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Tim Melendez

U.S. Army, SFC (R)

Senior Instructor

Tim served in the US Army for over 20 years, Tim is a 100% Service-Disabled Combat Veteran with the following military certifications:


  • U.S. Army Military Police School Graduate (National Law Enforcement Officer Certified)

  • Jungle Warfare Operations Tactics/Training (Panama/Central America)

  • Bomb Seminar Graduate (Panama)

  • Special Reaction Team (SRT/SWAT) Graduate

    • Dynamic building entry/room clearing tactics, tactical rappelling, situational weapons employment, stun grenade deployment, hostage situation response

  • SRT/SWAT Team member (2 Years)

  • Civil Disturbance (Riot Control) Tactical Deployment Instructor    

  • Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Instructor

  • Small Arms Maintenance/Armorer Instructor

  • U.S. Army Air Assault School Graduate

    • Rotary Aircraft Rappelling/Extraction/Sling load Operations/STABO (Stabilized Tactical Airborne Body Operations)

  • U.S. Army Airborne School

  • U.S. Army Airborne Senior Jumpmaster Qualified

  • U.S. Army Drill Sergeant (2 Years)

    • Basic Combat Training Instructor (Army Combat Fitness, Tactical Training, Hand to Hand fighting techniques, Basic Life-Saving Training, Communications.

    • Weapons Instructor (M4 Rifle, M9 Pistol, M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, M60 Machine Gun.M203 Grenade Launcher, MK19 Automatic Grenade Machine Gun, .50 Caliber, 12 Gauge Shotgun, Long Distance Rifle Marksmanship)

    • Live Hand Grenade Instructor

    • Land Navigation Instructor

    • First Aid/Combat Medical Instructor

    • Chemical/Biological Warfare Instructor

  • Enemy Prisoner of War/Civilian Detainee Processing &Training w/ practical exercise experience

  • Non-Lethal Weapons/Tactics Instructor

    • Unarmed Self Defense Tactics Instructor

    • Armed Self Defense Tactics (Baton) Instructor

    • OC Pepper Spray Certified Instructor/Administrator

    • Taser Instructor Certified

    • Non-Lethal Munitions

  • Firearms Training Simulator (FATS) Shoot-Don’t Shoot Instructor

  • Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Graduate (4 years Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Specialist)

    • Top Secret Critical Asset Threat Assessment/Criticality Assessment/Vulnerability Assessment/Security Mitigation plan development/implementation

  • U.S. Army Physical Security/Intrusion Detection Graduate

  • U.S. Air Force Air Movement Operations Course Graduate

  • U.S. Air Force Air Load Planners/Cargo Preparations Certification

  • Team Leader/Squad Leader/Platoon Sergeant/Training NCO/Air Movement NCO/Operations NCO/Company First Sergeant

  • Primary Leadership Development Course

  • Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Course (Leadership Award Recipient)

  • Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Course (Leadership Award Recipient)

  • Commander and First Sergeant Training Course

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