A brief history and background:
Elite Training Specialists, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 for the purpose of providing law enforcement, security, military & civilians with the most up-to-date use of force and tactical training options available. Today, we continue to complete Instructor & Instructor Trainer courses to allow us to offer the most advanced training options. Elite Training Specialists, Inc. has a staff of highly trained instructors and close quarter protection specialists. President & Grand Master Instructor Garry Welch has over 20 years of law enforcement and law enforcement training experience. Garry has worked as a sworn law enforcement officer at the Municipal, County, State & Federal level during his career. He also has over 35 years’ experience training civilians, law enforcement officers, security personnel, and military, and teaching Martial Arts at the local, state and federal level. With the creation of the TSA and the Air Marshal program after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Garry was selected to be an Instructor Trainer & a Training Coordinator for the federalization of all 429 US & US Territories civilian airports. He was one of four people chosen to start the training for the Federal Air Marshals at the FAA Training Base in Atlantic City, NJ. Garry taught classes in Air Craft Counter Measures, Close Quarter Combat, Ground Fighting, Knife Defense, Weapon Retention & Disarming, Handcuffing, and Defensive Tactics. Garry holds a Grand Master Level Black Belt (8th Dan) in the Martial Arts and is a 2015 inductee into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as “Distinguished Master". He currently studies under Professor Wayne Carman (10th Degree / Grand Master) with the International TCB Karate & Martial Arts Association. He is a Level 2 Krav Maga Instructor and operates an Israeli Krav Maga Associate school under Professor Marty Cale, a Krav Maga Police Defensive Tactics Instructor in purest form of Israeli Krav Maga. Law enforcement courses include, but are not limited to, Firearms, Close Quarter Combat, SWAT, Knife Defense, Chemical Agents, Defensive Tactics, and many other subject matters. Garry is an expert witness in law enforcement use of force issues and he has taught at the Federal & State Police Academy levels for eight years. He is a VIP, Dignitary & Close Quarter Protection Specialists (Body Guard) and Elite Training Specialists, Inc. also offers these services to the public.
ETS can structure any training course to fit the needs and budget of any agency or department.