Our Team



Andrew worked 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.



Charles is a retired US Army Sergeant, enlisted for eight years with two deployments to Iraq, first as an infantryman, then as a personal security officer providing security for high ranking military personnel. After leaving the military, I’ve been passionate about everything involved with firearms, especially instruction, tactics, and competitive shooting. I’ve also worked for a different security agencies and provided event, and personnel security as well as work place violence.



Matt proudly served as a Law Enforcement Officer for 24 years. Matt worked several details including Metro Team, Gang Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Field Training Officer and Range Master. He excels in firearms and scenario training and enjoys training interior search techniques and active shooter recognition because it’s always evolving.

Ryan Atkinson

Kambry Richardson


Dexter, a former military working dog and headliner K9 at the 2019 Special Operations International Conference in Florida for K9Helm, continues to serve FMT with his skill sets in bite work, tracking and bomb detection. He has been a contributor to assigned protective security detail where he conducts sweeps of the property in conjunction with security personnel. Dexter can be found relaxing at the office during most weekdays.

Amanda Rose

Dr Michael White

Steve Damron

Krav Maga Instructor

I spent 13 years in the in the US Army as an Infantry Sargent as a fire team leader. I trained in weapons and hand to hand combat. I served in Iraq in 2004 and 2005 where I was hit by an Improvised explosive device. With the severity of injuries I sustained, the army retired me in 2006. After many years of surgeries and recovery, and with the state the world was in, I decided that I needed to hone my hand to hand skills. I 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 I was already trained in. I trained for 3 years and then decided that I would become and instructor. After a 4 day grueling testing period, I became an instructor. In total I have trained for 6 years, increasing my knowledge level 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 in you are unarmed or cannot get to your fire arm.


Garrid has 8 ½ years of experience as a Combat Engineer along with 2 ½ years as hospital security in a psychiatric facility. Garrid holds 3 certificates in Executive Protection, 1 certificate in Security Armed Unarmed and Active Shooter Response. While he was in the Army, he earned his ASSIST Certification for Suicide Prevention and a Certificate in Urban Breaching with Explosives ballistics mechanical and thermal. He lead his unit in M4 Rifle Qualifications and served in DC in the 2020 for the riots and is trained in both boxing and Ju Jitsu.


As a Special Boat Operator, Andrew brings 10 years of Naval Special Warfare experience to FMT. He specialized in weapons manipulation, search and seizure, direct action, and insertion/extraction support. As one of the lead instructors for his team, he helped train and prepare over 100 operators to ensure deployment readiness. He has worked alongside several agencies and multiple countries’ militaries, teaching and developing tactics. Andrew is looking forward to helping others maximize their readiness for life’s challenges.