In February 2000, Billy joined the US Army as an Infantryman and went to basic training at Ft. Benning, GA. In 2001, he was deployed to Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping mission and in 2003, he was deployed to Iraq as part of Task Force Viking in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While assigned to 2-14th Infantry, he served as an assistant gunner for the M240 machine gun team, a M240 gunner and a fire team leader.
Glenn is a certified FBI & NRA pistol instructor, as well as, a center mass certified patrol rifle instructor. He is also certified as an A.L.I.C.E and active shooter instructor and is currently the senior instructor at the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy, where he has taught for over 18 years.
Billy has completed the Combat Life Savers (CLS) course, Warrior Leader Course (WLC), Army Physical Security Inspector Course, Army Basic Instructor Course and Small Group Instructor Course. During his 20 years in the military, he has executed and assisted in running hundreds of firing ranges as well as live fire exercises.
In 2007, he began his career in law enforcement and during that time, has attended Verbal Judo training, Field Training Officer (FTO) Certification School, Patrol Rifle School, and Bureau Of Criminal Identification School.
Glenn is a Cranston Police Officer with over 28 years of experience. He is currently assigned to the training division where he is the lead firearms instructor for the department. He was a former member of the Special Response Team (SRT) and has numerous trainings in the areas of tactical training, active shooter, and firearms.
He is also an author, lecturer, and contributor for a variety of EMS, water rescue, and advanced rescue techniques. Finally, Bob, an Eagle Scout, volunteers his time with the Boy Scouts of America and is a Boy Scout Troop Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Councilor.
Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Derek also belongs to the Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club in Harrisville, RI, where he teaches defensive handgun classes.
You will often find him at the RI State House with other firearms advocates fighting for our Second Amendment rights and against gun control legislation.Island, Massachusetts,
Daniel is a former owner and operator of one of the largest security companies in the New England Area. He has provided executive protection for numerous celebrities, athletes and politicians and has provided security/risk assessments for businesses, schools and homeowners. Daniel is a specialist in the area of executive protection and has a wealth of knowledge and training to ensure his clients safety.
Experience, Knowledge, Real World Application
Robert is a retired detective with over 20 years' experience. He is a former member of the Special Response Team (SWAT) and has a wealth of tactical training, active shooter training and raiding experience. He has been certified as an FBI Certified Pistol and Shotgun Instructor, Glock Certified Firearms Instructor, Sig Sauer Active Shooter Instructor, Sig Sauer Shoothouse Instructor, Sig Sauer Low Light Instructor, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Active Shooter Threat Instructor, A.L.I.C.E. Instructor, C.R.A.S.E Instructor, Safariland Certified Rifle Instructor, L.O.C.K.U.P. Certified Use of Force/Handcuff Instructor, and a Glock, Colt and Remington Certified Armorer.
Robert has many years experience training police officers and police recruits handgun, shotgun and rifle skills, use of force techniques, handcuffing procedures and baton/asp methods. He has taught many of these skills to police officers across the state of Rhode Island as well as being an instructor at the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy. He is currently the Director of Training and Senior Firearms Instructor at The Preserve Academy and was instrumental in building the foundation, curriculum and training program that has instructed thousands of students there since 2017.
On the civilian end, Robert holds 10 NRA instructor certifications in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, Chief Range Safety Officer, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection outside the Home, Refuse to be a Victim, Metallic Cartridge Reloading and Shotgun Shell Reloading. He is also an NRA Training Counselor who can create instructors in those NRA disciplines. Finally, he is certified as a USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Instructor, Utah Certified Concealed Carry Instructor and Massachusetts Approved Firearms instructor.
In 2004, he left active duty and joined the MA National Guard and was assigned to the 772nd Military Police Co. as a MP team leader. In 2008, he deployed for a second time to Iraq and in 2010, he was assigned to the 51st Troop Command (TC) as the Physical Security Non Commissioned Officer where he was responsible for maintaining the Physical Security Program for a Brigade. In 2016, he was assigned to the 101st Regional Training Institute (RTI) as the Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) and Non Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) Instructor.
What started as a hobby of pheasant hunting over 12 years ago with his Brittany Spaniel has turned into a passion for firearms. Derek has always believed in the Second Amendment, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, and is committed to guiding others by providing crucial training.
Derek is a member of the NRA, a certified NRA Pistol and Rifle Instructor and a NRA Range Safety Officer. He has completed Stop the Bleed training and several defensive handgun classes, including Intuitive Defensive Shooting. He currently holds concealed carry permits in Rhode Island, Utah,
Sherry is avid shooter and strongly believes in the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear arms for lawful self-defense. She is a NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle, and Chief Range Safety Officer.
Sherry also holds a Rhode Island concealed carry permit and a Utah non-resident concealed carry permit. When she is not at the range honing her shooting skills, she is tending to her two beautiful horses and riding on the trials.
Bob has been involved with the fire service since 1985, teaching EMT courses since 1988, a Nationally Registered Paramedic since 1989, and has been a Water Team Rescue Coordinator since 2000. Bob has over 30 years’ experience providing medical aid, responding to emergency situations, and providing life-saving measures to countless individuals.
Daniel is a Sergeant with the City of Pawtucket and has over 18 years of law enforcement experience to date. He is a proud member of the Community Police Unit (CPU) and has spent several years training police officers and civilians in numerous areas. Daniel holds instructor certifications in active shooter response, A.L.I.C.E, training, L.O.C.K.U.P police combat, baton, oleoresin capsicum (OC), and handcuffing techniques. He is also an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and NRA Range Safety Officer.