Security On a Luxury Cruise Ship

Security On a Luxury Cruise Ship

Earn a good salary while exploring the world on luxury cruise ships. Milites Dei Academy is truly grateful that some of our successful ex-students are employed on luxury cruise ships.

To work on a luxury cruise ship is like working is a five star hotel and you are surrounded by luxury 24/7. Some of the ex-students are working as security on the MSC Cruises which ‘…is a Swiss-based, privately-owned company. From a fleet of three classic vessels in 2003, the family-run line is one of the fastest growing cruise lines in the industry, boasting 12 magnificent, ultramodern ships with the addition of two more vessels in 2017. The Mediterranean heritage that is MSC Cruises is evident in the construction philosophy and elegant design of each of the ships in this contemporary fleet, reflecting the highest standards of quality. The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean as well as seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, South Africa and Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman. In keeping with the company’s commitment to providing absolutely authentic cruise vacations, MSC Cruises has introduced Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve- an exclusive Bahamian marine reserve, offering some of the finest beaches in the world, amid an array of Caribbean-inspired experiences. Regardless of which MSC Cruise ship you sail, you will experience a world of elegance and wonder that is unparalleled.’

Read more at http://www.mydreamvacationz.com/cruiseLines/view/MSC%20Cruises

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The pictures below was taken by some of these ex-students and it is clearly a fantastic opportunity for them to see the world.

Security on Luxury Cruise Ships

Security on Luxury Cruise Ships

Ambush Exercises as Part of Military Style Teaching and Learning

Ambush Exercises

At Milites Dei Academy students learn (as part of the military style teaching and learning) through ambush exercises how to engage with criminals whether it will be to function in an anti-poaching unit or for farm security or when working in high criminal invested areas. Farmers and farming communities, for instance are at the mercy of criminals. However, security companies can make a difference and so can farmers and the communities in their areas as well.

According to Ryan Evans, ambush is one of the many techniques learned at Milites Dei Academy and it is based on the following basics: “Ambushes are classified by category – hasty or deliberate…A platoon or squad conducts a hasty ambush when it makes visual contact with an enemy force and has time to establish an ambush without being detected. The actions for a hasty ambush must be well rehearsed so that soldiers know what to do on the leader’s signal. They must also know what action to take if detected before they are ready to initiate the ambush”  (Field Manual 7-8 – Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad).” Read more on https://warontherocks.com/2013/07/new-section-hasty-ambush/

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Ambush Exercises

Ambush Exercises

The True Value of Education

The True Value of Education

Milites Dei Academy owners believe that the true value of education should be employment. In addition, it becomes more than just employment.

Students can learn things on their own, but then they would not connect the dots when they do not know what they do not know. On the other hand, at Milites Dei Academy students learn to do and therefore classes are practical so that all subjects are practised into their muscle memory. By using education, we teach students to use their mind and bodies so that each exercise becomes like tying a shoe, which with time becomes an automatically generated muscle memory process. This free up their minds in the end so that they can creatively handle any new question that comes at them.

Martin Meyer, a Milites Dei Academy Student that recently finished his studies wrote the following in an open letter on Facebook Where do I start??? 3 months ago I started to better myself in a way I didn’t think was possible, but I was wrong. I started with a 2 month course at Milites Dei Academy. I started without knowing where the road will lead me, or how it will end, will I make it, will I prove myself worthy to be part of something more powerful, something better something bigger then just myself. I did not believe in myself at that point, because of every time I have failed in the past, but the Academy proved me wrong, after my 1st  month I was called into the office thinking I failed in a way, but it was to congratulate me for my commitment, they showed me I have what it takes to be the best, to be better, to be more powerful not just in myself, but in everything I do and i got a third month gift from the Academy. They showed me I am worthy of becoming a winner that I am a leader and i can overcome my fears and my failures. I am proud to say that I am part of a family that will do anything in there power to help and to see you succeed. To make a success of yourself. I am a proud student – instructor (major) of MILITES DEI ACADEMY. My Heart broke when I had to say farewell to my friends but not only my friends but to my brothers! We will strive for greatness, and we are CREATING BRILLIANCE! Know your training. And remember why you are pushing yourself…be proud of what you have become! I just want to say thank you for showing me the path of success and the power that I have because of what the Academy learned me.
Great and unforgettable memories. We are born to be greater then greatness. Great brother of mine told me, “do what you need to do so that you can do what you want to do.”‘

A few hours after the above comment, Martin wrote ‘Just got good news, I have to be in Cape Town on the 9th for the final interview and on the 10th I start with the SOB training…can’t wait…very excited and very proud…Will keep the Academy up to date with the progress.’

