As a lifelong student I've always felt it was important to have a glance into an Instructor's background as it provides a better understanding of their perspective on the subject at hand. Why does an Instructor's background matter, relevancy. Why doesn't an instructor's background matter, it's worthless if they can't effectively transmit the message to others.
That said, let me take a moment to introduce myself...I'm Rob , Primary Instructor for all LHGK labelled courses. As far as my firearms and medical related backgrounds, they include 22+ years of military service in Combat Arms and Service/Support Units primarily as a Medic (I’m an old Paratrooper which shapes much of what I do and how I do it), 17+ years of community service as a Firefighter / Paramedic and actively serving Tactical Medic (NR - Paramedic), 5+ years in Executive Protection, and both Military and Civilian firearms competition experience.
Educationally, I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies, have completed CSAT's Tactical Pistol / Rifle Instructor Course, Surefire Institute's Low Light Instructor Course, FLETC's TacMed Instructor Course, 88 Tactical's TacMed Instructor Course, and am certified by the NRA as a Pistol Instructor. While I’ve been around firearms my entire life, I didn’t take the education part of them “seriously” until 2008 and since that time have been seeking knowledge at every opportunity I can find, some of which comes via the course work of Larry Vickers, Pat McNamara, Paul Howe, Dave Harrington, Craig Douglas, Shawn Claussen, Northern Red, Clark International, William Aprill, and the SureFire Institute.
LHGK's goal is to help others build safe, simple and effective Firearm and Medical related skill sets. All LHGK Courses follow the philosophy of "Master the basics, perform at advanced levels" and are rooted in the "Fundamentals" of Marksmanship and Manipulations.
Detailed resume and references are available on request, both will confirm a lifelong mission of helping others.
V/r - Rob