It’s a known and accepted idea that in order to be proficient with a firearm, you need to train with it regularly in a variety of situations. In order to be proficient in communications, you need to use the equipment. These are truths we know and accept…even if we don’t actually do them as much as we should. But what about the other practicing skills, especially those that you’ve been learning in the TOWR classes?
We can sit in a classroom all day and talk about being the Gray Man, but can we actually pull it off? Are we comfortable pulling it off? We can look behind us as we walk around but can we really detect (or perform) surveillance? And what about situational awareness? It’s not enough to sit and learn about these skills in the comfort of our recliners or even the classroom environment. We have to actually do them.
To that end, we’ll be sponsoring some classes in the next few months that focus on practicing the skills we talk about. All of them will be either half classroom, half practical, or even fully practical. They’ll be held in downtown Seattle and other urban areas, in public locations and during busy times. They’ll require a bit of physical investment, since you’ll be walking around and interacting with people. But you’ll learn how to actually perform some of the functions that we talk about. Here’s just a sampling of the concepts we’re looking to bring this next spring and summer:
- Being the Gray Man
- Detecting and Performing Surveillance on Foot
- Setting Up Drops and Meetings
- Situational Awareness and Threat Identification
In all of these classes, you’ll be actually practicing the skills with an instructor and a group. You’ll be working in teams or individually, so these would be a great time to bring a buddy, spouse, or fellow group member and learn together. The classes will be taught by people who are trained in these skills, and who have actually performed them in the field, so to speak.
Stay tuned for details on these and other classes! It’ll be a great way to get out of the house, network, and practice the skills we so desperately need to master. If you’d like to be added to the email list for updates, email us at TOWR@whiterose.us and ask to be added.
There are exciting things planned in the coming year—don’t miss them!
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