Instructor Bravo has a career of experiences that have developed his passion including Close Protective Services, Corporate Executive Protection, and Critical Infrastructure Security. He was a supervisor and interdepartmental agency instructor teaching tactical handgun, patrol carbine, defensive tactics, spontaneous knife defense, chemical defense, and close protection detail operations. Currently traveling as a National Firearms Instructor and Instructor-Trainer he is also a volunteer sworn police officer in the State of Indiana.
While field experience is critical, we believe that instructors should continue their development expanding both knowledge and skills. Here are just a few of the firearms instructor certifications that Bravo has obtained:
There is a lot involved in being an "exceptional instructor", a term used by the great trainer Bruce Siddle. It is a lifelong path that is hard to travel, demands sacrifice, is challenging to navigate, and requires a level of dedication that others consider unreasonable and sometimes impossible. This dedication is required not only with physical skills or classroom presentations but also applies to the instructor's personal physical capabilities and combative readiness. Exceptional instructors should be able to dynamically demonstrate techniques, maintain above-average physical capability, and motivate students while possessing knowledge and understanding of subject matter that students find mesmerizing. Simply put, students can't learn what the instructor does not know nor does not have the physical ability to demonstrate. Therefore, we at Bravo agree with Bruce, "the instructor's competence may be the difference between the life and death of the student or the general public".