PFC Training July 2014 Newsletter

PFC Welcomes Tony Shepherd
Video Lesson – “Mover Mover”
PFC Article on Emergency Vehicle Operations
PFC Loadout; Bad Lever Video Review
PFC CrossFit 31 Heroes Event
Progressive Shooting Courses in Portland
UNLV Protective Services Professional Certification

PFC Training Calendar

PFC Welcomes Tony Shepherd!

Anthony “Tony” Shepherd, CPP (above right) is an expert security strategist specializing in high-end private, corporate and government protective services. He has diverse experience in both the business and daily operational aspects of providing security services through his roles as a CEO, COO, and GM, over a career spanning 30+ years, including 18 years at Department of Energy/NNSA facilities.

Tony’s experience is defined by strategically directing multi-million dollar, multi-year security and protection contracts for federal and international government clients, and consistently delivering unparalleled performance and cost savings. Tony is well-versed in maintaining protective force effectiveness and efficiency through a combination of operational approaches in direct protective force personnel management and maximizing the use of security systems with new technology to address changing requirements.

Tony received letters of commendation from DOE HQ and shared the DOE Secretary’s Gold Medal with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve project team for successfully managing and securing the petroleum reserve during hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Throughout his career, Mr. Shepherd has established broad security strategies, policies, guidelines, standards, and protocols. He has a proven ability to effectively communicate within all levels of the organization up through the executive and board levels regarding the status of security issues. Tony is an effective consensus builder, has significant experience managing and executing agreements with bargaining units, and is able to lead operations in the face of often-conflicting regulations and under difficult physical conditions.


For most of his adult life, Tony has participated in auto racing events, behind the wheel of a race car, or teaching racing students. Now a lifetime member of the SCCA, he brings those skills to the PFC classroom and track with single and multi-day training program curriculum meeting PFC client needs for all manner of driving requirements.


Tony now serves in a full-time capacity at PFC Headquarters in Las Vegas, NV as the President of PFC Safeguards, LLC.  Additionally, our driving program students will see a lot of him as Lead Instructor for PDOC, TDOC, and three new PFC driver training courses set to be unveiled soon.

FC Training Video Lesson
“Mover Mover”
Newest PFC/ARFCOM vid that addresses engaging moving threats through the multitude of possible directions & interfaces. & & “Mover Mover”


By Tony Shepherd 


Advanced skill development and maintenance are integral components of the training process at many if not all of the most highly regarded agencies, departments and/or specialized units within the law enforcement community. The same can be said for certain private sector entities, ranging from proprietary corporate security departments to contract security firms, particularly those that protect critical infrastructure, where the inherent risk requires a high level of proficiency in detecting and responding to a myriad of threats. Over the years numerous research studies have proven that the most effective solution to maintaining proficiency with regard to perishable skills is periodic refresher training. More importantly, anecdotal evidence borne out of numerous violent or potentially deadly encounters has proven that the higher the proficiency level of the officer or agent the more likely they are to prevail at the moment when it means the most – when lives are on the line and time is of the essence…. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE



PFC Loadout Product Review
PFC’s Chief Instructor, Brian Hartman, talks about the BAD lever available through - – “BAD Lever”

PFC CrossFit 31 Heroes WOD Event


Honoring Those Who Serve | Honoring Those Who Sacrifice
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

PFC CrossFit will be hosting the 31 HEROES WOD on Sat, August 2nd with heats starting at 11:00 AM and running through 1:00 PM.This is a team WOD, so sign up soon and get a buddy to sign up, too! Event registration/donation is $39 which includes a t-shirt/tank top – be sure to register early to ensure that you receive a shirt. You do NOT need to be registered to participate in our event.



More information about the The 31Heroes Project:

31Heroes 2014 HD
31Heroes 2014 HD


Featured Firearms Training:
August 15-17, Portland, OR
     Progressive Handgun & Carbine Package                       




Featured Professional Training:
October 6-12, Las Vegas, NV



August 9-10 – NV Armed Security Officer Course Expanded
Las Vegas, NV
August 15-17 Handgun & Carbine Package
Sheridan, OR
August 15 – Progressive Handgun 1; Fighting Foundation
Sheridan, OR
August 16 – Progressive Carbine 1; Fighting Foundation
Sheridan, OR
August 17 – Progressive Carbine 2; Fighting Positions
Sheridan, OR
August 20-22 – Protective Driving Operations Certification (PDOC)
Las Vegas, NV
August 23 – Code 4 Concepts; Striking & Defending Clinic
Las Vegas, NV
August 24 – Progressive Handgun 1; Fighting Foundation
Las Vegas, NV
September 3-5 – TAC OPS East Training Conference & Expo
Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C.
September 12 – Code 4 Concepts; Enforcement Tactics
Las Vegas, NV
September 13 – Code 4 Concepts; Practical Defense
Las Vegas, NV
September 27 – Code 4 Concepts; Ground Defense & Escape Clinic
Las Vegas, NV
September 28 – Progressive Handgun 2; Fighting Positions
October 6-8 – PFC/UNLV Protective Driving Operations Course
Las Vegas, NV
October 9-12 – PFC/UNLV Protection Agent Development Course
Las Vegas, NV
October 13 – Protective Pistol Skills (PSOC Module II)
Las Vegas, NV
October 26 – Progressive Handgun 3; Movement Under Fire
Las Vegas, NV
November 3-7 – **Progressive Carbine 1-5 Package**
Las Vegas, NV
November 3 – Progressive Carbine 1; Fighting Foundation
Las Vegas, NV
November 4 – Progressive Carbine 2; Fighting Positions
Las Vegas, NV
November 5 – Progressive Carbine 3; Movement Under Fire
Las Vegas, NV
November 6 – Progressive Carbine 4; Low Light Engagements
Las Vegas, NV
November 7 – Progressive Carbine 5; Extreme Engagements
Las Vegas, NV
November 8 – Code 4 Concepts Clinic; Third Person Defense
Las Vegas, NV
November 15 – Progressive Handgun 4; Low Light Engagements
Las Vegas, NV
November 16 – Progressive Handgun 5; Extreme Engagements
Las Vegas, NV
See the complete PFC Training Schedule Page for more!
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Stay safe,
The PFC Team

Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts LLC
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