Team Leader II Class and Force-on-Force Lab in March; Von Steuben Training

Good morning patriots!

I am pleased to announce the first Force-on-Force Lab event is now on the training schedule for March 26-27, 2022.

Force-on-force is a term that describes an exercise consisting of a battle between two opposing wills.  In this event, participants will be split into two squads and given a series of tactical scenarios with an objective.  It will then be up to each squad to determine how they accomplish their mission within a given amount of time.  Participants will be using blanks in their rifles to simulate the sounds, sights, and smells of combat.

This event will be tied in with Team Leader II, a 3-day sequel to my Team Leader Class.  While the first class covers basic team organization, training, and leadership, Team Leader II is focused on mission planning and tactics.  Students will receive one day of instruction on tactical planning, and the remaining 2 days actually leading a team in the Force-on-Force Lab.  Through repetitive, raw practical application, these students will leave with a solid foundation of knowledge and skill required of a combat leader.

For participants, the Force-on-Force lab isn’t just class.  It’s an opportunity to experiment with different approaches to tactical problems.  You can spend all the time in the world theorizing and reading about how to survive on a battlefield, but this event is an opportunity to truly find out what works and what doesn’t.

You will learn strengths and weaknesses of your tactical equipment.  You will discover just how physically demanding combat is.  You will run through scenarios both day and night to fully understand the challenges of each.  Most importantly, you will get experience operating in a team, coordinating your fire and movement with other shooters.

The scenarios are realistic and require a measured, tactical approach.  Respawn is either non-existent or CASEVAC based, to highlight the seriousness of what you are training for.  Participants who try to go “Rambo” on their own will not do well.  You will need to to balance aggression with caution to achieve victory.

This event is also an opportunity to experiment with your force-multiplying equipment.  Participants will be allowed to use any and all force multipliers they have, provided they do not pose a hazard to other participants.  This includes:

  • Radios
  • SIGINT equipment
  • Night Vision/Thermal optics
  • Drones
  • Smoke Grenades
  • and more!

The price for Team Leader II is $200, the FoF Lab is $300, both together are $500. Space is limited, so don’t delay in registering!

I’m also putting the finishing touches on a “Support Weapons Class,” covering the use of automatic rifle and anti-materiel rifles, to be offered this coming year, so stay tuned!

If you have questions about the event, or to register, send me an email at

Schweiss Spart Blut


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Mike is the owner and chief instructor of Von Steuben Training & Consulting (VSTAC). A self-described “Tactical Scholar,” he spent 6 years in the Marine Corps as a radio operator and small-unit tactics instructor. He has dedicated his life to honing the tactical prowess of himself and his fellow patriots, guided by the wisdom of his commanding officer, Jesus Christ. He can be contacted via email at

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