Dan Anderson – COO
Mr. Anderson is a Lead Counter Terrorism Instructor and trainer as well as a close-in weapons and tactics expert with more than 15-years of experience. Dan is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in advanced carbine marksmanship, combat pistol, PSD operations and live fire drills. Dan is a Lead Instructor in hand-to-hand combat/defensive tactics, CQB/CQC, Israeli counter terrorism tactics Lead instructor, patrolling operations and is a Protective Security Specialist and Close Protection Bodyguard. He is prior enlisted US Navy Diver Navy Special Operations/ Special Warfare NEC 5343. Naval Special Warfare Group 3 SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One DDS platoon dive member for nuclear submarine lockout and SDV combat dive operations. Dan is a 25-year practitioner Senior Blackbelt and Lead Instructor of fundamental San Soo, is a founding member of Predator Security and Defense and co-creator of the Predator Tactical Unarmed Combatives Systems (PTUCS).
Jeff Scott - Security/PSD Operations
Mr. Scott has 6-years of experience with Special Operations, both in joint operations in Iraq, Afghanistan. Jeff was an 11B in Iraq 2004 to 2005. Jeff also is a DDM instructor, Glock, HK69, M6, Mk46, Mk48 armor. In addition, Jeff was a Training NCO. He set up training plans, following unit guidelines to complete the Army’s required training cycle. He conducted classroom, and field exercises to the Army standards, oversaw all training and assisted fellow soldiers in class preparation. From 2009 to 2012 Jeff worked PSD operations on classified Government projects overseas. Jeff was also employed with Allied Security Dynamics running Force protection training and operations. He worked side by side with former police and special operations personnel. Conducted tactical operations, medical, reconnaissance and interdiction training and operations. Jeff is a Lead Israeli Counter Terrorism Instructor and is highly trained & experienced combatives expert in fundamental San Soo and founding member of PSD and co-creator of the Predator Unarmed Combatives Systems (PTUCS).
Richard Merfert - Lead Instructor
Mr. Merfert is a Lead Counter Terrorism Instructor and prior Service Army Special Operations, 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Richard is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in advanced carbine marksmanship, combat pistol, hand to hand combat/defensive tactics (SOCP), live fire, CQB/CQC, executive protection, tactical medicine, basic demolition and has multiple combat deployments supporting the Global War on Terror. He also is a Protective Security Specialist and Close Protection Bodyguard. Richard is a mixed martial arts practitioner and a Predator Unarmed Combat Systems (PTUCS) Senior Instructor.
Trent Morgan - Senior Instructor
Mr. Morgan is prior enlisted US Navy with Naval Special Warfare Group One out of San Diego and several combat deployments in Naval Special Warfare supporting the Global War on Terror. He has multiple years at Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command as a high-risk training instructor (NEC9502) and Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor (NEC0812). He has background in Tai-Kwon-do as well as Jujitsu and is certified in Dieter’s Close Quarter Defense (CQD) system. He is Subject Matter Expert (SME) in advanced carbine marksmanship, combat pistol, sniper operations and live fire drills. Trent is also a Predator Unarmed Combatives Systems (PTUCS) Senior Instructor.
Paul Taylor – Weapons and Tactics SME/Instructor
Mr. Taylor served 20 years of combined service in the military. He started his career as a Grunt, then Scout Sniper, in the United States Marine Corps, then later transitioned to the US Army, serving as a Team Leader & Squad Leader in 1st Ranger Battalion and as a Green Beret Assaulter, Breacher, and Sniper on an ODA in 3rd Special Forces Group. Paul completed his career with 9 combat deployments supporting the Global War on Terror. He continues to train Rangers, SEALS, and civilians as a private contractor, specifically focusing on Combatives, Basic Marksmanship Skills, Battle Drills, Basic Demolition to CQB, Sniper Marksmanship and Tactics, Advanced Breaching, and Live Fire Maneuver Exercises. He is Predator Unarmed Combatives Systems (PTUCS) Assistant Instructor.
Erik Edwards – Maritime and Subsurface Security SME
Mr. Edwards prior enlisted Naval Special Warfare Navy SEAL Special Operator NEC 5326. Erik spent over a decade as a US Navy SEAL with Naval Special Warfare Group one SEAL Team One out of San Diego and a BUDS instructor. Desert and jungle survival and warfare expert, HAHO/HALO qualified NSW operator. Erik has a diverse background in special operations planning consulting and training. He is well versed in counter terrorism in low intensity conflicts. US Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School, Key West, Florida. Primary duties: Instructor Combat Diver Qualification Course, Combat Dive Supervisors Course.