CQT INSTRUCTOR ROSTER Backgrounds:
With well over 200 years of combined combat experience on the global war on terror, CQT teams are among the most seasoned special operations force in the private sector. Conducting operations in areas of responsibility such as CENTCOM, PACOM, EUCOM, AFRICOM, and SOUTHCOM. CQT operational/training teams are highly capable of successfully accomplishing cast operational and training mission sets throughout the international theater.
• U.S. Naval Special Warfare SEAL Teams (1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10)
• U.S. Naval Special Warfare Training Detachment TRADET-1 / TRADET-2 (Air, Sniper, Breacher, Assaults, CQB, LAND Warfare, Maritime,
JTAC, Special Operations, Urban Combat)
• U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group
• U.S. Army Special Forces ODA Teams (SOF-A)
• U.S. Army Special Forces (SOF-D)
• Specialized Military Contractors (Intelligence OGA)
• U.S. Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion Training Cell)
• U.S. Marine Special Operations Command, Critical Skills Operators (MARSOC)
MIDDLE EAST Training Lead
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 33 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.