Build Your Skills,
Improve Your Confidence

When the world is in chaos and you become threatened, do you have the skills to survive and protect the ones you love? Could you endure in the wilderness unassisted or tactically move to a recovery area? Are you mentally and physically prepared? Could you escape and survive?
This course is designed to ensure the answers to those questions are, “Yes!”
Learn to shoot, move, and communicate individually and in teams. Acquire land navigation, field expedient medical care, communication, tactical preparedness, and field craft survival techniques. Gain critical thinking, situational awareness, and decision-making skills that you can execute under stress.



This course is hands-on; in the field and on the range. Students are provided with fundamental skills and drills to overcome practical challenges faced in a chaotic environment.
Range instruction includes threat and target assessment, multiple target engagements, reload methods, malfunction drills, team movement, and communication. In the field, students will be trained on land navigation, water sources and purification, field expedient shelters, wilderness and tactical medicine, meal prep, and tactical planning. Central to all this training are critical decision making, situational awareness, and mindset.
Under the observation and individual attention from our expert instructor cadre, students will be tested on their knowledge during range exercises. A final team exercise will test the student’s survival knowledge in a 10 hour field movement and navigation course. During this portion of the course, students will use all of their newly gained skills to survive, including making their own meals, shelter, and fires in the wilderness. This exercise is also filled with both team and individual challenges.

Please note, this is course is designed to place the student into a realistic training environment. The course is a continuous 24-hour evolution. Students are expected to sleep outdoors in the shelters they create or sleeping equipment they provide.   


Some of the many skills you will learn include:


  • Weapons safety, manipulation, and carry
  • Combat mindset
  • Threat recognition
  • Reload methods and options
  • Immediate and remedial actions
  • Transition techniques and drills
  • Utilizing cover and concealment
  • Movement and firing under stress
  • Team movement and communication
  • Shoot/no-shoot decisions and drills
  • Engagements from standing, sitting, and while moving


  • Introduction to Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
  • Patient assessment
  • Bleeding control
  • Compromised airways
  • Understanding systemic responses
  • Patient packaging and evacuation


  • Land navigation
  • Water sources and purification
  • Field expedient shelters
  • Food sources and meal prep
  • Fire making, concealing, and considerations
  • Tactical planning
  • Primary and secondary route preparation


In the final exercise, the students will be assigned to teams with an instructor who will act as a monitor. As a team, they will plan a route, prepare their gear, and execute the plan. During the exercise, students will be tested on tactical movement, planning, field craft, first aid, and land navigation skills. At the various objectives, there will be go/no-go tests that result in rewards based upon competency. Upon completion of the training evolution, students and instructors will meet at the recovery area for a Warrior’s Meal, awards/certificate presentation, and a review with lessons learned and self evaluations.

The course is fast paced and packed with information, culminating in a breakfast awards ceremony and camaraderie.

  • Trinity Armory

RANGE VENUE: Trinity Armory Inc.


Raising the bar for North Houston's metro area in Liberty County, Trinity Armory has proudly served our community as well as Military, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Responders as Houston's premiere gun shop and shooting range for more than 30 years. Our prestigious facility in Cleveland, TX offers over 20 pistol and 20 long range lanes, a well stocked and clean retail store, experienced instructors and specialized training programs with a modern event space available for both public and private events.

FIELDCRAFT VENUE: Sam Houston National Forest

The Sam Houston National Forest is located 50 miles north of Houston. The forest contains 163, 037 acres between Huntsville, Conroe, Cleveland and Richards, Texas. With land in Montgomery, Walker, and San Jacinto counties, the Sam Houston National Forest is intermingled with privately owned timber lands and small farms.

