HAPPY VETERANS DAY!!!

 HAPPY VETERANS DAY Thank You For Your Service The STW team has an impressive and amazing group of committed staff members and instructors. But there are some that stand out well above the rest because of the sacrifices they have made for their country. They are the REAL deal when it comes to leadership, national […]

 HAPPY VETERANS DAY

Thank You For Your Service

The STW team has an impressive and amazing group of committed staff members and instructors. But there are some that stand out well above the rest because of the sacrifices they have made for their country. They are the REAL deal when it comes to leadership, national defense, and homeland security, because they’ve DONE it and LIVED it! Their dedication, hard work, and experience contribute to making our team and our program, what it is today.

STW would like to take this time to thank this impressive group of people, our military vets and active duty military personnel for their commitment to our team and for their service to their country. We are proud and honored to have them on board!

Read more about who they are and please remember to thank them for the dedication if you see them at our center:

Keith Cardenas

2nd Degree Black Belt Krav Maga Instructor

How Long at STW: 9 years

Military Branch Served and Years of Service: U.S. Navy, 6 years

Awards and Recognitions: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal for Fighter Squadron VF-126

Additional Hobbies and Interests: Console gaming, Anime and Vehicle Modifications

 

 

 

 

Joe Gonzales

Area Sales Director

How Long at STW: 4 Years

Military Branch Served and Years of Service: Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps, 8 Years

Awards and Recognitions: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart (Wounded in Action), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat V (For Valor in Combat)

Additional Hobbies and Interests: Extreme Sports Athlete (Compete in Endurance Races, Marathons, Triathlons), Semi- Pro Football Player

 

 

Ray McNiece

ray

Krav Maga Instructor

How Long at STW: 9 years

Military Branch Served and Years of Service: U.S. Army, 3 years

Awards and Recognitions: Air assault badge, Explosives and demolitions expert, Small arms repair, 

Additional Hobbies and Interests: Firearms instructor, competitor, wilderness survival expeditions, kayaking, hunting and fishing

 

 

Jesse Quiroga

jesseKrav Maga Instructor

How Long at STW: 7 years

Military Branch Served and Years of Service: U.S. Navy, Medic, 4 years

 Additional Hobbies and Interests: Dancing, cooking, dining, movie enthusiast, classic DVD movie collector, gun range shooting and practice

 

 

 

 

 

Armando Mendivil

armandoKrav Maga Instructor

How Long at STW: 12 Years

Military Brand Served and Years of Service: U.S. Air Force, Security Forces, 22+ years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Suttner

Military and Law Enforcement Firearms Trainer, close quarters battle (CQB), small team tactics, anti-terrorism and anti-kidnapping

How Long at STW: 7 years

Military Branch Served and Years of Service: U.S. Army, Retired Sergeant Major, 25+ years

Awards and Recognitions: Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Air Medal, Bronze Star, Joint Service Achievement Medal (3 awards), Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achieve Medal (5 awards), Good Conduct Medal (7 awards), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2 awards), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Service Defense Medal (2 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (2 awards), Basic Aviation Crew Member Badge, Parachutist Badge (with Bronze Star – 2004), Military Freefall parachutists Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge

Additional Hobbies and Interests: Ultra endurance events such as wilderness survival expeditions, rucking, also known as ruck marching which is done by carrying a pack and covering distance, International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and long walks on the beach.

 

 

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