Independent Contractor Assessment & Prescreening Course
OBJECTIVE: This course is designed to train, assess and evaluate the force protection skill proficiency of
candidates for hostile environment protective security detail (PSD) operations.
STANDARDS: Candidates are required to successfully demonstrate their ability to perform a series of common
PSD operator tasks. A “GO” is awarded if a task is successfully executed using the proper techniques and
procedures. Failure to demonstrate or perform a task properly will score a “NO GO.
1. PATROLLING AND STATIC GUARD DUTY
• Watch Duty General Orders GO /NO GO
• Site/Building Patrol Checklist GO /NO GO
• General Report Writing GO /NO GO
• Incident Report Writing GO /NO GO
• Challenge Trespasser (Measured Force) GO /NO GO
• Shift/Watch Change Procedures GO /NO GO
2. FORCE PROTECTION PROCEDURES
• Rules for Use of Force and Rules of Engagement GO /NO GO
• Control Entry, Exit and Assess to a Facility GO /NO GO
• Conduct Fixed and Mobile Premises Surveillance GO /NO GO
• Military Checkpoint Pass & Entry GO /NO GO
• Vehicle Search for Explosives or Prohibited Items GO /NO GO
• Individual Body Search and Arrest (2 man team) GO /NO GO
• Non-lethal Restraint & Control Holds GO /NO GO
• Non-lethal Tactical Hand-cuffing GO /NO GO
• Ground-Fighting & Weapon Retention GO /NO GO
• Riot Control Measures GO /NO GO
• Nuclear, Chemical or Biological Threat Response GO /NO GO
• Threat Response and Evacuation Procedures GO /NO GO
• Report a SALUTE report of Suspicious Activity GO /NO GO
• Site Inspections & Threat Assessment Surveys GO /NO GO
• THREATCON Levels & Response Measures GO /NO GO
3. WEAPON FAMILIARIZATION
• Glock 19 & 22 Pistol GO /NO GO
• SIG Sauer 220/229 Pistol GO /NO GO
• H&K MP5-SD GO /NO GO
• M4 Assault Rifle GO /NO GO
• AR15 Assault Rifle GO /NO GO
• AK-47 Assault Rifle GO /NO GO
∗ Four Ready Positions (low, contact, high and compressed)
∗ Demonstrate and Explain 3 Weapon Safety Procedures
∗ Weapon Malfunction Remediation (Pistol & Carbine)
∗ Hasty & Tactical Magazine Changes
∗ Shooting Positions/Traverse and Unorthodox Angles
∗ Engage Multiple Targets while Extracting the Principle
∗ Shooting on the Move (Individual & Small Unit)
TECHNICAL REFERENCE SOURCES
(a) US Army Field Manual 3.19.12, “Protective Services”, August 2004.
(b) US Army Field Manual 3.19.30, “Physical Security”, January 2001.
(c) AR 190-56, “The Army Police and Civilian Security Guard Program”, June 1995.
(d) US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, “Protection Handbook 12 FAH-2”.
(e) US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, “Investigations Handbook 12 FAH-3”.
(f) US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, “Physical Security Handbook 12 FAH-5”.
(g) US Department of Defense, Instruction 3020.41, “Contractor Personnel Authorized to Accompany US
Forces”. October 3, 2005
(h) Public Law 99399, "Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986," August 27,1986, as
(i) DoD Directive 5210.84, "Security of DoD Personnel at U.S. Missions abroad," Enclosure 1.
(j) "Memorandum of Understanding between DoD and DOS on Overseas Security Support," January 22, 1992.
(k) Department of Defense and Department of State Memorandum of Understanding on Force Protection,
September 15, 1996.
(l) DoD Directive 1300.7, "Training and Education Measures Necessary to Support the Code of Conduct,"
December 23, 1988.
(m) DoD 5200.8-R, "Department of Defense Physical Security Program," May 13, 1991.
(n) Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation, Current Edition.
(o) DoD Directive 5240.1, "DoD Intelligence Activities," April 25, 1988.
(p) DoD 5240.1R, "Procedures Governing the Activities of DoD Intelligence Components That Affect United
States Persons," December 1982, authorized by DoD Directive 5240.1, April 25, 1988
(q) DoD Directive 5240.6, "Counterintelligence Awareness and Briefing Program," February 26, 1986
(r) Section 1072(2) of title 10, United States Code.
(s) DoD Directive 2000.12, "Combating Terrorism Program", September, 1996.
(t) US Department of State Publication 10212, "Security Guidelines for American Enterprises Abroad".
(u) GTA 19-4-3, “Individual Protective Measures”, June 1997.