Make life happen instead of letting life happen.
It’s your responsibility to protect yourself and those you love. It’s our job to give you the tools, the skills, and the mindset to be successful.
We are Rockwell Tactical.
We are a training company based in Central Pennsylvania, teaching all levels of weapons training. We have some of the most qualified, knowledgeable and well-respected trainers in the country who have used their skills throughout their military and law enforcement careers. Regardless of the instructor or the class, though, the foundation of everything we teach is the “Rockwell mindset.” In any situation, the gun is simply the tool. Your mind is the real weapon. And, having the proper mindset can be the difference between failure and success.
Our goal is to encourage everyone to arm themselves with the knowledge and experience to protect themselves and their loves ones. Our classes range from beginner – students who have never handled a firearm – to experienced – those of us who have been around the block but want to keep their skills sharp, and perhaps even learn something new.
Jared Ross - Founder and Head Instructor
Jared Ross has served in the Army since 2002. A former 82nd ABN 11 Bravo, but he spent the majority of his active duty career as an 18B, Green Beret Weapons Sergeant. He has done multiple combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and other glamorous places around the world. He has trained and led multiple US and foreign soldiers. In mid-2012, after spending several years with one of the active duty Special Forces Groups (SFGs), he transferred to one of the National Guard SFGs. He served as an instructor for the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat course. When not deployed or otherwise busy, he has helped run the Marksmanship and the Force on Force portions of it. He also has completed the Special Operations Combat Medic course.
Jared started Rockwell Tactical Group late 2010. After leaving active duty in 2012, he has been running RTG full time. He has taught thousands of students in multiple firearms platforms and medical classes. His Mindset Seminar is one of RTG’s most popular offerings.
Dave served 9 years of active duty with the United States Army, in the Infantry and US Army Special Forces. Military qualifications include: Ranger School, Airborne School, Pathfinder School, S.E.R.E School, SFAUC, TCCC, and the Special Forces Qualification Course. Dave completed three combat deployments during his time in service. Dave is currently a Patrol Officer and SWAT team member for a large New Hampshire agency, where he is also a department TCCC instructor, and state certified ALERT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) instructor and Multi-Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC) instructor.
After a short stint in the Navy, Garry spent a few decades shooting competitively. Having achieved master class and winning a state championship, he redirected his focus from games to fighting. For the last decade he has taken dozens of training classes from various world renowned instructors and continues to do so. In the last few years he has taught thousands of students in a variety of classes including Pistol, Carbine, Medical and Force on Force. Bugging out and teaching bug-out classes are a passion of his. You can follow his adventures on youtube here:
In addition, Garry has a sexy set of calves and is the funniest, best looking instructor of the RTG cadre.
David Bolton is currently a full time Deputy Sheriff holding the rank of Sergeant. He has 14 years of law enforcement experience. David is currently a Patrol/Explosive K-9 handler assigned to the US Marshal Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force. David is certified instructor in the following areas, handgun, NRA Tactical Shotgun, Patrol Rifle, PPCT Defense tactics (empty hands and intermediate weapons) OCat (pepper Spray), Taser, CPR, AED, First Aid and ALICE active shooter, He is also a certified AR-15 / M16, Mossberg 590-500 shotgun and Glock armorer. David also served in the US ARMY for 15 years. During that time he served as a infantryman (11B) in various units. David attended various schools including SOTIC (Special Operation Target Interdiction Course) where he also instructed.
Kirk is a lifelong shooter, and has been an NRA certified instructor for nearly a decade. He has also competed at national events in 3 gun, preferring to shoot the Heavy Metal class, and in Cowboy Action Shooting, preferring the "Gunfighter" class. A strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, he teaches handgun, shotgun, and carbine, with an emphasis on beginners classes.
A known FN FAL fetishist (although he refuses to wear short shorts), he also helped developed the battle rifle curriculum, and regularly shoots FAL's in his spare time. He is also a Type 7 FFL, an NRA Life Member, and a known hoarder of SMLE's.
William Redheffer is a five time combat veteran who has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a certified Army Sniper with extensive knowledge in multiple long range precision rifles. William served five years as an Assaulter in the elite US Army Special Operations (1st Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, to be specific) and ten years total military service (he currently serves as the Sniper Section Leader in the National Guard).
William is a certified level 3 Modern Army Combatives (MACP) instructor and spent two years as a full time instructor at FT Carson Colorado. As an instructor, he certified and assisted in hundreds of level one and two MACP classes. William represented Ft Carson as a competitor in the All Army Combatives Tournament as well as dozens of Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments throughout Colorado.
Most recently William deployed to the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan and served on the Department of States' Emergency Response Team (ERT). After four months of diplomatic security William got picked up by Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). His primary duty while with JSOC was as the subject matter expert in Sniper operations within the Special Operations battlefield.
William’s certifications are as follows; US Army Ranger School, Sniper School, Airborne School, Explosive/Tactical Breaching, Combat First Responder, FBI Tactical Pistol Course, Vanguard Tactical Fighting, Battlefield Forensics, Fast Rope Master, MACP level 3, Advanced Land Navigation Course, NRA Certified Instructor for Pistol Rifle and Shotgun, World Protective Service, Department of State Emergency Response.
"Exley" is a police officer assigned to a full-time SWAT team in a major East Coast city. He is a Police Training Commission certified instructor in pistol, shotgun, SMG, and carbine. In addition to his duties on SWAT, he also teaches active shooter response at the police academy.