INSTRUCTORS

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KENT SOLHEIM

Kent has served in the U.S. Army for over 26 years and has been with Army Special Forces since 2002. He has deployed to numerous countries and has conducted and led real-world counterterrorism missions. In 2007, Kent was very seriously wounded in a gun-battle against insurgent forces while conducting a sensitive military operation. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to both legs and his left shoulder. He would lose his right leg to these gunshot wounds. Kent has continued on active duty and has deployed to combat multiple times after losing his leg. Apart from his extensive military weapons training, Kent also holds the following qualifications:

-NRA Rifle and Pistol Instructor

-NRA Range Safety Officer

-American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor

-NAUI Scuba Instructor

-NAUI First Aid Instructor

-American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor

-American Red Cross Basic Life Support Instructor

-American Red Cross First Aid/ AED/ CPR Instructor 

-American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed Instructor

-SOLO Wilderness First Responder

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CHAD GOYETTE

Chad served in the U.S. Navy for five years as a Master At Arms. Chad is currently a Master Firefighter/ Emergency Medical Technician for Montgomery County Fire Rescue and has been with the department for 11 years. Chad currently serves on the department's Swift Water Rescue Team for the Potomac River and is also a supervisor at the Emergency Communication Center. Apart from his Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Medical Training, Chad is also a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, Climbing Instructor, and NRA Pistol Instructor. 

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ANDY HANSON

Andy has served in the U.S. Army for over 27 years. Serving first in the Airborne Infantry and then becoming Special Forces Qualified in 2000. He has deployed to numerous countries and has planned and conducted offensive and counter-terrorism operations since 2001. In one of his last assignments, Andy was fortunate to work closely with the FBI and share in firearm instruction. Andy also had security responsibility for one of the Army's most prestigious CONUS installations.  Firearm training, competitions, restoring vehicles and skiing are Andy's passions.  Andy has the following experience.

Graduate of the FBI Firearms Instructor School (Class 17-01)

President's Hundred (Service Rifle, AR-15 and M1A)

Distinguished Rifleman

EMT Certified

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CHRIS 

Chris served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, and as a sniper since 2005. He is a veteran of numerous combat and peacekeeping deployments. In his capacity as a Battalion Sniper Section Leader, he has trained U.S. military and law enforcement snipers, as well as snipers from various partner nations. Chris continues to serve with Federal Law Enforcement, specializing in high-threat protection around the world. Chris trains U.S. and allied military, law enforcement, and body-guards in a wide range of skills, including marksmanship, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Close Quarter Battle (CQB), security driving, and close protection tactics. Chris has the following experience

DSS Basic Field Firearms Officer Course

MSD Instructor Development Course

U.S. Army Sniper School

U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksman Course

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CHRISTOPHER

Chris has served in the U.S Army for over 17 years and has been with Army Special Forces since 2008. He has deployed to numerous countries and possesses years of combat experience conducting real-world counterterrorism missions, some of which he served alongside Kent. Chris has performed various roles within Special Forces such as an assaulter, Special Forces sniper and commander. Chris suffered a gunshot wound during a combat tour in Afghanistan early in his career during an operation to rescue allied forces that were pinned down by insurgents. Chris swiftly recovered and continued to serve deploying several more times to combat. Chris has extensive experience training people of all walks of life to include elite military units to specialized law enforcement units around the world in a wide variety of weapons and tactics ranging from, Close Quarter Battle (CQB) to Long Range Marksmanship (LRM) and special reconnaissance. Chris has continued to build upon his extensive experience as a sniper attending multiple advanced military and civilian courses to continue to expand his long range marksmanship capabilities and knowledge staying current in tactics and techniques as well as continuous technological advances in rifles, long range weapons, various optics and equipment.