Antiterrorism Training

If you’re looking for something to do on your lunch break, or otherwise have around thirty minutes to kill online, you may find it mildly productive to take the military’s “Antiterrorism Level 1” training, found right here.

Not only might you learn a thing or two about the professional paranoia that has become de rigeur since the attacks of September 11th, but you can even get an impressive-looking piece of paper to hang in your office or cubicle, upon becoming certified:

Antiterrorism certificate

The training website will prompt you for your name, affiliation, pay grade, and the last four digits of your SSN. Happily, what you enter needn’t be real or meaningful, as you can see from the certificate above. 🙂

It’s not the most groundbreaking bit of computer-based training I’ve ever come across, but I imagine there are worse ways to kill a half-hour or so. If nothing else, reading through the reference page or the antiterrorism links might be interesting – and if you aren’t tired of antiterrorism awareness yet, there’s always CJCS Guide 5260, the “Antiterrorism Personal Protection Guide”, subtitled “A Self-Help Guide to Antiterrorism”, available here (101KB PDF, 33 pages, July 1996), or here (445KB PDF, 40 pages, October 2002), or even right here (959KB PDF, 47 pages, October 2005, marked “Not For Public Release”.) Phew.

Published in: General | on September 24th, 2007| 2 Comments »

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  1. On 9/26/2007 at 8:03 am Mike Said:

    I feel much better. Thank you. I love this stuff.

  2. On 9/26/2007 at 11:22 am Justa Soldier Said:

    Not surprising… but still dissapointing.

    I’m a SFC working on one of the Armys websites, behind the AKO firewall and we are constantly hounded about OpSec, not discussing TTP’s – with other soldiers, many of whom are downrange and need, want or are trying to share info on new TTPs – and things like this.

    The DOD hounds and harrasses the individual and its the big organizations that have the largest and most widespread leaks.