One of the greatest vulnerabilities of Americans as they prepare to wage the War on Terror is our love of technology. Yet all too often our expensive high-technology systems and weapons are defeated by simple, low-tech solutions employed by committed attackers. The Vietnam War was one example of this, while 9-11 was another and the most recent incident in which a multi-billion security system was brought to its knees by something as simple as small knives.
Since then our preparations to fight future attacks have continued to suffer from the same weakness, a weakness our enemies will continue to exploit. Even tactical and academic training has come to suffer from a "form over substance" deficiency, where participants and instructors alike are more concerned with special effects, fancy simulators, light shows, hi-tech pretend weapons and entertaining Power Point displays. Yet other than the attention grabbing and impressive packaging, the actual techniques being taught and information being imparted is little more than the same "inside the box" training that has existed for decades. Training that has long been obsolete.
Archangel® is committed to providing the best, most effective, innovative and combat proven training available today for those preparing for terror attack. All of the hi-tech gear, training toys and weapons are seldom necessary to prevail in battle, and they are never a substitute for good training and committed operators. At Archangel® training courses you will not enjoy the luxury of viewing room and building clearing through 3-D virtual reality projectors, you will race through them yourself; you will run up and down the stairs until you get it right. You will roll in the dirt, not walk through palatial, multi-plex shooting simulators. You do not need to travel to anyone's state of the art facility for expensive training, when the real battle will take place in a simple school building and can be taught anywhere, within a department's training budget. For those undergoing tactical dive training for anti-terrorism you will get wet, haul your water soaked gear and self out of the water until you can do it quietly, and most of this will take place in the very polluted waterways in which you will operate. There is no training we do that we cannot do anywhere. At Archangel® we believe that if you are expected to operate anywhere, you have to be able to train anywhere. That is our pledge to you: ABILITY OVER TECHNOLOGY.