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.
Mr. Hurley has used his acquired skills in an operational setting. Whether he was deployed overseas supporting the Global War on Terrorism, or working here in the states, he continued honing his skills. Mr. Hurley participated in exercises with joint military commands as well as Local and Federal Government, providing valuable training to many DoD SOF, local Police Bomb Squads, SWAT, and Fire Department Hazardous Device Units, to ensure their operational readiness was at its best.
Mr. Hurley has most recently (2009) served as an Intelligence and Operations Trainer for the Counter-IED Operations Integration Center. Previous to that, he operated in Afghanistan serving as a Protective Security Specialist/Firearms Instructor for the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service WPPS program with USTC (Formerly Blackwater Worldwide). Mr. Hurley provided protection and security for visiting VIPs that have included White House visitors, members of Congress, and Governors. In addition, Mr. Hurley provided firearms training and re-qualification to DoS Diplomatic Security RSO and Blackwater personnel.
Mr. Hurley also served as a Team Leader and Medic with the U.S. Department of State Emergency Response Team / Embassy Security force with AGNA, some of his responsibilities were to provide a rapid, effective counter-assault response to developing or occurring threats against designated U.S government facilities and personnel as well as provide convoy security for the movement of US Embassy personnel. Mr. Hurley was also responsible for providing first-line medical care and training to ERT members and US Embassy personnel.
Mr. Hurley has completed numerous Instructional development courses ensuring the highest quality professional instruction.
Mr. Hurley operated in High Threat Environments for more than 4 years and has put all of his acquired skills into practice, to provide you, the end user, with the most up-to-date skills and practical, real-world training.