Small Unit Tactics

Small Units Tactics (SUT) Training

Learn to operate effectively as a small team or squad


These training courses emphasize understanding and mastery of small unit fundamentals, without the use of technology. These training courses are designed as building blocks to help you move from learning to be a member of a fire team, patrol or squad, to learning how to lead one.

For civilians, the training is appropriately modified and expertly adapted from standard military doctrine to account for the limitations of civilian and unconventional forces.

Topics covered in these classes include, but are not limited to:

  • Small Unit Tactics Fundamentals
    • Principles of Camouflage
    • Use of Cover & Concealment
    • Individual Movement Techniques (IMT)
    • Buddy Team Movements
    • Formations & Order of Movement (FOOM)
    • Positions & Responsibilities within a Team or Patrol
    • Hand & Arm Signals



  • Small Unit Tactics Level 3
    • Formations & Order of Movement (FOOM)
    • Team / Patrol Leadership
    • Patrol Base Operations
    • Squad Assault
    • Special Teams



The Iron Survival Small Unit Tactics classes are cutting edge for what law enforcement, community defense groups, mutual assistance groups, or even family and neighbors might face during a natural or man-made disaster like Hurricane Katrina, or much worse, where there is a breakdown in society, and roving gangs are preying on the unprepared. For civilian trainees, they've taken military doctrine, and specialized small unit tactics, and expertly adapted it into a system that is easily workable for those who only have access to minimal resources for self defense. The outside the box thinking and unconventional applications introduced in the training was practically jaw dropping for this 20 year combat veteran who had thought he had just about seen it all. Everyone from small town police departments to neighborhood watch and MAG groups will most certainly benefit from any of these small unit classes. The instructor's teaching style breaks down some of the most complex actions into simple steps and processes that anyone can follow.


J. Taylor CPT, EN USA (Ret)


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This was a rigorous course. It will push you outside your comfort zone both mentally and physically. However, at the same time it shows you that with motivation, self-discipline and focus you can achieve almost anything. It teaches you to work as a team, to stay focused, and to keep your head during chaos. The tactics you learn in this course will help keep you and your teammates safe during extreme situations. Highly recommend any training Iron Survival provides.


D. Mount,repeat trainee

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