ACADEMI is an innovative, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial industries worldwide. Founded in 1997, ACADEMI was initially envisioned as a training facility to support the needs of local and regional law enforcement personnel. Today they are capable of providing risk assessment, training and security solutions in multiple locations across the globe, reacting to need with near-immediate deployment.

Their 7,000-acre flagship training center, located in Moyock, N.C., is the largest private training center in the United States. This facility boasts many unique training facilities, including 50 tactical ranges, five ballistic houses, multiple MOUT/scenario facilities, three ship-boarding simulators, two airfields and three drop-zones, a three-mile tactical driving track, 25 classrooms, multiple explosive training ranges, two private training centers, accommodations for over 300 personnel and other training support activity centers. The facility proudly represents the DNA of ACADEMI and is the model of and support system to their satellite operations located in Salem, Conn. and San Diego, Calif. ACADEMI’s corporate headquarters is located in Arlington, Va.


The name comes from the Greek akademia, an institution founded by Plato and rooted in higher wisdom and skill, producing both thinkers and warriors alike.

ACADEMI is that institution today.

For more information about ACADEMI please visit

The Physical address of ACADEMI's training facility will be sent in a confirmation email once registration is complete. You may also visit the Academi website for directions here.

Travel Insurance:

Barrett strongly recommends purchasing travel insurance in case you are unable to attend the training course. Travel insurance is inexpensive and will allow you recover most of the investment you have made in the course should you be unable to attend for unavoidable reasons.

Visit for more details. You local insurance agent will be able to provide a similar service.

Note: Barrett is in no way affiliated with Travel Guard and does not receive anything for recommending their services.


You may fly into Norfolk International Airport (ORF). ACADEMI is about 45 minutes drive south from the airport.

Shipping your rifle to ACADEMI:
Shipping instructions will be sent to you in a confirmation email upon completion of registration and upon request.

Shipping your rifle is not required. You may travel with your rifle if you like. Please visit TSA’s website for instructions on how to travel by air with firearms. Also check with your airline about checking firearms in your luggage.


Barrett recommends the Black Bear Inn on the ACADEMI property. The inn is in close proximity to the cafeteria, classroom and range.

For more information about on-site lodging , please visit here.

For off-site and other lodging options, please visit here.



For Moyock area dining click here.

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P.O. Box 1077
Murfreesboro, TN, 37133

Phone - 615.896.2938
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