Staff_Driver.gif Course Description:  Back to Top

Provides General Officer drivers and Protective Services Personnel with functional training in threat recognition/avoidance and in vehicle techniques necessary to perform evasive maneuvers.
Personnel will be trained in terrorism threat recognition, self protection measures, preview of historical terrorism events; extensive vehicle handling techniques to include: skid control, vehicle handling, evasive maneuvers, ramming techniques, off-road mobility and vehicle capabilities.

This is a 5-day course.  Specific days of the week will vary depending on the scheduled date of arrival.

Class Schedule and Prerequisites: Back to Top
To get the most up-to-date class schedule and perquisites for this course follow these steps: Click on this website for the ATRRS web site: .

  •  Enter the course number 7H-F23/830-F16
  •  Enter School Code: 191
  •  Press the "Search the ATRRS Course Catalog" button.
  •  Click on the Course
  • Press View Course Prerequisites
  • Select your Branch of Service and Rank the review the course Prerequisites.

SOLDIERS:  Provide a valid civilian driver's license, current MEDPRO medical readiness profile which confirms Army physical examination and PHA policy compliance.  Physical must be conducted within 12 months of attending training. 

 OTHER SERVICES:  Provide a valid civilian driver's license, current medical readiness profile which confirms Service physical examination compliance.  Physical must be conducted within 12 months of attending training. 

 CIVILIANS:  Provide a valid civilian driver's license, and the medical profile or documentation of medical clearance to participate in strenuous physical activity.  Physical must be conducted within 12 months of attending training. 

    (1) Training is physically demanding (run, jump, climb, pull), strenuous (exposed to sudden starts and stops, vehicle ramming, extended hours, conducted outdoors in hot and cold environments), and most training events are considered high risk driving at high speeds and evasive maneuvers. Without exception, students must be able to participate in all training events and meet standards identified within the course Individual Student Assessment Plan.   

   (2) Students will not be on any type of temporary or permanent profile which would prevent them from executing previously described task. Students with profiles or on medications are authorized to attend as long as the profile or medication doesn't prohibit the student from fully participating in all aspects of the course as previously described.  No requirements will be waived as a result of a student's physical profile or medications. Local medical professionals should be made aware of the strenuous nature of the training in order to properly assess the student's ability to participate without limitations.  Personnel with profiles must provide Commander's (O5, civilian equivalent or above) approval to participate in training in a prerequisite waiver request to the USAMPS DOTE. 

   (3) Students must be on orders for Protective Service Duties or as primary driver for a General Officer or DOD Executive. 

   (4) Any student not in possession of the aforementioned documentation during in processing may be denied enrollment into the course.

NOTE: All students must meet all of the prerequisites in order to attend this course. In the case a unit wants a student to attend this course they need to submit a waiver to the prerequisites.

·  For students attending this course, who need to request for waivers to any of the prerequisites listed on ATRRS, the unit will need to submit the waiver and get approval from the Director of Training and Education (DOT&E), United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS), Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8929 prior to the student arriving at training.

  • Sample of a waiver request

    POC for submitting waivers is the DOT&E Operations NCO (573) 563-5561 or DOT&E Operation Officer (573) 563-7820. 

    Any student who show up to training not in possession of the aforementioned documentation during in processing may be denied enrollment into the course.

Topics: Back to Top
  • Introduction to Terrorism
  • Terrorism Attacks and Surveillance Detection
  • Mobility Challenges
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Control - Sedan / SUV / HAV
  • Evasive Maneuvers - Sedan / SUV
  • Terrorist Attack Recognition
  • Route Analysis
  • Technical Driving
  • Motorcade Driving
  • Unimproved Road Driving
  • Vehicle Bomb Search
  • Students will be required to pass a final examination practical exercise to demonstrate all driving skills learned during training. This includes proper execution of the maneuvers and their ability to react to an enemy attack.
  • Man Marking Systems (MMRs) are utilized during practical exercises.

Special Information: Back to Top

NOTE: IAW AR 600-55, students must have a valid civilian driver's license.

This course is NOT releasable to Foreign Military Students.

Packing Lists/Dress Code: Back to Top
Dress for the course is casual civilian clothing with soft sole shoes. Due to safety considerations shorts, dresses, and sleeveless tops are considered inappropriate for training. Shoes must not be open toed and must have backs on them. Court sneakers are considered the best choice for foot wear providing the best brake sensitivity. Some type of rain jacket is suggested. During winter months, a warm coat is recommended.

Physical Demands:  Back to Top

Students with back and neck injuries are encouraged to consult their physician and stretch accordingly prior to training.  Students with profiles are authorized as long as the profile doesn't prohibit the student from passing all of the practical exercises and examinations.  Vehicle dynamics and evasive maneuvers involve quick acceleration, abrupt stops, spins, high speed events and deliberate vehicle-to-vehicle contact.

Students who are susceptible to motion sickness or believe you may become ill, plan ahead and bring some form of medication, preferably non-drowsy formula, over the counter medications such as Dramamine, bonine, Antivert, which are used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness associated with motion sickness and vertigo.

POC: Back to Top
Questions and information concerning this course can be directed to the Evasive Driving Branch of USAMPS (Mr. Kevin Thompson, Branch Chief/Course Manager at DSN 581-1970 or Mr. Rodney Larson, Team Leader at DSN 581-2703/1555 COMM 573 596-2703/1555 at least 30-45 days prior to attendance.>
Graduation Dates: Back to Top
Graduation will be at the completion of training on the 5th day of the course. Generally around 1700 hrs. We highly recommend not making return flight arrangements on the day of graduation. It is a 2.5 hour drive to St. Louis from Fort Leonard Wood.

Transportation Issues: Back to Top
Commands are encouraged to authorize a rental vehicle. The distance from billeting to the training area is such that walking is not an option. Students may be billeted off post and training areas are located at remote sites. Students must coordinate with their current command for rental car approval and orders must state "RENTAL VEHICLE IS AUTHORIZED". If a POV is authorized, ensure orders state: "IN AND AROUND MILEAGE IS AUTHORIZED". In and around travel of no more than 20 miles per day should be authorized if billeted on post, 30 miles per day if billeted off post. Taxis are available on the installation.

If driving, the most direct route is by Interstate 44 between Saint Louis and Springfield, MO. Fort Leonard Wood is located near the city of Saint Robert, MO approximately 140 mile west of St. Louis and 90 miles east of Springfield. Turn south off I-44 onto I-44 business spur at exit 161, the Fort Leonard Wood main gate is approximately 2.5 miles.

If traveling by air to St. Louis International Airport (STL); commercial bus lines are available for transportation to Fort Leonard Wood. Rental car from St. Louis: Exit St. Louis Airport to Highway (Hwy) 70 West. Continue on hwy 70 to exit 270 South (Memphis). Travel 270 South to I-44 exit west. Continue on I-44 West (approximately 125 miles), exit at 161 to Fort

Commercial taxis are available on a 24-hour basis for transportation on post.

Billeting and Per Diem: Back to Top

Billeting and Per Diem will be determined on the location of the course. Fort Leonard Wood billeting can be reached Commercial: 573-596-0999 or DSN:581-0999. Coordinate Per Diem issues with your unit prior to course attendance.

Where to Report: Back to Top
Students initially arriving to attend the Antiterrorism Evasive Driving Course must report to the Candlewood Suites (Bldg 2020), Fort Leonard Wood, MO (Map to BLDG 2020 and Training Area 210 below) on Sunday prior to the start of the course to obtain their in-processing packet. The Antiterrorism Evasive Driving Course welcome letter is below; the dates will change but the instructions will remain the same for each class. Upon completion of in-processing on Monday morning, students will receive further guidance by the course cadre. In-processing will take place at 0700 at Training Area 210, Building #5153 on Fort Leonard Wood.

In the event inclement weather occurs on the first day of the course, students should call the Fort Leonard Wood SNAIR hotline at 573-563-4141 for reporting instructions or go to the Fort Leonard Wood – Maneuver Support Center of Excellence home page at A link to the SNAIR report is found on the right side of the FLW website. Click the link “Today’s Weather Alert (SNAIR)” to access weather related reporting information.


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