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Tom Sotis began training in 1969 and has since never taken a year off. Early training consisted mainly of Kenpo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Kickboxing.
In the early 80’s Tom spent two years working in East and South Central Los Angeles as a Field Supervisor training retail store detectives how to make arrests and as Fugitive Recovery Agent.
In 1994, Tom was the first American combatives instructor to go to Russia where he was invited to the Spetsnaz Training Compound in Ufa and subsequently Tom was appointed:
• Special Advisor to Ministry of Internal Affairs, Bashkortostan, Russia
• Honorary Member of the Elite Red Berets
• Chief Instructor at Russian CID - Homicide and Major Crimes
From 1996-2001, Tom made a number of trips the Philippines where he completed learning five edged weapons systems training with the blademasters of Negros.
Presently, and over the last 20 years, Tom work with the United States Government, Military, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies; as well as State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies.
Tom founded AMOK! in 1992, now the world’s leading edged weapons training company, and has made over 80 trips to 28 countries pioneering the forward evolution of edged weapons combatives. Tom has taught over 1000 seminars, more than any other person in the world.
I enjoy the outdoors and was drawn to the shooting sports through my interest in and enthusiasm for hunting. About 10 years ago I started to compete in USPSA pistol events, and then started shooting rifle and 3 gun events 6 years ago. I have always been a very driven and motivated person and am constantly practicing and looking for ways to improve my finishes. I believe that hard work and dedication payoff, and that success can come to anyone willing to put in the time to improve themselves. I look forward to enjoying competition shooting with my two young boys who have started shooting and hunting with me. I work Part-time at a local gun shop, and enjoy helping new shooters. In 2008 I also began teaching firearms instruction, and am a NRA certified instructor, but a majority of my class’s center around the competition shooter. I also am a writer for the online magazine The Sear published by TROP GUN, in which I will write competition and test articles.
Patrick Jay "Pat" Miletich born March 9, 1966) is a retired American mixed martial artist and a current sports commentator. He is known for his fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he became the first UFC Welterweight Champion and UFC 16 Welterweight Tournament Winner. Miletich is also known as a highly successful trainer and coach, having founded Miletich Fighting Systems. This camp
is considered one of the most successful in MMA history and has produced several world champions. On July 6, 2014, he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.For over 15 years Miletich has trained local, state, and federal law-enforcement officers and military groups from all service branches, including special-operations groups attached to those branches. He has also written and designed defensive tactics and combatives courses for other combatives companies.Miletich is also the co-founder of Fire Horse combatives which trains LEO and military personnel
branches. He has also written and designed defensive tactics and combatives courses for other combatives companies.Miletich is also the co-founder of Fire Horse combatives which trains LEO and military personnel
Joe (McMaster) Rue I was an EMTat seventeen through the Explorers program. My EMT number is 1165- 1A-D. I joined the National Guard as a Combat Engineer in 86.Advanced Demolition training, I came home and worked as an EMT on the 1987 fires on the Klamath River. In 1988 I went into the regular Army and volunteered for Airborne School Trained with the 2/159th Infantry and re-classified as Infantry. I went to college and earned a degree in world History. I was also a Level III Police Reserve while in college During this time I worked security for Billy Graham and the Shoreline Amphitheater in the Bay area.As soon as we got our logging outfit going, Al Gore / Clinton put a stop to logging in the north-west. The Timber Industry was turned into the Fire Industry. I continued to work with the Fire Department and Rescue 15. I volunteered with the Sheriffs Search & Rescue as well. I went back to timber falling and worked for the state. I was deployed to a place called Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah on Operation Nobel Eagle for a year. Then I was deployed on Operation Iraqi Freedom. I worked with a team of Infantry NCO's. We were a unique team of ten Infantry, two Combat engineers and one cavalry Scout. Several former instructors, Rangers, Special Forces and very cross trained.
