Ridgeline Academy Cadre

  • Alex Hartmann

    Ridgeline is the brainchild of Alex Hartmann. Alex is a former Marine Scout/Sniper and security contractor with a wide variety of skills and experience as both an operator and an instructor. Some of his training includes USMC Scout/Sniper Basic Course, USMC Scout/Sniper Team Leader Course, USMC Special Operations Training Group Urban Scout/Sniper Course, U.S. Navy Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Course, USMC Combat Hunter Course, Deployment Medicine Intl. Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Live Tissue Course.  A Combat Veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, Alex is also a competitive MIL/LEO shooter in various disciplines including a 3rd place finish in the 2016 U.S. Army International Sniper Competition.

  • TJ Kelliher

    TJ is a former Force Recon Marine. In addition to his real world experience as a member of Force Platoon while deployed with both the 31st and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit-Special Operations Capable (MEU-SOC), his wide array of skills and experience includes:

    • USMC Basic Reconnaissance Course
    • USMC Combatant Dive School
    • Multi-Mission Parachutist Course (Freefall/HALO)
    • US Army Basic Airborne Course
    • USMC Special Operations Training Group Close Quarters Tactics Course
    • USMC Special Operations Training Group Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure (VBSS)
    • USMC Special Operations Training Group Urban Reconnaissance and Surveillance Course
    • T1G CQC Tactics and Marksmanship Course
    • T1G Ground Mobility Training Course
    • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
    • USMC Special Operations Training Group Helicopter Rope Suspension Training Course (HRST Master)
  • Dave Seymour

    Dave is a Special Forces Operator and a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) and Special Forces Sniper Course (SFSC) Instructor. He has real world experience from Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) in Bangladesh, Maldives, South Korea, and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).He has a wide array of skills and experience such as:

    • Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC)
    • Mobile Force Protection Program at Gryphon Group
    • Kinetic Mobility Ground operations
    • AM General Battle Damage Assessment And Recovery (BDAR)
    • Special Forces Sniper Course (SFSC II)
    • Survival Escape Resistance Evasion (SERE Level C) Modern Army Combatives Program Level III (MACP)
    • Small Unit Tactics (SUT)
    • Hostel Forces Tag Track Locate (HFTTL)
    • Advanced Special Operations Intel Training
    • Home Made Explosives (HME)
    • Mountain Warfare School
    • Squad Designated Marksman (SDM)
    • Unconventional Warfare Instructor
  • Rudy Gonsior

    Rudy is Special Forces Operator, and former Special Operations Sniper Instructor. He is a combat veteran with deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines and Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, as well as being a participant in many Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) exercises across the globe. Rudy is also a competitive MIL/LEO shooter having placed 1st (MIL) in the 2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge, 5th in the 2014 U.S. Army Special Operation Command Sniper Competition, 1st place in the U.S. Army 2014 International Sniper Competition and 3rd place in the U.S. Army 2016 International Sniper Competition.

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