Well, it is most decidedly NOT “all about me,” but you
As you can see from my Credentials page, I have worked
In the world of private security, I worked for about 2-1/2 years on the force that protected a large US Government site in the Northern Virginia area. While there, I led a perimeter patrol unit for most of the time, and performed access control and worked in a high-tech vehicle inspection station. For the next three years, I taught the officers of the same private security company in the subject areas listed below.
Before all of that, I grew up around guns and was in rifle clubs and on rifle teams all the way through high school. I was co-captain of my high-school rifle team back when high schools in the Northern VA all had rifle teams. I have shot some competitive handgun over the years and, for a while, was a regular at Bull Run Regional Shooting Center’s Trap & Skeet range on Saturday mornings.
I have taught courses in all of the following areas:
• General security techniques
• Empty hand self defense (Monadnock’s MDTS)
• Pepper spray
• Baton (straight baton)
• Handgun (beginner-level through advanced-level)
• Shotgun (beginner-level through intermediate-level)
• Threat Detection using X-ray and metal detection technology
• Trace Detection using various chemical analysis technology
• First Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross, American Heart Assoc., and others)
The day job
Before entering the firearms instruction and security worlds, I was a Tech Writer for various high-tech, commercial and government contractor companies. Since leaving Vance Uniformed Protection Services in December of 2007, I have returned to the Tech Writing world working for a large, high-tech government contractor as my day job while I focus on my firearms instruction adventures in the evenings and on weekends (and daydream about it most of the rest of the time!).
Ultimately, I would like to turn these private lessons and small courses into a large, full-time YOBNUG Training Academy. I have broken the dream down into four phases, with the fourth phase being the full-fledged, independent, full-time training academy. Right now I am in Phase II. (OK, so I added a fifth phase—having a full blown shooting center associated with/attached to the training academy). Come join me in the journey!
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