ATAC TV Firearms Leadership
AtacTV.com is an online video training and reference source open to all schools and instructors. Raw, unscripted, reality-based instruction! Watch a variety of firearm training instructors, schools educating you in the most current firearm tactics and procedures.
The ATAC TV™ Firearm's Channel is open to all schools, training academy's, manufactures who want to promote their tactics and products. We are here to help promote your training academy / school to all viewers on the web. All access for all firearms training 24 x 7. If you would like to have your school on ATAC TV™ Firearm's Channel please contact us, we encourage your participation.
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As Tom designed ATAC TV, he had one thing in mind, a hub of the top instructors in one location to pass on their skills. Continuing to build a pool of knowledgeable people in firearm and other related industries.
The ATAC TV™ Firearms channel offers comprehensive firearms, training, cleaning, and tactics. Tom encourages other schools to join and share their knowledge with others. From time to time he can be seen hosting programs on the firearm channel and other ATAC TV channels.
Mark Stefanich is a former U.S. Navy Seal, Team Six and Team Two Member. He was once attached to the much coveted and infamous U.S. Navy RED CELL, an elite unit that planned and conducted Training Assault Missions against D.O.D. and D.O.E. assets and facilities where he conducted Vulnerability Assessments and Security Systems Analyses of D.O.D. and D.O.E. facilities. He also prepared training material for Security and Crisis Response forces and evaluated the Police / Military interface setup to deal with terrorist situations. During his service, Mr. Stefanich has participated in numerous top-secret and still classified missions around the globe in counter-terrorism and counter insurgency. Mark has coordinated, developed and instructed Special Force Units, SWAT Teams and private contractors in the many diverse subjects surrounding terrorism and unconventional warfare for many years.
With an extensive array of special warfare training and experience, he is an leader in military weapons and tactics as well as security and vulnerability. These uncontested attributes and skills have made him a much sought after consultant and advisor to companies, high profile individuals and Hollywood. His perfect blend of skill, knowledge and experience has also made him a well-known name within the Hollywood Movie Industry. With over one hundred movies under his belt, many of them top blockbusters, Mark has truly demonstrated that he is not only a highly capable elite soldier, but is also well regarded in the stuntman and acting arena.
SEAL TEAM SIX:
Assault Team Department Head: Planned and organized many phases of Crisis Response Force Missions, including combat actions.
Participated in Penetration Drills and the analysis of several installations (including the 1984 Olympics).
Developed and conducted cross training programs for U.S. and foreign counterterrorist units throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Department Head and Schedule Coordinator for the Diving, Climbing, and Ordinance departments.
Training Coordinator: Developed training programs, coordinated schedules, planned and conducted exercises, instructed and evaluated the performance of new trainees.
Range Safety Officer for hazardous training areas.
Evaluation of all types of Special Warfare equipment.
SEAL TEAM TWO:
Extensive Counterinsurgency training with European Special Forces Team.
Participated in joint U.S./European Special Operations.
Head of Team Communications and Diving departments.
SPECIAL MILITARY TRAINING:
Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training
Parachute (Basic, Airborne, Freefall, HALO, HAHO)
Cast and Recovery (Boats and Helicopters)
Rappelling Instructor; Fast Rope Instructor
Technical Climber (Rock, Building)
Coxswain Open Ocean Speedboat
Diving Instructor (Closed Circuit)
Submarine Escape Trunk Supervisor
Anti-Terrorist Driving Instructor
Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Instructor
Combat Shooting Courses
Survival Schools (Desert, Winter, Water, Jungle)
Extensive background in Counter-Terrorism and Special Warfare including both operational experience and specialized formal training. This blend of skill and knowledge acquired as a Navy SEAL Team member, has resulted in the capability to instruct and advise in many aspects of Counter Terrorism, Special Operations and S.W.A.T. Team tactics and techniques.
Conducted Vulnerability Assessments and Security Analyses of over 25 D.O.D. and D.O.E. facilities throughout Europe, Asia and U.S.A.
Planned and conducted Training Assault Missions
International experience has given valuable knowledge of techniques employed by antiterrorist units.
ESSEX Corporation Security Specialist Contractor attached to U.S. Navy RED CELL. (1985-1987)
Conducted Vulnerability Assessments and Security Systems Analyses of D.O.D. and D.O.E. facilities.
