Kratos Instructors Provide Realistic Training

Kratos Special Operations Training Services Group boasts a unique cadre of special operations and conventional unit/agency personnel who have extensive experience in their fields and the added ability to impart that knowledge to others. The Training Staff is a professional group with a combined 200+ years of law enforcement, military, corrections special operations, and LEA patrol experience. This includes an extensive collective background with U.S. Federal-State-Local Law Enforcement, State and Federal Corrections, U.S. Army Special Forces (USSF), U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Army Special Mission Units.

Kratos instructors/advisors sustain their respective skill sets within the following core training areas:


  • Tactical Marksmanship/Firearms
  • Entry Techniques (CQB)
  • Combatives-Weapon Retention-Officer Survival
  • Methods of Entry (breaching/barrier penetration)
  • Small Unit Tactics/Patrolling
  • Special Operation Target Interdiction (Precision Marksman-Sniper Observer)
  • Tactical Driving (on-road/off-road)
  • Tactical Medicine
  • Robotics (tactical applications)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Protective Security Operations and Executive Protection
  • High Risk Transportation Operations
  • Specialized Target Environment Operations (sedan-van/bus/aircraft/rail/maritime)
  • Corrections Special Operations
  • Law Enforcement and Corrections Less-Lethal Operations
  • Canine Specific Operations
  • Crisis Negotiation Operations
  • Human Performance/Tactical Fitness
  • Security Management Operations
  • Infrastructure Assessment-Security Operations


  • Certification in Home Land Security from the American College of Forensic Examiners with a minimum rating of Level III
  • Graduates of the FEMA Independent Study Program to include successful completion of courses of instruction covering NIMS and the NRP
  • International Association of Hostage Negotiators (IAHN)
  • International Association of Correctional Training Personnel (IACTP)
  • Midwest Tactical Officers Association (MTOA)
  • California Tactical Officers Association (CATO)
  • Tennessee Tactical Officers
  • Texas Tactical Police Officers Association (TTPOA)
  • New York Tactical Officers Association (NYTOA)
  • Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA)
  • International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI)
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
  • U.S. Army Ranger Association (USARA)
  • Special Forces Association (SFA)
  • Special Operations Association (SOA)

SPECIAL NOTE: KSOTS-G advisors/instructors carry a PhD equivalent education and skills within a variety of kinetic areas based upon years of military, law enforcement and corrections special operations experience.


Kimberly Gibson, Training Coordinator

John F. Sieh, Master Trainer
Richard Biss

Jerrod Alford
Joe Cregg
Aaron Ernst
Tony Laudicina
Howard Lewis
Jerry Mellinger
Tom Merlino
Joe Posey
Brian Reed
Chris Santos
Dr. Thomas Strentz

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(256) 929-0919
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