P.O. Box 197 | Williamsburg, VA 23187 | 757.254.3230

Mark C.

A retired United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant with twenty one years of active duty service. Mark’s primary military occupational skill (MOS) is 0369 Infantry Platoon leader. In addition to Mark’s primary (MOS) he holds numerous secondary (MOS’S) some of them being 8530 range coach, 8531 primary marksmanship instructor, 8532 small arms weapons/combat weapons instructor. During Mark’s 21 year career he served in many operational units and instructor billets. Mark served 7&1/2 years in all three of the Marine Corps FAST, Companies Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team where he was a platoon sergeant for 5 independent world wide operational platoons. He also served as the Operations Chief & Company Gunnery Sergeant for 3rd FAST Company. In addition to the billets stated above, Mark also served as (SNCOIC) Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Marine Corps Designated Marksmanship School located at Dam Neck VA. In the spring of 2007 Mark retired from the Marine Corps and took a position as an independent contractor instructor at (AFETA) Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity Department of Defense. He currently serves as a certified lead firearms instructor for the DOD. Mark has recently opened his small company Combined Firearms Training with the intent to provide good quality, effective, practical and affordable training to our law enforcement community.

Jim

A 10 year veteran of the US Naval Special Warfare, SEAL. James secondary responsibility over the past 20 years has been in the combat medical field. Other specialties include Breacher/Methods of entry, Military Free Fall, and Combat Diving. After separating from the Navy in the fall of 2004, James worked as an independent contractor providing security for high risk mobile operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Currently he is working as an independent contractor instructor/medic at (AFETA) Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity Department of Defense. He currently serves as a certified lead firearms instructor for the DOD, as well as a cadre member for Combat Medical course.

Tim

U.S. Navy from 1984 -2004. Nineteen years of which he was designated as a 5326 U.S. Navy Seal with a primary rank of independent duty corpsman (I.D.C.)/18 Delta Medic. During his time in the Navy he served at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) 1989-1996. Some of his primary positions are as follows but not limited to: Range Safety Officer (RSO), Range Safety Officer in Charge (RSOC) Demolition Range Safety Officer Demolition Range Safety Officer in Charge Fire and movement Range Safety Officer in Charge Close Quarter Combat (CQB) Range Officer in Charge During his career he has trained both domestic and foreign personal Live Fire CQB Training, Live Fire Immediate Action Drills (IAD) Training Live fire assaults/raids and ambush training. Live fire sniper training to include building to building shots in downtown Los Angeles Tim retired as a chief petty officer from the Navy in 2004. In 2005 he took a position as an independent contractor as a firearms instructor at the Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity (AFETA) for the Department of Defense where his primary duties include pistol, rifle, shotgun, land navigation, and field medical training.

Randy

Randy is a 24 year veteran with James City County Police Department. A 1988 graduate of the 50th Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Randy’s primary assigned duties were Patrol Division. Randy is a current NRA Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instructor and certified in handgun and shotgun. Randy is also a certified factory Armorer for Glock Springfield, Bennelli, and AR-15, M16 and M4 weapon systems. He has joined Combined Firearms Training to help develop the most current training courses needed by Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Mark

Retired from the U.S. Government as a Senior Executive Service officer in December 2012 after 24 years of service. He also served seven years on active with the U.S. Army and additional 19 in the U.S. Army Reserves. As both an enlisted man and officer, he developed and conducted firearms training on weapons systems ranging from pistols to 20mm cannons. Currently, he serves as a firearms instructor at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity (AFETA), Camp Peary, Virginia.
  • Graduate of the DoD Firearms Instructor Development Course
  • Certified NRA Select Fire Weapons Instructor Course
  • U.S. Army Range Safety Officer; NCOIC
  • Certified DoD Firearms Range Safety Officer
Since January 2013,he has been employed as an independent contractor for DoD at AFETA. As a DoD firearms instructor, his duties and responsibilities include basic and advanced firearms instruction as well as performing range safety officer supervision.

