SPARTAN DEFENSE STAFF
FIDEL TAYLOR, has approximately 27 years of combined Military, Security and Law Enforcement service. FideL has worked assignments as a FTO-Field Training Officer, Gang Task Force Officer and Narcotics. Fidel also holds Instructor credentials with POST, BSIS, DOJ, UTAH BCI, NRA, and affiliate Instructor USCCA. Fidel has experience and training as a Sniper, Advanced Officer Safety Patrol Tactics, Entry Training, Urban Warfare, GOPlat Training. Fidel currently works as an Executive Protection Agent, providing personal protection to Politicians, Celebrities and High Net Worth Individuals. Fidel continues to train with elite instructors across the country.
GARY HALLENBECK, is an active Law Enforcement Officer assigned to command staff. Gary is a POST certified Firearms Instructor and serves his department as a Firearms Instructor. Gary is assigned as an Assistant Team Leader for Multi Agency SWAT team. Gary also served 8 years as a member of a Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force. Gary's numerous schools of training include SWAT school, Sniper school, Hostage Rescue, C.A.M.P. Field Survival Course, Man Tracking Course, SWAT Team Leader school, Water Born Vessel Assaults & Advanced Officer Safety Patrol Tactics. Gary also serves as a Field Training Officer (FTO) training new officers.
STEVE JOHANSON, Retired from the Military, having served as an Infantry
Machine Gunner with the Marines Security Forces and later in his career as a
Military Police. Steve is a former Reserve Police Officer and Sheriff Deputy, having
served with Northern CA agencies. Steve has trained extensively with various well
known Instructors, to include ITTS (LAPD SWAT) in Southern California. Steve
holds Instructor credentials with the NRA and CA DOJ
CHRIS PARIS is an active law enforcement officer currently assigned to special operations within the state. He is a POST certified firearms instructor. He currently serves his department as a tactical firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, tactical entry instructor, dignitary protection instructor, use of force instructor and impact weapons instructor. During his career he has been assigned to multiple task forces within the Northern California area.
He has been involved and teaching in martial arts and protective systems for over 25 years to both law enforcement and civilians.
MIKE MUNSON is an active law enforcement officer, currently assigned to Detectives. Mike is a POST and FBI certified firearms instructor in Firearms, Sub Machine Gun, & Precision Rifle. Mike served 10 years on his agency's SWAT team and has held other positions such as FTO-Field Training Officer, as well as Chemical Agents and Less Lethal Munitions Instructor.