Jake is a retired US Marine and combat Veteran with over 35 years experience in tactical shooting. He is a graduate of the USMC High Risk Personnel training course, a Distinguished Shooter, and previous Shooting Team Captain and coach. He has been involved in precision and tactical shooting throughout his distinguished career, beginning with a tour as a Presidential Security Guard at Camp David, Maryland, and culminating with his assignment to 2d Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (2d ANGLICO) prior to his retirement. He has seen action in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa.
Aside from his military training, Jake is a graduate of Triple Canopy's World-wide Personal Protection Services and Operations courses and was a certified WPPS operator. He has attended civilian training at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, Rogers' Shooting School, Handgun Combatives and the Sig-Sauer Academy. He is an NRA-certified RSO, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun Instructor and a Sig-Sauer-certified Armorer, Patrol Rifle, Pistol, Combat Shotgun, and Master Firearms Instructor, as well as an Active Shooter Response Instructor. He is a Revolver Instructor, and a certified Glock Armorer. Jake is a NHPSTC-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, and has taught for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) abroad. He is a MLEFIAA-certified Designated Marksman, and is certified by DHS as a Solo Officer Rapid Deployment Instructor for Law Enforcement.
Crystal is a retired US Marine and a combat Veteran. She has over 30 years experience in tactical shooting and firearms safety. She was a USMC rifle and pistol expert and is a graduate of the USMC High Risk Personnel training school. She has attended shooting courses at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute and Sig-Sauer Academy. She is an NRA certified Pistol and Home Firearm Safety Instructor and a Sig-Sauer certified Armorer and Pistol Instructor. Crystal is also a certified Glock Armorer.