Planned and conducted Training Assault Missions against D.O.D. and D.O.E. assets and facilities.
Prepared training material for Security and Crisis Response Forces
Evaluated the Police/Military interface setup to deal with terrorist situations.
Hollywood Stuntman / Actor and Military / S.W.A.T. Technical Advisor in over one hundred films
Beowulf, The Shadow Conspiracy, Live Free or Die Hard, Time Cop, Rush Hour 3, Maximum Risk, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Quest, Sideways, Street Fighter, The Hunted, Hard Target, Substitute 4, Lost World: Jurassic Park, Minority Report, Nowhere to Run, Windtalkers, The Good Son, Double Take, Hoffa, The Gift, Under Siege, Mercury Rising, Universal Soldier, The Last Marshal, Double Impact, The Thin Red Line, Navy SEALS and more....
Conducted Personal Weapons and Tactical Training for over 30 Actors, Stuntmen and Producers.
Dakota Associates, Inc. Security Specialist
Security Consultant-Instructed personnel in Executive Protection, Combat Pistol Shooting and AntiTerrorist Driving procedures; conducted Corporate and Domestic Investigations.
VIDEO TECHNICAL REPORTS AND TRAINING TAPES:
Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach. "AntiTerrorism Capability: Intrusion/Bombing Deterrence", NAVOP06D/ESSEX Security Operations Division Video Report CB 247 (SECRET), w/ David Dupree 4/86.
Naval AntiTerrorism Training: "Tactical Preparedness for Security Watchstanding"; NAVOP06/ESSEX S. 0. D., w/ David Dupree 5/86.
"Miles: Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System"; NAVOP06/ESSEX Security Operations Division Video Report 9/86.
Navy AntiTerrorism Training: "Body Search Techniques"; NAVOP06/ESSEX Security Operations Division Training Tape, w/ Neil Smit 10/86.
Quicklook: NAS AGANA Guam: "TRANSPAC SKYJAKII; NAVOP06D/ESSEX Security Operations Division Video Quicklook 6/87.
"TRANSPAC SKYJACK", Barbers Pt., Hawaii, Guam, Subic Bay, Philippines NAVOP06D/ESSEX Security Operations Division 8/87.
"West Loch LA/Hawaii", NAVOP06D/ESSEX Security Operations Division (SECRET) w/ Neil Smit 10/87.
"Compact Laser Designator Operations", NAVOP06D/ESSEX Security operations Division, w/ Neil Smit 11/87.
Commander of the 350th EVAC hospital in Kuwait during the Gulf War, Desert Storm. Served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, assignments in Middle East, Russia, Europe and South America. Doc is involved in numerous global humanitarian efforts and in establishing war memorials for all the Armed Forces.
Firearms have been a common surrounding in Mark’s life ever since he was introduced to them at the age of six. Growing up in rural Washington, he became an avid hunter and his enthusiasm for firearms escalated. He received extensive training in Handgun, AR15/M16, UZI, MP5, Shotgun, Sniping and Counter Sniping, Sub guns, general-purpose machine guns, vintage arms, and SAW. He additionally furthered his training by undergoing special training in Team Tactics and Tactical Operating. As Mark’s firearms’ knowledge and tactical training expanded, he became a firearms instructor for many high profile shooting schools in the United States teaching all weapon system platforms available.
Always the outdoor enthusiast, Mark also became a highly qualified diver achieving numerous certifications in Open Water, Underwater Navigation, Rescue Diving, and Ice Rescue and Recovery. He then applied this knowledge and became the lead rescue diver for the Grant County Search and Rescue Unit for six years. During this time, he actively pursued advanced training and became certified in River Rescue, Vehicle Recovery, and Body and Evidence Recovery from the Sheriff’s department.
Both professionally and as an extracurricular hobby, Mark has been involved in many styles of Martial Arts over the past thirty years. He holds 1st, 2nd, and 4th Dan belts in several different Arts and he owned, managed and instructed Northwest Karate for five years. Currently, he works privately with Tom Clarke in the unconventional approach of edged weapons to further strengthen his skills.
