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Training Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed and taught by former military and law enforcement professionals. The focus is on developing not only individual skills but team-oriented skills as well. From individual firearms proficiency to prepping, we have classes that will help prepare you to face difficult situations while keeping you, your family, and community safer.


All new members must go through basic training. Since we accept volunteers from all walks of life, our basic training serves to establish vocabulary, basic radio etiquette, simple reacting to contact, weapon safety, and much more. Basic Training is 2 days and is required before a recruit can be patched in, as well as attend other classes.


Basic patrolling classes are foundational in order to establish functional and effective patrols. The purpose of a patrol is to identify threats and emergencies, and deny access to a protected zone.


As part of the Militia, you may be called upon to support searches for missing children or adults. We hold classes to help you better identify evidence, spot tracks, and improve your chances of locating missing persons.


Primary to the Texas State Militia: Houston Unit’s mission is to serve as a scouting resource. Information gathering is key to having the right intel and situational awareness to mount an effective defense or take meaningful action.


Everything from canning, to water treatment, TSM wants you to be ready to support your family when rule of law breaks down.


Close Quarters Battle is one of the most dangerous situations one can be in. You need to keep your head when confronting an armed or dangerous person up close.


Learn everything from the basics of radio Etiquette, to DX Coms on HAM networks.


Medical has the benefit of always being busy. Regardless of the training or situation, medical is needed. You will learn TCCC concepts as well as some real world stuff we have picked up along the way.


While TSM tends to focus more on team and squad-based tactics, individual weapons skills are not neglected. Live fire trainings include basic rifle, advanced rifle, assessments, and DM (designated marksman) trainings. Most of our tables are taken from the Marine Corps handbook, but we have adapted some for civilian purposes as well so we stay within the law.