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Odin LogoSB7 Special Surveillance Reconnaissance Course (SSRC) - ODIN is a three-week course offered by Silverback7.  This dynamic and immersive training program will provide attendees the skills necessary to collect critical and predictive information on personnel and facilities of interest utilizing our proven methodology that integrates Physical Surveillance, Technical Surveillance, Tagging Tracking and Locating (TTL), and Close Target Reconnaissance (CTR) techniques.

SSRCWhat distinguishes SB7’s SSRC from other surveillance and/or reconnaissance courses is our realistic and highly immersive training, combined with proven methodologies and TTPs, from several organizations, agencies, and allies, into a synergistic training platform structured towards High Value Individual (HVI) targeting and collection, Counter Terrorism (CT), and other select Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). These skills and TTPs are adaptable and transferable to a variety of organizational missions in complex operational environments.

The SSRC is conducted in the Washington DC-Northern Virginia metropolitan area.  Known as a premier location for immersive operational surveillance training and exercise work, the DC Metro Area has a myriad of challenging urban and rural environments with diverse economic and ethnic areas. This area also includes a full spectrum transportation system including a variety of public transportation options; a maritime environment (Chesapeake Bay and tributaries); and proximity to rural environments. This area is leveraged during the SSRC to provide multifaceted, operationally relevant, and challenging opportunities to develop and refine individual and collective skills.

SSRC’s instructors hail from the most elite elements of the U.S. Special Operations; the British SAS/SBS; law enforcement agencies; and intelligence organizations.  Attendees will learn our hybrid global pursuit system that integrates the most operationally relevant and proven TTPs from U.S. and U.K. intelligence and special operations organizations. Training consists of classroom lecture keying on real world vignettes, significant hands on training, professional mentorship, and dozens of practical exercises during both day and night in a variety of environments. 

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For more information or to schedule, contact Steve Wade at 703-490-9009 ext 100, or [email protected]
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No other course provides the required essential skills to conduct such surveillance operations in a more clear, concise, and direct manner.

The SSRC provides a logical progression of increasing complexity towards multi-disciplined, multi-mode collection and surveillance. Week One and Two includes instruction on the operational mindset and measures to protect and preserve operational security in hostile environments; collection planning in support of link and nodal analysis; specialized collection methodologies, recording and reporting through clandestine digital photography, digital video, and other means; physical surveillance via foot, vehicle, and public transportation; integration of TTL into surveillance; and static surveillance operations. Daily practical exercises will stress the value of a fully combined approach to ensure mission success while avoiding compromise of personnel or objectives and increase in complexity and difficulty based on student performance.

The SSRC concludes with a highly immersive, challenging and realistic 4-day culmination exercise (CULEX) requiring students to use all of the skill sets previously taught. Students will receive a mission brief, based upon a relevant and appropriate target set, and begin initial planning for combined, persistent special reconnaissance on their assigned target(s). Students will conduct multi-disciplined surveillance operations to gather information, brief the collection requirements, and provide recommendations for follow-on operations. Students will exercise a liberal degree of autonomy in the planning, decision making, and operational direction in the conduct of their tasks towards the operational end state.