Desert Defender GCRTC

Desert Defender GCRTC USAF Security Forces Desert Defender RTC

Operating as usual

Congrats Tier 2-3 Outstanding Performers and Tier 4 Grads!
08/28/2020

Congrats Tier 2-3 Outstanding Performers and Tier 4 Grads!

AFSFC’s Desert Defender hold police week events
05/25/2020
AFSFC’s Desert Defender hold police week events

AFSFC’s Desert Defender hold police week events

FORT BLISS, Texas – The men and women of the Air Force Security Forces Center’s Desert Defender Ground Combat Training Center organized a series of virtual events recently to celebrate National Police

Tier 1’s Outstanding Performers and Top ShotsCongrats and safe travels to all!
03/21/2020

Tier 1’s Outstanding Performers and Top Shots

Congrats and safe travels to all!

03/14/2020

******Status of Training******

Classes currently on the ground will continue to train at this time.

The below class are proceeding as scheduled:

CROWS 16-20 March
OTH 16-19 March
TVC 23-28 March
CROWS 23-27 March

If you have any questions please refer to course specific Reporting Instructions located on the AFRIT website for POCs’ cell numbers.

We will provide updates to any future changes.

Thank you!

Tiers 2 and 3’s Outstanding Performers and Top ShotsCongrats to all the Defenders!! Safe travels!
03/13/2020

Tiers 2 and 3’s Outstanding Performers and Top Shots

Congrats to all the Defenders!! Safe travels!

DOT 1 of Tier 4 20-01
03/07/2020

DOT 1 of Tier 4 20-01

More Insight on a touchy but needed subject to help those in need!
02/16/2020
The Brave Badge Initiative

More Insight on a touchy but needed subject to help those in need!

“Both Aguiar and Milner agree that their friend was suffering from PTSD and think more needs to be done for women coming home from combat missions overseas.”

#StayBrave

Tier 2 and 3 Outstanding Performers, congrats to all!
02/13/2020

Tier 2 and 3 Outstanding Performers, congrats to all!

Outstanding Performers for Tier 2 and 3, January class.
01/16/2020

Outstanding Performers for Tier 2 and 3, January class.

Welcome, Tier 2 and 3 Defenders, first class of the New Year!
01/06/2020

Welcome, Tier 2 and 3 Defenders, first class of the New Year!

Congrats to all!
12/21/2019

Congrats to all!

Photos from Desert Defender GCRTC's post
12/21/2019

Photos from Desert Defender GCRTC's post

Tier 2 Graduation! Congrats to all!!
11/08/2019

Tier 2 Graduation! Congrats to all!!

Desert Defender’s LOGDET, Warfighters Equipping Warfighters.
10/21/2019

Desert Defender’s LOGDET, Warfighters Equipping Warfighters.

On this day in 2018: With security compromised at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, following Hurricane Michael, the 325th Contracting Squadron worked on a contract to put up fencing along both sides of Highway 98. In the meantime, Defenders with the 325th Security Forces Squadron began using SkyWatch towers (similar to the one pictured) and long-range thermal imagers sent to them by the Security Forces Logistics Detail at Desert Defender GCRTC at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Thank you, SSgt Creech for sharing your photos from the current Tier 2 Class!
10/09/2019

Thank you, SSgt Creech for sharing your photos from the current Tier 2 Class!

Congrats to Tier 3 Class 19-12’s Outstanding Performers! #exceedingstandards
10/03/2019

Congrats to Tier 3 Class 19-12’s Outstanding Performers! #exceedingstandards

Tier 1 Class 19-13 graduated today, Congratulations, Defenders! The following stood out amongst their peers and were sel...
09/28/2019

Tier 1 Class 19-13 graduated today, Congratulations, Defenders!

The following stood out amongst their peers and were selected by Desert Defender Cadre as “Top Performers”

SrA Ten
SrA Velazquez
A1C Daniels
A1C Sadler
A1C Busch
A1C Mendoza
A1C Gilmore
A1C Montello
A1C Campbell

Safe travels!

Seymour Johnson AFB
05/02/2019

Seymour Johnson AFB

Members of Team Seymour participated in a combat support wing exercise conducted by Fort Bliss. The Airmen were able to learn new skillsets and learn Tactical Combat Casualty Care.
#AlwaysReady | #AreYouOnMyTeam | #GoFourth

U.S. Air Force Security Forces
05/02/2019

U.S. Air Force Security Forces

Defenders,

One of the big successes in Reconstitute Defender Initiative is the Leader-Led Training Course held at our 3 RTCs and Camp Guernsey and on the move during Mobile Training Teams. In order to keep the Cadre current, SF holds a Master Cadre Leader-Led Training Course twice a year. This one was at Ft. Bliss.

After the course, Chief Hartz and others from Air Staff visited Defenders in Tier 1. Here are pics from Day of Training 1.

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Instructors from Desert Defender, AFSFC Det 3, are a part of the multifunctional cadre team supporting the AFIMSC’s CSW ...
04/23/2019

Instructors from Desert Defender, AFSFC Det 3, are a part of the multifunctional cadre team supporting the AFIMSC’s CSW CONOPs.

