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Our Role

PTRC functions as a “platform” for its customers and does not specifically deliver training. The customer requests that PTRC’s platform be configured and populated to support the training and then conducts the program under its control.


PTRC provides support services and personnel to make your training event successful. We also throw in sunset vistas, high desert mountains, and quiet, starry nights as a bonus.


PTRC accommodates training in:

  • Irregular Warfare
  • Law Enforcement
  • Border Protection
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • WMD Deterrence and Response
  • Anti-Terrorism
  • Convoy Operations and IED Defeat
  • Interagency and Joint Operations
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • International Training, Testing,and Evaluation
  • Security Technologies
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Urban Training Center Research and Development

We support these activities (among others):


  • Realistic Afghanistan counter-insurgency and CIED training - 5,000 involved
  • Angel Thunder (an Air Combat Command-sponsored combat search and rescue and medical evacuation exercise) – 1200 U.S. and international participants involved
  • Sniper and explosive training
  • Village stability operations (VSO)
  • Ley leader engagements for a variety of SOF units
  • National Guard training and exercise base

Law Enforcement and Security

  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI) courses (sponsored by EMRTC and Homeland Security)
  • Evasive driving
  • Urban Operations training
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Security Technology Applied Test Center
  • Embassy protection
  • SWAT teams, police departments
  • Terrorist incident response

Border Patrol

  • Border Security
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Surveillance


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Links and News

Army Trains in Mock Afghan Villages (Silver City Sun-News)

Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incident Training (EMRTC)

Border Security Training (NMT)

Anti-Terrorism Training (SAIC)

“The enemy that we're dealing with is very adaptable and very smart, so we need to have realistic and challenging training to make sure that we're over-prepared, over-trained.” -Col. Vernon Servier