SPARTAN DEFENSE STAFF
Owner and Lead Instructor, Fidel Taylor, has approximately 22 years of combined Military, Security and Law Enforcement service. Fidel has been a P.O.S.T certified Firearms and Patrol Rifle Instructor since 2002. Fidel also holds Instructor accreditation with CA B.S.I.S, CA DOJ, UTAH BCI, NRA, and affiliate Instructor USCCA. Fidel also has experience and training as a Sniper, Gang Investigator, Advanced Officer Safety Patrol Tactics, Entry Training, Urban Warfare, GOPlat Training, Executive Protection school & Tactical Rappelling. During Fidel's LE career in addition to working as a Patrol Officer, he served as a Field Training Officer (FTO) training new officers. Fidel has received numerous letters of Commendation, Medals and Awards.
Instructor Gary Hallenbeck, currently works for a Northern California Sheriff's Department, currently assigned to the Patrol Division. 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.
Instructor Brian Everett has over 30 years of service in Law Enforcement. Brian serves his agency as a Defensive Tactics, Impact Weapons and Chemical Agent instructor. Brian also works at the Martinez Criminal Justice Center, serving as the Senior Instructor, teaching Defensive Tactics, Impact Weapons and Patrol Tactics. Brian holds the rank of Maestro/ Master in the Filipino Martial Arts of Bais Tres Manos and has taught Edged Weapons, Hand to Hand combat and Improvised Weapons to both Civilians and Law Enforcement personnel for the past 15 years.