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Highly trained and effective instructors

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Rob Orgel

Chief Instructor, Owner

Rob Orgel has been teaching all levels of firearm training for many years. A Marine for 10 years, followed by several contractor deployments at the American Embassy in Baghdad as Primary Instructor, Rob now focuses on private and small group ...

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Michael Pena

Instructor

Michael Pena, an FBI Special Agent, has an emphasis on Counterterrorism and Operational Medicine. Mike has been involved in EMS for 20 years as an educator, practitioner, and Critical Care Flight Rescue Paramedic. Mike also spent three years ...

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Tracy Lamar

Instructor

Tracy Lamar served in the United States Air Force from 2005 to 2010 as a Security Forces Journeyman. After her term of service, she transitioned into federal service as an Air Provost Marshal for an additional year and a half. In 2011 ...

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Brian Lott

Instructor

Brian Lott enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1995, completing Basic Combat Training during the summer between his junior and senior year of high school. He enlisted into Active Duty upon graduation and served for 22 years ...

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Brad Sybouts

Instructor

Brad Sybouts enlisted in the US Army in 1989 and spent 3 years active duty with the 1st Ranger Battalion and the 24th Infantry Division. After returning from Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Brad transitioned to the 161st Infantry for ...

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Desiree Hendle

Administrative assistant

Desiree was born and raised in Northern Illinois and has the midwestern thing going on — down to earth, wholesome, and likes all things that sparkle. She is the least self-centered women who is hard-working, has an incredible work ethic, and possesses high attention to detail... not to mention ...

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Rob Orgel

Chief Instructor of ER Tactical 

Summary

Rob now focuses on private and small group instruction using his own, highly specialized course of study. His students praise his ability to challenge each one to make vast improvements based on his step-by-step, skill acquiring progressions and his extreme knowledge base. He leads his students in a logical path towards greater awareness and performance no matter what level. And he makes it FUN!

Rob joined the USMC in October of 2004 with a military occupational specialty of 0311 (Infantry Rifleman). Assigned to 3rd Bn 1st Marines, Rob participated in a deployment to Iraq (OIF-3) as a point man followed by an assignment as Team Leader for the 13th MEU Special Operations Capable to Iraq (OIF-6). In October 2007, he joined 1st Marine Regiment and reenlisted to deploy to Afghanistan. On January 1, 2010, Rob was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and continued to serve 1st Marine Regiment for a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

On return from Afghanistan, Rob was assigned to School Of Infantry West to work as a Combat Instructor (CI) for the USMC. As a CI, he was elevated several times within the instructor teams to a specialized group to review instructors and the methods of training. Rob trained thousands of Marines to gain the skills necessary to survive, which included throwing hand grenades, shooting machine guns, and weapon manipulation.

Rob exited the USMC in 2014 and was immediately picked up by Securing our Country (SOC), a contracting agency. This company is very similar to Blackwater and Triple Canopy. As a private military contractor, Rob was responsible for training the specialty teams of operators at the American Embassy in Iraq. He taught various weapon systems such as MK18, M4, Glock19, M110, M249, M240, and more.

Shortly after leaving Contract in 2018, Rob became the Chief Instructor of GPS Defense Sniper School, a sniper school of choice for elite military units, law enforcement, and civilian precision rifle competitors. Rob's first task was to rewrite the course outline and periods of instruction for the sniper school.

Rob now gives 100% of his attention to Emergency Response Tactical as his full-time job and passion.

Certifications held, and schools attended:

  • Sig Sauer Sniper school
  • Tacflow Advanced rural Sniper school
  • O'Gara Training Group Personal Security Specialist course
  • O'Gara Training Group Emergency Response Team course
  • O'Gara Training Group Basic Field Firearms Officer course
  • Formal School Instructor
  • Basic Instructor Course
  • Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coach
  • Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Instructor
  • Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Trainer
  • Advanced Combat Tracking Course
  • Squad Medic Course
  • Combat Live Saver course
  • Foreign Weapons Training Course
  • Mountain Warfare Training Center
  • Non Lethal Weapons Course

Billets Held:

  • Point Man, Squad Medic, Radio Operator, Platoon Interpreter (Arabic), BATs Operator, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Combat Instructor
  • Billets Held (Contractor)
  • Personal Security Specialist (PSS)
  • Personal Security Specialist and Firearms Instructor (PSS/FI)
  • Integration Training Instructor (ITI)
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Michael Pena

Instructor

Michael Pena, an FBI Special Agent, has an emphasis on Counterterrorism and Operational Medicine. Mike has been involved in EMS for 20 years as an educator, practitioner, and Critical Care Flight Rescue Paramedic. Mike also spent three years in Iraq, three years in Afghanistan, and six months in Israel as a high threat security detail medic for various private contract companies.

