Archangel® Group, Ltd. provides a broad scope of security and anti-terror training and services. Our services include anti-terror consulting, international security assessments, executive protection, K&R hostage negotiation and training. Our network of international consultants and associates hold professional qualifications ranging from law degrees and military special forces experience, to doctorate degrees in social sciences and public administration.
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|As with the other testimonials, the REACT® class taught by John, Sgt. Major, Walter, and Ron is the most beneficial training that I've received in my 7+ years as a Trooper. Every law enforcement officer, military soldier, security guard, etc. NEEDS this training. Our country, as a whole, would be a much safer place. Thanks again to everyone at Archangel®.|
Virginia State Police
|I just wanted to drop John a quick note to say thanks for 2 days of great training on the Beslan School Siege. It was really eye opening and extremely informative. John obviously is well versed on this subject and the training and the information was presented very well.|
Great Job, Stay Safe!
|Sgt. Jack Bosworth|
|The REACT® course was the most practical tactical training I’ve received during 11 years of law enforcement. Very few law enforcement vendors provide courses that challenge police officers in any way. Most require only attendance for satisfactory completion. The Archangel® course challenged my skills and physical abilities.|
|Steven Rowe (USMS)|
|By far the best reality based training I’ve had in 15 years with this dept. Both the hand to hand and the shooting instruction were top notch. Would love to do the class again.|
|The REACT® was one of the best schools I ever attended. All first responders should attend the class. It was a complete eye opener, on how the simplist movements can prevent the officer from becoming injured and the suspect apprehended. All work done with firearms was excellent and I have tried to pass on as much as I can to the other members of my department. I would recomend this class and others that are put on by Arachangel to all other law enforcement agencies.|
|The REACT® training I attended in October was by far the most hands on and interactive in regards to use of force, both unarmed and training with the handgun, that I have attended in 16 years of law enforcement. The instructors did not simply go through the motions or follow a strict schedule in presenting and demonstrating the material,they made it fit to the requirements and the capabilities of the class. It has been rare in my experience to have instructors that not only have the knowledge but also have real world experience to back it up.|
From a students perspective the amount of material covered, especially in the Systema portion of the training, was a large amount in a small amount of time. I think it would have been more effective if there would have been a third day of this ( adding a 6th day total to the training), so there could have been more practical work with this. The time allotted to the firearms portion was good but unfortunately we were unable to get into any of the rifle training in our class. Any course materials and handouts are always helpful to instill what was demonstrated and practiced during the classes. These types of courses always leave you wanting more.
|Sgt. Tim Utley|
York City Police Dept.
|Hands down the best course I have attended as a Law Enforcment Officer.|
Extremely important course material for tactical operators and Police.
Instructors were excellent and very approachable. A humbling experience to be taught by such high caliber instructors. I enjoyed every minute!
York County Quick Response Team
|First off the training was fantastic, everyone who attend the class love it. Some of the SWAT guys who have been to schools like Blackwater, said that they thought Archangels'® class was far better.|
I know John gave us notes but I do not remember an eval form. On the last day of class I was sore and tired so he might have told me what to do and I forgot. If you send me an eval form I will have everyone who attended that class fill one out and return it A.S.A.P. If you want me to have the guys send me an email with their comments and have me forward them to you, I can do that also.
John, Andy, and Walters' down to earth,"no bullshit", style of instruction is what hooked all the students from day one. When you have that much knowledge about their respective subjects, a lot of instructors tend to get large egos. The instructors from Archangel® have no egos, they are confident in their knowledge and all they want to do is share it with the students. They all are very impressive. We had a great week of training.
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INTERNATIONAL ANTI-TERROR ASSOCIATION
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A Call to Arms for all Americans who Do Not Believe that we are at War with "Man Caused Disasters."
America is a nation at war. That is a reality, not political rhetoric. And some of the battles in that war are going to be fought on American soil, in our buildings, among our homes and within our communities, as the lives of our loved ones stand in the balance.
Yet, though we are a nation at war, too few seem to realize it, and even fewer to appreciate the sacrifices being made by the members of our military, law enforcement and government agencies. Though a nation of 300 million people, one would be hard-pressed to find even one percent of Americans who have taken the time and trouble to educate themselves as to the dynamics of that war, the threats to America at home and abroad, and understand what it will take to prepare us for attacks yet to come to the shores of our country and keep us safe from harm.
