The MTC Staff
In the Marine Corps, Clare served for 8.5 years with 3rd Battalion - 1st Marine Division, 1st LAR (Light Armored Reconnaissance) and as Combat Instructor at the School of Infantry. While in the Marine Corps he received specialized training as a Scout Sniper (8541), HRST Master (Helicopter Rope Suspension Training), USMC Martial Arts Instructor, Radio Communications Operator, and TACP forward observer (Tactical Air Control Party). Clare was deployed multiple times overseas in both peace and war time awarding him operational experience as well as cross training with several foreign forces. He is currently still operationally active conducting over a decade of high threat protection in Afghanistan under the Diplomatic Security Service of the Dept. of State and Other U.S. Gov't Agencies. Clare is also the co-owner of Gunfighter, LLC and recently authored a fictional novel ZNIPER .
Serving in the Marine Corps for 8 years, Greg was assigned to the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company. While there he received highly specialized training in C.Q.B., Long Range Marksmanship, Combat Medicine, Mountain Warfare, V.B.S.S. and Helicopter Bourn Operations. After completing multiple combat deployments, Greg left the Corps. Greg spent the next 3 years working closely with government agencies while conducting protective operations for high ranking dignitaries, ambassadors and heads of state, throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally Greg Is a multi discipline martial artist, a NRA Certified Instructor, a Associate Member of A.D.S.I. and has been with MTC since its birth.
Corey is a former Marine Corps Scout Sniper that served 4 years with the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines from 2004 to 2008 completing two deployments to Al Anbar Province, Iraq. During his last active year he was a pre-sniper instructor preparing Marines for Scout Sniper Basic Course. After being honorably discharged, he supported Department of State operations as a designated defensive marksman. In this role he supported emergency reaction teams at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan for over two years. After working in Afghanistan he moved to the U.S. Consulate in Basra, Iraq where he also operated as a designated defensive marksman on advance teams and primary personal protection details for four years. After working in these roles Corey went on to support other U.S. Government agencies in similar capacities. Corey is now on the Vortex Training Team and has been with Marksmanship Training Center since its inception in 2011.
Bob provided 22 years of military service through both Active Duty and Army National Guard assignments. He served in 8th Infantry Division, 1st Armored Division, 12th Special Forces Group, F Co 425 Infantry (ABN)(LRS), HHC 125th Infantry and 177th Regional Training Institute, completing two combat deployments while with F Co 425th. He has held numerous positions in the Infantry, notably Reconnaissance Team Leader, Scout/Sniper Section Leader, and Scout/Sniper Platoon Sergeant. He holds formal credentials as a POST certified Sniper instructor as well as NRA Rifle instructor. Bob has been instructing civilian based courses since 2009 and is our Lead Precision Rifle Instructor. He also competes in both LE/MIL Sniper matches and fits in a couple PRS style matches a year. His civilian education includes an undergraduate degree from University of Detroit Mercy and graduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is most proud of having coached and trained numerous long range shooters to “top 3” finishes in regional and national matches. Follow him on Instagram at mtc_longgunner.
Kevin served as a Sergeant and fire team leader in the Michigan Army National Guard and US Army Reserve for 12 years, including 7 years as a 19 Delta Air Cavalry Long Range Reconnaissance Scout. Kevin is a U.S. Training Center/Academi Carbine Instructor course graduate and holds the following NRA Instructor certifications: Home Firearm Safety, Basic Personal Protection in the Home, Basic Rifle, Basic Pistol, Basic Shotgun, and NRA Range Safety Officer. He is also a certified M16/A15, Glock and shotgun armorer. Kevin has also worked as a gunsmith building precision bolt action rifles and sniper rifles for law enforcement and our Military. His experience has made him an expert in long range precision marksmanship and ammunition hand loading techniques. Kevin is a competitive shooter in high power and tactical shooting events, and has completed numerous training courses in these shooting and defensive disciplines. Kevin is also the co-owner of Gunfighter, LLC.
Guy is a U.S Army Reserve Veteran serving from 6 years as a 91D Operating room specialist (1984-1990). He now has a technical career in Automation / Controls Engineer. Guy holds a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and former instructor. Professional credentials include: NRA Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, Associate ADSI member, NRA Life Member. Multi discipline competitive shooter. (LR/3Gun/Defensive Handgun). Perpetual student in Combative Pistol, Shotgun, Carbine and Long Range. Currently serving in law enforcement.
Dan is currently active in the Michigan Army National Guard, having deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. SGT. Dan R. completed Army Sniper Selection program, achieved Top Gun in Squad Designated Marksman School, then graduated US Army Sniper School in Little Rock, AR. He continued to improve his knowledge by attending numerous private shooting schools taught by several state and nationally recognized instructors. To sharpen his marksmanship skills further, Dan began a competitive shooting career, becoming one of very few National Guard All Guard Sniper Team Competitors to hold state, national, and international titles. He has also graduated from both Army Basic Military Mountaineer Course and an advanced Mountain Rifleman Course. Today, he is a married father of three, and continues his passion of marksmanship thru education and competition.
Travis is a former member of the 75th Ranger Regiment where he completed multiple combat deployments under the US Army’s Special Operations Command. Travis is a Level 1 qualified Sniper with extensive weapons, field craft, medical, driving and communications training. He also competes in precision marksmanship events around the country.
David served in the Marine Corps for 5 years. His first assignment was to the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company where he received training and certification as a Combat Marksmanship Instructor and Designated Marksman. He also received specialized training in C.Q.B., additional long range marksmanship, Combat Medicine, V.B.S.S, and Helicopter-borne Operations. For the last two and a half years of his service in the Marines, he served as a Scout Sniper with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division where he deployed to Helmand, Afghanistan. David was also a shooter on the Marine Corps Pistol Team on two separate occasions. Upon leaving the service, David spent the next 2 and a half years providing diplomatic close protection for U.S. dignitaries in the Middle East. David is a certified NRA Instructor in multiple disciplines and has been with MTC since 2011.