In addition to the exhausting list above, Mark has extensive training in Land Navigation, Wilderness Survival, Rope and Rappel, Reloading and Gunsmithing. It is because of this well-rounded, multi-faceted background that Tom felt Mark would be a perfect fit as a knowledgeable staff leader with ATAC TV.
Mark’s pleasant personality and enthusiasm, in addition to his professionalism and advanced skill set met ATAC TV’s advanced standards. Mark works along side Tom on a daily basis for basic through accelerated recruit training and Tom knows that he can walk away and Mark will keep things continuing as they should, which is truly an exceptional trait.
More about Mark Flinn Here
"The Kalashnikov Guro"
Jim's affinity for Combloc weapons began in the early 80s when he encountered an AK47 covered in mud and was pleasantly surprised to find that the weapon still functioned properly, despite its condition.
He pursued his education in combat rifles during the next two decades by developing and perfecting his tactical training and weapon’s skills throughout his Private Security Detail assignments. At this time, he found that most gunsmiths and armorers were lacking the necessary knowledge and experience to adequately build or repair a combat rifle with the shooter in mind. He decided to further educate himself in each detail of a weapon’s function and form so that he would be able to maintain his own rifles in top condition.
From 1998 to 2003, Jim added Range master and armorer to his resume by working at a US private facility, which trained individuals including military, law enforcement and those in the private sector. He furthered his experience through his employment for Suarez International teaching Combloc armorers and operators and instructing Close Range Gun Fighting in 2004, as well as training adjunct courses at many other schools. In 2006, he began training various DOD contractors in Combloc weapon systems.
Jim decided in 2007 to custom design high quality rifles specifically for the task at hand while also offering superior performance. He established his company, Rifle Dynamics and produced a line of fighting rifles that he knew an individual could trust their life on. He began to build and repair rifles as well as training armorer/operator courses in all Western and Combloc weapon systems. In the last several years, Rifle Dynamics conducted several Military and Law Enforcement courses in Combloc weapon systems; these courses were highly praised and recommended by his clients nationwide.
Jim joined the ATACTV leadership staff after Tom had the pleasure of crossing paths with Jim many years back and found him to be knowledgeable and skilled. In a recent interview, Tom proudly stated, “Jim Fuller is a true AK encyclopedia, but he also has many other great skills. He is a true pleasure to work with, without the watered down scripted instructional range BS most commonly found. I have always liked his style so that is why we trust him to work with our group. If you have to use a script, you don’t know the material and Jim knows his material.”
Jim, along with the other ATAC Staff, offer basic through advanced weapons training through web-based educational video programs in every weapon system platform available. Jim is considered a valuable asset to our company.
More About Jim Fuller Here
Lenny moved from his birth town of London, England to Western Alberta in 1980, where he was able to satisfy his love of the outdoors. After obtaining his engineering degree, he held several demanding positions as a design engineer. He was also a design engineer in the field of high performance diesel injection systems. Always searching for a challenge and furthering his education, he then moved on the area of unmanned aircraft, which included the development of target drones and reconnaissance aircraft..
Lenny always had a fondness for firearms since he first began to hunt, but as his interest developed, he decided to pursue formal training in numerous weapon systems. He mastered the handgun courses including Glock, 1911, SIG and Beretta and continued his training with his focus on rifles, specifically the AR-15/M16, AK-47, M1a/M14, M40 and M25. The Remington, Benelli and Mossburg shotguns were his next area of concentration, as well as the Sub gun Uzi and MP5
But his education did not stop there; he broadened his knowledge base with tactical training including Advanced Tactics, Team Tactics, CQB, Anti-terrorism, Sniper and Counter Sniper, as well as Camouflage and Concealment and Urban and Suburban Hide Construction. This experience enabled him to become an instructor in handgun, sub gun, shotgun and rifle and to ultimately progress to Handgun Combat Master. He continuously pursues courses to complement his already strong background and has completed training in Desert/Wilderness Survival and Navigation as well Defensive and Offensive Driving. He holds a Class A driver’s license with all endorsements including Hazmat and Tanker. Lenny’s been known to say, “if it’s drivable, I can drive it: two, four, or eighteen wheels”.
