Our Team

OUR TRAINING CADRE IS MADE UP OF FIELD PROVEN CORRECTIONS TACTICAL OPERATORS, WITH A FAST KNOWLEDGE IN CORRECTIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY SPECIAL OPERATIONS. ALL HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS LEADERS FOR NUMEROUS AGENCIES BOTH AT THE COUNTY, STATE, FEDERAL AND MILITARY SPECIAL OPERATIONS

 
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Sidney is the CEO and Chief Instructor for TOG-US. He oversees and develops all training, partnerships and professional leads for TOG-US he has also been a certified corrections deputy in two states. He is also a Subject Matter Expert writer on all things corrections for a well known law enforcement online magazine.

SIDNEY LOPEZ: CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

Chief Instructor Lopez is currently the CEO and Chief Instructor for TOG-US. He brings with him over 16 years of experience in the field of Correction, Corrections Tactical Operations. Has held numerous positions in several prestigious Sheriff's Departments and has helped shape teams from the ground up to include development of policies and procedures. He has had numerous awards and commendations. He brings military training extended by the USMC, it's personnel and other military entities.  He is also a Subject Matter Expert and writer for a well known online law enfacement magazine where he maintains the only Corrections column (Tactical Solutions Magazine). Some of his background expertise cover the following:

  • NTOA SWAT

  • Current SME (Subject Matter Expert) for Tactical Solutions Magazine for all things Corrections Tactical Operations

  • Team Commander for Sheriff Corrections Tactical Operations Team

  • Team Commander for Sheriff Jail Intelligence Team

  • NTOA Advance SWAT & Hostage Rescue

  • NTOA SCBA & Clandestine Labs

  • FDLE Hostage Negotiator Certified

  • WMD TtT (Weapons of Mass Destructions; Train the Trainer): First Responder Response

  • ALS Less Lethal Instructor

  • Less Lethal Launcher Instructor

  • General Instructor

  • Defensive Tactics Instructor / Impact Weapons Instructor

  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Rinkiohen-Do

  • TOG-US Corrections Tactical Operations Master Instructor

  • TOG-US Fire Arms Master Instructor

  • TOG-US In-Costudy Tactical Hostage Rescue Master

  • Instructorships in numerous other disciplines

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Chris has years of experience in the field of corrections and tactical operations. He is also the second in charge in TOG-US and assists Sid in all major decision making within TOG-US daily operations.

Cris Salaiz: Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor Cris Salaiz has more than 14 years experience in Correction and Corrections Tactical Operations. He has held leadership positions within the Corrections Tactical Operation  field for a well known Sheriff Office in which he lead specialty teams. He too brings military experience from his service in the USMC. Cris is extensively knowledgeable in all areas of corrections, tactical applications and leadership within. Some of his background expertise cover the following:

 

  • Defensive Tactics Instructor / Impact Weapons Instructor

  • General Instructor

  • Less Lethal Instructor

  • FEMA Bomb Awareness Certified Instructor for First Responders

  • TOG-US Corrections Tactical Operations Master Instructor

  • TOG-US Fire Arms Master Instructor

  • TOG-US In-Costudy Tactical Hostage Rescue Master Instructor

  • TOG-US High Risk/Profile/ Value Inmate Transport Master Instructor

  • TOG-US Active Shooter in a Correctional Setting Master Instructor

  • Instructorships in numerous other disciplines

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JT has had hundreds of hours instructing. From Sniper courses to basic and advance courses. He has has also extensive knowledge of corrections interworking as a dual certified officer.

Jeremy Templeton (JT):Master Breacher / Sniper Instructor

JT is one of TOG-US instructors and brings with him over 15 years of experience in Corrections & Law Enforcement. He has held positions in a well known Sheriff Office. He has held positions from Detention Officer to Patrol, SWAT and Patrol Sgt. 

