Matthew Goodrich                                                                Director of Training
410 E Street
PO Box 1237
Hawthorne, NV 89415-1237
775-945-9898 Office
775-945-9899 Fax 

Mike Bermudez                                                                      HDSOC Managing Director                                                 (Military and Government Training)
2393 Heybourne Road
Minden, NV 89423
775-783-9277 ext. 319 Office
775-783-9366 Fax 

Rick Keema                                                                              Special Projects Coordinator                                             (Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Training)                  2393 Heybourne Road
Minden, NV 89423
775-783-9277 ext. 338 Office
775-783-9366 Fax


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Hawthorne is located in Mineral County in west central Nevada. The elevation is approximately 4,255 feet with elevations reaching to 11,280 feet (Mount Grant). It has a high desert, rugged terrain often with strong winds. HDSOC is collocated to Hawthorne Walker Army Depot (HWAD).

Students should arrive prepared to train in a realistic environment. We have a modern classroom but the majority of training is "hands on," done on the range or in the field. Protective clothing should adapt to the season; warm, layered clothing in the winter, and light layers in the summer along with sturdy boots/shoes. Hats and gloves are recommended during the winter months. Sunglasses, hats and sunscreen are needed, especially in the summer. No jewelry should be worm. Students are reminded to bring any required prescription drugs with them for the duration of the course.

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Once we receive payment for the course you will be taking, we will contact you to finalize arrangements.

Students generally fly into Reno International Airport. For some courses, HDSOC will provide vehicles or a shuttle to transport course participants to and from Hawthorne. If you prefer to rent your own vehicle, please find driving directions to Hawthorne below.


For some courses, we will provide housing at our contract motel in Hawthorne which is close to our HDSOC training facility.


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