My father is a retired police officer and former sailor. I grew up with him giving me the values and foundation I needed to be where I am today. Growing up around police you learn at young age how messed up people can be. I started FAST-Tactics to share knowledge I’ve gained through my father, his fellow officers, and my own personal experiences.
Self-Defense and Awareness training are crucial to surviving lifes most dangerous moments. Thinking “It can’t happen to me” is not the right mind set. Its a shame that we have to prepare ourselves for survival but in todays age we must. There is a violent attack in the United States every 12 seconds.
I began shooting guns at the young age of 6 with my father. Gun safety has been engrained in me since I began.
My formal self-defense training started at 7 when I started taking martial arts.
At the age of 18 I joined the United States Navy. I earned Top Secret clearance and worked in one of their most delicate fields.
I helped open an indoor training facility Steel City Airsoft in 2009. Thousands of people have used this facility. We offer formal force on force training in this unique facility. There is not another like it in PA. It is used by Law Enforcement, Medical Teams, Anti-Piracy Teams, Private Security and for SWAT training. I have thousands of hours or force on force training which is esential to responding to real life situations.
I began formal firearms training with the NRA in 2010. I became a NRA certified instructor in 2011.
I started working with International Maratime Security Network in 2011. IMSN is a security company that protect commericial and private ships from pirate attacks. Early 2012 I became a certified instructor for IMSN.
I earned my NRA Law Enforcement Credentials in 2012.
I began my DOD instructor training in 2012 and earned all my certifications the first half of 2013.
I always plan to continue training. I realize there is always more to learn. I attend at least 300 hours of formal training per year.
Remember that “Chance favors the prepared individual” I will stay prepared and like to show others how to be prepared aswell.
NRA Law Enforcement Credentials:
Chief Range Safety Officer
Range Safety Officer
Home Firearm Safety
Personal Protection Inside the Home
Personal Protection Outside the Home
Department of Defense Credentials
US Navy Small Arms
US Navy Basic Watch Stander
US Navy Advance Watchman
US Marines OC (pepper spray)
US Marines Tactical Batton
US Marines Hand Cuffing
US Marines Basic Hand to Hand
US Navy Close Quarters Combat
International Maritime Security Network Credentials:
Company and Vessel Security Officer
Small Arms Training
DEF-TAC Training Credentials:
Back up Gun
Non-Lethal Self Defense
Tactical Medical Training
Introduction to Tactical Medicine
Tactical Medicine for Shooters
Practical Tactical Medicine 1
Practical Tactical Medicine 3