For over two decades, CQD® has had a successful training and operational relationship with numerous federal agencies based on recommendations from former students from the SEAL/SOF community. CQD began training select members of these Agencies in Protective Operations and on a number of occasions, Mr. Dieter was personally tasked to deploy to high-threat locations around the world. During these deployments there were some significant operational successes utilizing all aspects of the system. Furthermore, due to the integrated nature and interoperability components inherent within the CQD System, there were many instances of successful joint operations between these Federal Agencies and SEAL/SOF forces.
As a result of CQD’s operational success, senior leaders within these groups recognized the value of the training and CQD was tasked to provide one to six-week training courses as a pre-deployment requirement. The training was able to undeniably evaluate the operators’ suitability for deployment based on technical skill and appropriate use of force. This created an unprecedented level of interoperability amongst students with a variety of training backgrounds and skill levels. The success of the CQD training program with these Federal Agencies is validated by over four thousand critiques and numerous senior leader statements and After-Action Reports proclaiming its operational relevance and applicability.
CQD has taught initial and advanced courses to various SEAL Teams on the East and West Coasts. Federal agencies trained in CQD include the State Department’s Mobile Security Division (MSD), U.S. Air Marshals, U.S. Secret Service, DEA, and other Government Agencies.