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Small Unit Tactics -

Basic Dismounted Patrolling Course


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The 5-Day Small Unit Tactics - Basic Dismounted Patrolling Course is designed to teach individuals basic patrolling techniques that begin at the individual level and progresses to conducting a patrol as a member of a team. Students who complete the course will also be presented with a certificate of completion. (This class is a 50+ hour week course.)

Class curriculum covers subjects such as:

  • Principles of Patrolling

  • Duties, Responsibilities, and Actions Within a Patrol

  • Hand and Arm Signals

  • Movement Formations

  • Movement Techniques

  • Crossing Danger Areas

  • Immediate Action Drills

  • Designation and Occupation of Rally Points

  • Link Up Procedures

  • Patrol Base Occupation and Activities

Required Packing List:

This is a basic list. Remember you will be out in a field environment for the full 5-days.

  • Serviceable uniform

  • Serviceable boots with a non-military tread (must be broken in and have a good tread)

  • Binoculars (optional)

  • GPS/ Lensatic Compass

  • Knife

  • Watch

  • Flash light with colored lenses

  • Load Bearing Equipment

  • Individual Rifle (Empty magazine - NO AMMUNITION)

  • Assault Pack with a 3 liter Hydration System

  • Eye Protection

  • Rain Gear

  • 30 feet of 550 cord

  • Pencil

  • Paper

  • Gloves

  • Camouflage stick, compact or cream

  • Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear

  • Good quality insect repellant with Deet (spring, summer, and fall)

  • Folding Chair (optional)

  • Seasonally appropriate equipment to remain overnight in field conditions.

**Enough Food and Water for the Entire Time in the Field.                        

Your instructor is JOHN HURTH, US Army Special Forces (Ret), and author of the "Combat Tracking Guide" published by Stackpole Books.

*** Additional course costs may be assessed based on mission requirements if TYR Group instructors need to travel to a hosting organizations location (Airfare, Lodging, etc.).


All of our courses are taught completely outdoors. We do not lecture or use power point presentations to conduct our classes. Students will be immersed in the training environment from beginning to end.  With that said all who attend must be in good physical condition and able to walk every day 4-6 miles over rugged terrain.

***** Due to Department of State ITAR regulations, all Tactical Training is only available to US Citizens/Legal Residents. *****

Only 10 slots are available. Sign up now to guanrantee placement.



Payments may be made through PayPal, credit/debit, and by check or USPS Money Order. Please mail checks and USPS Money Orders to TYR Group LLC, P.O. Box 262, Carencro, LA 70520.

Please fill out our Course Registration Form before making payment. Your registration is not complete until both your registration form is filled in and your payment is received.

The SUT 101: Basic Dismounted Patrolling Course Rate is $535 per slot in Louisiana. We require a non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of $185 for this course.



By making payment, you are verifying that you have read TYR Group's Training Payment Policy and thereby understand and agree to them. We will contact you within 3 days of receipt of payment with your course brochure and student paperwork.


Choose to make either the Full Payment or use the Payment Plan.


When using our payment plan option, additional payments should be made in the consecutive months following initial payment, until course fee paid in full.

Combat Tracking Guide By John Hurth
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