GardaWorld Federal Services (GWFS) features a market-leading training capability that delivers the full suite of protective security and threat awareness training to clients in the US and at multiple sites overseas. We have trained over 6,000 protective security personnel since 2012. The foundation of our success is our hand picked team of exceptional instructors drawn from backgrounds with elite military and law enforcement unit experience.

Full-Spectrum Hostile Environment Training in the US and Overseas


GWFS’s Training Team is comprised of highly professional, certified trainers in their various fields of expertise. The team compromises members with previous Navy SEAL, Army SF, MARSOC, Pararescue, Army Ranger, British Army Gurkha and Law Enforcement SWAT experience, and each one is a DoS approved WPS instructor. All members of the training team also have operational experience in the protective security field in austere and hostile environments which only enhances their effectiveness as instructors, and as a standard policy, instructors are rotated at least once annually to Afghanistan to refresh their operational experience on a GWFS project. GWFS has a pool of over 40+ high quality instructors all of whom have been individually approved by the DoS to teach in at least one or in most cases multiple competencies. Staff Instructors (SIs) have a minimum of five (5) years of full time instructional experience in their areas of expertise, and are selected only after completing and being evaluated in a comprehensive Train the Trainer course. Each SI is responsible for conducting training within his / her area of expertise. As examples; SI - Medical Instructors have extensive experience as law enforcement and / or military EMT – Paramedics, and fully certified by the American Red Cross / American Heart Association. SI – Firearms Instructors have numerous Government/Federal and nationally recognized certifications such as DoS Basic Field Firearms Officers Course (BFFOC), NRA Tactical Instructor and State Level Law Enforcement certificates.

Our Team


Our canine training staff is comprised of Master Trainers with decades of expertise across, DOD, DOS, NAPWDA, and international standards. Our dedicated Canine Training Center was purpose built to meet the diverse training needs of our government, private, and international clientele. We have long standing relationships with the best working dog lines in Europe and North American to ensure we provide our customers with the best working dogs available worldwide.

Our Capabilities


The GWFS Training Division is capable of delivering the full range of training modules at a number of locations across the US, and overseas using its mobile training team. The range of our training expertise is limited only by imagination but the essential elements of our capability are summarized as follows:

  • All basic, advanced, specialized and instructor firearms courses
  • Basic first aid and TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care)
  • Small unit tactics (including room entry tactics)
  • Basic and advanced executive protection
  • Static guarding and access control (including vehicle and person search)
  • Mobile security operations (including motorcade and convoy operations)
  • Advanced reaction force training (including all response drills)
  • Defensive tactics (unarmed combat)
  • Application of force – rules for the use of force, force continuum and the law of armed conflict
  • Situational awareness – threats, terrorism, surveillance detection
  • Basic and advanced driving skills – vehicle dynamics, track maneuvers, off road and unimproved road techniques, pitting and ramming

Our capabilities also include developing specific training with client directed tasks and conditions, curriculum development and producing one off productions of training to meet any needs.

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