Instructor Highlight – Fred Yates

Fred is a retired U.S. Army veteran with an extensive Special Operations background in both the Special Forces and the Rangers.  After the Army, he became a Deputy Sheriff in North Carolina. He served as a SWAT Team Leader, Road Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, and Tactical Instructor.  Fred also served as a Contract Officer overseas for the Department of Justice in both a Law Enforcement and a Police Training role. He served in several war-torn countries fulfilling those roles.  After serving as a contract officer Fred went to work for the Heckler & Koch International Training Division for 7 years as an Instructor. He taught all the weapon disciplines as well courses ranging from Executive Protection to Tactical Incident Commander courses. He now instructs courses as an Adjunct Instructor for TeamOne Network, Simunitions, IALEFI, and several other Law Enforcement & Military Training Entities.

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