Former member of the United States Army

30 year Veteran of the Illinois Department of Corrections(IDOC) Retiring at the rank of Major

8years IDOC Statewide Escape Response Team

6 years IDOC Hostage Rescue Team

4 Years IDOC Shotgun Entry Team

20 years IDOC Tactical Unit

Instructed a variety of firearms related courses at the IDOC Training Academy in Springfield, IL.

State certified instructor for the Illinois Concealed Carry Course.

Member of the National Association of Certified Firearms Instructors.

Trained with organizations such as Gunsite, Larry Vickers Tactical, and Adamax Tactical.

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.