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december, 2021

sun05dec(dec 5)8:00 ammon06(dec 6)5:00 pmDignitary Protection Israeli Single Operator Method - 12/05-06/2021


Event Details


Israeli Single Operator Method


Course level: Intermediate to Expert


Force Center 31101 Nafi Drive, Immokalee, FL 34142


Length:  Daily From 8 AM to 5 PM



The guiding principle of Dignitary Protection is to secure the Assets without hindering the latter’s day-to-day routine and activities. The focus is to enable the Trainee to find the “Golden Path”- meeting the protection and security requirements while allowing the Asset to perform his duties.

The course allows trainees to have the fundamental knowledge, methods, and skills – as a single operator – needed to prevent and neutralize a wide variety of threats to the safety and well-being of the Asset they protect.

Course Coordinators:


Length of Course:

3 Days (24 hours)




Applicants must be in good physical condition with no medical restrictions. Participants must be capable of engaging in physically rigorous exercise and be subject to no medical restrictions. These include kneeling, prone, maneuvering around obstacles, running, and abrupt stopping as well-performing tactical drills.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for Armed security officers Law enforcement involved in providing protection to third parties.

Course Goals:

  1. To provide trainees with the theoretical and practical know-how of standards governing close protection deployment
  2. To enhance the single operator’s technical and tactical skills necessary to prevent and effectively respond to various security threats.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to achieve the following objectives following the information presented during the instructional period:

  1. Understand a variety of positions and formations correlative to distinct threats
  2. Identify suspicious indicators when possible to thwart aggressive incidents.
  3. Practice the tactical dilemma between evacuation and engagement
  4. Demonstrate weapons proficiency and Defensive Krav Maga skills.
  5. Operate under high levels of stress with fortitude and aggressiveness appropriate to the given situation and within the confines of the law.
  6. Respond as a single operative and demonstrate the tactics necessary to neutralize the threat successfully.

Topics will be teaching during the course:

  • Classroom And Dry training
    • The tactical dilemma between evacuation and engagement
  • Foot Formation and Walking Formations
  • Buffering Systems
  • Detail leader Foot Formation
  • Lead BG Different buffering systems
  • Transitions Training
  • Operational Scenarios (Security Gaps)
  • Vehicular platform training
  • Dry Tactical drills
  • Combine tactical drills
  • Standard Dignitary Protection procedures
  • Vehicular based security
  • Defensive Krav Maga skills.

 Shooting Range, 360 Shooting Range, and Shoot House

  • Worm up shooting from the fire line from 5,10,15,20 yards (Accuracy and speed)
  • Israeli -Point Instinctive Tactical Shooting System
  • Response to multiple targets
  • Shooting after running
  • Open corners basic CQB
  • The use of a vehicle platform
  • Israeli -Point Instinctive Tactical Shooting System 50 rounds test.
  • Simple tactical Drills Known course of Fire
  • Simple surprise tactical drills
  • Advance tactical drills Known course of Fire
  • Advance surprise tactical drills
  • Final tactical drill
  • VIP Buffering Drills
  • Dry and live-fire Dignitary Protection, Multiple Scenarios Drills


This course employs lecture, discussion, demonstrations, shooting range, life shooting at the shoot house, tactical and surprise drills.

Course Requirements:

100% Attendance. Successfully complete all practical exercises and a written exam 80%.

Students must bring:

  • Appropriate training attire
  • Jacket to conceal the firearm
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Pistol + 3 Magazines
  • Holster suitable for a rapid draw and a magazine pouch for 2 magazines
  • 300 pistol rounds


FORCE IMI Certifications

For additional information Contact: H Geri – 1 305 9341601

COVID-19 Business Statement
We are following the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
To protect our employees and students, Force IMI will be exercising CDC protocols to maintain healthy business operations. Our goal is to keep a healthy training environment both in the classroom and on the shooting range. We do so by applying CDC policies and practices for social distancing. Social distancing means avoiding large gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters and performing routine environmental cleaning and disinfection). Please visit the CDC site for more information.