Robert B. BERGERON I joined the Army 1987 original was going to be a tanker 19kilo.Did my OSUT at Ft. Knox Ky. After coming out of ait, the army had no where to send me, as we we're pulling troops back from Germany. So ended up going 11Bravo infantry. Jump achool, the followed behind my friends went to Ranger school Deployed Panama in 89 with 2nd Batt. Desert Shield/Storm in 91. Back to Iraq 03, 05,06,08. Left active service for private contracting for awhile.Then back in the ARNG for awhile. Always enlisted, then my Colonel convinced me I'd make a decent officer, so off to OCS. Figured I'd try the dark side lol.Then finally retired April 2014. Pics to follow.
Matthew Klier 12.5 years USN Seabee Iraq vet
5 years reserve police officer swat
Fire arms instructor
1 son 3 step kids 2 daughters and son 13, 15, 17,20 and a step grandson 3 months.
Sarah enlisted in 2004 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sarah earned a B.A. in Communications with Academic Honors and is studying for her M.A. in Strategic Communication. She has the Commander's Award for Public Service and the Yellow Rose of Texas for her volunteer work. Sarah has an in-home bakery and is an accomplished pianist and violinist. She is married to Army Sergeant First Class Jason Begley, a Purple Heart recipient, and they have three children, Hannah, Brad, and Ryan.United States Army Sarah, an Army Veteran, is originally from Naperville, IL but currently resides in Lexington, KY. Sarah enlisted in 2004 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sarah earned a B.A. in Communications with Academic Honors and is studying for her M.A..
Don Leinward was born in Akron, Ohio...
Graduated HS and went to college for a few years and it just wasn't for me at that time so I decided to join the Army in March of '95. I joined the Infantry and did the Real Soldier thing first. Then in 2002 I changed to HR Specialist, then I was transferred from my unit to a unit that was deploying to Iraq. I was active for @3 yrs total for that deployment 12months in Baghdad, then I was training Troops to go over for the remainder of that time. Since returning I went and became a Combat Medic. I made this choice because of what I had seen and wanted to do more for my brother's and sisters in arms. I now fight with what my doctor is classifying as Gulf War Syndrome, PTSD, TBI w/migraine headaches, agoraphobia, and a list of other thingsI I am still in the Army Reserves and I am finally going to start my medical board to be processed out of the service
Taylor Evan Fulks is a native Texan who moved years ago to southern Ohio. She is a wife, a mother of two daughters, and is a CRNFA~Certified RN First Assistant specializing in Open Heart Surgery. Always an avid story-teller, Taylor decided to put her pad and pen where her mouth is. "My Prison Without Bars" is her debut novel. Her writing genre of choice is mystery/romance. Even though her debut novel doesn't fall into that category, she felt compelled to start with this one, find peace, and put it on the shelf.
Michelle Cuttino is the “Queen of Plus-Size Fiction,” and serves as a freelance writer, talk radio host, and motivational speaker. She is the President of Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting. Cuttino is a plus-size lifestyle blogger, covering topics that affect full-figured women, and also blogs about publishing advice and industry events. Cuttino is the author of Love & Happiness and Me & Mrs. Jones, an eBook series adaptation of her screenplay once optioned with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. Cuttino is part of an erotica anthology under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint releasing March 2016. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.
