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Max Talk 34: HEAT 1 Combat Tactics 8 – 11 Aug 2019: Compilation

This is the thirty fourth installment of ‘Max Talk Monday’ which shares select episodes from a series of instructional videos. Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training. MVT is dedicated to developing and training tactical excellence at the individual and team level.

A compilation of footage taken during the August 8 – 11 HEAT 1 Combat Tactics Class, originally for upload to Instagram. This is by no means all of the drills that are run at these classes, simply what I was able to capture on my phone during the training. HEAT 1 Combat Tactics is a 4 day class, 2 days on the flat range doing work-up training and drills to ready the students for the 2 days on the tactical ranges. The classes are held at the Velocity Training Center (VTC), Romney WV. The facility is purpose built to offer the best in Live Fire and Force on Fire Tactical Training.

Shown in the video are portions of tactical Ranges 1 & 2, the main movement ranges used for HEAT 1. Mobile classes are also available. Day 3 of the tactical range portion sees students working up from pairs to team assault and then break contact drills, repeated in more complexity on Day 4, starting with a pairs jungle walk, break contact drills, and a final team assault.

This is the fourth installment of ‘Max Talk Monday’ which shares select episodes from a series of instructional videos. Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training. MVT is dedicated to developing and training tactical excellence at the individual and team level.

Max is a tactical trainer and author, a professional soldier with extensive experience in British elite forces and as a paramilitary contractor. Max was enlisted and later commissioned, via the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, into the Parachute Regiment. The Parachute Regiment is an elite airborne infantry unit, comparable to the U.S. 75th Ranger Regiment, accessible only via the renowned ‘Pegasus Company’ Selection course. Max served in 1 and 2 PARA. Of the three PARA battalions, 2 and 3 PARA serve in 16 Air Assault Brigade as the UK’s elite Rapid Response Force, with one battalion at permanent high readiness for worldwide intervention operations. Max served in Para Reg when it was utilized to provide elite airborne infantry support to UKSF, as the forefathers of the SFSG. With training and operations validating the concept, including Op Barras (Sierra Leone), 1 PARA was placed permanently in role as part of the SFSG.

Additionally, Max served on a number of deployments, to include multiple tours in Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Afghanistan. Additional overseas assignments saw the opportunity to train, or train with, allied nations, including the U.S. Military. Roles which Max filled included rifle platoon commander, patrol leader, recruit instructor (platoon commander) at the PARA Training Depot, anti-armor platoon commander (fire support company), operations officer and command on deployments. Reaching a career point facing staff college and moving away from command of paratroopers, Max made the decision to resign from the service. After leaving the British Army, Max spent a further five years working operationally as a paramilitary contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan; the latter two years based in Helmand Province working alongside the UK Military.

Since 2013, Max has run Max Velocity Tactical (MVT), a training company conceived to offer professional combat training for responsible citizens. As the Velocity Training Center (VTC) has grown into a state of the art training venue, MVT also took on pre-deployment training for U.S. SOF. This runs the spectrum from facility rental to tailored training packages specializing in Small Unit Tactics.

Website: Max Velocity Tactical

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