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I've attended a lot of situational awareness training... during my time as an NSW SWCC, while as an overseas personal safety and security instructor at United States' largest Defense Contractor and then again at one of the largest Hoteliers, where I taught a course alongside the Regional Security Trainer. By far your courses (SAS & SAS-AP) deliver some of the most useful, current, and thoughtful material I've encountered. And they are expertly delivered by your instructors, who strike a tone that is suitable not only for security professionals, but for the layperson and corporate leaders. Thanks so much for putting on a great course!
"I must say I'm AMAZED! During weekend I got pure pleasure to attend the SAS class in Arcuri Group. Their Situational Awareness Training System is way beyond my expectations. All the things were systematically explained and showed with great details. Both congrats to lecturers and the topic. All the things I was thinking, reading and doing in real life are found in the SAS programme."
"I was absolutely blown away by all of the information packed into this course and how the curriculum is structured."
"I am happy to report that Stephen did a phenomenal job at virtual teaching. I can attest virtual delivery is not optimum, but Stephen kept it engaging. I enjoyed the content, the structure and relevance of the material. I see the value in instructing these tools to many situations and environments."
"All I can say is wow! The SAS course delivered by the Arcuri Group not only helps active law enforcement refine their skills but teaches a very beneficial skillset and mentality to those who generally work in conflict. Incredible instructors and eye-opening curriculum. I think this training is also a “piece of the puzzle” for officers who are looking to better their articulation skills whether it be on a UofF report or in court. Great course, highly recommended!"
"Packed with information, this course delivered key information applicable to those from various professional fields in a very methodical, and appropriate fashion."
"Exceptional training! On behalf of my team, our beautiful city and I, we are so grateful for your time and expertise! We look forward to future collaborations."
"After spending over 21 years in the military and serving multiple deployments to austere non-permissive environments, I can say the Situational Awareness Specialist training provided by the Arcuri Group is spot on. Anyone regardless of their experience or background would greatly benefit from attending this training."
Harry S. (GardaWorld):
"Proud to say that I have achieved my Situation Awareness Specialist® - Advanced Practitioner (SAS-AP) certification through the Arcuri Group. The tools and insight provided by top notch instructor Thomas Pecora, SAS-MP are invaluable and will be put to good use by myself as well as the other members of our team. Thank you, Rich Meyer, for working with me on coordinating everything."
"Enjoyed it and the exam was challenging and that added to the credibility of the program."
Garry H. (GardaWorld):
"Very well done. Delivery was excellent and should be part of any training program for security professionals.
"Thank you so much Arcuri Group.
An awesome course that made perfect sense taught by subject matter experts. I can definitely recommend this."
"Thanks a lot to Arcuri Group for this course: Situation Awareness Specialist (SAS) training. It was a very informative training session and I am happy to share with you all my SAS Certification."
"I would like to thank you for the training session we received, it was very interesting and so was our teacher! I am scheduled to start new recruit training for airport patrol very soon, which is a huge deal for me. I am convinced that this course has given me more tools to achieve becoming a more competent trainer."
"It was a honor and privilege to work with Arcuri Group LLC, for this certification. What is better, is an organization that does not slight the work put in towards the industry!"
"It’s amazing how much my perception of the whole scenario and my possible responses has changed since taking the course."
"I have been a police officer for twenty years and have a decade's worth of experience training police officers and civilians in tactics and de-escalation training.
I was very impressed with the Arcuri SAS program particularly in the relevancy of the content which I found to be applicable to police officers and citizens alike. The delivery of the training could not have been better as Tom Pecora made the course engaging and very interesting throughout.
I would definitely recommend this certification course to those serving in any sort of law enforcement or security role as well as any parent, student, or anyone else for that matter. If you want to increase your ability to identify potential threats, and boost your overall personal and professional safety, this is the training you need! "
B. J. H:
"Great course. I recommend all practitioners take this at some point in their career."
"I can definitely recommend this course to anyone from any walk of life. Don’t think that it’s just for military, law enforcement or security."
