14 ‘BodyGuardSchool.com’ Reviews
The amount of success depends on your own drive.
I have been a part of some good training and some bad training during my past experiences. This is some of the best training I have ever had. I am comparing this course to prior military training as an officer, oil industry training, and salesmanship training. You will learn a great deal of information here. There are a multitude of learning tools that the school naturally provides and I will share two of my favorite.
I definitely consider the immersion that this course offers a great learning tool that also weeds out people who will not make it on real operations. This is absolutely necessary to truly evaluate a person's willingness to keep pushing when times are hard.
Another great part of the course is that the instructors will give you the responsibility of making your own decisions in various areas. You can make good choices or bad choices but they will not tell you which is better until later when the situation is reviewed. This is a valuable learning tool for multiple reasons that I will not explain here.
The school is worth it. I could talk for hours about it but it would only ruin the experience for individuals researching it right now.
Getting accepted into the school is your first hurdle. Second is graduating with passing scores and evaluations. Third find a job with your newly acquired skills and resume. Lastly, carry on with your life wherever it may take you. The instructors do not guarantee a job at the end, but if you learned a majority of what they taught you then finding a job will not be hard.
My last piece of advice to be successful at the school is:
1. Discover and acknowledge your weaknesses.
2. Improve them every day.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2
AM Class of May2016
With all due respect, I disagree. I personally completed the course and found it to be a valuable life experience. The material covered was exactly as advertised and exceeded expectations. The level of integrity and commitment from all the instructors was to the highest standards. The course was absolutely challenging but that's exactly what I signed up for. The accommodations and practical exercises closely resembled real life operations. It was truly a great learning and growth experience both personally and professionally. If I had the chance, I would do it all over again as is!
Worked for Me
The way i read into some of the reviews and comments Ive read on this course boils down to this. Some guys made it and some guys couldn't cut it. Those of us that made it went our way and got work. Those that didn't went back home to what they were doing before. I think one of the biggest tests you had to pass was to be able to live close quarters,under stress and fatigued and still be able to function and act like a man and part of a team. I think the bitching comes from mainly the type of immature weaker individual who couldn't perform under those circumstances. As far as promises for work none was made to me. I really didn't know much if anything about security when i went there but when I left I had learned a lot. I did get a good recommendation from Shawn and landed my first static contract in Kosovo for ITT, then I was a operator in Afghanistan for Global as a PSD medic. After that I did PSD in Iraq and then static in Kuwait for Triple Canopy When i came home I was a sergeant for TC. After it was all said and done ,yes it cost me money to educate myself and get my first contract however after that I made a ton of money on 3 more contracts. I'm pretty much done overseas I think,though I do miss my buds over there, its a brutal lifestyle and I'm tired of it . But I'm glad I went and I'm glad I went to CASS.
My experience at CASS.
Here is my experience of the immersion course at CASS.
On day one when I arrived at the Ranch, I was both excited and nervous. After reading all the information available to me and speaking to the half a dozen people I was put in contact with, I knew exactly what I was getting into. This would be hard. I would be tired. I would be expected to pull not only my own weight, but sometimes pick up the slack within my team now, because they would do the same for me later. I knew I was getting into something special, and if I graduated, I also knew my life was going to make a dramatic change.
I walked through those doors with no military or police experience. I had fired a few pistols at the range, but barley made it past 50 rounds and because I listened to the instructors I turned out to be one of the top shooters in the course. No boasting of my talents, but of the teaching methods. They work. The live fire scenarios were amazing too!
What I do have is a lot of post-secondary education and I thought that would be a big help. Sometimes I had an advantage and sometimes I felt like I was sinking. If you have a good team, everyone shares their strengths and weaknesses.
I knew I would have a LOT of ground to cover from my pervious career in education if I was going to move in the security sector. The curriculum here helped me shorten that gap. It is painful, but very effective because there really isn’t time for the regular school system approach that most of us are used to. Thick skin helps. Also, the unique live in element here means that you are always in training, even when you don’t realize it.
Having successfully completed the immersion course I can confidently and truthfully say that I received exactly what they told me I would get. There was not a hint of being misled, deceived or lied to, only speedy and truthful answers to all of my questions. Every one.
The instructors have all “been there” and are currently “doing that” when not teaching. They talk the talk and walk the walk. On more than one occasion we were given the opportunity to meet past instructors and former graduates who were kind enough to tell us their story and pass along their wisdom. All of these people have worked in the industry and graduated this course. When I asked my questions about the industry (the same questions I asked during my initial research) I received the same answers. Nobody lies; everyone helps each other so everyone succeeds. All you have to do is give all you can for your team, listen to the people who have done it before and learn from your mistakes.
“Failure is your friend.” This is something I read a lot and am truly amazed at how helpful and accurate that phrase is. This course gave me a whole new understanding of that principle. Do yourself a favor and embrace it with everything you have and you will succeed.
By now if you don’t see the pattern in these reviews, if you don’t see the obvious themes described here by the people who actually have the integrity to do what they say and to work until the job is completed then you are from this moment on wasting your time and have no place at CASS. You will not only waist your time, money and effort, but you will also do the same to the people who deserve to be there. It really does only take one idiot to change the entire game for the team. I was one of the luckiest candidates in a long time because I was a member of a great team. NOBODY complained, EVERYONE worked HARD and because of that, we all succeeded and I hope to see them all again very soon.
Master the basics + determination to succeed = shotgun smile. Every time!
At the risk of sounding like I'm here to merely plug the school, I'm going to keep this simple. I'm a recent grad of the Oct/2013 class at CASS and if you're looking through these reviews then you're probably just about in the same place I was over a year ago. Hopefully you're doing you're research, looking around and comparing your options. Personally, through all of the sorting CASS definitely stood apart from the rest of what I saw out in the web in and I attribute that to the honest, forthright and transparent approach they took in presenting themselves as an institution to prospective students, not to mention the sheer volume of information given alone. I think the most valuable piece of insight I can give to someone that is interested in studying at CASS, but is not sure that they're convinced, is to digest everything that is presented through the website, especially the course syllabus. So much about the curriculum, how that curriculum is taught and the philosophy behind why it is taught that way is expressed plainly and openly there. I cannot think of ANYTHING that was misleading or misrepresented by any CASS training staff or site material, so take a very good look at what they are offering and don't be afraid to ask questions before you decide to take the leap. It's not always fun, it's not always full of sexy ninja tracks and it's NEVER easy. So make sure you give CASS a thorough look and honestly determine whether you've got the right stuff for this because the ones who wait until the course has begun to realize they're not ready for it end up screwing everyone including themselves, but if you're really serious about this then I'd say you're looking in the right place. If you can handle the load, the stress and keep your ego in check then you're in for one of the greatest experiences of your life, but know that you're sure as hell going to work for it. I liken the experience to being shot out of a cannon. You're packed in with the knowledge and skills that you need then you're blasted out and if you don't grow some wings and learn to fly while you're still airborne then things can get painful upon landing. Idiots, slackers and self proclaimed superstars need not apply but for the rest of you who are honestly ready to truly test yourself, you've found a more than worthy arena by any standards.