Tim Ells

Tim Ells

Adjunct Instructor

My career as a firearms professional began in 2000 as a United States Army Paratrooper at Fort Bragg, NC. I proudly served as an Infantry Squad Leader, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan before being selected by the Army to serve as a Drill Sergeant. After a rewarding tour of duty as a Drill Sergeant and many other achievements, I was honorably discharged and embarked on a somewhat civilian lifestyle.

In 2009, I worked as an Army contractor for 2 years, then was hired as an Army Civilian Instructor to teach in the Advanced Law Enforcement Training Division, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. My primary role was training the Department of Defense Special Reaction Team Course.  This prestigious program trains select students how to function as a member of a hostage rescue/special response team. I held additional duties as the Range Master for a tactical training complex, which is the primary training facility for Military Police Special Operations regardless of service branch.

I earned a TRADOC Master Instructor certification and continued to teach various firearms and tactical training courses for the Army within that capacity. I also instructed the Protective Services and Anti-Terrorism Evasive Driving Course. We trained select personnel in all aspects of providing executive level protection to Department of Defense officials and other government entities/officials deemed high risk.

I consider myself a consummate student, always trying to learn more and better myself, especially in the area of firearms and firearms instruction.  To that end I compete in several competitive shooting events each month, serve as a Range Officer with our local club and participate in as many training events as possible, either as a Student or in an Instructor role.