Everett

United States Navy SEAL, Senior Chief Petty officer (SOCS) with 26 years of active duty service in December, 2012. As a Senior Enlisted Advisor, he developed Naval Special Warfare tactics, techniques and procedures; planned and led training exercises; and led worldwide Special Warfare elements during multiple combat deployments in OEF, OIF and Operation Fervent Archer His firearms and Range Officer qualifications include-
  • Navy Instructor (NEC 9502)
  • US Army Special Operations Target Interdiction Course
  • Naval Special Warfare Sniper Instructor
  • Naval Special Warfare Laser Range Safety Officer
  • Naval Special Warfare Fire and Maneuver Range Safety Officer
  • Naval Special Warfare Range Operations Safety (K-431-0100)
  • Naval Special Warfare Close Quarters Combat Range Safety Officer
He began working at the Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity (AFETA) as an independent contractor on 15 November 2013. As a certified Department of Defense firearms instructor, his daily tasks include basic and advanced firearms instruction and range safety supervision.

Rick

13 year veteran of the US Naval Special Warfare, SEAL. Rick’s secondary responsibility over the past 20 years has been in the combat medical field. Other specialties include Breacher/Methods of entry, Military Free Fall, and Combat Diving. After separating from the Navy in the fall of 2007 Rick worked as an independent contractor supporting the global war on terror. Currently he is working as an independent contractor instructor/medic at (AFETA) Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity Department of Defense. He currently serves as a certified lead firearms instructor for the DOD, as well as a cadre member for Combat Medical course.

Craig

Retired United States Army Master Sergeant with twenty one years of active duty service. Craig’s primary military occupational skill (MOS) is 11B Infantry First Sergeant. In addition to Craig’s primary (MOS) he holds a secondary (MOS) as a B4 Sniper Instructor. During Craig’s twenty one year career he served in many operational units and instructor billets. Craig served fifteen years in 3rd Ranger Battalion holding positions from Rifle Squad Leader, Heavy Weapons Squad Leader, Rifle Platoon Sergeant, Rifle Company First Sergeant. Craig deployed seven times to combat zones in Iraq to support Joint Special Operations Command. As for Instructor billets Craig served four years as a Senior Ranger Instructor, Long Range Reconnaissance Senior Instructor, and Senior Scout Sniper Instructor. In the fall of 2012 Craig took a position as an independent contractor instructor at (AFETA) Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity Department of Defense. He currently serves as a certified firearms instructor for the DOD.

Lee

He retired as a United States Navy, Chief Warrant Officer FOUR (7151/SEAL) with 26  years  of  active  service  30  September  2012.  After  serving  a  two-­‐year  enlistment  as  a  United States Army Infantryman, he served an additional 24 years in the United States Navy as US Navy SEAL. As  both  a  Senior  Enlisted  Leader  and  an  Officer,  he  developed,  executed  and  managed  training, and led world wide deployable Naval Special Warfare elements. His firearms and Range Officer qualifications include:
  • Naval Special Warfare Range Operations Safety (K-­‐431-­‐0100)
  • Navy Instructor (NEC 9502)
  • Naval Special Warfare Sniper Instructor
  • Naval Special Warfare Laser Range Safety Officer
  • Naval Special Warfare Fire and Maneuver Range Safety Officer
  • Naval Special Warfare Close Quarters Combat Range Safety Officer
He began working at the Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity as an independent contractor on 01 October 2012. As a certified Department of Defense firearms instructor, his  daily  tasks  include  basic  and  advanced  firearms  instruction  and  range  safety  supervision.

Christopher

Adam has spent the past thirteen years in law enforcement serving the Commonwealth of Virginia in various capacities that began with the Department of Corrections, the Virginia Department of State Police and currently as an adjunct instructor with Texas State University under the Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Program. While holding the rank of Trooper he served as a member of the Division One Tactical Team operating in the roles of Senior Breacher and Tactical Medicine coordinator. He currently holds the designation of High Threat Protection Specialist and served on the Executive Protection Unit with the responsibility of the protection of all visiting dignitaries and the Governor and First family of Virginia. After completing two operational tours and traveling in more than 25 countries, Adam was assigned to the Tactical Operations Unit where he was a Senior Instructor and responsible for the development and implementation of all tactical/specialty training ranging in variety from Officer Survival for the Bureau of Field Operations / Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Basic School. Low Visibility Operations, Tactics for Special Agents and SWAT, Combatives, Evasive Driving and Firearms. He holds instructor certifications from the Federal Law.

