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Bronson Defense offers elite Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) training that is designed to teach the hard and soft skills needed to stay alive and safe in dangerous and uncertain situations. Our highly experienced instructors will provide operational intelligence and the latest most proven training techniques that are trusted by military operators around the world.  Click the box below for more on S.E.R.E.


Our main focuses in this training is to disseminate information on the four main phases of the kidnapping selection / planning process, the mindset to navigate being held hostage, and the tools of the trade to allow a "one time" chance at Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape.

Phase 1: Abduction

  • The actual abduction is the most dangerous phase as the hostage takers are very nervous and perhaps a bit unpredictable:

  •  Stay calm, composed and cooperative

  •  Do not speak unless spoken to

  •  Do not whisper with a colleague or friend 9 Do not offer suggestions

  •  Do not argue

  •  Do not make sudden movements 

  • Do not be humorous

  •  Try not to give up clothes or identification

Phase 2: Transport and/or consolidation

  •  Be patient and try to rest

  •  Be courteous

  •  Make needs known like need for medication or other kind of aid you may need

  •  Listen well, do not argue

  •  If you are blindfolded, forced into a car boot/trunk, or other compartment during transport, engage your mind and try to visualise the route taken. Note turns, street noises, smells, and time elapsed between certain points.

Phase 3: Confinement

  • Exercise! Keep fit! Stay physically active.

  •  Exercise your mind: read, write if you can, draw, try to remember

  •  Exercise your spirit: pray, intercede for your captors, your loved ones, your colleagues. Bless your captors. Forgive your captives. Worship. Meditate on scripture. Practice the presence of God. Confess known sin and keep a clean conscience. Practice spiritual hygiene over your thoughts, attitudes and actions. Remember your identity in God, remember your purpose and calling in God. Trust the Holy Spirit to comfort you, sustain you and give you wisdom.

  •  Try to establish a daily structure or routine. Structure gives you back some form of control over your life, some form of dignity. Daily scripture readings.

  •  Maintain standards for cleanliness and tidiness.

  •  Try to make home wherever you are: make home symbolically. However often you have to move: make home, bring structure, cleanliness, tidiness.

  •  Mentally, emotionally and spiritually prepare yourself for a long captivity without becoming passive.

  • Face and personalize your captors. Ask by what name you can address them. Tell them about your family.

  •  Never threaten your captors.

  •  Do not believe everything you are told.

  • Accept and eat whatever food is given you, even if it is unpalatable.

  •  Find a method of telling time, dates.

  •  Do not give in to despair. Survival chances improve with time.

Phase 4: Release

  • Phase 4: Release This phase may present a higher level of risk. When the time for your release comes you will have to adjust your behavior. 

  •  Pay close attention to orders you are given.

  •  Obey orders promptly.

  •  Do not make sudden or unexpected movements.

  •  Stay alert. If things go wrong you may have to make run for it. Look for a protected place where you could run, dive or roll into if force must be used to rescue you.

  •  Be prepared for delays and disappointments.

  •  Trust God


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