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Maritime Security Specialist and Military Sealift Command (MSC) Training Programs for the Marine Industry

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Established in 2000 and headquartered in Virginia Beach Virginia, Trident Maritime Training Center (TMTC), part of the Trident Group, provides industry leading security solutions to public and private sector clients around the world. It provides Vulnerability Assessments to ports and maritime service facilities - handling sensitive materials, such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Propane Gas. To date, Trident Group has helped to secure more than million in assistance from the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and other Federal maritime entities.

Trident Group America has over 30 years of combined firearms training experience and operational knowledge to bring our customers. Operational experience, unique training areas and effective Instructors provides each student with a learning environment unmatched in the industry.


Trident Group America has also developed a mobile training team concept which allows them to send instructors or training material to clients/customers around the world, whenever or wherever training is needed. Military units use this concept to provide qualified trainers to diverse locations, often training leaders to train others. This concept can be used to deliver quality training to a large group of students using a small number of dedicated training instructors/professionals.

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Training Programs




Maritime Industry Courses

  • Maritime Security Specialist (MSS) - United States Coast Guard certified
  • Vessel Security Officer (VSO)
  • Company Security Officer (CSO)
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
  • Maritime Security/Visit Board Search and Seizure (MS/V.B.S.S.) (Law Enforcement and Government Only)
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) - Small Arms Course, Ships Reactionary Force, Basic and Advance Watch Stander

Firearms Training

  • First Time Shooter
  • Combative Pistol/Carbine Level I and II
  • Home Defense
  • Concealed Weapons

Other Training Programs

  • Custom/Mobile Training
  • Corporate Training
  • Executive Protection
  • Corporate Team Building and Leadership Courses
  • Maritime Security Operator Certification
  • Asset Protection Assistance Security Service (APASS)
  • Skills Validation Course (SVC)