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ADS understands outsmarting the adversary is mission critical for end users, program managers, and procurement specialists alike. Training Never Stops! Our educational courses are designed to provide the modern day warrior with applicable courses led by defense industry subject matter experts.
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PFC Training:

Modern Use of Force & Legal Review

Dates & Times:
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    0930 – 1130
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    1030 – 1230

Studying career offenders and assailants has shown us that some uses of force are unavoidable. With that, armed professionals must be educated, aware, and prepared physically and intellectually for use-of-force scenarios.

Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts - PFC TrainingPresented by:
Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts
(PFC Training)
Who Should Attend:

Armed professionals active in law enforcement, military, or security operations.

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  • Instructor:
    Chad Lyman
    Director of Combatives
    Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts
  • Student Maximum: 30
  • Class Duration: 2 hrs.

Review various use-of-force topics to prepare before an incident, make sound and justifiable decisions during an incident, and perform proper defensible articulation post-incident.

  • Critical definitions
  • Discussion of reasonable vs. necessary action
  • Established and emerging case law
  • Incident dissection
  • Proper articulation and legal defense
  • Elements of company and media management
  • After-action lessons learned system
About Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts (PFC Training)

Since 1997, Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts, also known as PFC Training, has been an industry leader in teaching Force Options for Resolving Combative Encounters (“F.O.R.C.E.”) to military, law enforcement, and security professionals. PFC instructs armed and unarmed defense skills, use of firearms for all skill levels and applications, tactical training from special operations to home defense, executive protection and security training, and custom programs tailored to specific client needs.

Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts - PFC Training

Chad Lyman - Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts - PFC Training

Chad Lyman's career began with a Bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University in Administration of Justice and double minor in History and Terrorism Studies. Chad then entered into law enforcement as a full-time Police Officer with the Portland Bureau of Police. There he distinguished himself as a key trainer of police personnel in the areas of defensive tactics and subject control.

Chad has trained in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over ten years. He currently serves as a coach for the Gracie Humita Las Vegas Competition Team-Team Mica and has taught Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas since 2006. Chad is a frequent grappling competitor and currently holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Because of his exceptional skills, Chad is a personal ground fighting coach for several professional MMA competitors. In 2012, Chad was inducted in the Masters Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his work in the area of police and military defensive tactics.

As the Director of Combatives for PFC, Chad is the Lead Instructor and primary curriculum developer for PFC’s Code 4 Concepts courses. He is also an instructor for PFC’s weapons, tactics and protective services courses delivered to military, law enforcement and security personnel. Chad frequently serves as a featured instructor at training conferences throughout the U.S. to include ILLETA, NYTOA and TAC OPS East.

PFC Training:

Surviving Active Violence Events (SAVE)

Dates & Times:
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    0930 – 1130
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    1300 – 1500

With the increase in workplace violence, school shootings, and domestic terrorism across our nation,PFC created a course designed for participants to learn how to assess, react to, and survive rapidly unfolding active violence events.

Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts - PFC TrainingPresented by:
Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts
(PFC Training)
Who Should Attend:

Civilian employees in the workplace, law enforcement, military, and security operations.

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  • Instructor:
    Brian Hartman
    Executive Vice President & Chief Instructor
    Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts
  • Student Maximum: 30
  • Class Duration: 2 hrs.

Participants will learn how to assess, react to, and survive rapidly unfolding active violence events.

  • Active Violence Incident Analysis
  • Understanding Perpetrators & Warning Signs
  • Workplace Violence Case Studies
  • Employee Awareness & Action
  • Environmental Safety & Security
  • Recognizing & Reacting to Evolving Events
  • Communicating with Coworkers
  • Making The 911 Call
  • Lockdown Measures vs. Evacuation
  • Confronting & Communicating with The Perpetrator
  • First Responder
  • Interactive classroom tabletop exercises
About Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts (PFC Training)

Since 1997, Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts, also known as PFC Training, has been an industry leader in teaching Force Options for Resolving Combative Encounters (“F.O.R.C.E.”) to military, law enforcement, and security professionals. PFC instructs armed and unarmed defense skills, use of firearms for all skill levels and applications, tactical training from special operations to home defense, executive protection and security training, and custom programs tailored to specific client needs.

Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts - PFC Training

Brian Hartman - Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts - PFC Training

Brian Hartman began his career serving in the United States Marine Corps. Brian was hand-selected to serve at the American Embassy in Moscow, Russia, one of the most sensitive diplomatic missions. While in Russia, he rewrote the standard operating procedures for numerous hostile contingencies and conducted training for the detachment in the employment of these procedures. For actions under fire, his detachment was personally decorated by the President of the United States.

After military service and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from Xavier University, Brian began work in civilian law enforcement. As a full-time police officer, he earned numerous commendations and served as a firearms and defensive tactics instructor for commissioned personnel.

