Benefits of Tactical Training Programs for Civilians

May 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt

How can tactical training programs benefit civilians? For individuals who have never received tactical or military training, the skills gained can save lives.

Professional military training for civilians offers the ability to react effectively to dangerous or unusual circumstances. For individuals in security professions, tactical training can offer significant advantages. However, such training also can prove effective for anyone who travels often or lives or works near facilities that prospective terrorists may consider easy targets.

Civilian tactical training courses are not new, but their popularity has increased significantly since the terrorist attacks of September 2001.

Increasing Awareness and Enhancing Abilities

One of the greatest advantages of tactical training for civilians is a boost in confidence about taking the proper actions in a variety of circumstances. By understanding the steps to take in an emergency, civilians gain confidence that they can protect themselves and others.

Individuals who undergo tactical training programs also gain greater awareness of their surroundings. By honing the ability to observe and process details, civilians can protect themselves by understanding what situations to avoid. Training provides the ability to stay in control and gain time to think about the right actions to take for survival.

Tactical training courses also teach civilians methods and tools they can use to their advantage should an emergency arise. For example, self-defense techniques and understanding the right supplies to carry — and how to use them to fight when necessary — can provide additional protections to ensure survival.

Fitness and Preparedness

In an emergency situation, individuals who have trained for tactical fitness have a better chance of survival. Tactical fitness — the ability to swim, run, climb, jump, carry equipment and perform other physically demanding tasks — requires muscle coordination, speed, agility, stamina and cardiovascular fitness.

Achieving a sufficient level of tactical fitness also requires the ability to recover effectively following a physically challenging event. Eating well, getting appropriate amounts of sleep, remaining flexible and mobile, and maintaining physical, mental and emotional wellness all play a key role in tactical fitness and preparedness.

Tactical fitness requires an ongoing commitment to development of various skills, including endurance, speed, strength, muscle stamina, power and agility. For individuals in tactical professions — including military, law enforcement and security — achieving a state of tactical fitness means better job performance and lower risk of injury or death in emergency situations.

Contact Kontek Industries

Kontek Industries offers comprehensive solutions for a variety of security challenges. We specialize in tactical training — including military training and training for civilians — for applications as diverse as nuclear facilities, DOD, law enforcement and others. Our tactical training and range solutions include:

  • Mobile tactical training wall, which provides realistic, safe training simulations.
  • Range barricades, which can be provided to your specifications for various fighting and defensive positions.
  • SpecTrain tactical training, including firearm training and experience-based tactics.
  • Modular tactical breaching door, a realistic training solution for explosive breaching.
  • Mobile module shoot house, which includes Close Quarters Combat training.

Our tactical training and tactical fitness and preparedness are among our many customized security enhancements to assist clients in meeting their critical infrastructure challenges. To learn how Kontek can assist your organization, please contact us.

Topics: Threat Assessment, Special Forces Training

Michael Witt

Written by Michael Witt