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.
Dr Michael White
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
I spent 13 years in the US Army as an Infantry Sergeant 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.
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.
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.