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Trevor Thrasher

Trevor Thrasher

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Available for Training:  Yes (USA)

Mobile Training: Yes (USA) : 88 Tactical Mobile Team

Custom Training: Yes 

International Training: On Request

Consulting and Services: On Request

Civilian Training: Yes, 88 Tactical, Omaha 



As a combat veteran, U.S. Army Green Beret, Trevor Thrasher has unique and wide-ranging special operations experience. His credentials include law enforcement SWAT, high risk protective work in non-permissive environments, and counter terrorism direct action missions-done both unilaterally and with foreign special forces.

Thrasher possesses numerous instructor level certifications in firearms, hand to hand combat and special tactics, and has developed proprietary tactical curriculum for numerous units and agencies.

Earned certifications include: Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Israeli Tactical Shooting Instructor, Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor, SPEAR Instructor, Krav Maga Instructor, Special Forces Hand to Hand Combat Instructor, Take Down and Ground Control Instructor, FAST Defense, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Low Light and Special Team Tactics, Conventional and Explosive Breaching, Israeli Counter-Terrorism Tactical Instructor and many other certifications in the related fields of firearms, combatives and tactics.

Trevor served as primary defensive tactics instructor for the Omaha Police Department, primary tactical instructor/advisor to a foreign commando counter-terror unit, and is responsible for the ground breaking curriculum known as High Threat Systems, and Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning©.

Thrasher maintains his operational experience as a part-time police officer, Operations Sergeant (18Z) with the 19th Special Forces Group, Colorado National Guard, and as a contract security specialist for various organizations locally and overseas.

Thrasher is an 88 Tactical Partner and Senior Instructor.

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88 Tactical Mobile Team

High Threat CQB

Law Enforcement & Military Training Course

The High Threat Close Quarter Battle (CQB) Method provides one basic, principle-based method of searching and building entry suitable for a variety of situations up to and including “High Threat” missions. The system combines initial limited penetration or threshold evaluation with cautious or aggressive entry as needed from a tactically superior position using behavior-based methodology.

The same basic principles and techniques are used at varying speeds to deal with all types of Close Quarter Battle situations: deliberate, dynamic, stealth, and hostage rescue. High Threat CQB is suitable for solo operators and small teams to multi-team operations with foundational techniques that span the capabilities of the entry-level law enforcement up to military personnel or elite-level SWAT and Special Operation Teams. This course focuses on personnel management, less-lethal options and conflict de-escalation techniques. It is currently in use as the primary method of numerous large departments, federal teams, state level basic training academies, tactical training organizations, and military specialized units.

High Threat CQB gives personnel the skill and confidence needed to address the simplest or most serious threats while maintaining superior survivability and operational flexibility leading to decreased liability. The behavior-based nature of the program means that personnel are not required to abandon their common sense or intuitive survival sense, forcing them to use a close-range “kill or be killed” tactic that is often provably abandoned upon contact with a determined defender, or worse, forcing a shooting situation when none is required. Users who have been exposed to our methods most often say “It just makes sense,” and often wonder why they were ever taught the traditional immediate entry dynamic method, which too many have seen fail.


It’s based on the smallest number of operators and does not require large teams
It provides an offensive and defensive advantage at the same time
It’s behavior based – tactics and skills are realistic and naturally learned and performed
It’s flexible and useful at various speeds (deliberate – dynamic – rescue)
It does not break down from live-fire, to sim-fire, to real world use
It does not require surprise and limited resistance to be effective
It allows tactical flexibility and the ability to withdraw to de-escalate or regroup
It deals with emerging threats such as IED’s, suicide bombers, and dedicated resisters


Current law enforcement or military credentials are required.


Basic (End User) | 2-4 days
Instructor | 4 days
S.W.A.T. Basic | 2-4 days
S.W.A.T. Advanced | 2-4 days
*End user courses have 2, 3 and 4-day options (1-day live fire session can be added)


The required equipment varies per class. The equipment list will be sent via email after registration.


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