Who we are...
We have pooled this talent to provide the best possible resources available for qualified individuals and organizations. For information on the background of the instructor or consultant for a specific course or service please contact us and we will release that information on a "need to know" basis. Many of our subject matter experts are currently working in sensitive assignments or deployed with the military.
Principal - Founder
director served in the US Army as a decorated Military Police
Investigator, Special Reaction Team point man/sniper (SRT), Air
Assault and protective services detail member (PSD). Chris
later joined the LAPD, where he achieved "Honor Graduate" of his
academy class. Chris served as a member of an East LA anti-gang unit
(CRASH) and team leader of a Special Problems Unit (SPU). In 1998, Chris was awarded the Medal of Valor "For courage under fire". Chris was also honored with the national Top Cop Award, presented by President Bill Clinton in the "Oval Office" of the White House. During
his LE career Chris has served as Field Training Officer, Special
Response Team (SWAT), POST Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor,
undercover narcotics detective, and Special Enforcement Detail
(SED) investigator. He was again recognized in Washington by receiving a
OCDETF Award from US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Chris
is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, a P.O.S.T certified Krav Maga police
instructor and holds various
firearms, less lethal and tactics instructor certifications.
At Covered 6, Chris has taught and certified thousands of public safety personnel, law enforcement officers, teachers, instructors, and responsible armed citizens. He is the founder of the ADAPT programs and teaches this program at several Southern California universities. He is also the inventor of the Savior MTS Shield, RTD Weapons security systems, and other patented public safety products. Chris currently consults, trains and develops policy for major studios, aero space companies, universities, private schools, national private security companies and fortune 500 organizations.
Team Members and Advisers
GLOBAL SPECIAL OPERATIONS - CAPTAIN CRAIG POWELL (RET), Craig
has served as the Deputy Commander of SOCPAC (Special Operations
Command Pacific), SEAL TEAM 6, and a Defense Attache. Craig is one of
the most accomplished special operations leaders in the community. His
extensive experience in real world operational planning, mission
execution, resource management and assessment at the highest level is an
incredible resource. Craig was at the Pentagon during the attacks on
911, where he was injured and continued to save lives. Craig also has a
degree in Aerospace Engineering.
PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - During a vast and decorated 25 year law enforcement career, our Director of Investigations has successfully investigated hundreds of high profile and sensitive cases. He held law enforcement ranks of Officer, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant, and was assigned to Crimes against Persons, Narcotics Enforcement, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism. Assigned as an undercover operative for more than ten years, our Director was assigned to numerous local, state and federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the California Department of Justice. He served throughout the U.S., Mexico and South America. He is a recognized expert in surveillance, undercover operations and the methodologies of Narcotics traffickers.Following his distinguished law enforcement career, our Director of Investigations became a licensed Private Investigator, collaborating with law firms representing manufacturers and major corporations. He has developed extensive worldwide resources, and has proven ability to provide consistently quantifiable results for our clients
USE OF FORCE POLICY AND PROCEDURE - DAVID DEMURJIAN: David brings over 24 years of legal experience dealing with the "Use of Force" by law enforcement. As a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County California, Massachusetts, and New York State, he has tried and consulted for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (“L.A.S.D.”), New York City Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Secret Service, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and United States Department of the Army. David is also a California POST certified Defensive Tactics (DTAC) instructor and drug recognition expert.
NORCAL TRAINING PROGRAMS AND SECURITY CONSULTING: DAVID BURNS: David spent 35 years in law enforcement and military special operations. David served as an Army Ranger, 12th Special Forces and Marine Force Recon. During his LE career, David was assigned to the DEA as a major narcotics expert in undercover operations, surveillance, wiretaps, and tracking devices. He has taught these techniques in foreign countries and testified before congress on classified missions. David also pioneered LE HELO operations for POST certification. David is a FLETC firearms instructor, LE Air Assault instructor, and certified paralegal.
FIREARMS TRAINING PROGRAMS - Our lead instructor has over 20 years in law enforcement. He is currently a tactical firearms (Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun) and "Less Lethal Munitions" instructor for an elite unit in a major Southern California police department. As a POST certified instructor, he has trained thousands of police officers in tactics, weapons, officer survival and mobile field force operations. He has also served as a Vice Investigator, training officer and SWAT Armorer and SWAT CNT Certified.
EXPLOSIVES AND ORDNANCE DISPOSAL - NARBEH HARTOONIAN:
Narbeh is currently SME/trainer for a federal agency and currently
seeking an advanced degree in science. Narbeh is a former member of the
US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) with multiple tours in
Iraq. Narbeh is a expert in all aspects of IED's and explosive
materials. Having survived several direct explosive attacks by the
enemy, Narbeh is one of the leading subject matter experts and currently instructs for the Department of Homeland Security.
TACTICAL MEDICAL PROGRAMS - Patrick Chapman was born and raised in Southern California, where he enlisted in the US Army, as a medic in 2002. With assignments bringing him all over the world to places such as Fort Bragg, NC, South Korea, and Central America where he participated in numerous country drug and humanitarian missions. Patrick successfully assessed and was selected to be a member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), the legendary Night Stalkers, as a Special Operations Flight Medic. Following completion of the rigorous training pipeline Patrick served the Regiment in many positions including Special Operations Flight Medic, Special Operations Flight Medic Flight Instructor, Special Operations Flight Medic Standardization Instructor, Lead Instructor, Trauma Management Instructor, First Responder Instructor and Special Operations Flight Medic Squad Leader. Patrick was honorably discharged from the Army in December of 2014 as a Staff Sergeant, and completing 8 deployments in support of the Global War on Terror, 2 restricted tours and accumulating over 300 direct action combat missions, 1500 hours of rotary wing flight time and more parachute jumps than his knees care to remember. Patrick is a recognized expert in tactical emergency medical management and austere/remote medicine. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors Science of Nursing with plans of obtaining his Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
FIRST RESPONDER MEDICAL - CHRIS VALENZUELA: Chris is a former US Army Infantry Sergeant with multiple tours in Iraq. After the Army, he returned to Iraq as a PSD medic with Triple Canopy. Prior to the service, Chris was employed in several different emergency medical roles as an EMT and firefighter. Chris is an instructor and consultant for tactical medicine and active shooter response programs. He also is employed as a Protective Services detail leader and professional firearms instructor.
SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER - BRENDAN MCCONACHIE: Brendan is a former Los Angeles County custody Deputy. Brendan works as a PSD team leader, global projects manager (Africa Region), and R&D team member for Condor Elite. He is a certified EMT and serves as a tactical firearms instructor. Brendan also currently is a reserve police officer and firearms instructor.