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ALERT’s Purpose is to forge extraordinary men who influence their world for Christ.

ALERT utilizes a military-style structure, intentional discipleship, unique experiences, and professional skills training to create an environment that facilitates the forging process. Our goal is to create men who are spiritually sound, physically fit, and ready to serve.

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“Every day at ALERT, I learn to depend on Christ more. I’ve learned there is always room to grow, that I don’t have all the answers, and most importantly, that it is my walk with Him that really matters.”

Kenjie S.  |  Unit 66

“Before I came to the ALERT program, my life was without direction and purpose. I would spend my time working dead-end jobs and playing video games, and occasionally participating in outdoor activities if invited. After going through Basic training, I saw a glimpse of what I could be if I wanted to change. Over my time at ALERT, I have seen God’s grace to me as my faith and reliance on Him grew. I can say for certain that ALERT has changed my life for the better in terms of leadership, discipline, physical strength, and so much more. I will forever be grateful to this program and the men in it.”

Joshua L.  |  Unit 64

“The unique tensions and challenges that I faced here forced me to rely on God and get out of my comfort zone. It taught me to behave with conviction, think with clarity, and speak with authority. ALERT gave me a valuable perspective about life, God, and people that I never had before.”

Len N.  |  Unit 61

Forging extraordinary men who influence their world for christ

Early registration discount ending soon!

There is still time to get the early registration discount. Register for either of our summer quarter training options before Saturday, May 25 and get $100 off the cost of training. Training options available next quarter are 2nd Phase and Leadership & Communications. 

ALERT’s 2nd Phase of training is designed to develop personal competence, critical thinking, life purpose, and a service mindset through a variety of skills and experiences. Building off the lessons of Basic Training, our goal in this phase is to create a desire for maturity and personal growth in each man as they move into their third phase of training and accept their calling as men. The classes in the 2nd Phase will include:

• Structural Fire Fighting⠀
• Rope Rescue
• Sawyer
• Personal Leadership Development
• Basic Emergency Response
• Open Water and Advanced Open Water Diving
• Special Response Diving
• Evangelism and Worldviews
• One week of deployment

For more information on all of our training, or to register, please visit the link in our bio
Only one slot left! 

There is only one slot left for the summer Leadership & Communications class before it reaches capacity. Each class spends a week in Washington, DC studying leadership in the field through the lens of history. Trip highlights include the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Archives, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Arlington National Cemetery, various Smithsonian Museums, and more.

Additional course topics covered here on campus include subjects such as leadership principles, finances, counseling, leaders throughout history, public speaking, general management philosophies, writing, time management, and personality types.

The next Leadership & Communication course will start June 29, 2024. For more information on our training options, or for our full training calendar, please see the link in our bio.

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Master the water environment

ALERT’s diving program is designed to help students master the water by training them in many different kinds of water environments. In addition to pool training and diving in Lake Loma on campus, students in 3rd Phase dive training travel to Florida for additional diving experience in different types water, including the ocean and cave diving.

The next Dive class starts August 31, 2024. For more information, or to register, visit our website at the link in our bio.

#ALERTAcademy #forgingmen #dive #SCUBA #divetraining
Throughout the Bible, service emerges as a thread woven through countless stories. It's found in the everyday work we do, the worship we offer, and the way we extend ourselves to others. But what is the heart of service? Is it merely a duty, a checklist of actions to fulfill? Or is it something deeper, something that transforms us from the inside out? We can find a clue in the life of Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve. His service wasn't about fulfilling obligations; it flowed from a heart of love and compassion. It was about meeting needs, healing wounds, and extending grace.

As we serve, may we remember that it's not just about what we do, but about opening our hearts to the needs of others, offering our hands in help, and sharing the love of Christ in tangible ways. 

Lt. Charles O'Neal | Unit 50

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The ALERT Ethos

• The Gospel transforms a man
• Discipline strengthens a man
• Hardship matures a man
• Camaraderie sharpens a man
• Training equips a man
• Service focuses a man

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Alumni dive classes

Do you miss your days in the Battalion, or wish you had taken that one class while you were here? Are your single ALERT man days behind you, but you still want to refresh your skills? ALERT’s alumni dive classes are designed for men who want to earn additional diving certifications or refresh their skills outside the Battalion training schedule. Each week-long class is designed to complete one certification course, and can be taken either as a new student or to recertify.

This summer we will be running two dive classes, Rescue Diver (here on campus in Big Sandy, TX), and Nitrox Diver (in Panama City, FL). The classes are open to all ALERT alumni, but do require additional prerequisites, which are noted on the website. Visit our website at the link in our bio for the dates, more course details, and to register.

#ALERTAcademy #forgingmen #diving #SCUBA #alumni

Recruits from Unit 70 completing their Nav-Med exercises this week. Nav-Meds test the squads on their navigation, problem solving, lashing, mechanical advantage, and medical skills, culminating with the Night Nav-Med conducted by platoon. 

For more photos of Unit 70, please visit our Flickr account at the link in our bio.

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Emergency medicine

When an emergency happens or lives are at stake, will you be ready? ALERT’s EMT program takes students through a focused course on pre-hospital emergency care that includes two weeks of clinical training in the emergency room and on an ambulance. In addition, practical scenarios throughout the course simulate the experience of working in the field and help prepare students for a career in emergency medicine.

The next EMT course starts August 31. For more information, or to register, visit our website at the link in our bio.

#ALERTAcademy #forgingmen #EMT #emergencymedicine #training
“Divine omniscience affords no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation. God is always thinking upon us, never turns aside his mind from us, has us always before his eyes; and this is precisely as we would have it, for it would be dreadful to exist for a moment beyond the observation of our heavenly Father. His thoughts are always tender, loving, wise, prudent, far-reaching, and they bring to us countless benefits: hence it is a choice delight to remember them. […]

In all our wanderings the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is evermore fixed upon us—we never roam beyond the Shepherd's eye. In our sorrows he observes us incessantly, and not a pang escapes him; in our toils he marks all our weariness, and writes in his book all the struggles of his faithful ones. These thoughts of the Lord encompass us in all our paths, and penetrate the innermost region of our being. Not a nerve or tissue, valve or vessel, of our bodily organization is uncared for; all the littles of our little world are thought upon by the great God.”

Charles Spurgeon

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