CEO, Founder – 911 Academy
Gunners Mate USN, Naval Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewmen, SWCC (1993-2003)
As a SWCC operator I specialized in providing small-caliber gunfire support on specialized high-tech, high-speed, and low profile Surface Combatant Craft to secretly infiltrate and ex-filtrate Navy SEALs on Special Operations missions worldwide. These missions include Direct Action on land, sea, coastline or rivers (such as strikes, captures, and ship take downs by Visit, Board, Search and Seizure), Special Reconnaissance, Coastal Patrol and Interdiction of suspect ships and surface craft, Counterterrorism operations, Riverine Warfare, Deception Operations, Search and Rescue Operations, and Foreign Internal Defense missions (training foreign forces in small arms, crew serve, small unit land based patrolling tactics, as well as techniques and procedures in maritime and riverine patrols). As a SWCC, we trained and supported military, civilian law enforcement agencies, Third Country Nationals (TCN’s) and Local Nationals (LN’s) throughout Central and South America, as well as the Middle East.
Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Instructor
San Diego City College
2005 – 2010 (5 years) CENSECFOUR, San Diego, Ca.
Instructor for the following core classes• Close Quarter Battle (CQB) • Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) • Hostage Negotiator • Transition Drills • Tactical Communications • Crew Serve Weapons • Team Movement • Use of Deadly Force Bomb Search • Mission Planning • Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) • Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’S) Vehicle inspection / Personnel, Armed Sentry • Vapor Tracer- Detects Narcotics and Explosives Training Management • Mechanical Advantage Control Holds (MACHS) • Small Arms Instructor (SAMI)
Protection Security Specialist (PSS)
November 2010 – April 2012 (1 year 6 months) Baghdad, Iraq
Established an extensive background of experience and achievements with a U.S. Government contractor for providing Force Protective Security and serving as a Personal Security Detail Specialist conducting high and low profile operations in hostile environments. Success has been based on skills for
- planning and executing missions;
- conducting risk and vulnerability assessments;
- identifying areas needing increased security measures; and
- developing and instituting strategic ideas/procedures for improved security and surveillance.
Offer skills and training in areas including: anti-terrorism, intelligence gathering, motorcade tactics, small unit tactics, weapons, patrolling and navigation, hand to hand combat, contingency drills, site security, special/communication equipment use, CQB (close quarter battle), defensive tactics, tactical formations, advance and site surveys, surveillance detection, route analysis, and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) searches. Committed to maintaining law and order; ensuring the safety of citizens, property, and facilities; and enforcing laws throughout the community. Selected professional distinctions include:• Qualified in Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement, High Threat Protective Security Operations Course.• (QRF) Quick Reaction force Team with combat experience in rescue and recovery missions • (TST) Tactical Support Team and (CAT) Counter Assault Team• Security Clearances: Active DOD Secret Security Clearance.
Chad is a great guy who showed my team and I how to react to an active shooter. I really appreciate what him and his team showed us.
“The one on one instruction was great for me to sharpen tactics and technique. Shooting at the range is one thing, but actually learning scenario based training while working with instructors and a team is irreplaceable.”
I was able to overcome my fears around firearms and gained Confidence, Knowledge and Empowerment, through the patience & guidance of 911 ACADEMY’S Instructor, Paul Wayman.
911 academy was one of the best firearms training schools that I ever went through. Being a 20 year military veteran and have gone through many shooting schools…911 academy changed the way I shoot and re-train myself from what they introduced me too..I was welcomed with opened arms and really feel like part of a family with them (911 academy). The owner Chad Talbot is a well seasoned warrior who brings his life experiences to the training and is also very humble throughout the training.
By far the best training I personally went though. Great job chad and team of 911 academy. Hope you guys enjoyed the pizza! Very much earned!
Chad and his seasoned staff are absolutely top-notch. With an emphasis on safety, they coached my shooting style and helped correct bad habits that I didn’t even know I had. Although mostly ex-military, the environment was light and fun. These men a true bad-asses and very experienced in what they do. I went from knowing how to fire my weapon to shooting extremely accurate with both hands in a few hours. If you want AFFORDABLE, informative, and fun (different positions, around obstacles/cover, etc.) instruction 911 Academy is the place to do it!
I’m looking forward to my next excursion with these gentlemen.
The experience I had at 911 Academy was life changing, for the simple fact that I have always had preconceived notions about guns and have always been afraid of them. A friend recommended I attend this training. I took my 14 year old daughter and my 11 year old son. As we arrived, I could just tell that I just had to let go and trust me and my family to Chad and his team. The organization, the structure, the humbleness, the teamwork/unity, the focus on respect/safety and the knowledge and experience of these highly trained individuals was mind-blowing. Bottom line, you will spend 70% learning and 30% engaging; not only in how to fire a weapon, but the notion of when and how and that’s after you analyze your surroundings and threats. All this in 4 hours. Ultimately, the learning me and my kids received was priceless. Thank you 911 Academy!