Meet The Team
Served in Vietnam – 82nd Airborne Security for President Nixon TOW School Fort Bragg AIT Fort Bragg Airborne Jump School Karate Instructor Fort Bragg Machine Gunner, Rifleman Sniper School JOTC Jungle Operations Panama Commando Type Operations Civil Disturbance Training Tested MC1-1 Parachute Tested C5AGalaxy PSYOPS operations Fire Team Leader Combat Leader’s Course Full Active Shooter Training Krav Maga Instructor in three Krav Maga Federations 5th Degree Black Belt Karate Shotokan 2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Force.
U.S. Army Combat Veteran (Ret) 7 Years Operation “Just Cause” Panama Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm - 82nd Airborne Certified Basic Pistol Instructor Certified Range Safety Officer 5+ years as a certified firearms instructor 30+ years firearms experience Military Advisor for Krav Maga Force Krav Maga Force Certified Instructor Tactical Firearms Instructor Tactical Security Operations/Close Quarter Defense Active Shooter/Close Quarters, Tactical Shooting & Krav Maga Correctional Officer (Ret) Firearm Certified (Basic Pistol Certification, Range Safety Officer -NRA, NRA Basic CCW certification).
Dr. Itay Gil Ph.D. (Atlantic Int University - AIU) is an IDF Captain and served in Israel’s special forces paratroops brigade. After completing his compulsory service, he was chosen to join Israel’s elite counter-terror and hostage rescue commando unit, “Yamam”, where he became an operative & instructor. Consequently, Itay Gil became the chief close-quarter combat instructor.
Sample DeChief Instructor Chuck Norris United Fighting Arts Federation KMF. Served in the military Experience teaching H2H and combat tactics to Law Enforcement and Military IBA (International Bodyguard Association) Regional Director Western Canada Advanced Security Training (AST) VIP Protection Experience Certified CrossFit and Olympic Lifting Instructor Certified Krav Maga instructor in 5 Krav Maga Federations Certified Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor Black Belt Krav Maga – Israel Certified ICSU Instructor Eskrima/Kali – Level 1 Certified International Instructor in 3 Martial Arts 6th Degree Black Belt Karate Shotokan 4th Degree Black Belt CMA 4th Degree Black Belt Krav Maga 3rd Degree Taekwon-Do WTF 3rd Degree Taekwon-Do WTF 2nd Degree Black Belt Karate Kyokushinkai 2nd Degree Black Belt Taekwon-Do ITFscription.
Staff Sergeant Roger Rupe has served over 10 years in the U. S. army. He has served with 2-508 PIR and 1-325 AIR in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1-41 IN in 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, and currently serves in 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Rose Barracks, Germany. He has held the positions of rifleman, grenadier, M240 gunner, team leader, squad leader, and currently is the Squadron Master Gunner. SSG Rupe has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom twice to Afghanistan, once in support of Operation Inherent Resolve to Iraq, and once to Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland in support of enhanced Forward Presence Poland. His military education includes Airborne School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master School, Combat Lifesavers Course, Security Forces Advisor Foreign Weapons Course, Demolition Breachers Course, Advanced Situational Training Course, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Master Gunner Common Core, and Stryker Master Gunner. His decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Master Gunner Identification Badge, Polish Jump Wings, Spanish Jump Wings German Schutzenschnur Badge in gold, four Army Commendation Medals one with 'C' device, five Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with star, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Service Medal, and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
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Dr. Reggie Cochran, DCH (Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy) is the project adviser /coordinator for Chuck Norris Enterprises and a business partner with Chuck & Gena Norris. Reggie is an internationally known Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Best Selling Author & Martial Arts Champion. Reg has co-authored books with Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Brian Tracy, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, to name a few. The latest book he coauthored "Think and Grow Rich Today hit #1 Best Seller status on Amazon the first day it was released. This earned him the coveted Quilly Award and induction into the National Academy of Best Selling Authors. His personal clients read like an international who's who directory filled with actors, entertainers, pro wrestlers, MMA champs, award-winning musicians, top 1% entrepreneurs, and business professionals. Dr. Reg is an Independent Strategic Intervention Coach. Reggie received his Strategic Intervention Coach training from the prestigious Robbins-Madanes Center, founded by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes. He is also an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team. His coaching, speaking, and writing have earned him 3 EXPY awards and keeps him in high demand as a keynote speaker and trainer for audiences ranging from youth to corporate events. Reggie began his martial arts training in 1974. He has won many states, national, international, and World Champion martial arts titles. He is a multi-time martial arts Hall Of Fame member, Chuck Norris Man of The Year, Joe Lewis Eternal Warrior award earner & recipient of the first Howard Jackson Memorial Award. Grandmaster Reg earned a 10th Degree Black Belt endorsed by 3 different associations and a 9th Degree Black Belt from Chuck Norris. Professor Reg earned Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Richard Norton, David Dunn, Chuck Norris & Rickson Gracie. Sifu Reg also holds Master Instructor ranks in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi.