RAIDER stands for Rapid Assistance in Disaster and Emergency Relief. The purpose of the RAIDERS is to be first responders for both man-made and natural disasters. RAIDERS are the best of the best and go through extremely rigorous training that conditions them both physically and mentally to meet any challenge. Raiders Skills learned during the RAIDER course include advanced land navigation, Search and Rescue, Reconnaissance & Damage Assessment, Landing Zone Operations, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Communications, and Survival in harsh conditions.


tridentOn successful completion of the RAIDER Course, you earn the right to wear the RAIDER TRIDENT BADGE. The meaning of the RAIDER TRIDENT BADGE: The RAIDER Trident contains several symbols that represent what it means to be a RAIDER. The Trident represents warding off evil and standing for what is right, and the bottom of the Trident is a Spear that represents courage, decisiveness, achievement, and strive. The Crescent which is actually called a gorget originated from knights armor, and symbolizes protection, the gorget was a major symbol during the revolutionary war. The crossed lightning bolts represent speed and power.

If you complete the RAIDER Course you will have the following Certifications.

  • CPR
  • First Aid


Dates for the RAIDER Course 2023 (To complete this course you must attend all five training sessions) :

The 2023 Course will be held in South Carolina and will be in different locations each month, locations will be revealed once you sign up.

October 20-22

November  17-19

December 8-10

2024 Dates

January 19-21

February 9-11

Items you will need for this course: RAIDER COURSE LOAD LIST


You must meet one of the following criteria before taking the RAIDER course or becoming part of the RAIDER detachment.

  1. Must be a member of the United States Patriot Corps (USPC).
  2. Must be a member of a recognized State Defense Force.
  3. Must be a Military Cadet attending an accredited school.
  4. Must be a member of an organization that is a 501c-3 and uses a military-style structure.

Proof of membership is required!!

The cost for this Course for Non-USPC Members is $250.00

To apply for this course you can download the application here, here, fill it out and email it to Applications must be turned in before 1 September 2023. Once your application has been approved you will be contacted by the RAIDER staff with further information and instructions.


For more information feel free to contact us.