In 1990, he applied his vast experience in engineering with his weapon’s training background to begin the perfect career where he knew he would excel: engineering and constructing firearms. He began building 1911’s, pistols, AR-15’s and accurizing bolt-action rifles. After buying many long-range rifles, he found that most did not meet his expectations. That’s when he founded his company, Venom Tactical, and focused solely on sniper rifles with the goal of designing and building the ultimate sniper rifle: dependable, accurate, and reliable. We feel that he’s accomplished this task. Lenny has been chosen to make the custom sniper rifles for a variety of ATAC TV projects.
ATAC TV Law Enforcement & Military Host Jeff Hall
Owner and lead instructor Jeff Hall is a retired lieutenant from the Alaska State Troopers, with over 25 years of combined military and law enforcement experience. While a Trooper, Jeff spent nineteen years on the pistol team and twelve on the S.W.A.T. team; he has used all of the techniques taught by Force Options in combat and also on ATAC TV LEO/Military Channel
Jeff Hall is one of the only US police officers to win an air-to-ground firefight against an armed criminal. This occurred on 5/19/84 at Manley Hot Springs, Alaska; it was recently featured on the History Channel's Sniper: Deadliest Missions.
Helo-Gunners was founded by two air-to-ground combat survivors, Jeff Hall and Chris Hayes. All Helo-Gunner Instructors are LE and/or military combat veterans.
Based on actual police air-to-ground combat, aerial gunnery is designed for the police or military group using helicopters for patrol, insertion, or interdiction. This class teaches the operator to effectively engage targets from a moving helicopter. This class is a must for any organization that puts armed officers into helicopters!
Jeff is a Handgun Combat Master and holds black belts in five arts, ranging from 3rd through 10th Dan. He is an NRA certified instructor in handgun, shotgun, submachine gun, carbine, and precision rifle; an NRA Adjunct Staff Instructor; and certified Police Master Instructor. All Force Options instructors are similarly qualified.
Jeff is currently training for the Four Weapon Combat Master test, and to become the second ever to pass the Handgun Combat Master test with a revolver.
In 2005 Jeff was inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and in 2007 into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He was named Grandmaster, promoted to 10th dan, and named "soke", or founder, of the art of Hojutsu, the Art of Shooting.
Jeff has wrote many articles for magazines such as; S.W.A.T. Magazine, Police One, Gun Buyer's Annual, Tacticial Weapons, Black Belt. Addtional many firearm training manuals over the years.
Stephan started off in the martial arts and continues to be one of the top names in the MMA arena. He was highly regarded among fans as one of the most exciting and memorable fights in the history of the UFC. A true warrior at heart as he demonstrated in his fight with Forrest Griffin in the first Ultimate Fighter Reality show. The fight was credited by Dana White as the "most important fight in UFC history.”
Privately training with Tom Clarke for quite some time he's excelled in firearms training and in the Psychological Aspect of Tactics for Modern Unconventional Warfare. He is trained in numerous weapon systems such as AR-15 / M16 (semi-full auto), Semi-auto pistols, shotguns, AK-47 (semi-full auto), UZI (semi / full) general purpose machine guns (M60's, PKM) and many more. He is "One of the most dedicated guys in the bunch," Tom Clarke. Stephan is also proficient in ropes & rappeling and he is currently continuing his education in a variety of preparedness and survival tactics. Look for him here on the Firearms Channel and also the other ATAC TV channels.
Alex is an avid outdoorsman as well as a graduate of the US Coast Guard Captains School. He's had numerous succesful Profesional MMA fights and participated on Season One of The Ultimate Fighter / TUF Reality Show. He has also fought in the IFL Fight League and other professional fight arenas in MMA.
Privately trained with ATAC’s Tom Clarke, he has excelled in Firearms and the Psychological Aspect of Tactics for Modern Unconventional Warfare. Alex's firearm skills involve all handguns, AR-15 / M16 (semi / full auto) shotgun, UZI (semi / full), AK-47 (semi / full auto) and also a variety of small thru large bore firearms. Not limiting himself to firearms he is skilled in rope / rappelling and is continuously training to further his skills in all aspects of survival. "Alex is a true survivor and pleasure to work with", Tom stated in a recent interview. Alex has worked as Vin Deisel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Bodyguard and has performed stunt work in Fast Five and several other movies.
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