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The firearm programs utilize the following instructors:

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Firearms I

Michael Branham

Renee Catalano

Lori Hauserman

Jerry McCown

John Speights

Firearms II

Michael Branham

Lori Hauserman

Jerry McCown

John Speights

Firearms III

Douglas Hill

Jerry McCown

Home & Vehicle Personal Defense

Renee Catalano

Lori Hauserman

Patrol Rifle Concepts

Jeffrey Hall

Precision Rifle Concepts

Phil Burgmann

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Michael Branham

Mike is a retired sergeant with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and his certifications are:

Chairman of the Firearms Subject Matter Expert Committee for the agency that certifies peace officers in the state.

NRA certified instructor in Law Enf. Firearms, Rifle, Sub-Machinegun and Tactics.

Factory certified armorer in numerous weapon systems.

Certified NRA and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AzPOST) firearms instructor.

Instructor for the AzPOST Firearms Instructor Certification Course.

 

Phil Burgmann

Phil has been in law enforcement for over 20 years:

Former member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for Glendale Police Department.  He was a sniper with the team since its formation and was a ‘Rifle Officer’ for many years before the team was formed.

Past Rangemaster with Glendale Police Department.

NRA and AzPOST certified instructor in Law Enforcement Firearms.

Teaches the Law Enforcement and non-law enforcement precision rifle classes for the college.

 

Renee Catalano

Renee' is a past reserve police officer with a local police department and is a full time teacher with the Glendale School District. Her credentials are:

Certified NRA firearms instructor.

Graduate of 7 courses at the prestigious Gunsite Training Center.

Taught classes at the Gunsite Training Center.

Graduate of 2 courses at the prestigious Thunder Ranch training center.

Graduate of 3 International Training Consultant classes by Clint Smith (owner of Thunder Ranch).

Received instructor training at Gunsite and Thunder Ranch.

 

Lori Hauserman

Lori is an officer with the Glendale Police Department. Her credentials are:

Past Rangemaster for the Glendale Police Department.

Adjunct instructor at the prestigious Thunder Ranch in Texas.

Certified NRA and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AzPOST) firearms instructor.

Member of the AzPOST subject matter expert committee for firearms.

Instructor for the AzPOST/NRA Firearms Instructor Certification Course.

 

Doug Hill

Doug is a past officer and spent 7 years as a rangemaster at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

Certified Arizona Peace Officer Standards and training Board (AzPOST) firearms instructor.

 

Jeffrey Hall

Jeff has been in law enforcement for over 19 years. His credentials are:

Currently serves as a firearms instructor for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Assigned to the Maricopa County Basic Training Academy as a Recruit Training Officer for 7 years.

Served for 2 years as the Maricopa County Field Training Officer coordinator.

Certified Colt AR-15, M4 and M-16 advanced armor.

Worked patrol for 5 years and was a Field Training Officer.

Certified with Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training as High Risk Vehicle Stops instructor, Defensive Tactics instructor, Physical Fitness instructor, Firearms instructor, Tactical Driving instructor, and is a member of the High Risk Vehicle Stops committee as a subject matter expert.

Former Reconnaissance Marine assigned to the Direct Action Platoon / Marine Air / Ground Task Force.

 

Jerry McCown

Jerry has been teaching firearms for over 20 years. His credentials are:

Adjunct instructor at the prestigious Gunsite Training Center since 1984.

Certified Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AzPOST) firearms instructor.

Member of the AzPOST subject matter expert committee for firearms.

Graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, Quantico, Virginia.

Instructor for the AzPOST Firearms Instructor Certification Course.

 

John Speights

John is a retired police officer with the Glendale Police Department. His credentials are:

Certified NRA and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AzPOST) firearms instructor.

Range Officer and Armorer at the Glendale Police Department for 16 years.

Factory trained Armorer for Glock pistols, SIG Sauer pistols and Smith & Wesson Revolvers.

Graduate of 3 courses at the prestigious Gunsite Training Center.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Science from NAU.

 

 

Email the Program Director at penny.babb@gccaz.edu
Office telephone: (623) 845-3831 or (623) 845-3951


This page is solely the responsibility of its creator, Penny Babb
Last updated: Oct. 9, 2007
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