David Acosta started his law enforcement career in 2004 in a violent city in the northeastern United States. After having spent his first four years in the patrol division, he worked in a myriad of special assignments ranging from the department’s Crime Suppression Team, Warrant Task Force as well as the Street Crime and Narcotics Unit. While at the Narcotics Unit, he was primarily utilized in an under-cover capacity for both state and federal investigations.
David was later recruited to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Regional Safe Streets Gang Task Force where he continued to work in a low-profile and undercover capacity assisting the task force in building federal investigations against violent street gangs. Thereafter, he was assigned to the United States Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force. While there, he was tasked with tracking and apprehending violent felons who were actively eluding law enforcement apprehension. In 2015, David was transferred to the Police Academy as a full-time academy instructor where he was tasked with teaching and developing curriculum for both certified officers and recruits in hopes of passing on his experience to help develop the current and future generation of crime fighters.
David joined the ranks of his department’s SWAT Team in 2008 and spent the next twelve years on the team working through the roles of assaulter, breacher, sniper, assistant team leader and team leader. While there he was the primary marksmanship and tactics instructor for the team.
David retired from law enforcement in 2021 and now travels the country teaching for Fieldcraft Survival as one of their Master Trainers. He is responsible for course curriculum development as well as training up other instructors.
David’s methodology for coaching comes from both his training and personal experience. His approach to training is summed up in three words… “Performance parallels preparation.”
Bryan “Res” Resnick is a U.S. Army veteran and current Law Enforcement Officer with over 20 years combined experience. For the last 14 years he has been a member of a Regional S.W.A.T Team made up of 46 cities and towns that covers approximately 600 square miles. He has extensive real-world operational experience, to include the 2013 Marathon Bombing and Manhunt. Positions held include assaulter, sniper, department firearms lead and team firearms lead.
Res is passionate about training and combatives. He is committed to improvement and enjoys helping good Americans on their path to becoming more capable.
David Cagle has been heavily training with Amtac for several years, and currently works as a full-time peace officer with a municipal police department in Oklahoma. He is assigned to patrol and serves on collateral duty as a member of the regional Emergency Response Team (ERT).
A lifelong student in the martial application of firearms, he has sought out quality training from many competent instructors and holds firearms instructor certifications from Amtac Shooting, Combat Shooting and Tactics (CSAT), Hardwired Tactical Shooting (HiTS), Rangemaster, Defense Training International, the Massad Ayoob Group, and the National Rifle Association.
He also has a background in combatives, primarily training in Muay Thai, Western Boxing, and Sayoc Kali. He holds several defensive tactics instructor certifications from the National Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC), and a blue belt in the Pride MMA Muay Thai system.
In addition to firearms and combatives training, Mr. Cagle is actively involved with tactical medicine. He is a nationally registered EMT-B, with several discipline-specific certifications in areas such as TCCC and PHTLS. He holds tac med instructor certifications from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and ACS Stop the Bleed.
Kevin is a US Army Veteran. After his time as a soldier, he served his community as Firefighter/ EMT. He is a lifelong student of combatives and has trained under some of the best instructors in their fields.
Kevin has been training with AMTAC since 2014, he trains BJJ under Mike Fernandez, boxed out of TMX boxing under Marty Mcdonough, he trains Sayoc under Nick Stevens. Kevin trains integrated combatives under Bill Rapier and Frank ‘Northman” Windell. He studied mindset, tactics and teaching with Tom Kier. He is passionate about making good people more capable.
Kevin owns Winning Deadly Encounters, a force on force facility that provides a venue for people of all levels to test their skills against armed and trained roll players, a program that was started with the help of the late Frank “Northman’ Windell and Bryan Resnick.
He is also the head combatives instructor for the East Coast Division of Father Son Ministry, a program that teaches young men to shoot and fight to allow them to be God’s instruments to protect their families. Kevin is a solid believer and is devoted to bringing up his family in a way that honors the Lord.