Cody - Course Developer & Instructor

Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Physical Security Measures and 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.
He has over 74 certificates of training from credible agencies such as the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Security Services (DSS), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), providing him with knowledge in counterintelligence (CI), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Physical Security Measures, Facility Vulnerability Assessment, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, Counter-Terrorism and Workplace Violence.

Cody also has certifications as an instructor through the American Red Cross in First Aid/CPR/AED, Basic Life Saver (BLS),  Emergency Medical Response (EMR), Wilderness First Aid, and First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST).

Additionally he is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer, and NTS-2 Archery Instructor through USA Archery.

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.

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 4th Judicial District to provide safety training to victims of violent crimes.

Public Speaking & Presentations:
2016 – Active Shooter Presentation @ El Paso County OEM – CERT Training
2016 – Active Shooter Presentation @ Colorado College – CERT Training
2017 – Active Shooter Presentation @ Palmer Ridge High School – CERT Training
2017 – Self Defense & Active Shooter Training @ Young & Williams
2019 – Probation Officer Safety Training @ T.I. Probations Services
2020 – Teen Women’s Safety Workshop @ Coronado High School (Colorado Springs)
2022 – Probation Officer Safety Training #2 @ T.I. Probations Services

Notable Service:
2018-2022 – Authorized Service Provider of Self Defense Training via 4th Judicial Court to those who are victims of violent crimes and sexual assault.
2019 – Authorized Service provider of training for the BJA-NTTAC (Under the U.S. Department of Justice). 

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, with a curriculum designed specifically for women’s safety. As well as workshops for companies that help them with conflict resolution/de-escalation, and other skills to make their work place safer.

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