MATT HARDEN, OWNER AND LEAD INSTRUCTOR
I am proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry and to have been fortunate enough to deploy to Iraq, Panama, and Chile. I also had the honor to lead an infantry squad during the Iraq (OIF) invasion. My time in the military prior to 9-11 laid the foundation for the shift to the post-9-11 world and subsequent Iraq war, where we put our skills and training to the test.
Combat operations and observing/instructing foreign military/police units further developed my skills and training ideology. I later became a Law Enforcement Officer and now serve on an active SWAT team. I have continually grown my skill set by learning from some of the best instructors in the country. I am also a California POST certified firearms and active shooter instructor for my agency, where I take pride in bringing progressive training to my shooters. My experience has shown me two things: nothing replaces quality training, and people do not rise to the occasion, they revert to their training (or lack of). Be a hard target!