Professional Tactical Training & Consulting
Professional Tactical Training & Consulting

John Hurth

President of TÝR Group LLC and Chief Instructor

John Hurth is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier who served with 1st Special Forces Group at Ft. Lewis, WA where he participated in multiple deployments overseas to include two combat tours in support of the Global War On Terror. John also served with the Special Operations Training Detachment at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) in Ft. Polk, LA. His duties were to coach, teach and mentor Special Operations units undergoing training at JRTC. Prior to joining Special Forces he served as an Infantry Soldier in multiple Airborne, Light and Mechanized Infantry assignments within the continental U.S. and overseas.

After retiring John put to use his years of tracking knowledge and experience working as the program lead and head instructor for the U.S. Army’s Combat Tracker Course at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. He managed and oversaw the conduct and resourcing of the Army’s Combat Tracker Course and instructed many U.S. and Foreign military students in Combat Tracker Techniques. John also designed and supervised the implementation of the Combat Tracker Course into the U.S Army’s ASAT (AUTOMATED SYSTEMS APPROACH TO TRAINING) networking system.


John is also the author of the recently released "Combat Tracking Guide".


Some of John’s military training includes:


  • The U.S. Army’s Special Forces Qualification Course
  • U.S. Army Ranger School
  • Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SF Sniper School)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape High Risk Level C- Course
  • Tactical Tracking Operations Course
  • Philippine Jungle Environmental Survival Training
  • Philippine Scout Ranger Jungle Survival Training
  • Personnel Recovery 102
  • Army Basic Instructor’s Course
  • Infantry Advanced Individual Training


Some of John’s military awards include:


  • Bronze Star
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Combat Infantryman’s badge
  • Expert Infantryman’s badge
  • Special Forces Tab
  • Ranger Tab
  • Basic Parachutist Badge
  • Air Assualt Badge


Combat Tracking Guide By John Hurth
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