Course Itinerary

Day 1

8:00AM – 9:00AM Registration, welcome, introductions, and course overview
9:00AM – 12:00PM The Close  Protection  Security Model – Prevention Methods

§  Introduction to security threats

§  The Israeli security models

§  The offense as a defensive approach

§  Rings of protection

§  Suspicious indicators and situational profiling

§  Threat orientation vs. risk orientation

12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch  
1:00PM – 5:00PM The adversary: Case studies – varieties of MO’s

§  The single operator concepts

§  Principles  and procedures of Close Protection Security

§  Emergency respond protocols

§  The  tactical dilemma between evacuation and engagement

§  Direct protection

§  Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of a CP Operative

§  Transitions Training

§   Operational Scenarios (Security Gaps)

§  One-on-one formation

§  Formation of two (Point CPO and the DL detail leader)

§  Buffering techniques

§  Fundamental foot movement and route selection

§  Emergency response protocols

§  Vehicular-based security

§  Security officer position in the vehicle

§  Driver’s functions and responsibilities

§  Technical and tactical shooting and exercises

§  Israeli specific concept for VIP Security (pistol)

Lecture and practice

Day 2

8:00AM – 12:00PM The Israeli Security Model – Response Methods: Focus on improving survivability.

§  The Israeli Fighting technique using DKM (Defensive Krav Maga)


Lecture and DT Hall
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch  
1:00PM – 5:00PM Dry Practice

§  One-on-one formation

§  Formation of two (Point CPO and the DL detail leader)

§  Buffering Techniques

§  Fundamental foot movement and route selection

§  The Israeli fighting technique using a firearm

§  Tactical drills in different scenarios

§  Tactical surprise drills

Dry Practice Area live shooting,


Day 3

8:00AM – 12:00PM Advanced Tactical Shooting using Close Protection movements and tactics Shooting Range
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM – 5:00PM §  Structured exercises – Planned scenarios – Procedure exercise

§  Surprise Exercises – Surprised scenarios -Decision-making exercise

§  Shooting and drills test

Shooting Range
5:00PM – 6:00PM Closing and Certifications


Chief Instructor: H. Geri | Academic Manager and Senior Instructor

Geri has dedicated his life to counter-terrorism and Home Land Security (HLS) for his native country of Israel. He is a combat veteran of the Golani Infantry Reconnaissance Unit of Israel’s Defense Force (IDF). Geri is a retired Captain who served as a Company Commander and Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and G3 in charge of securing Israel’s northern border. He participated in numerous counter-terror operations behind enemy lines and the Lebanon War.

After his service in the Army, he was recruited by the General Security Services (GSS) of the State of Israel. He held many positions with GSS, including Chief of Security at the Israeli embassies in Venezuela, Mexico, Quito, Lima, Hungary, and  Switzerland.

Later Geri would join the GSS Counter-Terror Academy. He trained generations of security personnel in Embassy Security, Aviation and Air Marshals Security, Maritime Security, Dignitary  Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security. During this time, he also worked for the Security Analysis Unit of Israeli Embassies. He was in charge of detecting and analyzing the threats, risks and determining Israeli embassies’ required security levels worldwide. He accomplished all of this while serving as an Air Marshal for El Al Airlines.

Geri is currently a student at the American Public University. He is majoring in HLS and is a Senior Instructor at the IMI Counter-Terror Academy, certified by the Israeli Police and minister of Internal Security. At IMI, he uses his life experience to educate and train new generations of professionals in counter-terrorism tactics, security, and HLS.

Under his leadership, he certified countless cadets in tactical response and firearms based on Israeli government standards. He is an expert in preventive security and tactical response to active shooters/threats and the Israeli shooting and fighting techniques. Geri also holds instructor certifications from both the NRA and the USCCA.

Itamar C | Director of Civilian Training Division

Itamar is head of Civilian Training; he is an expert in physical security.

Itamar is an IDF  combat Veteran; his experience includes but not limited to Military infantry warfare, reconnaissance, Counter-Terrorism, Combat Driving, Special recon equipment operator, Strategic & tactics of guerilla warfare, CQB for counter-terror, Krav Maga training, Israeli critical infrastructure  Security, NRA Firearm instructor.

As part of his service, Itamar served as a team member of a special reconnaissance unit

A veteran of the Second Lebanon operation, Itamar served as a Private security contractor to secure critical infrastructure and VIP/close protection for the Ministry of Defense and other Ministries in Israel, a job which required high-security clearance and involves undercover work.

Itamar is the head of security for Jewish communities; his job includes determining and implementing the security level for the community schools and synagogues, securing foreign Diplomats, and VIPs in Florida. Managing a team of up to 40 employees. In charge of risk assessment, security mission planning, annual budget plan, coordination with federal agencies. Among them are Israeli ministers, members of parliament, Jewish organizations, and more.



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