One of the greatest failures of the U.S. government has been in not conscripting every American into this war effort. Long since 9/11 the people of this country have been allowed to forget this threat, deny the reality of war, to pretend it is gone for good and to go back to sleep. Thus, America must wake up, lest it perish in its sleep. The purpose of IATA is to serve as a wake-up call, a cacophonous and shrill alarm clock shocking the American consciousness, and the American people, into a sober awakening to the threat that is poised outside our doors. Many do not want to hear this alarm, this call to arms, preferring to pull the fluffy, white blanket of denial over their heads. They wish to pretend that terrorism has not come to our shores, has not threatened our homes and loved ones, has not already killed almost 3,000 people on a single day in September 2001. They have hit the snooze button of reality again and again.
Many wish to delude themselves into believing that the luxury-ridden lives we have enjoyed since the end of World War II simply must go on forever. They somehow believe that it is their God-given rights as Americans to squander their lives on vapid and vacuous pursuits, filling their time with obsessions over golf, expensive cars, fantasy football, celebrity magazines, vacations, and lottery awards of money they have not earned. They worry more about jewelry, 401K plans, and pathetic and pointless television shows - caring more about Ben and Jen, and Jen and Brad, and who got thrown off the island - than they do about accepting the responsibility of taking part in the defense of not only their own nation, but their own families and friends. Indeed, the defense of their very homes.
This was not always so. There was a time in our nation’s history when every American recognized, accepted and willingly took a role in the war we - and the world - were embroiled in. Just as we, and the world, are embroiled in a new and ever more threatening war. That time was World War II. During that time in which justice, honor, decency and morality were being tested in a crucible of foreign depravity and murder, every single American rose to the forefront. Every single person in our nation – men and women, adults and children – had a role, and they pursued the duties of those roles with patriotic abandon. There were Victory Gardens, meat rationing, alcohol rationing, silk rationing and rubber rationing. Few civilians enjoyed much meat in their diets, as it was saved for “our boys over there.” Drinks were hard to come by, no one bought a new set of tires throughout that war, and even women went without stockings. People grew their own vegetables so that our mighty agriculture industry could contribute everything to the war effort. There were blackout shades in homes in coastal cities, everyone drove at the Victory Speed of 35 miles per hour to conserve gas, and every single American – grown-up and child - spent every penny they could on war bonds.
That war was not won merely by the 16 million Americans who served in the military throughout that time, but by every single citizen. Since then the American people have been disenfranchised from every major military effort our nation has engaged in. This led to an ignorant public during the Korean War, and an antagonistic public, with many actively supporting our enemy, during Vietnam. Such operations as Grenada, Panama and even the first Persian Gulf War came and went too fast for our citizens to even notice. Yet we are now in a war that will last far longer than any other in history, and it cannot be won without the support of every single American.
Threats To Our Nation
The threat of Islamist terrorism in America has come, and it is here to stay. And it will remain until America – a nation of the greatest race of people in the history of the planet – rises up and with a single resounding voice declares that we will not go quietly into the night, that we will not perish without a fight; never quitting until the enemy has been completely vanquished. People have forgotten that the single greatest international terrorist attack that ever took place in the history of the world killed 2,986 people on September 11, 2001, in America! They forget that many other attempts have been thwarted by the brave men and women of our law enforcement and government agencies. And these attempts all occurred in America! They have forgotten that the single greatest domestic terror attack occurred a scant few years ago in Oklahoma City. But that is not all. They have forgotten that the single greatest mass juvenile-on-juvenile mass murder in human history occurred at Columbine High School too few years ago, and an even more heinous attack was launched by a young adult at Virginia Tech all-too-recently. Once again, in America.
All of these horrific attacks have taken place in recent years, on our watch. We are, indeed, a nation at war. But far more than the War on Terror we are engaged in, we are a nation and culture under siege, under attack from forces both without and within. As with any war, any attack on any country, the valiant battle in which the brave men and women of our armed forces, our law enforcement and government agencies, are engaged cannot possibly be won without the support and direct involvement of America’s single greatest resource: the American people. This is a nation that was forged out of a dark and violent wilderness by the People. Having built a new and stable environment, that very civilization became the first in the history of the world to exist for, and be governed by the People and for the People.
Now, those very people of America are under attack once again. We are all living on the time lent us by our enemies as they prepare their next assault, put their best plan together, provide their soldiers with their best training, preparation and weapons. In a very real way, we are all just passengers on United Flight 93, soaring unerringly over the lonely fields of western Pennsylvania, sitting in our comfortable seats while grappling with the question of whether we should fight, whether we should make a stand, assume the responsibility of our own survival and that of our countrymen, or sit acquiescent in the pathetic hope that if we do nothing – as we have done for decades – everything will be alright. Perhaps hoping that if we wait long enough someone else will come along and do our fighting for us, meet the duty for us, that we all bear.