Chuck

Chuck is a retired Infantry Officer (USMC) with twenty-two years active duty service. While on active duty he served in multiple Infantry Battalions to include the Marine Corps Security Force Regiment where he was responsible for leading and training a 50-man globally deployable anti-terrorism and security force that responded to multiple crisis events in Haiti, Cuba, Bahrain and Kuwait (Desert Shield/Storm). Chuck has served on Special Duty overseas in support of the State Department and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) where he coordinated and conducted bilateral training, security and deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a certified NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor and currently works as a certified DoD firearms instructor at the (AFETA) Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity.

Matt

Matt is a retired First Sergeant (USMC) with twenty-four years of active duty service. He served in Combat Arms units and Special Duty assignments overseas with the State Department. Throughout his military career, Matt served in multiple senior leadership and training positions. In addition, he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Environmental Science from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) while on active duty. For the past fourteen years Matt has worked as an independent contractor instructor at (AFETA) Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity, Department of Defense (DoD). He is a certified lead firearms instructor for the DOD as well as a certified NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor. To round out his extensive firearms expertise, Matt continues to maintain his extensive experience in instructing field craft, hunting and survival techniques.

Gordon

Gordon is a retired United States Marine Gunner (CWO-4) with twenty-seven years of active duty service. Gordon’s primary military occupational skill (MOS) is 0306 Infantry Weapons Officer. In addition to Gordon’s primary (MOS) he held numerous primary and secondary (MOS’S) some of them being 0369 Infantry Unit Leader, 8532 small arms weapons/combat weapons instructor. During Gordon’s 27-year career he served in both operational units and instructor billets. Gordon served as a Marine Gunner for an Infantry battalion, light armored reconnaissance battalion, and the Marine Corps security force regiment; where completed multiple deployments in support of OIF / OEF and deployed globally in support of the security force regiment’s mission. Gordon also served as the Marine Gunner for the Marine Corps Tactical Training Exercise Control Group (TTECG), the Marine Corps Basic School (TBS) and served as the Director of the Infantry Weapons Officers Course (IWOC). While enlisted, he achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and was trained and employed as a machine-gunner, mortarman, assault man, marksmanship coach and trainer. Gordon has held the billets of a section leader, platoon sergeant, platoon commander and operations chief in operational units. He has instructed at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, TBS, the Infantry Officers Course (IOC), and the Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS). During his instructor duties Gordon held the billets of instructor, chief instructor, instructor training chief, and operations chief. In the spring of 2018 Gordon retired from the Marine Corps and took a position as an independent contractor instructor at (AFETA) Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity Department of Defense. He currently serves as a certified firearms instructor for the DOD. Gordon has recently affiliated with Combined Firearms Training with the intent to provide quality, effective, relevant and affordable training to our law enforcement and Military community.

Rafael

Rafael is currently a United States Army Staff Sergeant with ten years of active duty service and six years of service in the reserves. Rafael’s primary military occupational skill (MOS) is 37F Psychological operations Team leader. In addition to Rafael’s primary (MOS) he holds a secondary (MOS) of 11B, Infantry team leader. During Rafael’s sixteen-year career he served in many operational units and instructor positions. Rafael served 3 years as a Machine gunner and 1 year as team leader in the 82nd Airborne, 9 Years as a Team chief in a Tactical Psychological Operations company. Rafael Deployed four times to combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rafael is also a member of the United States Army Reserves Competitive Marksmanship Unit (USARCMP) Rafael served as an instructor for the USARCMP training soldiers in rifle, pistol and machine gun. Rafael has been a competitive shooter since 2008. In the fall of 2017 Rafael took a position as an independent contractor instructor at (AFETA) Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity Department of Defense. He currently serves as a certified lead firearms instructor for the DOD.