Master Firearms Instructor
Doug joins the Shooter School Team in 2013 and brings a tremendous amount of experience. For the past 16 years, Doug has worked for a police department in central Illinois, and currently serves as a departmental firearms instructor and armorer. Doug has a long history of firearms instruction in the law enforcement community, both at his current and former department, as well in the capacity of an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. Before moving to Illinois, Doug worked for 7 years with the Honolulu Police Department.
Prior to entering law enforcement, Doug served in the United States Air Force as a Combat Control Team member, and earned a Senior Parachutist (Jumpmaster) rating. Doug spent several years in service to the country in this capacity, and received an Honorable Discharge upon completion of service.
In addition to his law enforcement and military service, Doug previously competed in the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) He is currently a Master Class, Limited Division shooter with the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), and formerly a 2003 Midwest Regional Custom Defense International Defensive Pistol Association Champion (IDPA).
Lifesaving Award - 2012
Department Letter of Commendation
Basic Non Commissioned Officer School
Good Conduct Medal (U.S. Air Force)
Weapons Expert Ribbon (U.S. Air Force)
State of Illinois Master Firearms Instructor
State of Illinois Patrol Rifle Instructor
MP5 / M4 Machinegun Instructor
Adjunct Faculty Instructor at University of Illinois Police Training Institute
PADI Rescue Diver
AR-15 / M16 Armorer
National Rifle Association (Life Member)
Illinois State Rifle Association
Charter Member of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)
Combat Control Association - Life Member