Photo of the Day: Diplomatic Security’s High Threat Operations Course

Posted: 12:35 am EDT
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Via state/gov/ds:

November 26, 2013:  Working under stressful and realistic conditions in the freezing rain, DS special agents and security protective specialists participate in an intense day of motorcade tactics training. They were the first to complete this block of instruction in the newly inaugurated High Threat Operations Course. Students practice “cross load” and “bail out” drills, where they simulate moving in tight formations to “get off the X” and bring a protectee to a more secure location. Above, lower left, the security detail comes under fire, and agents throw a smoke grenade to create concealment. These varied scenarios prepare them for similar situations they may encounter while operating in the field. (Source: U.S. Department of State)

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