Over 20 years experience with firearms and is currently a Certified Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor for both handgun and shotgun, an NRA Instructor certified for handgun, shotgun, rifle, Personal Protection In and Out of The Home, CCW instructor for the state of Utah, a licensed firearm instructor for the State of Illinois( IDFPR license#102-298), Range Safety Officer, Practical And Tactical Handcuffing (PATH) Instructor, Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training(OCAT)Instructor, Glock Armorer, Compliance & Control Holds Instructor, and Weapon Retention & Disarm Techniques Instructor. Joe has also worked with military officers in the development of a Standard Operating Procedure Manual as well as developing a security training program which includes industry specific programs that are customized for the security field for Private Security Personnel in the Chicago area. In addition to this Joe has also provided executive protection for a number of clients such as Joel Rosenberg, Tass Saada, and Erwin Lutzer
Scott has over 26 years experince with firearms. His background includes service in the U.S. Armed Forces and well as a long Law Enforcement career. He currently holds the rank of Sergeant in his police department and during his 19year career as a police officer, he has worked in the undercover capacity for 12 years, where he learned that excellent handgun skills were vital to his survival. Scott has also owned and operated a Private Detective Agency in the State of Illinois for the past 8 years, in which time, he has provided Executive Protection for a large number of clientele. He is currently an Illinois Certified Law Enforcement Instructor, an NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, State of Utah Certified Concealed Firearms (CFP) Instructor, and State of Florida Certified CCW Instructor.
With over 15 years of firearms experience, Jenny is currently our only female instructor. She has served in the U.S. Army for over eight years, and is well versed in both hand guns and rifles. She presently holds the rank of Staff Sergeant, and is currently an enlisted member in the U.S. Armed Forces. As a soldier and a Veteran of "Operation Enduring Freedom", she has acquired the skills necessary to function in high pressure situations which require a high level of discipline, focus, and strict attention to detail, maintaining situational awareness in order to preserve safety of herself and others both in combat, and everyday situations. Additionally, she has spent over six years working with law enforcement and is an NRA certified instructor. Jenny brings a fresh perspective to our training where she instructs women only firearms classes.
Chris is a former Global Response Staff Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency whose training and experiences were focused on operating as a member of a small team, which provided security to agency personnel while operating in high threat environments. His CIA training includes: protective operations, counterintelligence, advance tactical small arms, armed & unarmed combatives, anti-terrorism driving, and tactical combat casualty care.
Chris also served as a member of a counterintelligence team in the U.S. Marine Corps during the first Gulf War. He went on to serve as a local police officer and then as a reconnaissance team leader in the Army. Chris also worked in joint counter narcotic assignments in law enforcement, first with Chicago HIDTA as an interdiction specialist and then later with the Homeland Security Investigations Technical Enforcement Group. Chris holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies & Criminal Justice degree from Governors State University and is an avid athlete and martial artist