Through the years, Brian has made enormous contributions to the success of the PFC Group of Companies and attained the level of Executive Vice President. He currently serves as Chief Instructor for Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts, which includes delivery and oversight of hundreds of PFC Training programs each year, responsibility for PFC’s cutting edge curriculum development, and ongoing staff training for more than 40 PFC Instructors. Brian is currently a reserve police officer and remains active in protective operations, serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and has numerous written works published by the NYTOA, NTOA, SWAT Digest, and AR15.com.

JTM Training Group:

Saving Lives in Tactical and Austere Environments

Dates & Times:
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    1200 – 1400
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    1030 – 1230

Join Dr. Gandy, a retired Air Force physician, as he provides a historical recap of battlefield medicine—lessons learned, forgotten, and relearned. He’ll also focus on the current state of battlefield medicine, give a synopsis of what to expect in the future, as well as address challenges, new techniques, and emerging technology.

Presented by:
JTM Training Group

JTM Training Group

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  • Instructor:
    John V. Gandy, III MD
    LtCol USAF, MC (Ret)
  • Student Maximum: 24
  • Class Duration:
    1 hr. Instruction
    1 hr. Hands-on Lab
  • Certification:
    Continuing Medical Education (2 hrs.)
Who Should Attend:

Open to all attendees. No pre-requisite required.

Skill Stations: Hemorrhage Control Lab utilizing role players and simulators:

  • Wound Packing/Hemostatic Agents:
    Introduction to currently available hemostatic agents; how and when to apply them.
  • Limb Tourniquets:
    Introduction to currently available limb tourniquets; how and when to apply them.
  • Junctional Tourniquets:
    Introduction to currently available junctional tourniquets; how and when to use them.
About JTM Training Group

JTM began in 1998 as a disabled veteran owned defense contractor dedicated to U.S. and NATO special operations assets requiring a cost-effective and high-end option for unit level training requirements.  Today, JTM trains hundreds of civilians, military, police, EMS & fire department personnel every year.  JTM training includes a wide array of unique and challenging training topics to include advanced shooting programs, medical certification and training as well as robust full-mission profile capabilities.

JTM Training Group

Dr. John V. Gandy is a Board Certified (ABEM) Emergency Medicine Physician who served as both an enlisted medic and physician in his 28-year military career.  He attended medical school at USUHS, Bethesda, MD and residency at Wilford Hall/Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

He provided direct medical support, medical training and medical control to Special Operations Forces on numerous worldwide missions and deployments.  He is currently a practicing Emergency Medicine physician in Virginia.  Dr. Gandy is also the Medical Director for the Drug Enforcement Administration EMT program as well as for the Department of State (WPS 2/Triple Canopy) medics.

Dr. Gandy is an original member of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and a member of the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC).  He is a former member of the Defense Health Board.  He is actively engaged in teaching pre-hospital and battlefield medicine.

PFC Training:

Battle Born Leadership

Dates & Times:
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    1430 – 1630
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    1400 – 1530

This instructional clinic on operational leadership aims to demonstrate through lecture and short exercises what makes the type of leader that people sacrifice for and willingly follow into harm’s way.

Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts - PFC TrainingPresented by:
Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts
(PFC Training)
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  • Instructor:
    Travis Snyder
    Senior Instructor
    Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts
  • Student Maximum: 30
  • Class Duration: 1.5 – 2 hrs.
Who Should Attend:

Whether you manage a group or supervise a specialized team, these concepts and keys for success will make you more effective at getting the most from your people. All attendees stand to gain new insight from these lessons learned under fire, in and out of the field.

Battle Born Leadership teaches the principles of tactical leadership forged from field experience and how to lead from the front.

  • Setting precedence
  • Critical incident case studies
  • Training programs
    (construction, maintenance, review, cycles)
  • Delegation strategies and successor grooming
  • Challenges to authority (counseling protocols)
  • Post-catastrophe management
  • Transparency
  • Proper chain-of-command
  • Documentation
  • Debrief protocols
  • Generational and demographic considerations
About Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts (PFC Training)

Since 1997, Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts, also known as PFC Training, has been an industry leader in teaching Force Options for Resolving Combative Encounters (“F.O.R.C.E.”) to military, law enforcement, and security professionals. PFC instructs armed and unarmed defense skills, use of firearms for all skill levels and applications, tactical training from special operations to home defense, executive protection and security training, and custom programs tailored to specific client needs.

Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts - PFC Training

Travis Snyder - Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts - PFC Training

Travis Snyder brings to PFC a solid foundation of military and law enforcement experience with over 22 years of service as a police officer. Beginning his career in the United States Air Force, he served in both CONUS and OCONUS locations as a Security Police Law Enforcement Specialist. While in the military, Travis excelled in air base ground defense and received training in a variety of heavy weapons. In recognition of his talents, Travis was selected to serve as a member of an Emergency Services Team (EST) where his tactical career began.

Travis is currently in charge of tactical training and development for his agency’s SWAT Team. He provides lead instruction in firearms, manual and explosive breaching, covert and dynamic movements, vehicle assaults, active shooter, hostage rescue, open area rescue, and mission planning. Travis is also his department’s master instructor for Active Shooter Response and Defensive Tactics. Travis currently instructs PFC Training courses in weapons & tactics, leadership, and active shooter response.

