Unfortunately, One Shepherd must cancel the BCO Spring Semester at the BSR facility in West Virginia. At this time, we do not anticipate any other semester will be impacted.
We’ve been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 might have on our training semester. We identified a number of issues that could cause the semester to be cancelled.
– Will the BSR facility remain open for training?- Will travel restrictions allow Warriors to attend?- Will decreased participants achieve learning outcomes?- Will grocery stores meet logistical requirements?
Any one of these issues alone could have caused the semester to be cancelled. If it were a single issue, then we’d attempt to overcome it.
However, this week we received notice from the BSR facility that they are closed to all training, except for approved government agencies. At the same time, we’ve had 9 of our Warriors cancel their semester participation due to COVID-19 impacts. Interstate and foreign travel is critically restricted. And finally, there is valid concern whether retailers and grocery stores will be able to support our training semester after both Virginia and West Virginia announced more stronger stay-at-home restrictions.
We do not take this decision lightly. We have not cancelled an entire semester in the history of One Shepherd. Like you, we wanted to be out there training in the field and painting our faces green as well. We will have more opportunities this year to hunt each other in the woods.
In the next few days One Shepherd will announce a free alternative to tactical fun. We anticipate offering an online alternative to our wargaming tradition over the weekend of 25-26 April. You are cordially invited to join us as a participant or even as an observer in the fun. Grab a beer, and join your Warrior brothers virtually. More info to follow.
ONE SHEPHERD 2020 TRAINING YEAR
Alpha CompanyCMTC Facility, Ulman, Missouri
- Summer Semester: Sun, 31 May – Sat, 6 June
- Fall Semester: Sun, 20 – Sat, 26 September
Bravo CompanyBSR Facility, Summit Point, West Virginia
Spring Semester: Sun, 26 April – Sat, 2 MayCANCELLED
- Fall Semester: Sun, 25 – Sat, 31 October
Online Registration Opens Sat, 4 January – (https://1shepherd.com/product-category/courses/)
Warning: DO NOT purchase airline tickets until after you have registered!
One Shepherd offers the Warrior Leader Program to civilian and military alike. Participants are immersed into multi-day continuous gaming simulation of combat patrolling operations. This force-on-force simulation uses AR15 firearms, blank ammunition, and MILES 2000/IWS to create unique experiential opportunities to lead Warriors into battle.
The Warrior Ethos:
I demonstrate love through the faithful safeguard of my tribe and respect the honorable bonds with my fellow Warriors. I am able to endure defeat, imprisonment, scorn, and even death, but never dishonor. Excellence, although elusive, is my lifelong pursuit.