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Training Team Led by Joseph Garcia, One of the World’s Leading Experts in Corrections Special Operations, to Visit Twelve Corrections Agencies Reaching Over 20,000 Officers

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (January 15, 2009) – Reinforcing its commitment to the law enforcement
category, Woolrich Elite Series Tactical ( today announced its lead
sponsorship of the 2009 U.S. Corrections Special Operations Extreme (US C-SOG CorSpecOps) Mobile Tour
( launching today at the SHOT Show. Joseph Garcia, one of the world’s most decorated experts in corrections special operations, is leading a team of law enforcement professionals that will visit 12 correctional agencies to train over 20,000 officers in areas including officer survival, tactical firearms, and high inmate risk transport, among others.

The cornerstone of the tour will be a custom 40-ft. rapid deployment trailer equipped with state-of-theart technology and equipment including satellite communications, munitions, body armor, medical triage kits and ballistic shields, part of over 150 components necessary for this specialized training. On display for the first time at the SHOT Show, the world's largest showcase of firearms, hunting and outdoor products, the US C-SOG Extreme CorSpecOps Tour will depart on Monday, January 19, for 11 months and include stops in Moose Lake, Minnesota, Leesport, Penn., Jersey City, New Jersey, Baltimore, Maryland, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Stockton, California and Fairfield, California.

“For Woolrich Elite Series Tactical to take this important step, it was critical for us to be partners with one of the best in the category,” said Ron Bernstine, sales manager for Woolrich Elite Series Tactical. “US CSOG’s training program is considered the gold standard in the corrections special operations community. Joseph Garcia and his team of proven specialists in police, federal, military and corrections have proven themselves time and time again to be the best at what they do. We are looking forward to this partnership.”

Garcia’s team of accomplished trainers has developed a program that is one to two days, depending on the size of the corrections agency and facility, which must meet certain criteria in order to be chosen as a stop on the tour. The session includes video, visual aids, one-on-one coaching and drills designed to give corrections officers the tools they need to survive any dynamic situation from a hostage takeover to a minor skirmish. US C-SOG’s trainers, outfitted in Woolrich Elite Series Tactical apparel, will utilize the latest training tools housed in the rapid deployment trailer, the only one if its kind in the United States.

“Woolrich, a brand with a rich heritage, has a stellar reputation, the highest integrity and is known for its craftsmanship and quality,” said Garcia. “These attributes are reflected in its apparel, which is one of the most important sources of protection that a corrections officer can have. We couldn’t think of a better longterm partner, and we are honored by their participation.”

About US C-SOG: US C-SOG has been serving the global corrections – prison special operations community for a decade and a half. US C-SOG has prison combat experienced operators, instructors and leadership. US C-SOG is a global corrections special operations leader within the corrections community. US C-SOG is the nation’s largest private government contractor specializing in corrections in the United States. For further information, visit:

About Woolrich: Established in 1830, WOOLRICH® is the authentic American brand that embraces the outdoor lifestyle. Trusted by generations of loyal consumers, Woolrich—The Original Outdoor Clothing Company—continues a tradition of quality and value. A brand known worldwide, Woolrich products include functional, comfortable and durable men’s and women’s sportswear, outerwear, and accessories. The Woolrich Elite Series Tactical line was developed by working closely with military, law enforcement and private security communities. Their input, combined with Woolrich’s apparel expertise, led to the creation of clothing that performs under demanding and specialized needs. About Woolrich Elite Series Tactical, visit

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