The distance learning edition of the S2 Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO) Program is designed to prepare security and law enforcement professionals for assignments involving the protection of facilities against terrorist attack. This program provides a detailed exploration of contemporary terrorist methods and essential skills and knowledge necessary for managing terrorism-related risks.
Summary of topics include:
Introduction to Terrorism • Dynamics of Terrorist Attacks • Advanced IED Threat M.O. • Chem-Bio Terrorism • AT Countermeasures & Risk Management Concepts • Protective Counterintelligence/OPSEC • Physical Security Design and Entry Control Planning • Blast & Weapons Effects Mitigation • Mail Security Planning • Emergency Response Planning & Infrastructure Design • Response to Armed Attacks • Bomb Threat Management • Suspect IED & VBIED Response • Post-Blast Response • CBRN Attack Response
Expected Completion Time
Security Professionals, Force Protection Officers, LE Professionals Assigned to Anti-Terrorism Activities
“The instructor knew all the subjects like the back of his hand…A+++!"
Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, USAF
"In all of my travels and training, military and civilian, I rarely have the pleasure of encountering such professional instructors and presentations. The knowledge possessed and demonstrated by the instructor staff sets the bar for all civilian training agencies to follow…"
Advanced Training Section, U.S. SOCOM
"The class met all of my expectations and even more."
National Bank of Romania
"I have had a few terrorism / anti-terrorism classes, but none have come close to the intensity and historical background as the S2 course. Your course is what every law enforcement officer should be taking."
U.S. Department of Treasury
"Really excellent. A lot of practical advice that one can use in one's everyday work. Excellent."
"I thought this course was very well done. The topics very relevant and up to date with what is currently going on. This is definitely a "must take" course for anyone dealing with physical security/anti-terrorism matters."
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
"Very interesting course! The in-depth instruction is very high and the knowledge of the instructor is amazing. I think this course is a must for even people already active in the spectrum."
The Swatch Group
"Very relevant and a must for security professionals in the emerging dynamic services. The program is targeted to address all of the major contemporary security issues globally."
Nigeria LNG Limited
“Great stuff! Presentation was of high standard…I personally give thanks to S2 for the opportunity. Thank You!”
U.S. Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit
“I think this course is really excellent. I have been involved in AT matters for a number of years, however, I found many new and valuable insights.”
IBM Pacific Asia
“The course is given in a very professional manner. Will highly recommend this course!”
Ministry of Justice, Netherlands
“The class is totally useful and helpful. The instructor is amazing...Perfect. One of the best courses I have ever taken in my professional career.”
American University in Cairo
“Excellent instruction. Very interesting course and professionally presented.”
Walt Disney Corporation
"Excellent content and professionally delivered."
U.S. Air Force
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and experienced. The course was well prepared and presented.”
“This course takes anti-terrorism theory and puts it in a practical perspective. I would rate it very high against the other anti-terrorism training I have had.”
U.S. DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
“The best training I’ve ever had. Extraordinary trainer. Extremely important.”
“I wanted to congratulate and strongly encourage you to continue to raise the bar...my job responsibilities require continuous and active education and training and I must say that your ATO course is one, if not the best I have ever taken.”
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
"This course triggered my deepest interests. Craig is a superb instructor due to his experience and appearance as an expert."
Government of the Netherlands
"Mr. Gundry has to be one of the most knowledgable instructors on terrorism in the country. He lives and breathes anti-terrorism.”
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Dept.
"I've attended many WMD and terror awareness classes. This online course was much more informative and detailed. Although this course is geared toward security personnel, as a member of the emergency management community, I highly recommend it to all. You can't have a more knowledgeable instructor.”
Somerset County NJ Emergency Management
"Excellent course. Very well presented!"
Chief, USAF Security Forces Programs & Requirements Branch
"I found this course to be extremely informative and thorough...The course is excellent the way it's presented."
U.S. Dept of Defense
"The overall course was excellent. I would recommend other personnel within security and emergency services to take it."
U.S. Department of State
“I am an intelligence and security professional with 40 years of experience in the field. I am currently the principal Analytical Risk Management instructor for the DoD Joint Counterintelligence Academy and taught the subject for CIA et al for some four years prior…I mention this to emphasize Mr. Gundry's evident expertise in the subject and the fact that old guys like me still have much to learn from others.”
US DoD | Beta Analytics International
"I thought that the course materials and additional handouts provided with the course were extremely well put together and will be useful long after completing the course. In addition, the instructor was very knowledgeable of AT/FP principles and presented the information in a clear and concise manner. This course was well worth the time and money invested.”
Booz Allen Hamilton
"The material presented was amazing. Awesome job and awesome curriculum that is easy to follow and simple to understand."
"...helpful for the project I participate in. The instructor was proficient and enthusiastic, with loads of practical experience. Very motivating!"
Netherlands Forensic Institute
“Excellent, comprehensive course. Mr. Gundry is very knowledgeable and is an excellent instructor. I highly recommend this course to other security and AT professionals.”
U.S. Coast Guard
“A wealth of knowledge and very well presented.”
"The course material was well presented and exceed my expectations in every way. Mr.Gundry's performance as an instructor along with his experience and real world case studies really made an impression...I highly recommend this course material for all federal entities."
"I found this to be a very useful course for anyone beginning or considering a career in site and personal security. It lays a good foundation on which to build the skill sets required to survive and succeed in high threat environments."
U.S. Department of State
"Excellent! Should be taken by everyone in the safety and security industry, including NGO/NPO's."
"Very well written and presented. I would recommend this course of study to anyone wanting to further their knowledge in regards to terrorism."
U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Mint
“Mr. Gundry is an outstanding instructor who displays a deep understanding of his subject, who keeps the interest of the students and created a solid course”
Central Intelligence Agency