I am known as a nationally ranked competitor on the practical handgun competition circuit. Most people fail to realize that I have extensive formal training and experience in the military and law enforcement as an operational police officer, U.S. Marine, Federal Air Marshal, and Federal firearms instructor. I also have formal training in delivering instruction as well as in all phases of training development. I began my competitive shooting training to increase my skill level for a future fight with a handgun or rifle. After getting my feet wet at a few competitions, I found myself motivated to reach the elite levels of practical shooting. During this time I realized the importance of using efficient and correctly designed training programs to help meet my goals. I am the recipient of numerous awards and honors in the law enforcement community, and on the competitive shooting circuit. While working full time, in various occupations, I have placed highly in every major practical type championship on the circuit. I have numerous wins at major matches including a second place finish at the 2007 European Handgun Championship, and top five finishes at the U.S. Nationals, the World Speed Shooting championships and NRA Action Pistol championships. I am classified as a Grandmaster (multiple divisions) by the United States Practical Shooting Association and a Master by the International Defensive Pistol Association. As the Director of Training at the U.S. Shooting Academy, my primary focus is instructor training, curriculum development, and specialized instruction.