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Jerry R. Bailey

jerry bailey firearm instructorJerry R. Bailey, Major (Retired), U.S. Army Special Forces

2012 to present: National Rifle Association (Distinguished Life Member) Firearms Instructor, pistol, rifle, shotgun, Home Defense, and Range Safety Officer.

2005-2006: Blackwater USA Training Center Consultant for training program development and delivery at one of the nations’ premier firearms training centers.

2004-2005: High Desert Special Operations Training Center I was the first Training Center Director and Program Manager for a national training center involved in preparing civilian and military personnel preparing to deploy into the war zones of the middle east.

1998-2004: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Served as an Independent Contractor in the Special Activities Directorate, and in this capacity I provided both operational and training support to the agency. I was a primary firearms instructor at two training activities certifying employees prior to deployment.

1996-1998: Bechtel Nevada, Nevada Test Site Senior Product Support Manager for the development of training programs in the field of Weapons of Mass Destruction Counter Terrorism and Domestic Preparedness. In this capacity I served as training program developer and principal instructor for a number of classified weapons programs.

1995-Present: Viking Consulting, LLC Provides training program development and delivery worldwide to a variety of clients both government and private. I have been involved in the development and delivery of classified training programs in 42 nations.

1992-1995: Seminar Director, Regional Studies Program Developed and delivered a graduate seminar in Latin American Regional Studies to military officers preparing for duties at U.S. Embassies abroad.

1984-1995: U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Served in a variety of positions both in Command and as a Staff Officer to Special Forces units.

1981-1985: Infantry, Fast Attack and Airborne Ranger Platoon Leader Served as the Platoon Leader for each of these very specific Infantry platoons. In this capacity I was also the primary instructor for SERE, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Fast Attack and Mk19 Automatic Grenade Launcher.

1978-1981: Special Forces Light Weapons Sergeant Served as the Light Weapons expert on a Green Beret A Team. In this position it was my duty to prepare and deliver all light weapons training to both U.S. and Foreign Special Forces units.

1971-1978: U.S. Navy Petty Officer, Special Warfare Petty Officer (QM1-9533) In this position I served as primary light weapons, Riverine Warfare, Navigation and Small Craft Tactics instructor.


Personal decorations and badges

Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Craft Commanders Badge (USN), Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3), Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), Joint Meritorious Service Award, Overseas Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Army Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal (3), Army Expert Rifleman Badge, Army Expert Pistol Badge, Navy Expert Rifle Medal, Navy Expert Pistol Medal. Thailand Master Parachutist Badge, Australian SAS Parachute Badge, Honduran Master Parachutist Badge, British Parachutist Badge.

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