Instructor Biographies

Kristopher Hurley – Owner/Primary Instructor

Mr. Hurley is the Owner and Primary Instructor for Direct Action Tactical Consultants. Mr. Hurley is a US Marine Corps veteran of 8 years serving as an infantryman and explosive ordnance disposal technician (EOD). He has over 20 years of operational experience with Weapons and Tactics as both a tactical operator and an instructor.
Mr. Hurley is currently a member of the Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T) where he operates as a TEMS Team Lead and adjunct tactics instructor. Mr. Hurley is also recognized as a subject matter expert in the areas of high threat protection, tactical team movement (CQB), communications, explosives and explosive devices, counter-terrorism operations, surveillance/counter surveillance, and a range of other operational tradecraft.

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Phillip Groff – Lead Instructor

Mr. Groff is the Lead Firearms Instructor and Adjunct DT Instructor for Direct Action Tactical Consultants. Mr. Groff has over 20 years of tactical experience with various Military and Domestic Law Enforcement units. Currently, Mr. Groff is a retired Police Officer in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, he served ins serving in patrol, training and as an Entry Team Leader and Training Coordinator of the Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team.

In 1995, Mr. Groff joined the United States Marine Corps as an infantryman. During his initial MOS training Mr. Groff had been meritoriously promoted twice and selected to serve with the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion’s elite Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company (FAST).

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