Locally, you will be hard pressed to find a more qualified group of professionals with the below listed backgrounds and experience. In addition, our instructors and students have years of production experience and TV/Film as well.

Instructors/Technical Advisors/ATFF Tactical Unit Team Leaders

Matt Clanton (ATFF Founder/Director of Training, Police Technical Advisor)Former police officer, uniform patrol, shift level crime scene technician, High Risk Warrant Service, NRA Certified Instructor, Certified Krav Maga Instructor

Bryan Clanton (ATFF instructor, S.W.A.T. Technical Advisor): Former Trooper with Georgia State Patrol, assigned to protection detail for Georgia's governor by Georgia State Patrol, former police officer (15+ years), S.W.A.T., POST certified police driving instructor (EVOC), POST certified police academy instructor, police counter-sniper, detective, internal affairs investigator, wilderness medicine/survival specialist

Jeff Manley (ATFF Instructor, S.W.A.T. Technical Advisor): Current Full-Time Police Officer/11 years S.W.A.T. Team member, 20 years full time officer, NRA Certified Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, Medical First Responder, Qualified "Pistol Master" Award

Cody Stockton (ATFF Instructor, Military/Special Forces Technical Advisor): Former US Army Special Forces (unit: 1st Special Forces Group), 18C/Special Forces Engineer Sergeant) , Gryphon Security Tactical Driving alumni, executive protection/bodyguard specialist, 1 year assault team time/ 2 years sniper team time in the commander's in-extremis force for 1SFG (A), parachutist, drill sergeant for 3 years at infantry basic, demolitions specialist

ATFF Tactical Unit for Camera - Team Members

Jason Bilak (Police K-9 Handler): Atlanta Police Department (19 + years), Drug Identification Expert Witness, Red Dog Narcotics Squad, Undercover Operations, S.W.A.T. , Fugitive Detective attached to Violent Fugitive Task Force of the FBI, Advanced Interview and Interrogations, Trainer High Risk Entry and Warrant Execution, Basic Explosives Training and EOD K9 Handle, Advanced Firearms Tactics with H&K MP40 Subgun, Shotgun and Pistol (.40 & 9mm)

Michael Burns (Georgia State Patrol): Former police officer, current full-time Trooper with Georgia State Patrol, motorcycle unit with GSP

David Alessi: Former police officer, police driving instructor, private detective, close protection/bodyguard specialist, Field Training Officer, D.A.R.E. Instructor, Instructor for Homeland Security

John Ski: US Army Ranger (paratrooper/2nd Ranger Battalion), former NYPD Police Officer, uniform patrol, anti-crime plain clothes officer, conducted rescue missions during 9/11 at Ground Zero

Drew Lamkins: US Army Ranger (paratrooper/1nd Ranger Battalion), full-time police officer, uniform patrol, undercover narcotics and intelligence, motorcycle officer, High Risk Warrant Service

Michael Sanchez: US Army Paratrooper (82nd Airborne), Team Leader for Georgia NG's Long Range Surveillance Company (108th Cavalry Regiment), NATO Operation Longbow/Lancer participant, Air Assault School alumni, ended enlistment with 121st Infantry as Assistant Team Leader

Tyler Griffin: US Army Combat Medic (1st brigade, 4th infantry division) senior line medic, expert field medic badge, combat medic badge, served as line medic in Eastern Afghanistan with 3rd battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division

Alaine Tyler: Registered Nurse - Current Job- Surgery Pre-Op/ PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) (5 Years), Previous- 8 years - Emergency Department, Extra Certifications: PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), ENPC (Emergency Nurse), TNCC (Trauma Nurse). Paramedic (10 years)- Shift Supervisor, Quality Assurance/Protocols Officer, Extrication trained, Rappelling Rescue trained, Emergency Precision Driving,  EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) certified, NACCS (National Association for Air Communication Specialists) Certified - Full time Dispatch and Air Traffic Control for Medical Helicopters

Adam Philbin: Registered Nurse (7+ Years), Charge Nurse experience, CPR certified with first aid, IV certified, Lifeguard certified for water rescue, Tactical training for films, Wilderness medical experience