Some of his background expertise includes:

  • CQB and Firearms instructor for several SOF and other military Special Operations Teams

  • Primary Sniper / Counter Sniper       

  • FBI Sniper School

  • GPS Defense Sniper School

  • Instructor for Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings

  • TOG-US Fire Arms Instructor

  • Sniper/Observer Instructor

  • Tactical SCBA Schools     

  •  Active Shooter Schools

  •  Covert Intelligence gathering, tracking and mission /assault preparation

  • Dignitary Protection

  • Personal security for Diplomats and high threat targets

  • Master Breacher

  • Instructorships in numerous other disciplines

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Julia is the Lead or Senior Marketing Analist and our go-to person when it comes to running the daly operations for training, scheduling and coordination

Julia Felix: Senior Marketing Analyst & Senior Training Coordinator.

Julia is TOG-US is our Senior Marketing Analyst  & Senior Training Coordinator. She oversees all marketing and training operations for TOG-US. She coordinates with costumers and TOG-US leadership and training cadre to ensure quality training is provided. 

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Chris has years as an instructor and lead trainer for very specialized correctional tactical team. Currently active Corrections.

Chris Stephens:  Instructor & Master Fire Arms Instructor & Range master

Chris Stephens is one of TOG-US Instructors as well as the Master Fire Arms Instructor and Range Master. Chris brings over 18 years of Correctional experience and Corrections Tactical Operations. He has worked for county sheriff office as well as federal entity. He has held leadership positions within the Corrections Tactical Teams and continues to provide mentorship and training to their teams. 

Some of his background expertise include: 

  • Fire Arms Instructor

  • General Instructor

  • Defensive Tactics Instructor

  • Chemical Munitions Instructor

  • TOG-US Active Shooter Instructor

  • TOG-US Master Fire Arms Instructor

  • TOG-US Range Master

  • High Risk/Value/Profile Inmate Transport Instructor

  • Instructorships in numerous other disciplines

  • Regional Tactical Cadre

  • Dignitary Protection

  • Infectious National Decease First Responder in a Prison System Certified

  • Bus Assaulter  

  • Advance SWAT Operations

  • Instructorships in numerous other disciplines 

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Luis has years of experience in the private sector for security, been in corrections and law enforcement. He currently assist Julia with Marketing, social media and training coordination. He also assist as a back up instructor when needed.

Luis Morales: Marketing Analyst/Training Coordinator & Fire Arms Instructor 

Luis is one of TOG-US's Marketing Analyst/Training Coordinator and Fire Arm's Instructor. Luis assist our Senior Coordinator in all logistics pertaining to training, research, training development and costumer service. As needed he also serves as a add on instructor. Luis has expensive experience in the law enforcement field and corrections environment. 

  • TOG-US Fire Arms Instructor

  • TOG-US Active Shooter in a Correctional Setting Instructor

  • TOG-US High Risk/Value/Profile Inmate Transports Instructor

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Ed has trained both in the US Navy world recognized EOD program and been an instructor there for upcoming new operators. He is also active law enforcement SWAT and knowledge of correctional infrastructure and operations

Ed Gless:  Instructor & Explossive/Breaching Instructor 

Ed Gless is one of TOG-US instructors and is the lead Explosive & Breaching Instructor. Ed has over 10 years of military experience, mostly within the Special Operations field. He has been a lead instructor for the Special Operations Explosive Ordinance Device teams, Navy. He also brings unique law enforcement experience 

Some of his background expertise includes:

  • Tactical Defensive Driving Instructor

  • Explosive Ordinance Master Instructor

  • CQB Instructor

  • Breaching Tactical Instructor

  • TOG-US Corrections Tactical Operations Instructor

  • TOG-US High Risk/Value/Profile Inmate Transport Instructor

  • Dignitary Protections Instructor

  • Master Fire Arms Instructor

  • TASER Instructor

  • Instructorships in numerous other disciplines

  • Naval Explosive Special Operations Graduate and Operator

  • Naval Explosive & Disposal Special Operations Instructor

  • Instructorships in numerous other disciplines