I retired from the United States Air Force after 21 years in 2005. My experience in the military provided me with a broad array of experiences with special duty assignments in honor guard, incident and security management, crisis management, and counter terrorism as well as all aspects of civil engineering tasks. It was a great honor of serving as a member of the Aircraft Incident Search and Recovery, as well as a member of Honor Guard. Being able to provide closure to families and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country is among my greatest sources of pride. Following my military career, I worked for the Kootenai County Sheriff's department incident response team in which I coordinated the response and management of major emergencies.
I also have over a decade of experience training with the best in the tactical world such as Ed Santos, Paul Howe, Chris Costa, and John Shrek McPhee. I hold several certifications in handgun and long rifle tactics as well as, low light conflict resolution, close combat, de-escalation, close quarter elements, self-defense, and safety.
I was inspired at the age of 55 to share my love of firearms and tactical training with those who share the same passion when I ran across my Grandfather's World War II draft card. He was drafted at the age of 42 and did not hesitate for a moment to serve his country and face the challenge head-on. His draft card number 601 inspired the name for my company, and I hope it inspires those who encounter the story to reflect the fact that there is no age at which we stop training and learning for life's adventures.
I am excited to share my experience and provide custom cerakote applications, parts, and more.