Milites Dei Academy owners are humbled by this letter but at the same time also very grateful and proud because that is the exactly what it wants to achieve for each and every student.

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The True Value Of Education

The True Value Of Education

Mud Bath At Milites Dei Academy

Mud Bath At Milites Dei Academy

OK…it is not exactly the same, but the mud bath at Milites Dei Academy does have certain benefits. Although, at first, students do not look forward to this prospect but once taking part it becomes quite an enjoyable spectacle.

Baths at Roman Spa writes the following benefits of a mud bath:

“1) Puts a little adventure in your life. 2) Relieves muscle and joint aches and pains. -The deep heat from the mud …. 3) Relaxation like you have never felt. – The warm, soft mixture of the mud  “feels awesome” and allows your body to let go. 4) Takes the stress off your body. – You are completely suspended, no pressure on your body … 5) Detoxifies your body. – The earth heals you in these treatments by drawing out the toxins and impurities from your body. 6) Softens Skin … 7) Improves Circulation … invigorate your circulation. 8) Balances pH Levels … 9) Silences the outside world …”

Read more on http://bathsromanspa.com/10-benefits-of-mud-baths/

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Oppie at Milites Dei Academy

Oppie at Milites Dei Academy

A broom is the best tool to clean up after a mud bath.

Broom Wash

Broom Wash

Obviously one also needs to roll around a bit, just for good measure, specifically if you are all clean after the broom wash…

Mud Bath Roll

Mud Bath Roll

The Art of Staying Hidden and Concealed

The Art of Staying Hidden and Concealed

When Milites Dei Academy students try to camouflage in order to stay hidden, they are taught that the colours of their camouflage should be the same as the surroundings and that is true for day- and night conditions.

Orlando Wilson (Modern humans are positively disadvantaged when surviving in and moving on foot in rural and wilderness areas…When moving you must do so quietly and regularly stop to look, listen and smell for any indication of people. If you identify people in your proximity are you going to take cover, evade or ambush?’

Wilson continues by advising that ‘..You need to learn to treat the night and darkness as your friend, darkness affords you cover. Many people are afraid of being in the dark especially in rural areas or derelict buildings; you should use this to your advantage. If you are moving you should always try to stay in the shadows, if you get caught in a beam of light or car headlights you should freeze, the chances are that you will remain unnoticed. You must have your immediate reaction drills for encountering a person, being caught in light or hostile fire at the forefront of your mind. Being caught off guard will get you captured or killed.

Read more on http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2016/07/29/camouflage-and-concealment-the-art-of-staying-hidden/

The students posed for a night photo with a flash light but they were actually excellently concealed with the sand of a small open hill…so they became part (colour and texture) of the environment. See the picture below.

Night Concealment

Night Concealment

During day, students uses fresh foliage to again blend into the environment so that they are artfully concealed.

Day Concealment

Day Concealment

Students enjoy it thoroughly when studying at Milites Dei Academy. You can also visit the Milites Dei Academy Facebook posts to see all the interesting projects students are exposed to on:  http://www.facebook.com/SPECIALIST.OPERATIVE

Survival Training at Milites Dei Academy

Survival Training

At Milites Dei Academy students have to build shelters in the bush and as evident from the pictures below they get very creative. They also skilfully constructed a bush oven.

According to Boys’ Life Magazine, “Being prepared to survive in the outdoors starts with knowing what to be prepared for. You can live days without water and weeks without food. People who don’t survive in the outdoors most often die from losing their body heat, not necessarily from starvation or dehydration. You need to be able to start a fire. And perhaps most importantly, you need to be able to build a shelter to stave off wind, rain and snow, and to keep your body heat trapped where it belongs: near your body.” Read more on http://boyslife.org/outdoors/3473/taking-shelter/

More specifically, survival skills are techniques that a person may use in order to sustain life in any type of natural environment. These techniques are meant to provide basic necessities for human life which include water, food, and shelter. The skills also support proper knowledge and interactions with animals and plants to promote the sustaining of life over a period of time. Survival skills are often basic ideas and abilities that ancients invented and used themselves for thousands of years. Outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting all require basic wilderness survival skills, especially in handling emergency situations. Bush craft and primitive living are most often self-implemented, but require many of the same skills.The students also learn how to make a bush stove, referred to as the Dakota Fire Hole. The pictures below also show a delicious chicken being cooked. The chicken was acquired from a good Samaritan on a neighbouring farm.

