Hal Williamson

Senior Staff Instructor

Hal Williamson’s professional background includes over 32 years of military and law enforcement service.  Hal began his career with the United States Marine Corps as an AV-8B Harrier pilot, also serving asan instructor pilot, operations and intelligence officer, and tactics instructor, and UN Peace Keeper. Transitioning from active duty, Hal continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve on the staff of the Warfighting Lab; as a Civil Affairs Team Leader; and as a Subject Matter Expert to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program implementing scenario-based training and tactical mindset curriculum development. He continues to actively advise the USMC on these programs.

Hal then transitioned to a career in law enforcement, beginning as a patrol officer with a metropolitan police department and ultimately retiring form the US Secret Service. His last assignment with the USSS was as a Lead Combatives and Tactics Instructor where he modernized the agency’s use of force and close quarters tactics training programs for new agents and uniformed officers, protective details and special operations teams.

Hal earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College where he performed graduate level research on tactical ethics and combat mindset training.  Hal is also a graduate of numerous public and private sector combatives, tactics, firearms instructor-training programs and presently holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Hal is an Adjunct Combatives Instructor with PFC Training for Use-of-Force, Code 4 Concepts, and Instructor Certification courses.

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