Category: Government

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, Georgia

 

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A former special agent for the United States Department of the Treasury, David Leoce received specialized training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) in Georgia. As a result of his training, David Leoce was equipped to conduct numerous federal investigations into crimes involving illegal drugs, tax violations, and money laundering.

For the last 46 years, the FLETC has provided career-long training for law enforcement professionals across numerous disciplines. As the largest provider of law enforcement training in the country, it focuses on the unique needs of specific agencies while concurrently conducting training for such things as firearms, driving, tactics, investigations, and legalities that apply to all disciplines. Departments from across the nation participate in training sessions either online or at one of seven different campuses.

The headquarters for the FLETC is located on the Glynco campus, on the northwestern edge of Brunswick, Georgia. The 1,600-acre campus includes classrooms, dormitories, and administration and logistical buildings. For training purposes, students will find 18 firearms ranges, driver training courses, a large physical technique facility, an explosives range, a mock port-of-entry, and a mock neighborhood for practice exercises.

The Glynco campus is located on land formerly occupied by the Glynco Naval Air Station that served as a base for the United States Navy’s fleet of airships. These airships, or blimps, patrolled coastal areas during World War II in search of German submarines.

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Highlights of World War II American Naval Warfare

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Naval Warfare
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David Leoce served the United States as part of its Treasury Department for more than 30 years. David Leoce’s father is a veteran who served in World War II as part of the US Navy. This family history of service has given Mr. Leoce a great interest in World War II.

Despite the Allied victory in World War II, the US Navy was not initially prepared for the realities of modern naval warfare, especially in the Atlantic. German U-boats preyed upon American battleships. However, a battle group was quickly improvised to focus exclusively on the destruction of U-boats and improve the quality of American anti-submarine warfare in the Atlantic.

In the Pacific, the Navy played a much greater role. Carrier-based aircraft and the ability to project force against Japanese fighters were essential to victory. Most of the American amphibious landing craft employed in World War II were used against Japanese islands, and more than two dozen new aircraft carriers were built before the war’s end. American submarines also played a critical part, with the US Navy. Among other strategies, a submarine blockade was able to cut-off the Japanese supply chain.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

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Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
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Before becoming a special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department in Orlando, Florida, David Leoce attended Jones College in Orlando where he received a bachelor of science degree in business management and accounting. As a special agent with the U.S Treasury Department, David Leoce spent 33 years as a revenue agent, receiving his training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Brunswick, Georgia.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) began in 1970 as a way to provide a more consistent standard of training for federal law enforcement officials. Originally organized under the U.S. Treasury Department, the training center is now operated under the authority of Homeland Security.

FLETC provides federal law enforcement officers with a wide range of specialized training that includes areas like advanced forensic techniques, active shooter threat training, and advanced interviewing techniques, to name a few. The training program also offers other programs at satellite locations.