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Basic Land Navigation

Learn Land Navigation with a Green Beret through mentorship and instruction in a small group.

  • Ended
  • 350 US dollars
  • Old 6 Mile Road

Service Description

Special forces teams are unique in their diversity, with members coming from varied backgrounds. This diversity brings unique perspectives to problem-solving and dealing with emergent situations. Another key aspect is the mentorship provided to new team members who embrace relearning the basics and view training as a continuous path toward mastery. The team's small size, diversity, and autonomy provide them with a capability unique to similar organizations and enhance their ability to plan, train, and prepare for high-risk, complex problem sets. We want to create a similar structure when forming teams (students) for our courses. Course Details Course Name: Basic Land Navigation Course Duration: 8-10 hours, depending on student input Class Size: 4 students per class Cost: $350 Includes: Custom handbook, compass, specialized T-shirt Course Structure: The small class size allows for a mentorship approach, creating a more adaptive and individualized learning experience. In previous courses, students received around 84 minutes of one-on-one instruction. With the new structure, each student will receive approximately 127.5 minutes of personalized instruction, enhancing the learning process. Topics Covered: Basics of topographical maps Contour lines Legend data Importance of scale Grid systems Major map features Estimation of distances on maps and in the field Understanding the importance of a pace count Identifying terrain features in the field Basics of a baseplate compass Parts of a compass Basic compass functions Taking an azimuth in the field and on a map Different types of north and accounting for magnetic declination Planning navigation from a known point to a known point on a map Analysis of terrain for an approach to a checkpoint Setting up key navigation features like attack points, handrails, and backstops Each student will have numerous opportunities to analyze a land navigation problem, plan a route, and lead the group to locate checkpoints in the field using only a map and compass, moving primarily cross-country. Instructor Background and Training Philosophy As a retired Green Beret, I bring extensive experience and knowledge in land navigation and survival skills. At Commando Culture Endurance, we emphasize a training philosophy centered on simplicity, consistency, and mastery. We start students in a fail-safe environment to learn proper techniques and then progress to a safe-to-fail environment to understand the limitations of their proficiency.

Contact Details

  • 805 Old 6 Mile Road, Central, SC, USA


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