Lone Operator 
 Tactics and Tradecraft
Camp X

Camp X

Camp X provides a blend of tactics and tradecraft courses taught by world-class SOF and Agency Veteran Instructors. These one-of-a-kind courses are guaranteed to extend an Operator's life expectancy behind enemy lines and teaches them how to thrive in many challenging environments.

Most SOF Operators train and deploy as part of a larger team and do not prepare for single or two person missions that require them to blend into their surroundings. Camp X focuses on the "Lone Operator" conducting low-visibility/high-risk operations which requires advanced tactics, techniques, and procedures to be successful. Below is a full list of courses which are tailored to our client's needs:

Lone Operator Courses

ADVANCED FORCE PROTECTION IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS COURSE – AFPHE

Also known as the "Lone Operator Training Course", Camp X provides this advanced force protection course to Military and Intelligence Units that deploy in small groups or as single/lone Operators in non-permissive, austere environments. This high intensity five-day course focuses on training Operators/personnel to stay alive behind enemy lines.

The course curriculum is diverse, easy to learn and has been taught to SOCOM Units for more than 10 years. The AFPHE Course curriculum is a live entity, never stagnating and is updated on a regular basis to ensure that Operators are always one step ahead of the enemy during dangerous deployments. The AFPHE Course curriculum can be customized to suit the customer's specific operational needs.

LONE OPERATOR ADVANCED CONCEALED CARRY GUNFIGHT TACTICS COURSE

This advanced gunfight tactics course was created by Henk Iverson to provide Lone Operators with the necessary tactics and strategies to sustain a close quarter gunfight with minimum ammunition whilst planning an exit strategy under duress. This is a FIGHT school.

In this training program Operators are taught how to fight under severe duress. On the modern battlefield more and more Operators work in small teams or as single/Lone Operators. The gear and ammunition supply that these Operators carry is extremely limited and in most cases only pistols are used as a primary tool during meetings, intelligence operations etc.

Standing on a shooting range firing rounds into a paper target to check a box on an instructor's check list is NOT fight training! The Camp X Advanced Concealed Carry Gunfight Tactics Course is focused on FIGHTING and TACTICS.

The course starts out with the fundamentals of shooting and ends after 5 intensive days and nights with fighting in and around vehicles, against multiple attackers and escape whilst under fire. The Advanced Concealed Carry Gunfight Tactics Course is a Camp X premiere program of instruction.

CAMP X LONE OPERATOR COMBAT CARBINE GUNFIGHT TACTICS COURSE

This advanced gunfight tactics course was created by Henk Iverson to provide Lone Operators with the necessary tactics and strategies to sustain a close quarter gunfight with minimum ammunition whilst planning an exit strategy under duress. This is a FIGHT school.

In this training program Operators are taught how to fight under severe duress. On the modern battlefield more and more Operators work in small teams or as single/Lone Operators. The gear and ammunition supply that these Operators carry is extremely limited and have to be used with care. Blasting away at the enemy will leave you with no ammunition in a very short space of time. This is a recipe for disaster.

Standing on a shooting range firing rounds into a paper target to check a box on an instructor’s check list is NOT fight training! The Camp X Advanced Combat Carbine Gunfight Tactics Course is focused on FIGHTING and TACTICS.

The course starts out with the fundamentals of shooting and ends after 5 intensive days and nights with fighting in and around vehicles, against multiple attackers and escape whilst under fire. The Advanced Combat Carbine Gunfight Tactics Course is a Camp X premiere program of instruction.

CAMP X LONE OPERATOR TACTICAL COMBAT CASUALTY CARE COURSE

Camp X provides a high intensity, certified, TCCC program of instruction. This four-day training program provides students with care under fire skills; manage massive hemorrhage, dealing with amputations etc. All Camp X Instructors are TCCC Certified Instructors. A nationally recognized certificate is issued to all students after intensive training and testing. What makes the Camp X Training Program different is that we put students under duress during multiple scenarios, closely replicating actual operational events. The course focuses on self-care as well as team member aid during firefights. This program of instruction is practical and physical in nature.

CAMP X LONE OPERATOR MEDICAL CARE IN AUSTERE ENVIRONMENTS COURSE

The Medical Care in Austere Environment Course focuses on improvised medicine. Soldiers, especially Special Operations troops as well as Lone Operator Intelligence Officers work exclusively in austere environments, away from close support and resupply.

This five-day training program teaches improvised medicine, creating tourniquets, dressing wounds with everyday items, moving wounded warriors under gunfight conditions, low light medicine, medicine under NVGs, sustaining a gunfight whilst moving wounded warriors, tactics to escape with a wounded warrior, long term care, managing infection with improvised medicine etc.

This is a high intensity training program of instruction. The course lead instructor is an emergency room doctor and he is assisted by 18D Green Beret medics, Para Rescue Operators, certified paramedics and even a registered nurse practitioner.

Tradecraft Courses

OPERATIONAL TRADECRAFT

Transferring from the battlefield to operating on international streets and under potential scrutiny, is a sophisticated art form. Training would entail methods and disciplines well beyond ASOT Level-3 training and qualifications.

OUT OF EMBASSY

Understanding the inner workings of an US embassy. Embassy chain of command, cultural sensitivities, networking inside and outside an embassy, target-specific briefing styles, do’s and don’ts, dress code, and compartmentation. All taught by REAL ambassadors, Chiefs of Station, Regional Security Officers and other essential embassy personnel.

SURVIVING FOREIGN TRAVEL & FOREIGN CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION

The days of traveling incognito are long gone. However, there are proven ways of lowering our profiles, avoiding foreign scrutiny at customs and immigration points, hotels, etc. Area-specific Counter Intelligence (CI) threats in hotels, embassies, etc. Similar courses are taught to customs & immigration agents to spot potential candidates for 'secondary.' We teach the avoidance of said detection.

ALIAS OPERATIONS

Alias Operations: While international travel in alias is no longer a viable option, in most cases, the use of alias for "flash purpose" or to obfuscate identity or affiliation, is an important operational discipline.

DISGUISES

The improvised or pre-planned use of disguises is often a life-saving expertise. From sources to acquire theater-level disguises to improvising from local resources. Understanding foreign culture perceptions (I.E. how not to look like a Gringo).

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Taught by legendary "Office of Technical Services" types, to the highest of intel community standards. Covering all disciplines from undetected entries and monitoring, passive and active tagging, tracking and locating (TTL), et al.

OPERATING IN AND DEALING WITH FOREIGN CULTURES

Although often aligned by operational theaters, our SOF are often deployed to new areas. Learning to understand, manipulate, blend in, survive in a new environment.

UNDERCOVER CONCEALED WEAPONS CARRY OPTIONS

As simple as it may sound, there is no weapon for all seasons, or holster for all reasons. Often speed is less of a factor than avoiding detection. This course fits in neatly with Lone Operator Improvised Weapons course.