I strongly recommend Mr. Greg Thompson for consideration as a primary trainer and/or advisor for any unit’s combative program. I am currently responsible for the planning and execution of the Army’s Special Forces advanced Close Quarters Battle program and for the past 3 years we have incorporated Mr. Thompson’s combative program into our lesson plans. His program has become an integral part of our course and has elevated the level of lethality in which our students return to the force.
Mr. Thompson has played an instrumental role in developing the entire Command’s Combative programs. He has been developing this incredible skill for the past 10 years with the most elite units in the Army and has created a task specific program of instruction that is both easy to learn and retain. Mr. Thompson possesses an amazing ability to impart knowledge and does it in a way that enables students to quickly grasp the information.
SOCP recently became the Program of Record for all Army Special Forces training as directed by the USAJFKSWCS Commanding General. This recognition is in part due to the program’s outstanding safety record. Amazingly we have been able to teach an extremely effective and aggressive technique for the past 3 years with minimal injuries. In the three years that this program has been at Range 37 there have been zero injuries due to combative training, this is a testament to Mr. Thompson training methodology and core principles that allow students to apply realistic force in order to develop confidence in what is being taught. SOCP has been extremely effective at training soldiers to a high level of proficiency in a short amount no matter what the soldier’s skill level might be.
I fully endorse Mr. Greg Thompson and SOCP. This task specific program will arm any soldier with the necessary skills to overcome any situation in a combat environment. SOCP is a critical task that must be offered to any and all soldiers preparing to go into combat. Lives have been saved and will continue to be saved by this incredibly effective program.
Conrad R. Fernandez
This Testimonials entry was posted on January 6th, 2012.
To evolve the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) Greg Thompson was asked to help. He volunteered his time to be videoed demonstrating cuff prisoner handling vehicle extractions, post, frame, hook and other techniques. The Techniques will go on a secure military site for soldiers and Instructors. He closed with lecturing on things that soldiers forget or get complaisant with.
SOCP Creator Greg Thompson's Combative Tips
I strongly recommend Mr. Greg Thompson for consideration as a primary trainer and/or advisor for any unit’s combative program. I am currently responsible for the planning and execution of the Army’s Special Forces advanced Close Quarters Battle program and for the past 3 years we have incorporated Mr. Thompson’s combative program into...
I strongly recommend Mr. Greg Thompson for consideration as a primary trainer and advisor for any unit combatives program. As commander of Range 37 I have the responsibility to train and to familiarize all of our Special Forces assaulters on the most up to date and current techniques, tactics, and procedures. This includes a comprehensive combatives...
It has been my personal and professional pleasure to be acquainted with Mr. Greg Thompson for more than ten years. As a fourteen year veteran of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community, with service in the Ranger Regiment and Special Forces Group, and better than twenty years of martial arts training and experience, I have found the...
“Training with Greg Thompson for the past 5 years has been the best thing that could have happened to me. Since I started training with Greg I have gone 6-1 in my professional mixed martial arts career. He has been my premier ground and Jiu Jitsu coach. During my time with Special Forces Greg has been the primary instructor for all combatives...
Two words describe Greg Thompson: ability and wisdom. As a martial arts instructor, Greg Thompson is a rarity. He has the natural physical and mental abilities of a worldclass fighter and has the skills to back it up. His wisdom as an instructor is unsurpassed, having exceptional skills in all areas of martial arts, from weapons to all ranges...
Greg Thompson’s H2H program is the Close Combat overhaul Special Forces has been waiting for! As an instructor for Close Combat at SFARTAETC I had to fill a void that was painfully obvious. Conducting Close Combat with full kit is an expected part of CQB but not properly trained for. . . Greg formalized a program that fit the CQB environment,...
As a nineteen year veteran of law enforcement, defensive tactics instructor, military veteran and 2nd Dan Black belt in Tae Kwon Do . . . Being a Certified North Carolina Subject Control and Arrest Techniques Instructor and former Defensive Tactics Coordinator of North Carolina’s largest law enforcement agency, I know the importance of accomplishing...
Greg has developed his programs based on the feedback of soldiers who have “been there and done that” in the Close Quarters setting of Iraq and Afghanistan during the War on Terror . . . Greg Thompson is a true asset to the military or any other agency that he is acquainted with and I am honored to call him my friend.