A-T Solutions tasked with anti-IED training for Marines

A-T Solutions Inc. will provide anti-improvised explosive device training to the Marine Corps under a four-year, $38 million task order from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

The SeaPort-e task order calls for A-T Solutions to support the Marine Corps Engineer Center with training on IED countermeasures to meet the Marine Air Ground Task Force C-IED training requirements, a Dec. 6 company announcement said.

The company also will provide Marine Corps engineers with subject matter expertise to support the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Education, Personnel and Facilities process as well as be responsible for coordinating and participating in Marine Corps engineer community forums on related topics.

“In addition to having one of the largest teams of explosive ordnance disposal experts in the private sector, our organization provides real-time analysis and intelligence of IED threats, which drives relevancy for our training, products and services about enemy tactics, techniques and procedures,” said Dennis Kelly, president and CEO of A-T Solutions, in the announcement.

The Vienna, Va., company has operational experience in more than 40 counties, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Thu, Dec 8, 2011 Huntsville

Don't the Marines have people that are actually Marines that should be considered the "experts" in this arena that could then train other Marines? why must everything always be contracted out so that the American taxpayer can bear the burden of multiple layers of burden and profit??? Instead of having Marines who have been trained by the US government and are still employed by the US government provide the training, lets go to the private sector where those same Marines, now former Marines, can charge 10-20 times as much to do the same thing....alll becuase the taxpayer is now footing the bill to a private company with multiple layers of OH, G&A, award, fee, profit....you name it. What a corrupt system. Oh, and the private company never has to bear the expense of the training provided to that employee....we as taxpayers handled that for them......

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