Samuel Culper provides intelligence training in-person and online.  We also provide intelligence and security consultation to prepper groups.

Course information is available at the Forward Observer website, right-hand column that reads, “EVENTS”




  1. Chris ponte says:

    exellent read… join Copblock Oregon

  2. Jim Sprankel says:

    Hey Guys! Don’t forget about Max Velocity Tactical classes in West Virginia. Just completed a great weekend with Max on his Tactical Rifle class. Great stuff! Not your regular “square range” training either!

  3. william joseph culpeper says:

    looking to get involved in the virginia area to help take our country back. sent here by american resistance

  4. Add SoCal to the list. When will you be out on the west coast?

    Anybody wants to attend a class in CA, email me at bonniegadsden@hotmail.com

  5. Herk Mulligan says:

    Any info on the Knoxville, TN class? Thanks! HM

  6. ecodivr says:

    Interested in Boise.

  7. "Tater" in SC says:


    Great class this weekend. Formal AAR to follow soon, but just wanted to thank you again for the extremely valuable information you presented. Now all I have to do is find/build a “tribe” so that I have someone to share the duties.

    “Tater” in SC
    “American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God”

    • Samuel Culper III says:

      Hey Tater – Thank you for the positive feedback, and also for your selfless contributions as a cooperative source. Best of luck in finding and developing your tribe. Keep in touch, friend.

  8. Russell says:

    Interested in a Boise class.

  9. Mattie says:

    Can’t believe I missed the class in Charlottesville. Will be looking out for more in the future. Thank you!

  10. Jason says:

    Interested in the Spokane dates – I will send you an email.

  11. Don Earman says:

    Where in Virginia are you teaching and roughly what dates? I live in the Harrisonburg area which is in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley. My area never votes for democrats. At least not since the early 60’s. We had lots of rebels going up and down the Valley including Stonewall Jackson.

  12. Frank Miller says:

    Hello Sam,

    I discovered your ICAC course while reading through your blog.
    It definitely sound like something I would be interested in.
    Im in the north Texas DFW area. Do you have any classes scheduled here or within driving distance in the foreseeable future?



    • Samuel Culper III says:

      Hey Frank – I’d love to get down to Texas. I might be able to this winter. Let’s keep in contact and figure something out.

  13. Jim Webster says:

    I found it really tough to compete for work opportunities with people who have lots of experience plus a certification in the protection sector.
    Once I had finished (course) it provided me with the confidence to go into interviews with more than just crossed fingers.

  14. Tater says:


    Definitely interested in the ATL class in Jan unless it is the weekend of 1/18-1/20 as I’ll be up at Max’s place that weekend for his inaugural 3-day patrol class. Let me know ASAP once you confirm a date.

  15. Dave says:

    Definitely interested in the Central VA class.

  16. Hewlitt says:

    Hi Sam,

    I am interested in the VA class but my email to you got bounced. Let me know. Thanks!

  17. Robert says:

    WE are very interested in a Central Va class.

  18. Jason says:

    Will keep my eyes open for more Spokane classes or possibly Boise in the future. Thanks for all you are doing.

  19. Fred says:


    Interested in attending the Houston class in February. If you have space available, can you please fire an email off to me with registration and payment details?

    Thanks in advance!

  20. Thaddeus says:

    Dang! I missed the class that you had in Virginia. Do you you know when the next one will be within the area?

  21. Frank Miller says:

    Hey Sam,

    Im interested in the Houston ICAC course would you forward my the sign up info?


    Ps happy to see your finally coming to TX!

  22. Thaddeus says:

    I am looking forward to anything you may have anywhere within the upper-northeast. Particularly within the Washington D.C. metro area (aka: Ground Zero)

    If it is a bit further…no biggie!

    Being informed is being alive!

    • Samuel Culper III says:

      Hey Thaddeus – Not sure if I’ll get to DC. I can do another central Virginia course, though. Is that close enough?

  23. Thaddeus says:

    You betcha!
    Maryland will work too.
    I am looking forward to it!
    Is there some kind if literature around that I can prepare myself?
    I do not have a background in Intelligence.

  24. Nimrod Hunter says:

    Mr. Culper,
    I would like to attend the 24-25 May ICAC class in Houston. Please send me the details.


  25. E M Johnson says:

    The above referenced e-mail didn’t work for me. I am in the Houston area and wanted to attend this class.

  26. Ford says:

    Add the Austin or Georgetown, TX area to the list! Would love to attend these

  27. One Son says:

    Folks in AZ and NM are looking for some additional training. Mosby and Sierra 12 have us covered on the direct combat related stuff, but we have a hole insofar as comms.

    • Samuel Culper III says:


      Well, I can’t do much for comms, but I can train up an intel element.

      • One Son says:

        Sam – That works, too. Despite the significant number of experienced folks out here, it has proven rather difficult to get training outside SUT’s and such.

        Feel free to zip me an email. I’m more than willing to see what we can do.

  28. John Urquhart says:

    Hey Sam just wanted to see if you are going to be in VA anytime in the near future. I think we could probably get a good group size together for some training.

  29. James says:

    Hey Sam,

    Shoot me an email on SLC IAC, I have a venue suggestion.

  30. Bilbo2016 says:

    PM sent regarding pending class..

  31. walt willis says:

    I found that the Appleseed program was the best plan to learn to shoot well. My background may be found on YouTube under: “The Story of Walt Willis”. “Train Hard/Fight Easy”.

  32. StormN says:

    I’m an associate member of Oathkeepers. I’ve been into preparedness for a few years and have read A Failure of Civility. I haven’t a clue about intel. Where do I start? Is there a book you would recommend I start with? Read your article on the Oahtkeepers website. Thank you for your time and work.

  33. Tom says:

    Great SHTF Intelligence class (FL) this weekend, Sam!

    AAR to follow shortly.

  34. Robert Townsend Jr says:


    I was wanting to revisit some of the webinars I had attended but the login for the eLearning site doesn’t work anymore. Has that service been migrated to the new site yet or are we in a holding pattern on accessing that?

    Robert Townsend Jr

  35. Jack Weigand says:


    January Northern VA? I might be able to make that, can you post how to sign up?


  36. Brad Lange says:

    I swear I saw info on a class in Bryan/College Station Tx on Feb 13, 2016 but cannot find it again. Would like to sign up if that is the case.

  37. Mike says:

    Two things, Has anyone a copy of ‘A Failure of Civility’ for sale? Also, I too and interested in attending the January Virginia Intelligence class, has anyone have info on this?

  38. Thaddeus says:

    I’d be interested in a class in Virginia as well. It does not look like 2016 training schedule has been posted yet.

  39. Ron says:

    Is there a 2016 Training schedule?

  40. 'Tater' in Texas says:

    Stumbled across this site today and am intrigued but haven’t seen any recent activity. Is this site still active and if so, do you ever make it to Texas?

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