Course Gear

Required Equipment

  • Rifle/Carbine (semi-automatic)
  • Pistol
  • 3 rifle and 3 pistol magazines
  • 200 rounds rifle ammunition
  • 100 rounds pistol ammunition
  • Mag pouches
  • Holster
  • Ear and Eye protection
  • Hat
  • Bug repellent
  • Bug out bag (3-day style backpack)
  • Flashlight and/or headlamp
  • Fixed or folding knife
  • Water carrier
    • (camel-back, canteen, Nalgene, etc.)
  • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
    • Containing bandages, duct tape, ace wrap, gauze, and CAT tourniquet at minimum
  • Field appropriate clothing and footwear
    • Long pants and long sleeves for field exercises
  • Poncho or sleeping bag (individual choice sleeping gear)

Available to Purchase

Advanced First Aid Kit (AFAK)

The AFAK includes the following equipment:

  • Molle Tactical Water-Resistant Pouch
  • Conforming Rolled Gauze- 4” x 5 yards
  • Permanent Marker
  • NAR Hyfin Vent Chest Seal Twin Pack
  • Combat Casualty Card
  • Powder Free Nitrile Gloves, Large
  • Transparent Surgical Tape
  • 7 inch Medical Shears, Dark Green
  • Combat Tourniquet in Black
  • 4" Israeli Style Trauma Bandage
  • NPA 28fr Naso Airway w/ lube

Battle Site Zero Leadership Team

Kevin Scruggs

Kevin Scruggs
Founder & CEO

Kevin has over 30 years of combined military and law enforcement experience as a United States Marine and a Peace Officer. Enlisting in the Marine Corps prior to high school graduation, he participated in combat action as part of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He promoted to Second Lieutenant after graduating Sam Houston State. After holding multiple commands in Japan, Korea, and Louisiana, he left the Marine Corps as a Captain. After graduating Top Cadet from the Academy in 2001, he joined the Harris County Texas Sheriff’s Office, where he eventually attained the rank of Major. Although he maintains an active Peace Officer’s commission, Kevin left active law enforcement in 2018; joining the FirstNet organization and later working for Motorola Solutions in Intelligence Led Policing. Kevin holds a Master Peace Officer license, TCOLE Instructor and TCOLE Firearms Instructor certificate, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy Achievement Medal.

Steve Ahern, SgtMaj
Director of Operations

Sgt. Major Ahern started his military career as an Army MP in 1985, then transitioned to the Marine Corps. Steve has extensive experience in Counter Insurgency, Force Protection, and as a tactical combat adviser. His operational experience includes Anti-Terrorism, Military Police, USMC Drill Instructor, and Sr. Enlisted Combat Advisor for Combined Anti-Armor, and Counter Terrorism. Steve has multiple Combat Deployments as a Marine and as a Sr. Supervisor over High Threat Protection Teams in Afghanistan as a Private Military Contractor. Steve is a qualified Subject Matter Expert in Small Unit Tactics, Fire & Maneuver, Weapon Systems Deployment, Convoy Operations, Static and Close Protection, as well as planning and executing high kinetic combat operations.

Ronnie Alexander
Director of Training
Ronnie is a former Infantry Marine with two deployments as an Infantryman and nine combat deployments with USMC Victor Units as an SME on Department of Defense /Department of State contracts. A Worldwide Personal Protective Services (WPPS) Certified Close Protection Specialist, he has trained US and Foreign Military assets in close protection and convoy operations. A 28 Year Law Enforcement Professional with over 20 years Supervisory and Command Experience. Ronnie has supervised Specialized Organized Crime and Narcotics Units and Task Forces as a Sgt. Investigator, Lieutenant and Commander. Ronnie is a Master Peace Officer, TCOLE Instructor, NRA Firearms Pistol, Shotgun and Rifle Instructor.

Joel Reilly, MSgt
Lead Weapons Instructor

Joel is an active duty Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and has over 19 years of global operational experience. With multiple combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, Joel has experience at all levels in a forward deployed Marine Infantry Unit. He assisted in the development and implementation of the current USMC Combat Marksmanship Program as well as the development and implementation of the Foreign Weapons Instructor Course. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 2 combat distinguishing devices, 2 combat action ribbons, 4 Combat Shooting Match gold medals, 1 Marine Corps Combat Shooting Championship Bronze medal.

Instructor Team

Laci Pierce

Lead Medic

Army Veteran, Active Paramedic, Active Police Officer

Travis Pierce

Weapons Instructor

Marine Corps Veteran, Active Police Sergeant, SWAT Team Member, Sniper

Ranson Martel

Weapons Instructor

Marine Corps Veteran, Active Narcotics Investigator, SWAT Team Member, Sniper

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich


Marine Corps Veteran; Police Officer; Scout Sniper; Police, NRA and LTC Instructor