Charles (Chuck) retired as a Master Sergeant after a 24-year career as a US Army Infantryman where he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Excellence in Competition Rifle badge, among other various awards. His firearms expertise also was recognized with the Order of St. Maurice by the National Infantryman’s Association.
He is an NRA certified Pistol, Rifle Instructor, Carry Guard trainer and Chief Range Safety Officer. He has completed the Thunder Ranch Instructor Development courses.
Chuck currently is a Sergeant with a state law enforcement agency and is a department firearm, Taser instructor, crisis negotiator, Glock armor, AR platform armor, and holds an advanced police certificate with the Alaska Police Standards Council. Chuck is a certified Force Science Institute, Force Science Analyst.
He has a B.S in Criminal Justice and a M.S. Ed in Instructional Technology from Troy State University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course (130th).
Chuck is certified to teach the Alaska Concealed Handgun Permit (ACHP) and additionally teaches the “Stop the Bleed” training. Chuck is an adjunct instructor for the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.Chuck has been married 37 years to his beautiful wife, has one son, and three beautiful granddaughters.