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G4S International Training Inc. – Texas Campus to Host Advanced Sniper Course September 10th – 14th, 2012

By August 1, 2012October 21st, 2016One Comment

G4S International Training, Inc. (G4S ITI), a subsidiary of G4S Government Solutions, and providers of benchmark security training programs to the U.S. Government, U.S. Military and corporate America, will be hosting an Advanced Sniper Course at its Texas Campus September 10th – 14th, 2012. Designed to enhance and sharpen the skills learned in the Basic Sniper Course, the student will be introduced to several advanced techniques needed to master this critical area of responsibility.

G4S ITI Advanced Sniper Course

This course covers advanced tactical applications of cover and concealment, camouflage, individual movement and stalking. Rural and urban hide construction, enhanced marksmanship techniques to include moving targets, range estimation and unknown distance range firing from 200 yards to 1,200 yards.

Students will take part in exercises, which will require coordinated fire on multiple targets and angle shooting.

Ammunition Requirements:

Live – 500 (match grade)


Basic Sniper Course (No Exceptions).

Required Equipment:

  • Sniper rifle system, non-Magnum calibers only, .308 recommended, Mildot      reticle and target turret or BDC style scope.
  • Binoculars.
  • 20x (minimum) spotting scope.
  • Rucksack  or 3 day assault pack.
  • At least three sets of military Battle Dress Uniforms and a Jungle hat or      Patrol Cap.
  • Two sets Combat type boots (Jungle, Combat, Israeli).
  • Minimum  of 2- one quart canteens and 1- two quart canteen or 2- one quart canteens      and a Camelback Hydration system.
  • Small First Aid Kit.
  • Military Poncho and Poncho Liner.
  • Two pads of paper and two pencils and pens.
  • Entrenching Tool.
  • Compass.
  • Military Flashlight with Red lenses.
  • Civilian clothing and toilet articles.
  • Ghillie suit.
  • Camp / survival saw.
  • Hearing  protection.
  • Camouflage face paints, stick or compacts.
  • Pruning shears.
  • 100’ 550 cord.
  • 1 roll of 100mph  tape, green.
  • Sand sock for rear rifle rest.
  • 3 camouflaged arrows or 3/8” wood dowels 36” long or full size camera tripod.
  • Snipers log book with nylon cover.
  • 500 rounds of  match grade rifle ammo per week of training.
  • Serviceable handgun, holster and 500 rounds of handgun ammo for DDM-II course.
  • Calculator and Mildot Master.
  • Cleaning equipment for both the Rifle System and Handgun.
  • MRE meals as needed.

Please note, it is recommended that Advanced Sniper students attend in teams of two whenever possible.

If you would like to register your department or send personnel to this course, please contact Shawn L. Lewis, Manager of Training Operations-Texas, at (830)-334-2990 or by email

For more information, please view the full course description located on our website. The course lasts for five days and the cost per student is $900.00.

About the Instructors

Ed Bohman

Ed Bohman has operational experience in Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan, first as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant and then as a Department of State Designated Defensive Marksman. He has extensive training in a multitude of Special Operations tactics and techniques. Bohman has trained hundreds of foreign soldiers, as well as U.S. Forces, in marksmanship training programs throughout his career. He has developed training programs for various foreign weapons systems. He is an expert in U.S. Military and foreign weapons systems. Most recently, Bohman was a member of the U.S. Embassy Kabul Security Force providing diplomatic security for U.S. Department of State Dignitaries. Bohman is a professional gunsmith and is an expert ballistician.

Rodney D. Ryan

Rodney Ryan has spent more than 20 years combined, active and reserve, in the U.S. Military, where he served as an operator and then NCOIC of all sniper elements at the Brigade Level in a Light Infantry Division. While employed as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C., he served in patrol, training and SWAT assignments. Ryan’s training and operational experience spans the full spectrum of special operations. As an instructor with the U.S. State Department ATAP (Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program) and as a civilian consultant, he has trained thousands of law enforcement, military and private special operations personnel, both in the United States and overseas. Through extensive research, he has developed tactical team, hostage rescue and linear clearing concepts, which combine the best of United States and Foreign techniques. Ryan has also assisted in the planning of, and participated in, the VIP protection details of several Presidents of the United States and Foreign Heads of State.

Ryan is a certified Firearms Instructor with the FBI and US DoS and a certified DDM (Sniper) Instructor with the US DoS. Most recently, Ryan and his staff have participated in high threat VIP security details for over 200 U.S. celebrities while traveling in St. Petersburg, Russia and detailed security planning for DOD personnel traveling into the current war zone. In addition to his duties at Storm Mountain Training Center, Ryan is an instructor with the Potomac State College of the West Virginia University. His areas of instruction are Law Enforcement Basic and Advanced Firearms.

About G4S International Training, Inc.

G4S International Training Incorporated (G4S ITI) is a subsidiary of G4S Government Solutions. Founded in 1989; G4S ITI is committed to providing benchmark security training programs emphasizing professionalism, quality, customer service and a fair price. G4S ITI conducts both mobile and fixed site training in security assistance and security service programs for the U.S. Government, U.S. military, corporate America, and now private citizens. For more information on G4S ITI or any of their courses, log on to

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