Matt is a seasoned combat veteran and current Army Special Forces Green Beret (18B), with 11 years of military experience and 3 years as a Private Military Contractor (PMC). Matt started his military career by serving in the United States Marine Corps with two combat deployments while serving with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. After his service with the Marine Corps, Matt deployed as Worldwide Personal Protective Services (WPPS) / Protective Security Specialist (PSS) with an Emergency Response Team (ERT) in Afghanistan on multiple deployments. As well as being an active Green Beret, Matt is also a competitive shooter, competing in various competitions such as USPSA, Carbine matches and 2 gun competitions.

Matt has extensive training and experience in the use and deployment of weapons systems and tactics, whether it be for military, law enforcement or competitive shooting.

Matt’s training and knowledge include Patrol Rifle Instructor, Worldwide Personal Protective Service Specialist, Emergency Response Team, NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, Simunitions Instructor, Small Unit Tactics, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE), as well his experience as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant.