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    MARFFORRES Protection Division Hosts Seventh Bi-Annual Protection Course

    Seventh Bi-Annual Protection Course

    Photo By Lance Cpl. Mitchell Collyer | Todd Lemoine, the Director of the Protection Division for Marine Forces Reserve, and...... read more read more



    Story by Lance Cpl. Mitchell Collyer 

    Marine Forces Reserve

    NEW ORLEANS – Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) Protection Division hosted the biannual Protection Course at the Federal City Auditorium in New Orleans, October 26-29, 2020. The course instructs all 159 Reserve Training Centers on Marine Corps Task 6.0 Protect the Force.
    The Protection Course is a four-day event that consists of twenty-four hours of protection training and eight hours of active shooter training. This is the course’s largest class to date, with 75 registered attendees representing various I-I’s from across the nation. The Protection Course is the only Marine Corps specific training that is developed and instructed by MARFORRES Protection Division.
    Col. Justin Ansel, the chief of staff for MARFORRES, gave opening remarks on active shooter training, a case study on the 2015 Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting, mission assurance assessments and protection program reviews, and the development and delivery of threat briefs.
    “By having everyone in the same room this week, we can figure out how to share information with each other, and that is just as important as knowing how to share information with your local law enforcement,” said Ansel. “Courses like this will assist you in preparing for the response of a crisis like Chattanooga.”
    There have been multiple deadly shootings on military installations in recent years, including those in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Fort Story, Virginia, Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. The active shooter training that is part of the Protection Course is designed to prevent attacks like these and mitigate threat to personnel and their families.
    “This course includes physical security and emergency management in a way that is MARFORRES specific,” said Todd Lemoine, the Director of the Protection Division for Marine Forces Reserve. “In this course you learn to identify and document vulnerabilities in security.”
    Force protection is the number one priority for the MARFORRES Protection Division. The training conducted at these courses is essential in ensuring the reserve force and their families are safe so that service members can focus on warfighting readiness.



    Date Taken: 10.26.2020
    Date Posted: 10.30.2020 11:26
    Story ID: 381889
    Location: NEW ORLEANS, LA, US 

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