The 4th Fighter Wing and AF Installation & Mission Support Center partnered for the COMBAT SUPPORT WING exercise. This provides our #team the opportunity to train as #multifunctional Airmen who learn skills outside their specialty and become adaptive #Warfighters. 🙌✈️ #AlwaysReady | #AreYouOnMyTeam | #GoFourth

Desert Defender cadre and equipment supporting AFIMSC’s CSW Capstone. #notjustaRTC
04/19/2019

Desert Defender cadre and equipment supporting AFIMSC’s CSW Capstone. #notjustaRTC

Tier One Defenders in the field today.
04/12/2019

Tier One Defenders in the field today.

U.S. Air Force Security Forces
03/23/2019

U.S. Air Force Security Forces

Defenders,

As you may have read, we have an Air Force level Security Forces Training Working Group. Their charter and how they help the career field is in AFI 36-2646.

This team of experts created the Continuum of Learning (First picture attached). Next, many changes in the training process were developed and have been implemented. Most recently the elimination of the 5 and 7 level CDCs and publication of the new CFETP.

Attached you will find an Infographic (Second pciture attached) that can be used to share information with supervisors at all levels specific to the CDC and CFETP.

The infographic is the way we try to say a lot of words in one page, making it relatable and replicable to every level.

The Career Development Courses were deactivated on 3 Jan 19. We are currently designing the new 5, 7 and 9 level eLearning Courses. These eLearning Courses will provide subject knowledge that reinforces the practical training delivered using OJT. We did not want to continue to use antiquated CDCs waiting on creation of eLearning Courses. Our Defenders deserve better. Until the eLearning Courses are ready (CY19) our trainers will use the SFTRGs and standardized lesson plans to reinforce knowledge.

Both the Combat Arms 3P051B and MWD Handler 3P051A CDCs will discontinue when the new Apprentice courses begin.

Our Defenders need to continue to utilize the 7-level CDCs to study for promotion testing. In the 2020 testing cycle SF will transition to AFIs and the WAPS catalog will be updated to reflect the appropriate AFIs NLT Oct ‘19.

In the near future we will roll out the Comprehensive Training Catalog. This will replace the current Home Station Training Library. This tool correlates training tasks and has the same numbering methodology as the CFETP/STS. Meaning each training topic is linked to the SFTRGs and Lesson Plans. The commander can produce a training report from the drop down menu and it captures all ‘By Law’ and POST requirements. This tool also enables Leader-Led Trainers to locate and use references through ease of access.

Finally, the new CFETP has changed significantly.

The first big change is the reinstatement of the Certifying Officials, this will add an outside evaluation and reinforce the Defenders learning. When AFTR is updated in March it will allow certifiers to initiate certification on tasks. Certifiers must be at least a SSgt w/5-skill level/civilian equivalent. Since we have added new tasks and it is impossible for us to be certified, the initial certification on the new core tasks begins with the UTM. He/she should use the administrative process of transcribing the MSgts and above on the new core tasks. The MSgts will be considered “fully qualified” with the ability to sign off tasks. For example, Task 1.2 SF career path (old STS) – Task 1.2 SF Career Path and Force Development (new STS), it was an old 5-level CDC requirement, now it is a 5/7 level core task, it will be completed through the administrative transcription for a MSgt who will train the NCOs to continue the certification process.

Like the Comprehensive Training Catalog the STS training task numbers correlate with the SFTRG volume and the chapter. For example, Task 1.2. Security Forces Career Path and Force Development is in SFTRG 1, chapter 2, or Task 2.1.10. Alarm Monitor is SFTRG 2, volume 1, and chapter 10. In the future, standardized lesson plans will also match the STS training task number and the SFTRG volume and chapter.

The STS also shows what training tasks are trained at the SF Intermediate and Advanced courses. This provides commanders and supervisors with a better understanding of training objectives and capabilities after attendance.

Within the STS there are different levels of training associated with each skill level to a Go/No Go standards IAW the PCK Codes. PCK codes are outlined in the CFETP for those that are not familiar with the meaning behind each, they inform the level in which the Defender should be trained and evaluated. For example, 1.2. Security Forces Career Path and Force Development, a 5-level can identify basic facts and terms about the subject (Facts), a 7-level needs to take an NCO approach and identify relationship of basic facts and state general principles about the subject (Principles), and the 9-level SMSgts will need to analyze facts and principles and draw conclusions about the subject (Analysis). This is where the Airman knows about the Career Path and what it is used for, the SSgt can explain it to the Defender and lead them to accomplish, and a SMSgt is an expert who can translate the path into execution and guide/develop the SSgt and the A1C in their future development successfully. This works for every aspect of every task. Not just trying to check a block once and call it good for an entire career. If the task remains the same, e.g. Assume post is only trained at the appropriate level or when needed.

More on the eLearning Courses- for the 5, 7 & 9 Skill Levels. These courses will augment practical application w/scenario based, supervisor driven interaction, and knowledge assessments, provide an updated information delivery system that matches the Continuum of Learning and aligns right training-right level-right time. They will also be accessible from any electronic device.

