Andrew worked with a federal law enforcement and search and rescue unit for over 13 years before being recruited as an intelligence contractor for the CIA in 2008. He has deployed to over 5 separate conflict zones and trained numerous foreign militaries during his tenure with the US State Department’s Antiterrorism Assistance Program. Andrew is the author of two novels based on his experiences, A Failed State and Relapse.
Scott served as a law enforcement officer for 20 years before retiring. His assignments included the
Special Operations Division, Tactical Team sniper, and Range Master. After becoming a California POST
certified firearms instructor in 2009, he delivered training to basic academies, sworn personnel and
numerous outside agencies. Scott is passionate about teaching and the adult learning process. He has
orchestrated numerous training programs including interior movement and building searches, response
to active shooter, force on force scenarios, and long range precision rifle.
For the last two decades, Ryan Atkinson has provided professional security services for celebrities in over 50 countries and in every state in the USA.
Planning and executing planned events with massive crowds has many challenges. Keeping public figures out of danger worldwide while following local legal guidelines requires a resourceful mind and the ability to adapt to new environments.
Ryan is an expert in discussing situational awareness, deconstructing environments, and counter custody/kidnap ransom.
Krav Maga Instructor
Steve spent 13 years in the US Army as an Infantry Sergeant, specifically a fire team leader. He trained in weapons and hand to hand combat. He also served in Iraq in 2004 and 2005 where he was hit by an Improvised explosive device. With the severity of injuries Steve sustained, the army retired him in 2006. After many years of surgeries and recovery, and with the state the world was in, He decided that he needed to hone his hand to hand skills. Steve chose Commando Krav Maga. The same system the Israeli Special forces use. This seemed to be the best fit, since it used a lot of the same things he was already trained in. Steve trained for 3 years and then decided that he would become and instructor. After a 4 day grueling testing period, he became an instructor. In total Steve has trained for 6 years, increasing his knowledge and training others on how to defend themselves. Working with Forward Movement has been a great task, showing people who are training in fire arms, that you have other options to defend yourself if you are unarmed or cannot get to your fire arm.
Paul is a lifelong resident of this great state of Idaho. He has lived in the Boise Valley his entire life. Paul joined the US Marines in 1988 to 1992 as a combat engineer. he is currently still in the armed forces in the Air Force Air National Guard as a Metals Technician. He currently works for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff where he has been a deputy sheriff since 1997. Paul holds a Master instructor certificate through Idaho POST as a master firearms instructor. Paul trains pistol, rifle and shotgun. Paul enjoys the true Idaho lifestyle and everything it offers and is an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. Paul and his wife Angela have been married for the Last 25 years and have four kids and two dogs.
Dr Michael White
Originally from east Tennessee, Michael currently resides in Eagle, Idaho. Michael retired from the United States Navy as a Commander in 2006 after having served 20 years as a commissioned officer and aviator where he flew intelligence gathering/reconnaissance missions during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the NATO campaign in Kosovo & Bosnia & Herzegovina and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
While in the Navy, he also served as an instructor and Company Officer at the United States Naval Academy, as a NATO staff officer in Copenhagen, as a Navy Special Warfare Liaison Officer with SEAL Team 10 in Panama, and as the Director of Training and advanced leadership course facilitator at the Center for Naval Leadership in Coronado, CA.
Following his career in the Navy, Michael served as Director of Training & Development for The Meridian Institute in Boulder, Colorado and is retained as a contract trainer and consultant with the Meridian Consulting Group, Inc. and Lynx Consulting, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Michael has also provided contract consulting/crisis management services to Edinburgh International and the Constellis Company. He is currently retained as adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco and is retained by USF as a consultant to the Department of Psychology. Michael also works with the Wounded Warrior Project as a pro-bono counselor and psychologist.
Michael holds a B.A. in Psychology from The Citadel, (1986), an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, (1995), and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, (2013) and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Liberty University (2016).
Michael is involved in numerous community, national and international organizations including manager and snare drummer for The Boise Highlanders Pipes & Drums, lead drummer for the Caldwell Police Pipe Band, the Idaho Psychological Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Military Officers Association of America, Disabled American Veterans, Wounded Warriors Project, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, American Psychological Association, the Knights Templar, The Citadel Alumni Association, the Caledonian Society and the International Jesuit Honor Society