Defense

March 6, 2013

Seal Beach trains first responders during Exercise Citadel Shield

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach participated in the annual security training exercise known as Citadel Shield 2013 from Feb. 26 to March 1.

Citadel Shield is the largest force protection and anti-terrorism exercise of the year and is conducted on naval bases and installations throughout the continental United States.

“It’s designed to enhance the training of our security forces to respond to threats, leveraging all processes security forces would implement in the event of an actual emergency,” said training officer Patrick Harding.

Thirteen events were conducted between the Seal Beach installation and subordinate units in Fallbrook, Norco and San Pedro, Calif. Some of the scenarios included active gunmen, suspicious packages, fraudulent identification cards at the gate, and even a mock protest.

“The exercise makes sure the security force isn’t getting complacent,” said Harding. “These drills keep our sailors and security forces updated on current tactics and threats.”

In addition, base personnel had to coordinate their scenarios with their chains of command.

“It also tests the installation’s ability to communicate with higher headquarters and ensure proper reporting criteria are met,” said Lt. Christopher Ambrosi, security officer.

“We met our objectives,” said Ambrosi. “We will take our lessons learned and provide additional training as required.”

 




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