US & Foreign Firearms Package
  • Improvised Firearms Repair
  • Hasty Rescue Operations
  • Land Navigation
  • Access Control & Location Hardening
  • Acceptance Strategies in Security Operations
  • Staff Training Programs & Best Practices
  • Communications via: VHF, Codan & Satellite Phones
  • S.E.R.E Training
  • Training & Tasking LNs/TCNs
  • Avoidance & Contingency Planning
  • Trade-craft


Students should already qualify for relevant special government programs, already selected for U.S. Government Agencies, be active duty military, or have graduated from a SECFOR protection course with instructor recommendation.  Students must certify that they have passed the US Federal Law Enforcement Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB)  training standards within 30 days of attending the course. Acceptable PEB scores can be found here. Enrolling students will receive detailed information regarding physical testing requirements. Students will be tested on Day 1 of the course. Students must verify that they have a clean criminal record and nothing in their background that would preclude them from handling firearms.