Randy has been part of Ultimate Defense since the opening; previously he spent 30 years in the Fire Service retiring in 2014 with the ranking of Chief Officer. He is a Level III Certified Instructor with the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, State Fire Marshals Office and instructs for the University of Missouri Fire Training Institute Program. Randy has extensive background in Emergency Disaster Response. He continues to works for Department of Homeland Security for 19 years under FEMA on a Urban Search & Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1 as a Task Force Leader and a Federal Incident Support Team Member (IST) as a Safety Officer and Field Observer.

Significant Federal and State Deployments listed below:

  • Hurricane Idalia 
  • Missouri Helicopter Search and Rescue Team (MOHSART)
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Hurricane Sandy
  • Colorado Floods
  • F-5 Tornado Joplin, MO
  • Fort Leonard Wood Tornado
  • Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
  • Hurricane Florence, Carolinas
  • Hurricane Delta, Dorian and Laura
  • Eastern Kentucky Floods, Hazard Kentucky
  • Hurricane Ian, Fort Meyers Beach, Florida
  • wift Water Asset-Piedmont, West County and Canton, MO
  • Multiple other Federal and State deployments including 10 additional tornadoes

Randy’s real passion is instructing, training and helping others. Listed below is a brief description of his training background and qualifications:

  • NRA Certified Rifle & Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Safety Officer & RSO
  • USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
  • First Steps Instructor/RSO
  • 2nd Shots Instructor/RSO
  • Youth Shooting Program Instructor
  • Ladies Night Instructor/RSO
  • Concealed Carry RSO
  • Certified Glock Armor
  • Certified Simunition Training
  • Private Instructions
  • Certified Tactical Rifle/Carbine
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