“Doc” -Owner, spent 11 years in the U.S. Navy, 5 years as a Security Specialist, he transitioned to being a Corpsman (Combat Medic) and he was attached to a Marine Corps Special Operations Unit, where he was responsible for the health and safety of the team while it was doing all forms of Missions. He became a Civilian in 2001 and began working in the Middle East and Europe as a Private Military Contractor, working Static and Dynamic positions as a PSD Operator and Force Protection Specialist. After returning to the States he took his experience and went to work at the Federal Air Marshal Training center in Atlantic city NJ teaching Advanced Pistol
Petty Officer First Class Shannon Book grew up with a appreciation of music and has expressed that appreciation both vocally and by playing various musical instruments throughout his life.Feeling an urgency to serve his country after Desert Storm,Shannon joined the United States Navy in July of 1993 and trained as a Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman at the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego,Field Medical Service School,Camp Pendleton,CA. Shannon served as Corpsman in two combat deployments in Iraq: the first in 2003 with 2nd Battalion 1st Marines as part of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Iraq and again in 2004 during Vigilant Resolve as the Regimental Combat Team 1 Personal Security Detachments Corpsman. To help relieve the stresses of combat and deployment felt by both himself and others in his unit, would play guitar and sing during down tim.and most importantly, began to write his own music about how he and others felt about their experiences.After returning home from his 2nd deployment,Shannon served as an instructor at the Field Medical Training Battalion at Camp Johnson,NC,and worked to insure that his students could perform their jobs under the pressures of combat.Recently retired from the United States Navy due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),he is working on a complete collection of original songs reflecting his time in combat, his injuries (both physical and emotional), and living with the aftermath of war. Shannon hopes his music will help to educate military families and civilians, as well as help to heal those that have shared in some of his experiences.Shannon joined with Redcon 1 Music Group to be a part of the force to help educate our people about the troubles faced by war fighters and their families.Shannon is now the lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player for Vetted. The band once called Warrior Spirit. He still works with the new band of all wounded warriors to spread as much hope and understanding as possible
Cruz will be honoring his best friend David Lee Fisk Army Ranger who is now on watch from heaven.He will also be honoring the memory of the five blast victims, that were killed in 2007, in Kabul....
Connecticut State Coordinator-POW/MIA Families, Adjutant - Marine Corps League Dept of Connecticut, Chairman-Madison/Guilford Veterans Advisory Committee, Vice President-IWO/JIMA Park and Historical Society, Past Chairman "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans of Connecticut", Member- Connecticut State Coalition for veteran Rights and Services OIF/OEF/OND, Member-Honors Wake Detail Marine Corps League, member Housatonic Detachment -Marine Corps League, Member West Haven Vietnam Veterans Assoc. Special interests include PTSD, Suicide-Resiliance, and homelessness for our Veterans. At our last MCL yearly convention and banquet I was suprised by being inducted into the "Society of "The Chapel Of Four Chaplins" for which I am still humbled. I am proud and honored to serve my fellow man and this country.
On this episode of The Big Scoop with Coop I will have guest Mark On The Beatz he is a tremendous up and coming producer and you will hear about when he first started his love for music, wh o have inspired him in the music industry, his road to becoming a producer, and more right here on The Big Scoop with Coop. Season 2 is going strong so if you love music make sure you stay tuned to this episode!
ONE THE TRIGGER WITH CRUZ IS HONORED TO HAVE ON THE SHOW TONIGHT
I enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1988 after graduating from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1987.
Upon completing Boot camp and School of Infantry, I spent 2 years in the Marine Corps Infantry. In 1990 I volunteered for Recon selection and training. After completing Recon selection and training, I was deployed to the Middle east in support of Operation Desert Storm and participated in humanitarian relief efforts in Bangladesh. Also participated in Counter-Narcotics missions supporting various government agencies.
After completing various schools and training missions, I was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia in early 1993 in support of Operation Restore Hope. Was later redeployed back to Somalia in 1994 in support of Operation Continue Hope. Last several months were spent as a Recon Instructor. Departed the Marine Corps in 1995.
A. Rank - Sgt.
B. Branch - U.S. Marine Corps.
C. Years served - 1988 - 1995. (7 years).
D. Specialty. - 0321 Amphibious Reconnaissance Marine. - ReconTeam Leader. Recon Instructor.
E. Deployments. - The Gulf War (Desert Storm). 1990-1991. Mogadishu, Somalia. 1993 and 1994.
Multiple training deployments.
F. Awards. - n/a. Would rather not announce all awards if that's ok.
G. What you do now. - Retired/Disabled Veteran. And President of local Kansas City based organization called SSOF. (Support Special Operations Forces).
Our mission is to provide direct support
to Special Operations personnel and /or their families