Wes served 21 years in the US Army with multiple forward deployments, in varying roles, to include; Airborne Infantry, Law Enforcement, Protective Service and Counter Intelligence, he also a highly decorated law enforcement professional, with over 26 years as a Deputy Sheriff/Police Officer in both Arizona and Louisiana, serving in specialized roles such as; Training, Tactical Operations (SWAT), and Criminal Investigations
Currently Wes is an internationally recognized firearms, tactics, and security subject matter expert with substantial military & civilian criminal justice experience, as well as significant operational time with both military & law enforcement tactical operations & protective service organizations. Wes holds specialized instructor certifications from the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, Arizona POST, the Smith & Wesson Academy, the Sigarms Academy, the NRA LEAD, FEMA and the US Department of State.
Wes has studied adult education & human performance extensively and has a broad background in the martial arts, with over 25 years of training, teaching, competitive fighting experience. Wes is the Founder, President, & General Operating Manager of Khyber Interactive Associates, LLC and the 1 inch to 100 yards Warrior Conference LLC. Wes holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and an upper level Doctorate in Psychology, with an emphasis on sports and performance psychology. Wes is a member of a number of professional associations, including: The International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), The National Rifle Association (NRA), The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), The Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA), The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and the International Association of Counter Terrorism and Security Professionals (IACTSP).