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Military Total Breaching Course (Formerly Master Breacher Course)

Cost: $2000
Sep 8 - Sep 15
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Duration: 8 days
Cost: $2000
Students: 8 Min – 16 Max
Restrictions: Military Only

The aim of this course is to introduce or further up-skill Military personnel in all facets of mechanical, thermal, ballistic and explosive breaching techniques. This intense course will be broken into modules and conclude with realistic and testing scenarios. Students will be required to demonstrate their individual competencies during each facet of the course.

A strong emphasis will be placed on the operator’s ability to correctly analyze a target then determine the correct method of entry for gaining a positive breach. To assist in this objective, the students will visit a local jail where “hard targets” will be analyzed and discussed.

This course will also include two night training sessions. On successful completion of this course, the students will possess the knowledge to correctly identify the most suitable method of entry for a given target and the skill to conduct a 100% positive breach.

Module one: Day 1-2 (Mechanical, Thermal, and Ballistic Breaching)

  • History and theory of non-explosive methods of entry
  • Mechanical breaching of pull and push doors
  • Mechanical breaching of windows
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Negotiating and defeating fences and obstacles
  • Ballistic breaching
  • Thermal breaching (BROCO and Osen Hunter torches)
  • Quickie saw and chainsaw breaching
  • All tactics to include approach, negotiating obstacles, and actions at the breach point
  • Scenario based training

Module two: Day 3-6 (Basic Explosive Breaching)

  • History and theory of explosives and explosions
  • Explosive safety
  • Types of explosive accessories
  • Recognition of low and high explosive compounds
  • Preparation and firing of charges using shock tube initiated blasting caps
  • Response to misfires and low ordered charges
  • Critical safety issues – Calculating net explosive weight, safe stacking distance, and internal overpressure
  • Breaching report documentation
  • Breaching wood and metal doors (external and internal)
  • Breaching windows
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Tactical charge placement drills
  • Reacting to a misfired charge
  • Multiple breach point entries
  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures
  • Stronghold analysis
  • Breacher’s brief back format
  • Breacher’s aide memoir

Module three: Day 7-8 (Advanced Breaching)

  • Breaching report documentation using the Excel spread sheet
  • Alternate breach points such as windows, walls, roofs, floors
  • Cover port charges with simultaneous entries
  • Target analysis and intelligence gathering (Off site areas)
  • Final Exercise (off site areas)

Equipment Requirements:

  • Long sleeve uniform
  • Nomex gloves
  • Ballistic protection – soft armor or plate carrier with plates
  • Ear protection
  • Clear lens Goggles: Eye glasses or Oakley type sunglasses will not be permitted for any explosive breacher training
  • Helmet
  • Tactical flashlight
  • NVG’s (recommended but not mandatory)
  • Breaching Shotguns (optional)
  • Dump Pouch
  • Flash Drive up to 8GB (course breach reports, photos, videos and SOPs)

Hotel Information:

Comfort Suites
6921 Parkwood Drive
Olive Branch, MS 38654

  • TEES Gov’t Rate: $92.00 Single King / Double Queen
  • 100% Smoke Free
  • Microwave – Mini Fridge – Sitting area with double sleeper couch
  • Includes Free Hot Breakfast / Internet


Airport: Memphis International (MEM)



Sep 8
Sep 15
Event Category:


Byhalia, MS


Pam Vaughan