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After receiving his law degree from Pepperdine University, Robert Arabian became a Deputy District Attorney, prosecuting violent crimes in
Robert has been active in law enforcement ever since. First in the Los Angeles Police Department, and then later taking a full time commander position for another police agency. Robert is currently a POST certified police firearms instructor, range master, NRA Counselor/Instructor and armorer.
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Our 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 he holds various firearms and tactics instructor certifications.
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.
MILITARY ADVISER - MAJOR MIKE BLACKFORD: Mike is a active duty officer in the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. With four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a company commander of a "Striker Unit", Mike brings his expertise in command level counter insurgency operations and military training.
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 - BOYAN BRKIC: Boyan has over 17 years in law enforcement. He is currently a firearms and "Less Lethal Munitions" instructor for an elite unit in a major Southern California police department. As a POST certified instructor Boyan has trained thousands of police officers in tactics, weapons, and mobile field force operations. Boyan has also served as a Vice Investigator, CNT certified, Training Officer.
PROJECT MANAGER AND SNIPER INSTRUCTOR - "JR" : Johnny has a background in law enforcement SRT/ERT and military special operations. In the US Army he served as a scout sniper in USASOC ODA (Joint Task Force/Ranger qualified). Johnny has conducted classified missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. He has a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts and currently finishing a para legal certificate.
MARITIME TACTICAL OPERATIONS - JASON BUNDY: Jason is a former operator in the US Coast Guard TACLET team. Jason is an expert in VBSS and maritime narcotics interdiction. He has participated in several seizures (multiple ton) of narcotics. Jason has trained with all of the special operation branches (SEALS, Delta, Force Recon, Rangers, Green Berets) and operated in over 20 foreign countries and four continents on classified missions and training.
EXPLOSIVES AND ORDNANCE DISPOSAL - NARBEH HARTOONIAN: 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. Narbeh is currently a trainer for a federal agency and currently seeking an advanced degree in science.
VETERANS COORDINATOR - AARON LAWRENCE: Aaron is a former Sergeant in the US Marines with multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Aaron is currently working on armed/unarmed educational security programs and development. He also specializes in executive protection and physical security management. AARON is finishing a degree in Business Management.
SECURITY OPERATIONS MANAGER- DAVE WATTS: Dave is former US Marine engineer and licensed contractor. He has owned and operated a successful construction company and specializes in security related construction and counter measures. Dave also manages protective services details and he is in charge of the development and sales of Covered 6 products.
PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING AND VEHICLE OPS-CHRIS THROGMORTON: Chris is a former California Highway Patrol and a US Marine, Chris brings years of experience in vehicle related investigations and operations. Chris now coordinates training for private sector certifications. Chris is a certified in custody death instructor and has a degree in Business Management.
ARMORER-BRENDAN MCCONNACHIE: Brendan is a former LA County corrections officer. His expertise is custom carbine platforms and the Covered 6 Ready Rack. Brendan also works as a executive protection agent, EMT, and security contractor.