Instructor Biographies

Kristopher Hurley – Owner/Primary Instructor

Mr. Hurley is the Owner and Primary Instructor for Direct Action Tactical Consultants. Having served as a United States Marine for 8 years as both an infantryman and explosive ordnance disposal technician (EOD), he has a combined total of over 26 years of operational experience in Weapons and Tactics as both a tactical operator and an instructor.
He recently retired as a member of the Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T) where he operated as a TEMS Team Lead and adjunct tactics instructor. Further, he 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 an adjunct Firearms Instructor and DT Instructor for Direct Action Tactical Consultants. Mr. Groff has over 26 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 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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