The second Infographic (Third picture attached) is designed to depict the three different scheduling approaches for 7-Level, Tiered Training and traditional SF MRT training. We do this with the hope that this will ease your unit’s ability to schedule and minimize the number of no shows we have as a career field in 2019. These are self-explanatory, but if you need more information please reach out to me for the 7-Level course, the AFIMSC MFM Cell for formal training and Chief Blum at the Air Force Security Forces center for RTC Tier and Leader Led Training.

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#yearofthedefender

SF LTs and TSgts executing their mission planning skills at Tier 3 training.  #yearofthedefender
03/23/2019

SF LTs and TSgts executing their mission planning skills at Tier 3 training. #yearofthedefender

Merry Christmas from Desert Defender to everyone serving past, present and future around the world!!!🇺🇸🌍🌎🌏
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas from Desert Defender to everyone serving past, present and future around the world!!!🇺🇸🌍🌎🌏

Bravo Bandits conducting TVC training this week
11/01/2018

Bravo Bandits conducting TVC training this week

Over The Horizon - Charlie Flight EditionLargest class yet
09/07/2018

Over The Horizon - Charlie Flight Edition

Largest class yet

Air Force Security Forces contribution to Army’s Air Assault School here at Fort Bliss, Texas would not be possible with...
07/27/2018
Drive, Determination and Heart

Air Force Security Forces contribution to Army’s Air Assault School here at Fort Bliss, Texas would not be possible without Desert Defender’s own AASLT certified cadre MSgt Roy and TSgt Whisman.

Huge thanks to them and a huge congratulations to this young Defender for being the first Air Force female ever to graduate Army Air Assault School at Fort Bliss!! #usafsecurityforces #afdefenders #usafdefenders #usairforce #irontrainingdetachment

The sound of the alarm pierces the room at 1.a.m Wednesday morning. It is finally here. The day she has been waiting for, graduation day.Lesley Trevizo promptly jumps out of bed and races through her

More pics from Tier 118-03
06/25/2018

More pics from Tier 1
18-03

Tier 2 Class 18-02 with the Infamous Bravo Bandits!  Good luck you and your class!  Remember.....One team.....One fight....
06/24/2018

Tier 2 Class 18-02 with the Infamous Bravo Bandits! Good luck you and your class! Remember.....One team.....One fight....go as one!

Tier 118-03Sqd 1
06/23/2018

Tier 1
18-03
Sqd 1

Bravo Bandits getting it done w/ the First Tactical Vehicle Class 18-01!  Awesome group of students to break in the beta...
06/03/2018

Bravo Bandits getting it done w/ the First Tactical Vehicle Class 18-01! Awesome group of students to break in the beta course!

Awesome feedback from both students, care and leadership to take it to the next level

Tier-118-02Range day
05/17/2018

Tier-1
18-02
Range day

Tier-118-02SSgt Fralick giving commands
05/17/2018

Tier-1
18-02
SSgt Fralick giving commands

Tier-118-02Range DaySSgt Stevens teaching
05/17/2018

Tier-1
18-02
Range Day
SSgt Stevens teaching

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General information

Desert Defender Ground Combat Readiness Training Center (RTC) was established in 2007 as an Air National Guard owned and operated RTC providing Security Forces pre-deployment and specialized course training. In 2014, with the signing of PAD 12-06 and subsequent consolidation of Security Forces RTCs, Desert Defender significantly expanded its mission and assigned personnel. The RTC, located at Fort Bliss, Texas, is a Total Force-operated premier USAF readiness training center and centralized Unit Type Code (UTC) Logistic Detail (LOGDET) deployment hub. Its mission is two-fold as it trains and equips Defenders to meet Combatant Commander requirements: Train – Provide sustainment readiness training, Expeditionary Combat Certification Readiness Training, and advanced Ground Combat Skills training Equip – Deploy scalable capability-based equipment packages that are light, lean, lethal and mobile to conduct the full range of expeditionary missions

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TVC -Jun 28-Jul 3. •These studs put in some work this week and dominated the course. •They also started the tradition of earning and decorating the coveted “Class Cone”.
Keep changing lives Cadre. Your actions will forever impact so many lives that you may not know about. I was honored to share the desert as an instructor with you all.
CNB have a Logistician position available in Ft.Bliss, please message me for more info.
Awesome course, learning a lot of great training and cross talk with fellow defenders. Instructors and Cadre are doing a great job teaching courses and make it a lot of fun. Looking forward to applying all of this when I get back to home station.
Desert defender is hiring a full-time Unit Program Coordinator Opening & closing dates are: 5/14/2019 to 5/20/2019 please see link for more details
DESERT DEFENDER IS HIRING! Looking for a few good cadre. Apply through AMS. SSgt MWD handlers SSgt Combat Arms TSgt with MWD SEI TSgt with CATM SEI Any questions post them on here!
Any word on the RIs for the tier training or a syllabus? Also this LLTC is that in conjunction with Tier training or a separate course?
18-03 SUAS class.. great group..
Doc 17-30 and Soc +17-29 awards winners from Graduation
SOC Plus 17-29
Team Peterson!! #squadgoals