Answering The Sound Of The Bugle
Make no mistake, the duty of preparing ourselves, defending our country, and protecting our homes and loved ones, falls onto the shoulders of each and every one of us. And the duty of supporting those who have answered the bugle in the professions they have chosen – professions that keep all America safe – belongs to every one of us.
The Archangel® Group exists to provide anti-terror tactical and academic training to U.S. law enforcement agencies, military and government departments. We have operated in such war zones and terror-controlled places as Kosovo and Serbia, Sudan, Sierre Leone, Nigeria, Afghanistan, southern Thailand, Russia-occupied Georgia, Israel’s borders with Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, Iraq, the Chechen War Theater, and Mumbai, India. With an international network of counter-terror experts, our small organization has the aggregate experience of hundreds of years of combat training, dozens of years of combat, all in more than 100 countries. We train tactical teams across the U.S., and such military units as Army Special Forces. We specialize in such things as hand-to-hand combat, close quarters combat firearms skills, tactical diving and terrorist-hostage negotiations, often for police SWAT teams, in addition to school security and tactical combat casualty first aid.
In its ongoing efforts to ensure a protected America through, both, the preparation and involvement of all Americans, Archangel® Group, Ltd. would like to offer American citizens the opportunity to join the fight in the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Many Americans are not military or law enforcement, but would still like to contribute to maintain the freedom our country has fought hard to keep. Our country is threatened by ongoing violence in our schools and our freedom is at stake against an enemy that has sworn it will see our country fall. Archangel® Group would like to give anyone who opposes terrorist threats and acts of violence the opportunity to join us.
Be An American You Can Be Proud Of
In the book, The Green Beret In You: Living With Total Commitment To Family, Career, Sports and Life, career Special Forces Sergeant Major and Archangel Board Chairman and founding director, John Anderson, concludes with the hope that all Americans will remember the sacrifices of those men and the time in history when we were all Americans: World War II. He implores every man and woman to strive to meet the standard they set: “No greater words could be spoken for our elite soldiers. No greater words could ever be spoken about any of America’s citizens. I commend to everyone to live your life so that someday someone can write about you, that you were as good as the Greatest Generation America ever produced. For that is the legacy of all Americans."
In the closing pages of Terror at Beslan, recognizing the inertia of lethargy that must be overcome for our nation and the people to be ready, Archangel Senior Consultant John Giduck wrote: So to an America tucked comfortably into beds at night: sleep well. Close your eyes and go quietly into each gentle night, refusing to acknowledge the danger that lurks outside your doors. But before you do, get down on your knees and pray for protection by those who have already heeded the call, who stand ready to do violence against those who would do you harm. For the day is coming when they, even with their tremendous courage, will not be enough. Then, the battle will fall onto the shoulders of each and every one of us.
Whether you join this Association or some other, donate money to any of a number of charitable or even for-profit groups doing noble work to keep us all safe, or simply invest your own time and money into developing life-saving skills for yourself, your family, friends and neighbors, you must do something. Take a role, get involved, accept the responsibility that comes with life in our great nation. For, if America has 300 million people alert, aware, informed, prepared and reactive, no one can ever defeat us.
The International Anti-Terror School and Association has different levels of membership; however, it is not a credentialing or qualifying body. This is a voluntary organization of people of all professions and all walks of life, who want to have a role in the security of our nation. The Association is intended to give its members access to benefits and information, as well as help support Archangel’s continuing fight against terrorism. Association fees and the purchase of merchandise help enable Archangel® Group Ltd. to provide
affordable training to government, law enforcement, military and school security professionals. In addition, it supports the ongoing intelligence gathering, research and development of training that will help our country combat terrorism at all levels.
About Archangel Group
Archangel Group, Ltd. is a Colorado corporation which exists to provide counter-terror training and consulting to U.S. law enforcement, government agencies and military. As part of these efforts the corporation has published several books that Dr. John Giduck authored or co-authored, such as: Terror at Beslan: A Russian Tragedy With Lessons for America’s Schools; Shooter Down: The Dramatic, Untold Story of the Police Response to the Virginia Tech Massacre and When Terror Returns: The History and Future of Terrorist Mass-Hostage Sieges. In 2007 it also published The Green Beret In You: Living With Total Commitment to Family, Career, Sports and Life which he co-authored with Sergeant Major John Anderson, who is also an Archangel founder.
Archangel Group, including Anderson and Giduck, have previously provided tactical training to military and law enforcement including the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Carson, Colorado, and Dr. Giduck was personally brought to Ft. Bragg by the Delta Force Command (CAG) to provide training and consulting on more than one occasion, to include time spent on CAG’s compound on the base. What he was specifically asked to do is classified and the subject of a secrecy agreement he had to sign, and he will not discuss it.
Please visit the Archangel Group web site for more information.