Wes is an internationally recognized firearms, tactics, and use of force instructor with over 30 years of military & law enforcement experience, as well as significant operational time with Matt is a retired Police Officer and a Marine Corps veteran. Matt spent most of his military enlistment within HMX-1, The Presidential Helicopter Squadron. He served within the Military Police MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) and continued in Law Enforcement after his enlistment ended.
Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served in different assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problems Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U S Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and was selected and served as a Sniper team member until his retirement.
After his retirement, Matt worked as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA. He managed the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and teaching the New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons.
Matt left FNH USA in 2006 and returned to training Law Enforcement while still in the Washington DC area.
Matt started Victory First in 2012 and continues to grow his course offerings to Law Enforcement, Military and responsible civilians.