David Nash has been lucky to have worked lots of interesting jobs in his life, he is a former U.S. Marine Corps non-commissioned officer, correctional supervisor, firearms/use of force instructor, emergency management planner, Emergency Operations Center supervisor, radiological response trainer, author, podcaster, and personal reliance advocate. David an alumni of Jacksonville State University where he earned a BS in Emergency Management with a minor in Homeland Security. David believes in continual education, and spends a large amount of time and resources attending new training and learning how to teach a wide variety of related topics. Among David’s many licenses are Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Instructor, Tennessee Certified Security Guard Trainer, OCAT Pepper Spray Instructor, and Monadnock Advanced Baton Instructor. As well as former certifications as a Utah Concealed Firearm Instructor, North Dakota Concealed Weapon Test Administrator, He has completed numerous additional courses though the Department of Homeland Security in such subjects as: Emergency Management, Response to Terrorist Attacks, Hazardous Materials, Radiological Response, Search and Rescue, and Critical Incident Stress. David is a state certified Hazardous Material Technician, and has completed many courses in the area of WMD and Terrorism response. He also has an active membership in the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee, and has received their highest certification, Emergency Management Professional. David has taken over 2000 hours of in person formal training in multiple disciplines, including many courses dealing with instructor development and Train the Trainer (TtT). David has also taken hundreds of independent study courses to keep abreast of changing technology in adult learning. David believes that knowledge, skills, and attitude – as well as proper mindset, trump having the newest or fanciest gear. David is a DIY prepper, and likes to think of himself as a prepper macgyver that is able to take academic knowledge to formulate on the spot solutions to a wide variety of problems. He doesn’t teach from a high academic pedestal, spouting what he once heard somewhere, or spend the majority of class time with war stories designed to stroke ego. He spends class time teaching what he knows works and passing on both what is needed to know to get the job done.Read more Read less
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