Counter-IED Training Group Expert Bios

Mike Perez, Program Manager APT C-IED Training Group

Recognized subject matter expert (SME) in operational planning associated with Special Forces Operations, with special emphases in unconventional warfare, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgency operations. Twenty years in Special Forces; achieved the highest level of proficiency in weapons, mechanical and explosive breaching, surgical target acquisition, high stress tactical shooting methods and techniques, demolition, bridging, and close quarters battle (CQB); skills perfected and repeatedly proven in over 15 deployments around the world to include multiple tours in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Forward deployed as a member of the Combatant Commanders In-extremis Force (CIF) of Central and South American Command; served as an assault member engaged in combating terrorism through Counter Terrorism (CT) and Direct Action(DA) techniques. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and is currently pursuing Master’s degree. Brings years of experience in areas normally not centric to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community such as Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Counter-Terrorism, and Counter Proliferation. During tenure with the Joint Special Operations Command, served as Master Trainer for tagging, tracking and locating (TTL) devices, sensitive site exploitation (SSE), technical audio visual surveillance (TAVS), basic electronics (BE), close target surveillance, and associated tactics and techniques. TS/SCI clearance.

C-IED Instructors

Paul Moore
Home Made Explosives Expert.
Retired Navy.

Tim Throop
IED Electronics Expert.
National Gaurd.

Dana McClanahan
Tactical Post Blast Analysis Expert.
Retired Army.

John Barber
Home Made Explosives Expert.
Retired Marine Corps.

Joe Ammon
Home Made Explosives Expert.
Retired Army.

Mike Perez
C-IED Training Group PM.
Special Operations Forces.