My formal weapons training began as an 0311 rifleman in the Marine Corps infantry, attaining a 4th award rifle expert rating and 2 time company high shooter during my enlistment. I went on to a career in corrections as an officer with the Iowa State Penitentiary and was selected to be a member of the institutions’s Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT). During my assignment with CERT, I was a designated Sniper-Marksman/Observer, gaining extensive training through ILEA and have acted as a guest instructor for the academy. It has been my great privilege to have trained with and instruct dozens of SWAT and CERT officers from various agencies throughout the state of Iowa. Currently, I continue to serve as a weapons instructor for IDOC and am a certified NRA pistol instructor. It is my personal belief and conviction that responsible gun owners owe it to themselves and their loved ones to become as proficient as possible with their weapon of choice. I have trained with Tim over the last few years in several disciplines and look forward to working with him in promoting these skills sets.