Dr. Terry O:
"Last Saturday, I attended a Situational Awareness Advanced Practitioner's class. I am an academic, but have spent much of my life around military, law enforcement, and government types; however, it was my first time to be in a chat room where someone posted about finding a kidnapped victim stuffed in a car truck.
Situational Awareness training is for everyone. The instructor, retired CIA officer, Thomas Pecora, SAS-MP holds an adjunct position in our department and will soon be offering the beginner situational awareness course to the #WrightState community. This graduate level course involves instruction, testing, and credentialing all in one day.
I have been working with the Arcuri Group, Dominic J. Arcuri and Rich Meyer CE, CMAS for nearly a year and find them extremely talented and their SAS, and now the SAS-AP proprietary learning material has been well received by learners all over the globe. They even created a space here on LinkedIn for us to network and interact with each other. It's feels like a family.
My research involves working with people in academics, industry, government and military, and I believe every one of them can benefit from situational awareness training."
Dr. Reva I:
"I had the pleasure of attending the Situation Awareness Specialist (SAS) training on April 27, 2022. The training was of the same high caliber of training that I experienced while serving 20 years in the USAF. I have since retired from the USAF and I can see how the four-hour SAS training that I received through Arcuri Group LLC is already benefiting me daily.
The instructor was knowledgeable, and he facilitated the training extraordinarily. He answered our questions and allowed others to share their own experiences when it came to being situationally aware. The final exam was challenging and thought provoking. It aided in making the SAS training credible.
I would highly recommend this course not only for organizations; but for individuals to take as preparation for unforeseen events where they may have to be on alert during different situations or potential threats that may arise and be able to act accordingly."
"After 30 years being a tactical trainer and sniper instructor, this is the most satisfying course I have taken in years. No matter if the SAS student is a security officer, a doctor in Bogota or an Airline crew member in Brazil, by taking the SAS course, all the skills learned come together to promote a mindset change that really makes a difference and makes sense."
"Last night, I had the pleasure of attending an Arcuri Group Situational Awareness Specialist training session. It was a 4hrs of interesting knowledge delivered by Thomas Pecora, SAS-MP and supported by Jesse D. Free, C.D. It was a good refresher for those who've been in LE or Security for a while but will also be important grounding for those just entering the field. It covered topics from neuroscience, physiological reactions under stress, personal safety, etc."
I would recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about SA, and how it can help you do your job better."
"I attended the Arcuri Group Situation Awareness Specialist training course today. After spending 23+ years in law enforcement I was still able to learn new things to help me both personally and professionally."
"For those of my connections that are looking to increase or build upon your established knowledge and skills, here is an amazing opportunity. The #community that surrounds this organization continues to inspire and drive both personal and professional growth."
"Passed my exam last night for this amazing course. I can not thank Jesse D. Free, C.D. And Thomas Pecora, SAS-MP for doing an amazing job teaching. The class was full of knowledgeable individuals which greatly contributed to the training. I look forward to expanding on this training. Thank you to the Arcuri Group for putting this all together."
"I would like to thank the team at Arcuri Group, specifically Rich Meyer, Thomas Pecora, SAS-MP and Jesse D. Free, C.D. for leading the Scotiabank Executive Protection team through the Situational Awareness Specialist course recently. Each team member walked away with newly found knowledge that they will be applying to their personal and professional lives."
"Thoroughly enjoyed taking the course and look forward to moving forward on to the Advanced Practitioner (SAS-AP) certification. Thanks to Thomas Pecora, SAS-MP, Jesse D. Free, CD at the Arcuri Group for delivering and managing the day. An outstanding combination of knowledge/experiential teaching, sharing and delivery. I look forward to my future learning with this group."
"Thank you, Arcuri Group! Received my SAS Cert. It was well done, very informative, and engaging experience."
"Thank you! Arcuri Group is a great organization that is pushing life-saving material!"
"Lots of great content in the course. Thank you for putting this together."
"Thank you! Very informative!"
"Thank you very much for the training. Great content!"