- FBI Special Agent for 20+ years
- Former Asst. District Attorney
- Former Trial Attorney
- FBI Firearms Instructor
- FBI Firearms Training Unit SSA
- FBI Asst. Principle Firearms Inst.
- FBI Certified SWAT Medic
- FBI Legal Advisor
- FBI Police Instructor
- FBI Human Intelligence Collector
- USMC Foreign Weapon Advisor
- Martial Arts—Aikido Rank 1st Kyu
Assignments/areas of investigative experience include:
- U.S. Secret Service Financial Organized Crime Task Force.
- While Collar Financial Crime Investigations.
- DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
- Long Term organized drug investigations.
- Violent Crimes/Multiple Offender Matters.
- FBI Academy-Staff Supervisor at the Firearms Training Unit.
- Long Term Temporary Duty to Int’l Training and Assistance Unit.
- FTU Representative for Law Enforcement Perspectives on Deadly Force classes.
- Tactical Emergency Medical Assistance
- Washington Field Office-full time Assistant Principle Firearms Instructor.
- Salt Lake City Field Office-Field Intelligence Group.
- Domestic/International Terrorism matters.
- Development of local, state, tribal, federal and international firearms training both in CONUS and OCONUS.
Private training includes:
- Massad Ayoob—Lethal Force Institute; (LFI 1)
- Patrick A. Rogers—EAG Tactical; Carbine Operator and Carbine 2
- Scott Warren—FBI HRT SA retired; Advanced Handgun
- John Farnam—Defense Training International; Affiliate Instructor-handgun and carbine
- Ken Hackathorn—Advanced Handgun
- Martial Arts-1 st Kyu rank in Aikido preparing for Shodan Examination
- Competitive Shooting—Significant competitive experience in USPSA and IDPA, as well as small
bore rifle and F class competition.
- NRA—Life long member of the National Rifle Assoc.
SAC Tactical seeks to instruct and thereby help create students who demonstrate critical decision- making skills and responsible weapons handling in stressful situations involving the application of deadly physical force and do so within the bounds of the law. To that end, SAC Tactical vets our students so only lawful, responsible citizens can access our training. Class size is limited to insure each student gets the necessary “one on one” instruction to insure their individual improvement and success. SAC Tactical prefers to produce “quality” students rather than “quantity”. Bruce chooses to teach because he “wants” to, rather than because he “needs” to.
As an FBI Special Agent, Bruce routinely had to justify to the courts, prosecutors, juries, FBI management and the public, that his actions were reasonable and within the confines of the law. Bruce brings that philosophy of accountability to his students. SAC Tactical students are critical thinkers that can act and operate on their own and are aware of the enormous costs associated with the use of deadly force. The result of this awareness, gleaned from Bruce’s years of investigative and courtroom experience, is that SAC Tactical students strive to use deadly force only as a last resort.
I have been asked what the initials in SAC Tactical stand for. Here is the short version. After I retired from the FBI, I formed a company so I could pursue several possible business ventures. That company is called SA Consulting, LLC. SAC Tactical is division of SA Consulting, LLC. When preparing the business documents, I needed to come up with a name. The initials I settled on were SA. These initials stand for either: 1) “Special Agent”; 2) “Situational Awareness”; and /or 3) “Squared Away”. All are applicable. I tend to favor “Squared Away” as that is something one aims to achieve both personally and professionally among my circle of friends and knuckledraggers. I hope that clarifies things.