Private Military Contractor Experience
DATES:   To Be Announced

                      Vanguard Training Center
                      Near 32nd Street and Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

                      Marauders Urban Assault Course 
                      Near 411th Avenue and Elliot Road (1 hour west of Phoenix, AZ)


The PMC Experience is a four part adventure that invites Marauders Members to become part of a private military company - ARES International.  This program is not available to the general public.

Chapter 1 - Selection
Complete at least four different Marauders programs to qualify for a position on an ARES International protective detail.  Qualifying programs include:

  • Executive Protection
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Team Tactics Urban
  • Counter Ambush

​Selection programs may be completed at either training venue (Urban Assault Course or Vanguard Training Center.)

Chapter 2 - The Gauntlet
Think that you are ready to be assigned to a team?  Complete a four part individual and team obstacle course at the Vanguard Training Center.  Fail any part of The Gauntlet and you are back to "Selection."

Chapter 3 - Merc Work
Upon completion of The Gauntlet, you will be assigned to a team running missions at our mock combat town at the Urban Assault Course.  These force on force missions will feature vehicles, role players and pyrotechnics.  Mission assignments may include: 

 -Personal security detail during foot movements to Iraqi neighborhoods 
 -Motorcade security from Green Zone to FOB 
 -Emergency response team reaction to insurgent direct action attack 
 -Client extraction Mission 

Chapter 4 - Black OPS
Survive the challenges of "Merc Work" and earn a spot on a team hired to hunt down high value targets in the most dangerous corners of the world during this two day adventure.  Complete a full scale mission that lasts over 12 hours.  


Eye and ear protection 
Tactical uniform -
  •   Top/Shirt-  Tan or Olive 
  •   Pants- Tan or Olive 
  • Boots 
Plate carrier 
Primary Weapon - AR-15 converted to UTM with at least four magazines and sling 
Secondary weapon - UTM or airsoft semi-automatic magazine fed pistol with two magazines 
Strong side holster 
Individual first aid kit

ADMISSION:  To be determined