Chris is a former United States Marine Corp Infantry Squad Leader with multiple combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his first combat deployment Chris was tasked as the Lead Tactical Training Advisor to the Iraqi Army component attached to his unit. Through his knowledge of both firearms and small unit tactics Chris was successful in implementing a regular tactical training program for the Iraqi soldiers whom were later employed alongside Marine forces during the battle of Husaybah, Iraq (Operation Steel Curtain 2005). Over the span of his consecutive combat deployments. Chris and his unit participated in several large scale urban assault clearing operations.
Following his military service, Chris became a Certified Police Officer where he has worked patrol, served as a Field Training Officer, S.W.A.T. Team Member, Assistant S.W.A.T. Team Leader & Chief Sniper. Currently, Chris is assigned as a full time S.W.A.T. team member for the largest municipal police department in the state of Florida where he serves as full time S.W.A.T. trainer, entry team member and sniper. During his tenure in S.W.A.T. Chris has participated in several high risk protective details as a counter sniper for dignitaries such as the current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, former president Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden.
Formal S.W.A.T. Training: Miami Police S.W.A.T. School (3 weeks) class leader/ top shot award, FBI Basic S.W.A.T. (hosted by Monroe County S.O.), Jacksonville Beach Basic S.W.A.T. School, Zurich Police Advanced S.W.A.T. School- Zurich Switzerland
Sniper Training: Miami-Dade SRT Basic Police Sniper Course, Sniper Craft Basic & Advanced Sniper Course, Florida S.W.A.T. Police Sniper I, II, & III, Tacflow Academy Sniper Response to a Public Venue
Waterborne Training: Introduction to Maritime Operations (Florida S.W.A.T), Florida Regional Domestic Task Force Maritime Tactical Operations Advanced Armed Ship Boarding Course
Active Shooter Instructor: Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Instructor (active shooter), Exterior Response to Active Shooter Training Instructor
Police Instructor Certifications: Field Training Officer, State of Florida Certified General Topics Police Instructor, State of Florida Certified Firearms Police Instructor, Ballistic Shield Instructor (Point Blank)
Tactical Helicopter Operations: Fast Rope Instructor, Certified Rapel Master, Certified Helicopter Crew Member
Miscellaneous S.W.A.T. Courses: Florida S.W.A.T. Search Warrant Planning and Execution Course, Response to Tactically Trained Subject, Multi-Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force (MCTFT), Multi Weapons Operator Course (MCTFT), Basic and Advanced Tactical Drug Operations Course (MCTFT), Explosive Breaching for L.E. Course, Certified Colt AR-15 Armore, Miami-Dade Police SRT Counter Assault Team Dignitary Protection Course, Steiner DBAL A3 (dual beam aiming laser instructor)