ABOUT STTU ….
The Specialized Tactical Training Unit (STTU) was founded in 1982 as an advisory group dedicated to the training of law enforcement tactical teams and specialized military units required to operate in high-risk environments.
In the past 20 years, STTU has supplied training to numerous Federal agencies and US military units including the DEA, NTF, INS, US Customs, FBI, US Marine Corps MPs, Snipers and Recon, US Air Force CSAR and Intelligence, US Army Special Forces and Intelligence, and dozens of Municipal and County law enforcement agencies. On an international level, STTU has supplied training to coalition Special Operations Commands, military security groups, border guards national police academies, organized crime taskforces, and fugitive apprehension teams.
STTU Training & Advisory can range from condensed lectures and theatre-specific briefs to intense multi-day tactical training programs. Each program is tailored to meet the training and operational requirements of the host agency and then further modified to suit projected operational environments.
In addition to on-going training commitments, STTU is actively involved in operational Research & Development, equipment Test & Evaluation, and International Studies in Conflict Resolution, Stabilization, Force Protection and Peacekeeping. As a result, STTU is often invited to lecture at academic think-tanks focused on counter terrorism and international criminal activities.
STTU MOBILE TRAINING TEAMS
STTU Mobile Training Teams (MTT) can range in size and capability from one advisor to a team of instructors or security professionals. Each MTT is structured to meet the training and operational requirements of the host agency and drawn from a pool of former military, intelligence, or law enforcement personnel, all with exceptional backgrounds and experience in special operations, counter terrorism and tactical training.
About MARK LONSDALE
STTU operations fall under the supervision of the Training Director, Mark Lonsdale, an internationally recognized advisor on tactical training for special operations. With over two decades of experience, Mark has forged STTU training programs and support materials into some of the finest available in the world today.
In addition to having personally trained several hundred police and military operators, Mark has taught instructor level programs for Federal Agencies and the US Military; run advanced Raid programs for the DEA and NTF; and supplied Sniper and CQB training to US Marines prior to deployment in the Gulf Crisis. Recently Mark has been working as a military advisor in the Afghan theatre of operations and is actively involved in pre-deployment training of US military intelligence personnel and coalition Special Operations Forces.
For additional information on STTU training programs, military units and law enforcement agencies can contact STTU by email at STTUHQ@aol.com
All training requests must be made on official letterhead or originate from individuals tasked with researching contract training services. Since all training is geared towards special operations TEAMS, STTU does not have programs that individuals can attend unless a guest of the host agency. See Frequently Asked Questions FAQ