Instructor of the Month:
(Range Master and Tactical Instructor)
Allen is the range master at GTI as well as a tactical instructor where he trains law enforcement, military, and civilians from across the country in marksmanship, active shooter response tactics, and much more.
Allen is a combat veteran serving in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom while serving with the US Army and National Guard. After his time in the military Allen became a security professional for the Department of State where he worked on personal security details in high-threat diplomatic security situations, on quick response force details, as a designated defensive marksman, and as an Emergency Response Team Leader.
After his time with the Department of State Allen spent 8 years with the Department of Energy where he served as an operator, sniper, team leader, and instructor for the Special Response Team which is a full time 125 man elite tactical unit. During his time with the DOE he became a member of his company's full time competitive shooting team where he helped the team capture two national titles. Allen also won two individual national titles and was named the Department of Energy's Security Officer of the Year twice.