Article V – Part I – Classifications & Requirements Protective Force Matrix


Job Class10 CFR Fitness Standards Assigned Task ExamplesSemi-annual Qualification
SPOIII-CAdvanced NOTE: Advanced Readiness Standard is 1 mile run in 8 ½ minutes or less and 40 yard prone to standing dash in less than 8 seconds Denial, recovery, pursuit, precision rifle, breaching (small team tactics & special weapons)
  • 90% minimum on all assigned weapons - Except special weapons such as: FN 240-B, H&K GMG, H&K 69-A1, .50 cal.
  • Site specific Timed Tactical Obstacle Course - 8 ½ minutes or less
  • Tactical Training Facility (NTC approved) Including CDST
SPOIII-D Advanced Readiness Standard Denial, recovery, pursuit, precision rifle, breaching (small team tactics & special weapons)
  • 90% minimum Combined Day Handgun & Rifle Course
  • 80% All other weapons courses
  • Tactical Training Facility (NTC approved) CDST
SPOII-C Advanced Readiness Standard Denial, pursuit, (small team tactics & special weapons)
  • 80% minimum on all assigned weapons except: - 90% minimum on rifle
  • Site Specific Timed Obstacle Course - 9 minutes or less (no wall)
SPOII-D Advanced Readiness Standard Denial, pursuit, (small team tactics & special weapons) 80% minimum on all weapon courses
SPO I Basic Readiness NOTE: Basic Readiness Standard is ½ mile run in 4 minutes and 40 seconds or less and 40 yard prone to standing dash in less than 8 ½ seconds Denial, (fixed post, foot and motor patrols) security checks, CAS/SAS 70% minimum on pistol and rifle
* “Special” is the designation given weapons employed for extraordinary purposes i.e., destruction of vehicles, pyrotechnic illumination, introduction of smoke and/or chemical agents, creation of “area beaten zones”, etc.
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