About the Cadre…

World class instruction starts with instructors who have a passion to keep training as well as teach.  We are ‘Professional Students’ ourselves who believe that continued tactical learning in the current world environment is crucial. Thus, we dedicate ourselves to bringing our best every day we work with you. If “where you train matters” then who you pick as your trainer matters as well.

           

David C. Reed
Director, Lead Instructor
“DC” is the Director and lead instructor of Tactical Analysis Group (TAG) LLC. He has served as a US Army, law enforcement,  and NRA certified multi-weapons and tactics instructor. He has been a Missouri and Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified Firearms, Special Tactics, Sniper, CCW, and Use of Force Instructor for over twenty-eight years.  He has conducted basic through advanced training courses across the US and in select foreign countries as both a private contractor as well as an employee of the US Army. His resume includes operations and training with private industry, military, law enforcement, as well as a twenty year SRT/SWAT background.

 

He currently holds a Missouri Class ‘A’ police commission and is a reserve peace officer in Missouri. He is a graduate of several military and LE training courses as well as notable civilian training such as Thunder Ranch, ATC, Action Targets, Surefire Institute, and Gunsite among others. He is a member of International Law Enforcement Educator’s and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the NRA (Life member, current certified Firearms and Sniper instructor), National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO),  and other professional organizations – as well as life member of the Big Piney Sportsman’s Club near Houston, MO.

 

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Ralph E. Alkire, Sr.
Senior Instructor

 

Ralph is a highly experienced instructor, all season hunter, and shootist. He has designed training, qualified peace officers, instructed weapons and tactics in the Missouri Sheriff’s Training Academy and has taught with DC Reed for 15 years.  He has served as a US Army, Law Enforcement, and NRA Certified Multiple Weapons Instructor. He has been a Missouri P.O.S.T. Certified Firearms, IED, Select Fire Weapons, Marksman Observer, Tactics, Use of Force, and CCW Instructor for over 22 years.  He has served in the US Army and been a Certified Police Officer for 25 years.  His resume includes, training with private industry, military and law enforcement.
He is a graduate of several Military and Law Enforcement courses as well as civilian training provided by NRA and other commercial agencies.  He is a Life Member of NRA and a Life Time Member of the Big Piney Sportsman Club of Houston, Missouri. Ralph has over 45 years of Competitive Shooting experience to include the US Army 5th Army Rifle Team, the All Army Rifle Team, Fort Leonard Wood’s Pistol and Rifle Teams, and is a graduate of the US Army Sniper School at Ft. Benning.

 

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Coming Soon, Matt Books and Jake Shelby join TAG! …

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