The Milites Dei Academy Facebook Page shows students participating and successfully completing training at the academy: http://www.facebook.com/SPECIALIST.OPERATIVE/

Milites Dei Academy Survival Sep 2017

Milites Dei Academy Survival Sep 2017

“Vasbyt” at Milites Dei Academy

“Vasbyt” at Milites Dei Academy

At Milites Dei Academy, the Vasbyt starts with 13 days of intense exercises. The last day is a test of direction and endurance that lasts for 24 hours.

SADF writes …‘”Vasbyt”, that little Afrikaans word that captures the emotional, physical and psychological effort and strain a student experiences while completing this tough phase. Pushing oneself to the limit, and then still a little further is what Vasbyt is all about…In the process of doing the seemingly impossible, every student gains a tremendous amount of self confidence. Not only does Vasbyt give the student insight into himself… It is a different student that comes out on the other side of a successfully completed Vasbyt exercise.’ Read more on http://sadf.info/Infantry%20School%20Vasbyt.html

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Vasbyt5NightStrength

Vasbyt5NightStrength

Actively Assist You to Find a Job

Actively Assist You to Find a Job

The Three Months Military Style Basics at MDA focus on providing accredited PSIRA qualifications (10) through our accredited supplier AIM Training Academy as well as accredited Four (4) Fire Arm Types Competencies, also through AIM. Then we add on the 32 Military Style Job Skills Modules and 10 Management Style Job Skills Modules together with a CV, Professional Portfolios and Assist you to Find Employment.

The focus of Milites Dei Academy is three-fold:

  1. Assist students to get accredited PSIRA and SASSETA qualifications through our accredited supplier, namely AIM Training Academy in White River;
  2. Milites Dei Academy impart 42 job skills applications; and
  3. Actively help you to get employed.

Many training companies promise to assist with employment but they are not able to really do it. At Milites Dei Academy, we have many students that can testify to this and these students are employed at the moment.

Once you have the Three Months Course under the belt you can continue to more specialised qualifications such as Close Protection or Diving or Drone Licenced Pilot or STCW. We will link you up with suppliers for these qualifications as well.

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The Photo Below Shows Medic our Head Student Instructor with his students, neatly dressed in the Milites Dei Academy Uniform. “Medic” see to it that that all students performs daily duties and that they keep to the routine. ” Medic” is also a qualified diver, diver medic and ambulance medic. The second photo below also shows a few of his expertise…

MedicHeadStudentInstructor

Medic as Head Student Instructor with Fellow Milites Dei Academy Students.

Medic's Expertise

Medic’s Expertise

 

Fire and Movement

Fire and Movement

Fire and Movement

Fire and Movement

Students at Milites Dei Academy participate in fire and movement exercises. They have to walk down a valley at the academy and then fire and move in formations up the hill.

The Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus was likely the first to use the tactic in wartime, in the Thirty Years’ War against his Habsburg opponents.

Fire and Movement became particularly important when more and more rifled muskets and breech-loading weapons, later followed by machine guns, were fielded on the battlefields of the 19th century. The increased accuracy, range and rate of fire translated into more firepower, allowing smaller units to operate more independently. This marked the transition from First to Second-generation warfare that saw the increasing application of Fire and Movement on the tactical level.

During the First Boer War, it was a standard Boer tactic, and contributed to a series of victories, culminating at the Battle of Majuba Hill.

According to Stephen Biddle, the effective use of fire and movement was the key to ending the stalemates on the lines of the Western Front during the final months of World War I. Since that time, he argues, mastery of fire and movement has been one of the central components of successful military tactics in modern land warfare.

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Discount Voucher 5 June ’17 Intake

Discount Voucher 5 June ’17 Intake

Discount Voucher 5 June '17 Intake

Discount Voucher 5 June ’17 Intake

We have a special at the moment, see below….

To get yourself into any of the below course, it is quite easy………You just need to decide which course you would be interested in and which would you be able to afford.

  1. Anti-Poaching One Month Studies was R19500 now R18500 – You will be trained to after the studies join an anti-poaching unit at a lodge or reserve.
  2. Two Months Spes Ops Studies was R20700 now R19700 – Is a cheaper option for people that just cannot afford the three months basics.
  3. Three Months Basics Studies was R55000 now R50 000 – A very comprehensive course.
  4. International VIP Protection Training Course was R50000 now R48000 – Come and learn from international operatives.
  5. Two Week Personal Security Course was R9500 now R9000 – No qualifications are included but you will learn survival techniques.

Submit your application before 29 May to qualify for this special.

Tell us which one you are interested in so that we can send you more detail.

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