Honor Foundation:

Transitioning to the Civilian Workforce

Tips for Veterans

Dates & Times:
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    1200 – 1300
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    1300 – 1400
What is the path from active duty to a civilian career?

Join Philip Dana, Chief of People Operations from The Honor Foundation (THF), as he shares his insight from employing more than 25,000 veterans over 12 years.

About The Honor Foundation
The Honor Foundation

THF is a career transition institute for Special Operations leaders with campuses in San Diego and Virginia Beach. THF’s curriculum focuses on 28 key transitional readiness themes that reflect the precise knowledge and experience a Special Operator needs to navigate any transition throughout his or her career. honor.org

Who Should Attend:

Open to all attendees.

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  • Speaker:
    Philip Dana
    The Honor Foundation
  • Participant Maximum: 30
  • Duration: 1 hr.

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Philip Dana - The Honor Founation

Philip Dana hails from North Idaho and Whidbey Island, Washington.  He has a lengthy family lineage of military service. His grandfather served as a Marine at Iwo Jima in World War II, his father served in Korea and Vietnam, and he is a direct descendant of Richard Henry Dana, the namesake of Dana Point, California.  Phil enlisted in the Navy as an Aircrewman, graduated the United States Naval Academy, and served as an Officer with several deployments and various missions during Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has also served in support of the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM).  Upon transitioning out of the Navy, he became a Talent executive within corporations such as Centex Homes, Sears Holdings, Amazon, Life Technologies, and Intuit.  While serving those organizations, he had the honor of leading the efforts to hire over 25,000 veterans, and raising more than $7 million for various veteran organizations.  He continues to help companies build their Military Talent programs.  Phil serves the SpecOps Forces (SOF) community as Chief of People Operations at The Honor Foundation, a unique transition institute for SpecOps leaders.

ADS, Inc.

Streamlining Procurement

An Open Forum with ADS & Guest Speakers

Dates & Times:
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    1330 – 1430

Today’s budget environment can be challenging for DOD and other Federal Agencies.

From reset priorities and readiness requirements, to end of year obligation of funds, an agile procurement strategy is critical to overcoming these challenges quickly and efficiently.

Following a discussion from ADS’ Brad Anderson on strategizing End of Year (EOY) funds to assist in reset priorities, there will be a Q&A open forum discussion with speakers from National Industries for the Blind (NIB), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Source America, and ADS, Inc.

Who Should Attend:

Unit level influencers and buyers, program-level managers, government buyers.

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  • Speaker:
    Brad Anderson
    ADS Vice President of Contracts
  • Participant Maximum: 30
  • Forum Duration: 1 hr.

The session will conclude with an open forum Q&A with guest speakers from:

  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • National Industries for the Blind (NIB)
  • SourceAmerica
Brad Anderson, ADS Vice President of Contracts

Brad Anderson joined ADS in 2003. He has served in multiple roles throughout his career at ADS and is currently responsible for the Company’s overall contract performance. Mr. Anderson has 10 years of experience in government procurement. Prior to joining ADS, he worked as a military sales representative serving the Hampton Roads Navy and Marine Corps community. Mr. Anderson oversees both the management of ADS’ long-term contracts and the approval process of short-term contracts that are awarded on a daily basis.

PsychArmor:

Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide

Dates & Times:
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    1500 – 1600

Fewer than seven percent of Americans have served their country in uniform. This leaves us with a significant civilian-military divide. Active duty military and veterans can assist in closing this gap by helping civilians become educated on military issues.

About PsychArmor

PsychArmor InstitutePsychArmor Institute is here to bridge that gap to ensure every American has the tools and resources needed to engage effectively with Active duty service members and Veterans. PsychArmor Institute is here to bridge that gap and help every American serve those who served.

Who Should Attend:

Open to all attendees.

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  • Speaker:
    Marjorie Morrison, LMFT, LPCC
    CEO & Founder of PsychArmor
  • Participan Maximum: 30
  • Duration: 1 hr.

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Marjorie Morrison - PsychArmor Institute

Marjorie Morrison has spent more than a decade working extensively with service members as a civilian mental health provider in the San Diego area. PsychArmor Institute stemmed from her personal experience as she became familiar with the intricacies of military culture.

Morrison discovered her passion for the field after she spent a year writing and implementing a revolutionary proactive counseling program at Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot San Diego. After putting more than 500 drill instructors through the program, her study continued at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. She used the research to create a groundbreaking approach to military mental health care. Despite having no military background, Morrison understands the civilian-military divide and how a better understanding of military culture and the veteran community can alleviate many of the challenges service members and veterans face when returning from war or transitioning into civilian life. She has become a passionate advocate for the education of civilians on how to work effectively and confidently with military populations, specifically through PsychArmor Institute.

Morrison is a California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and a PPS-credentialed school counselor and School Psychologist. She is the author of the book, The Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis, and has written numerous editorials on the field of military mental health featured in TIME, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and several others. Morrison is often featured as a subject matter expert, speaking publicly throughout the country and has been interviewed on several local and national television and radio programs, including BBC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and NPR.