Chris is a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy (SEAL Teams) where he retired as a Chief (SO7). He has multiple combat tours and was assigned to three different SEAL teams as well as Naval Special Warfare Development Group during his active duty service. His key billets include: Assault Team leader, Platoon Chief and Platoon LPO at Development Group. He spent 6 years in instructor and training assignments during his career. Since his retirement, he has worked as an instructor and contracted operator at numerous high threat security providers in the Middle East and Africa. He continues to deploy in support of contingency operations and high threat protective details spending approximately 120 days a year overseas. He holds an extensive list of Department of Defense and Special Operations Command certifications and qualifications.
Eric is a 30-year veteran of the U. S. Army with over 22 years in Army Special Forces. He has completed multiple Operational Deployments, as a Company Intelligence sergeant and ultimately retired as a Sergeant First Class. Eric’s last two years were as training cadre for Group Operations Training Detachment providing Special Forces operators with advanced and specialized training across the Special Operations spectrum including sniping, Advanced Urban Combat, Special Operations Jumpmaster, Unconventional Warfare and Special Operations Command (SOC-P) Combatives. Eric provided Host Nation soldiers and police in multiple countries with training tailored to fit existing requirements while maintaining careful consideration for language, culture and other unique parameters. Eric is classified MASTER with the International Defensive Pistol Association.
Serving the federal training community for more than 25 years, Steve is a respected Protective Programs subject matter expert (SME) and service provider to numerous high/ low-profile US federal agencies and the private sector. Specializing in operational readiness, he is actively contracted by the US Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Administration, and many others. Steve is himself a former US Defense Intelligence employee (CIA), Protective Programs Educator and formerly on staff at the US DOE National Security Institute (Security Force Training Dept.) at Kirkland Air Force Base (NM). At the time of this writing, he is a published author of seven books and remains an advisor to the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). He is additionally a knife designer and the architect of IACP Model Policy on the carry and usage of knives by federal, state and municipal peace officers.