Joel is a former US Army NCO and combat veteran. He is currently a firearms trainer in multiple weapons disciplines and TECC skills. Joel speaks fluent Russian, having worked in the military and other agencies for several years as a Russian-area specialist.
Joel approaches firearms instruction as a passion and mission to help people protect each other without being a danger to themselves and bystanders. He says, "A good guy with a gun is best when their training at least matches their good intentions. Intentions alone get good people hurt."