Rich has been shooting since he was in ROTC in college. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the US Army where he was Airborne and Ranger qualified. Rich later worked for the IBM Corporation. He has been an NRA certified instructor for nearly ten years. He is an NRA certified Instructor in: NRA CCW, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home, Refuse To Be A Victim, Chief Range Safety Officer, Reloading and Home Firearm Safety. In addition, he is an NRA Training Counselor, where he trains others to be instructors in all of the same disciplines. He has taught hundreds of courses and well over 1,000 students.
NRA Instructor Certifications:
TRAINING COUNSELOR(to teach Instructor courses in ALL of the following disciplines)
NRA CCW Instructor, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home, Home Firearm Safety, Metallic Cartridge Reloading, Shot Shell Reloading, Range Safety Officer, Chief Range Safety Officer, and Refuse To Be A Victim (Instructor and Regional Counselor).
Arizona DPS Licensed Firearms Instructor for Armed Security Guards
TASERCivilian certified Instructor
A.L.I.C.E.Institute certified instructor