A Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Physical Security Measures and is trained in Special Program Security Certification (SPSC) to the level of SPSC2 through Center of Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), Cody has also held a Basic Pistol Instructor Certification through the NRA. His focus emphasizes Conflict Resolution, Stress Management Strategies, and Emotional Intelligence Development.
Special Program Security Certification (SPSC) The SPSC is for personnel who will be or are already performing Security Officer functions for and/or on behalf of the Department of Defense Special Access Programs.
Cody also has certifications as an instructor through the American Red Cross in First Aid/CPR/AED, Basic Life Saver (BLS), and Emergency Medical Response (EMR).
In 2016-2017, Cody volunteered as a Public Safety Instructor for Colorado Springs Police Department through the Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS) program, as well as a CERT instructor for the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management.
Independently, Cody has provided presentations on how to survive active shooter events:
2016 – Active Shooter Presentation @ El Paso County OEM
2016 – Active Shooter Presentation @ Colorado College
2017 – Active Shooter Presentation @ Palmer Ridge High School
2017 – Active Shooter Training @ Young & Williams
In 2016 he developed a Realtor Safety course which was approved for professional CEU’s through Colorado Department of State’s DORA Regulatory Agency.
In 2018 Defense Education received its first government contract with the city of Colorado Springs to provide safety training to victims of violent crimes.
Cody specializes in the modified application of military concepts, social skills, and leadership training, focused on improving the safety, security, and quality of life of the trainee. These concepts emphasize body language training, stress reduction, problem-solving, mental toughness, misdirection and other techniques to accomplish goals in unusually challenging and stressful environments.
His primary focus is to increase public safety within the community by offering both specialized and customized training, providing techniques simple enough for untrained civilians to use effectively. The desired outcoming being a significant increase in safety through risk mitigation and improved quality of life by establishing a lower level of unresolved conflict in their day to day social interactions.
Jessica Rauh, Digital Editor
A graduate from UCCS with a Bachelor’s in English & Literature. She ensures the content published is delivered with professionalism and proper sensitivity to the services offered. With her high level of emotional intelligence and empathy, she offers an expert perspective on how the content is received by the customers we cater to.
In addition to editing Defense Education’s published material, she has provided incredible value as a sounding board for the content development of the interpersonal and soft skills portion of the training offered. Only through deep meaningful conversations about solutions to difficult problems have some of the training materials successfully been developed.
If this wasn’t enough, she is also an advisor to many of the company’s strategies for quality delivery of the services we provide, and as a husband and wife business, our success is only possible with her valuable perspective.