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Robert Carlson

Police Officer - Active Shooter Program Coordinator - Firearms Instructor
Robert had been a Police Officer for over 18 years with a background on SWAT and the past 10 assigned as a full-time instructor. His instructor specializations are in Firearms, Active Shooter Response, Counter Ambush, and Tactical Medicine.  He has been recognized internationally as an expert in Active Shooter Events and Law Enforcement Training.  He serves as the lead Tactical Medical instructor for a federal counter narcotics training agency.  He routinely provides consulting on medical response for tactical trauma events. 
Robert also has spent over 27 years in the United States Air Force.  20 of those years were in Security Forces with the majority of his time working in ground combat instructor assignments.  In 2016, he became a Special Warfare Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC).  He currently has 6 combat deployments and is still assigned to the MS Air National Gaurd.
Robert is the President of Brave Defender Community Services, a registered non-profit, whose mission is conduct Active Shooter Research, Prevention, Preparation, and Education.  He also owns a training company providing Firearms and tactics training to military and law enforcement.
Robert has been published numerous times and routinely speaks at international conferences speaking on Law Enforcement training, Active Shooter Events, and Tactical Medicine.
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