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Provides specialized training to personnel who will conduct Protective Service Operations for executive level DoD leaders who are potential targets of terrorism and/or criminal acts. Emphasis is placed on the full spectrum of protective operations including Doctrine and Terminology, Coordination and Mission Planning, Protective Services in a Hostile Fire Zone, Special Weapons Training, Evasive Driving and Motorcade Operations. Training culminates with a comprehensive four-day practical exercise.

Class Schedule and Prerequisites:

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Enter the course number 7H-F18/ASID7/830-F13

Enter School Code: 191

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Select your Branch of Service and Rank the review the course Prerequisites.

NOTE: All students must meet all of the prerequisites in order to attend this course. If a unit requires 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.


The Commanders Screening Checklist (CSC) must be filled out completely and signed by the first O-5 in the Chain of Command. The CSC certifies that the individaul has been screened and meets all requirements to attend the Protective Services Training Course (PSTC). The CSC must be turned in to the PSTC staff personnel at in-processing on Day 1 of the course. Students who do not report to the course with a completed CSC will be returned to their parent unit at unit expense.  Commanders Screening Checklist.


For students attending this course who requires a waiver for any of the prerequisites listed on ATRRS, the unit must submit the waiver to the Director of Training and Education (DOT&E), United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS), Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8929 a minimum of 60 days from the start of the course. Students with approved waivers must report with a copy of the waiver for in-processing.  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.


Civilian Students attending the SRT Course need to be cleared for strenuous physical activity by a physician.  Physical Requirements Memo.


Both USALE day pistol and rifle qualification (IAW TC 19-220) is the prerequisite firearms qualification course for entry into the course.

The CSC serves as proof of firearms qualifications scores and dates, physcial fitness test scores and dates, assignment to PST, verification of clearance, PHA with no temporary or permenent profile, no adverse action, as well serves as a record of unit pre-execution. The CSC and orders are the only documents required for in-processing. If a waiver was approved, the student who recieved a waiver must also report with approved waiver in hand. NOTE: Civilians must also report with medical clearance for strenuous physical activity from a physician.

Special Information:


IAW AR 600-55, students must have a valid civilian and military driver's license, specifically.

NOTE: This course requires a high degree of physical fitness. Participants have to negotiate an obstacle course, run, jump, wear protective clothing (body armor, ballistic eye protection, etc. ) and will come in contact with other students or instructors during several phases of training. Vehicle dynamics and evasive maneuvers involve quick acceleration, abrupt stops, spins, high speed events and deliberate vehicle-to-vehicle contact.

Physical Requirements Memo.


Graduates will meet regulatory requirements and be trained to plan, coordinate, and conduct all aspects of protective service missions. The extensive curriculum includes the following:


  • Protective Services Doctrine

  • Surveillance Detection and Route Analysis

  • Unarmed Defense Against and Attack

  • Dismounted Formations

  • Arrivals and Departures

  • Mission Coordination and Planning

  • Advances and Site Survey

  • Special Weapons Training

  • Vehicle Dynamics - Sedan / SUV /

  • Evasive Maneuvers - Sedan / SUV /

  • Motorcade Operations and Vehicle Handling - Sedan / SUV /

  • 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.

  • A comprehensive final practical exercise allows students to plan, coordinate, and execute an actual protective service mission both on and off the military installation. Graduates will be required to pass a written examination at the conclusion of training and qualify with the M9 or M11 Pistol (assigned duty weapon).

  • Student will be required to pass a final examination driving 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.

  • Marking Systems (MRs) are utilized during practical exercises.

Packing Lists:
Students are required to have the following equipment/clothing to complete the Protective Services Training. PST Packing List.

PSTC Pistol Qualification Standards:
The shooter must score a minimum of 80% hits (32 out of 40). The shooter must also score 3 out of 6 possible head shots. Shots fired after time has expired are to be counted as misses. The only alibi's are for mechanical weapon malfunction and not for the shooter incorrectly performing immediate or remedial action. Students will have two attempts to qualify. Students who fail to qualify on their second attempt will be recommended for removal from the course.  PSTC Pistol Qualification


Questions and information concerning this course can be directed to the Advanced Law Enforcement Training Division, Training Management NCO (573)-596-2090 or ALETD NCOIC (573) 596-2868 or email  Request you put the course name in the subject line as well as your email address and phone number.

Graduation Dates:
Graduation will be at the completion of training on the 3rd Friday 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:
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 vehicle 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:

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:
Students initially arriving to the Protective Services Training Course must report to the Candlewood Suites (Bldg 2020), Fort Leonard Wood, MO (Map to BLDG 2020 and Parker Hall below) on Sunday prior to the start of the course to obtain their in-processing packet. The Protective Services Training 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 0615 at Parker Hall Building #971 7507 Artillery Circle, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 65473.

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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