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Gary Melton

Gary Melton is a former U.S. Army Special Forces Weapons Sergeant and Sniper Team Leader with 4 combat tours. He has worked full time for the last 7 years as the Unit Chief and Special Tactics Instructor at a federal agency, and is the Owner and Lead Instructor for Paramount Tactical Solutions.

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Jonathan 'JD' Ames

JD is a former US Army Special Forces with multiple combat deployments.  He is a Federal Law Enforcement Training Association Instructor and Special Forces Sniper. He has trained military and law enforcement in sniper skills, long range, pistol & rifle marksmanship, close quarters battle, small unit tactics, and surveillance & reconnaissance.  He has 12 years experience instructing and is a Federal Law Enforcement Agency’s Advanced Tactics Instructor.

Jason Bautista

Jason Bautista is a former U.S. Special Forces with multiple tours to Iraq & Afghanistan. 14 years experience training law enforcement, military personnel, and other government agencies in firearms proficiency, small unit tactics, HUMINT operations, foreign affairs, and counter-terrorism. He is currently a Federal Law Enforcement Agency Sr. Firearms Instructor.

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Brook Bowen

Brook Bowen is a former member of 75th Ranger Regiment, Federal Law Enforcement Officer and member of the Tactical Team.  Currently serving as trainer for agency Firearms and Tactics Instructors.

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Derek DeVeau

Derek DeVeau joined the army and after initial training and airborne school he was assigned to the 82D Airborne Division as an intelligence specialist and reassigned as a Military Police Officer. He has 4 combat tours Afghanistan & Iraq. He has since trained Marines and has served as a senior tactics instructor for a Federal Law Enforcement Academy.

Daniel R. Merritt

Daniel R. Merritt is a Law Enforcement Professional, specializing in Security Driving, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Operational Medicine and more. He has trained military units, Law Enforcement agencies, and private security companies. He is a senior defensive tactics instructor for the Department of State, providing training to US Diplomats deployed to High Threat Posts.

Tyler Houston

Tyler is a former Infantry Marine with two combat tours in Iraq. He was a Deputy Sheriff in VA for several years before becoming a Protective Security Specialist under the Department of State Worldwide Protective Services contract. Tyler is currently serving as an Advanced Tactics, Leadership and Skills Instructor for a Federal Law Enforcement Agency. Tyler has been shooting USPSA and Steel Challenge for the last 5 years and is currently classified A Class in Limited.

Derek Rogers

Derek is a 13-year Marine Corps veteran with 5 combat tours. After his deployments he spent several years as a certified Military Instructor teaching weapons and tactics for the Marine Corps.
After the Marine Corps, he worked overseas for 3 years protecting US personnel and also served as a firearms instructor.
Derek is currently a Federal Law Enforcement Training Accredited (FLETA) Instructor and works full time as an Advanced Tactics and Firearms Instructor for a Federal Law Enforcement Agency where he trains tactical teams deploying overseas to High Threat Areas.