SOC, which delivers protective force services to the Nevada National Security Site, recently graduated its first new hire class of seven security police officers (SPOs), three protective force lieutenants and one training instructor. These recently hired employees completed a 10-week training package, including Nevada Site-Specific Initial Training and the DOE National Training Center’s (NTCs) Tactical Response Force 1 (TRF100) curriculum. TRF100 provides SPOs with basic and advanced skills associated with DOE’s Protective Force mission. These skills range from use-of-force and compliance techniques to marksmanship, tactics and advanced weapons.
Originally from five different states, the 11 members of the class brought nearly 50 years of military experience from various services, as well as 50 years of experience from other locations and areas within the Department of Energy enterprise. The TRF100 18-01 class graduated Sept. 13 in a ceremony at the National Atomic Testing Museum.
The delivery of this TRF100 package also allowed for the DOE National Training Center (NTC) to observe the first conduct of the TRF100 curriculum under the SOC banner. (SOC took over the protective force services contract for the NNSS on March 1.) The NTC staff observed key points throughout the curriculum. This observation and its subsequent report allowed the NTC the basis for granting site re-certification to deliver the TRF100 Program of Instruction on Oct. 1. This was a major accomplishment for the Protective Force Training Academy.