Mike received his Master’s in Education from ENMU and currently sits as an affiliate faculty for NAEMT, AHA, Phoenix college, and UMBC medical school. As a TCCC faculty member, Mike has been able to create tactical medicine courses with numerous colleges, SWAT teams, private contracting companies, special military operations units, and recently co-instructing a Care Under Fire course with the FBI Academy in Quantico.

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Tracy Lamar

Instructor

Tracy served in the United States Air Force from 2005 to 2010 as a Security Forces Journeyman. After her term of service, she transitioned into federal service as an Air Provost Marshal for an additional year and a half. In 2011 she began contracting as a private military contractor and earned her National Registry AEMT certification between contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout her years in service and contracting, she has been a force multiplier by delivering medical and security-related training to her coworkers and other essential personnel.

After 6 years of contracting, Tracy accepted an instructing position with The World Bank Corporate Security Office and The O’gara Training Group. Through these organizations, she has developed and delivered Women’s Security Awareness Training, weapons handling, and security for personnel traveling to high threat theatres.

Brian Lott

Instructor

Brian Lott enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1995, completing Basic Combat Training during the summer between his junior and senior year of high school. He enlisted into Active Duty upon graduation and served for 22 years until his retirement in December of 2017, having attained the rank of Sergeant First Class. During his military career, Brian served as an Early Warning Systems Operator before reclassifying to Cryptologic Voice Interceptor/Locator.

During his military service, he participated in multiple deployments (Bosnia-1999, Iraq-2006/2007/2009/2010, North Africa-2011), the majority of which he was a member of the Special Operations Community serving as a Special Operations Team-Alpha (SOT-A) team member.

Personal awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, two Overseas Service Ribbons, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Basic Parachutist Badge, and Combat Action Badge

Billets Held (U.S. Army)

  • Early Warning Systems Operator
  • Unit Armorer
  • Linguist
  • SOT-A Team Leader/Weapons Sergeant/Communications Sergeant
  • Advanced Signals Intelligence Instructor
  • Military Language Instructor

Certifications held and schools attended;

  • S. Army Armorer Course
  • Combat Lifesaver Course
  • NTC OPFOR Course
  • Basic Russian Language Course
  • Army Airborne Course
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course
  • NEK Special Operations Advanced Driving Course
  • DARC Advanced Urban Combat Course
  • DLI Instructor Qualification Course
  • NRA Handgun Instructor Certification Course
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer Course
  • USCCA CCW & Home Defense Instructor Certification Course
  • Rangemaster Instructor Certification Course
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Certifications held and schools attended;

  • S. Army Armorer Course
  • Combat Lifesaver Course
  • NTC OPFOR Course
  • Basic Russian Language Course
  • Army Airborne Course
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course
  • NEK Special Operations Advanced Driving Course
  • DARC Advanced Urban Combat Course
  • DLI Instructor Qualification Course
  • NRA Handgun Instructor Certification Course
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer Course
  • USCCA CCW & Home Defense Instructor Certification Course
  • Rangemaster Instructor Certification Course
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Brad Sybouts

Instructor

Brad Sybouts enlisted in the US Army in 1989 and spent 3 years active duty with the 1st Ranger Battalion and the 24th Infantry Division. After returning from Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Brad transitioned to the 161st Infantry (Washington National Guard) for another 4 years.

After spending several years in Corporate America, Brad found his way to TASER/AXON where he worked in the Mechanical Lab & Range testing their less lethal products. He also assisted with and graduated from the TASER Master Instructor School which trains on non-lethal, less-lethal and lethal situations. Brad then worked at Dillon Aero for 3 years in the Customer Service & Training Dept.

With a devotion to firearms and training, Brad has over 31 years of combined experience in the community. This includes concealed carry for over 25 years and completing courses on Carbine, Pistol, Designated Marksman, Subguns, CQB, Shotgun, Concealed Carry and First Aid/CPR. Brad is also a lifetime member with the NRA, Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association (ASRPA), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and a prior NRA Certified Rifle and Home Firearms Safety Instructor.

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Desiree Hendle

Office Assistant

Desiree was born and raised in Northern Illinois and has the midwestern thing going on — down to earth, wholesome, and likes all things that sparkle. She is the least self-centered women who is hard-working, has an incredible work ethic, and possesses high attention to detail... not to mention a great laugh and fun to be around. She makes 'work' less work-like.

Desiree graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a special focus in Marketing. In 2017, Desiree, her husband, and young son moved to Arizona and they are here to stay. Desiree enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, photography, and traveling.