Al has a lifetime of experience in hand-to-hand combat training in mixed martial arts. As an executive protection trainer, accompanied by his expertise in hand-to-hand defensive tactics, he is well versed in small arms tactics, techniques and equipment. A CQT instructor in advanced handgun and hand-to-hand techniques, he is passionate about developing his students’ skills in real-world environments and scenarios.
Carl's career spans 30 years within the Military, including Special Operations and Tactical Law Enforcement in Global Operations & Training with a special focus on Counter-Terrorism procedures, operations and training. His training includes VIP Close Protection, intelligence gathering & analysis. He is also a firearms instructor, handling advanced pistol and carbine.
An Active Law Enforcement Officer for over 15 years, Jim has extensive law enforcement and US Military Special Operations experience.
Joseph (affectionately known as “Little Joe”) began his career in 1977 as a Protection Officer with the Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit. He spent six years as a Deputy Sheriff (Corrections Division) with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department. He has been a Police Officer since 1985 in an officer agency bordering Detroit, with extensive experience as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Directed Patrol Unit Member, Department Training Officer, SERT Team Leader/Operator, Detective (Narcotics/Vice/Surveillance) and Background Investigator. "Little Joe" has also done research and development of training and equipment for the Training Unit.
Colonel Dritan Demiraj (SF) is considered one of the world’s leading experts on counter-terrorism. Dritan has over 25 years Special Operations experience and currently holds two PhD’s in “National Security and Humanity” and “Special Forces in a new Modern Combat Perspective”. Dritan has attended and completed Special Operations courses in over 10 countries. Those courses include Special Forces, free fall parachute, combat diving, sniper, alpine commando & mountain team leader, special ops (all levels), Asymmetric Warfare, Special Operations Combating Terrorism, and many others. Dritan served as the Albanian Minister of Interior in 2017 and Commander of all Albanian Special Forces from 2007-2013. He currently serves as the main advisor for the National Security and Counter Terrorism Council in Albania. Dritan has served five tours in Afghanistan. His medals and awards include the Albanian “Honours Nation” medal, which is equivalent to that of the United States Medal of Honor, as well as numerous awards for exceptional performance during his time in the military. Dritan has given many “Counter-Terrorism” seminars all over the world to both universities, military academies and high ranking government officials from over 12 countries. Dritan is a highly published author of over 29 books that range in subjects from Special Operations manuals, Strategy and Tactics of all Islamic Militant Groups (ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, etc.), and martial arts. Dritan is also a 2-time boxing champion and 11-time karate champion. He has received the Presidential “Great Master of Sports” award as the best Martial Arts Sportsman of the century by the Karate Federation, among other awards for outstanding performance as a military commander and fighter.
David has been a police officer for 16 years in Macomb County. A detective for over three years, with two years in the major crimes squad, and is familiar with the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes.
During his time as a detective, he investigated several shootings including officer involved shootings. David is a certified USCCA firearms instructor and NRA range officer. He has attended the Macomb Police Academy and has completed advanced combat pistol (also at the Macomb Police Academy) . He is currently in a supervisory position in the patrol division.
A police officer for over 22 years. Certified USCCA Firearms Instructor, MCOLES Firearms Instructor, and NRA Safety Instructor and Range Master.
John has been a police officer for 23 years. Certified USCCA Firearms Instructor, MCOLES Firearms Instructor and NRA Safety Instructor.
Brandon is an eight-year Marine Corps Veteran. He served three combat tours in Afghanistan as a rifleman and then as a Primary Marksmanship Instructor for four years at Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA. Brandon has trained over 25,000 government employees including newly commissioned USMC Officers, DEA, FBI and NRA groups. He was a leader in the re-development of the U.S. Marine Corps Advanced Pistol and Engaging Moving Targets Program policies. He is a certified Master Instructor for the Marine Corps and Combat marksmanship trainer/coach as well as a Certified DEA Firearms Instructor, Moving Target Engagement Instructor and Foreign Weapons Instructor and has attended various courses through FLETC, FBI and NRA.
Chris is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and Private Military Contractor (PMC) with over 15 years of operational experience. Chris served with SEAL Team 8 before being assigned to the Assault Cell, Naval Special Warfare Group II, as a Close Quarters Combat, Breaching and Urban Operations instructor. After a severe injury, Chris left the SEAL Teams to earn a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Concurrently, Chris worked for Blackwater on Covert & Clandestine projects as a Team Leader in their Tier 1 ‘SELECT’ Division and as the Director of Medical Operations for the combined DoD/DoS/Joint Special Operations Aviation Detachment (JSOAD) command structures in Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Chris’s collective field experiences as both a SEAL and a PMC include actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa, Kosovo, and other Middle Eastern nations in support of the Global War on Terror.
Craig Pulvirenti is a 29 year police/swat officer. He has instructed in 5 police academies in the state of Michigan, 4 colleges, the US military as well as the US Department of Defense in Iraq. Craig is also a Vetted Lead Instructor for the US State Department (Anti Terrorism Assistance Program) and has worked 11 different countries.
Craig trained for WPPS (worldwide Personal Protection Service) 3 as well as Train the Trainer (T3) for WPPS 3.
Worked in Protective details since 1985 while in the US Army. This first training was provided by the US Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. During this period, Pulvirenti was assigned to protect the United State Army Europe Commander General Glen Otis. Opened a personal protection company in 1993 and have had dozens of clients including entertainers and dignitaries worldwide, in permissive and non-permissive environments.
in 1999, Pulvirenti was trained for active shooter response with Las Angeles Police, where he researched and developed the Michigan standard class for Police and Security Response to the active shooter. This program is instructed in 6 police academies in Michigan. Since 1999 Pulvirenti has researched, evaluated and instructed dozens of classes for Police Academies in the state of Michigan as well as the US State Department and US Department of Defense.
Craig’s personal company is responsible for training police, banks, schools, government and private industries in all areas from self defense and firearms, to administrative and risk management related training.
Jonathan W. Allen's career spans over 12 years within the Military, U.S. Secret Service and local Law Enforcement. During his time in the Military, he was a military Police Officer (USAF Security Forces). Mr. Allen operated in various field environments, performed individual and team patrol movements, tactical drills, battle procedures, convoys, military operations other than war (MOOTW) and anti-terrorism duties. While Mr. Allen was in the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division, he provided protection to The President, Vice President, members of their immediate families and foreign heads of state. Mr. Allen received extensive training while with the Secret Service in multiple weapon systems, protection, driving and control tactics. He also assisted doing Threat Assessments and Site Surveys throughout the year at Diplomatic Missions, Embassies and Consulates in the greater DC Tri-State area. Mr. Allen is currently a Texas Peace Officer and serves on a 150 officer agency in the Patrol Division.