Larry Wakefield - Certifications, Training, and Awards

Certifications and Training:

Explosives and IED Recognition -
  • U.S. Marine Corps: Nuclear/ Special Weapons Security Course
Firearms -
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety: Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Instructor certification
  • Federal Correction Institute: Federal Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), GA: Federal Firearms Instructor
  •  Gunsight:
    • Advance Tactical Pistol (499 Class)- Expert Rating
    • Tactical Pistol (350 Class)- Expert Rating
    • General Pistol (250 Class)- Expert Rating
    • Tactical Shotgun- Expert Rating
    • Tactical Carbine- Expert Rating
    • Advanced Precision Rifle- Expert Rating
    • Advanced Tactical Carbine- Marksman II Rating
  • International Training Consultants, Inc: Urban Rifle Training
  • National Rifle Association: NRA Instructor Courses
  • North American Weapons and Tactics Institute:
    • Precision Rifle 1 & 2
    • Advance Combat Handgun & Tactics- Expert Rating
  • Thunder Ranch: Advance Tactical Carbine
  • U.S. Department of Justice: Firearms Range Master
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Special Operations Response Team (SORT): Sniper
  • University of Illinois; Police Tactics Institute: Master Firearms Instructor
  • Yavapai Firearms Institute: Shotgun Level 1 & 2- Expert Rating
Martial Arts -
  • 3rd Degree Blackbelt-
    • Tae Kwon Do (World Tae Kwon Do Federation) 
    • Tai Chi
  • 2nd Degree Blackbelt-
    • Yaban Jin Te Kindi Bushi-do
    • Gojo Ryu Aiki Jujutsu


  • Federal Firearms Instruction- Distinguished Expert Rating
    Rifle, Carbine & Shotgun Instructor- Distinguished Expert Rating for all 3
  • Flagstaff Police Department- Pistol- Expert Rating
  • U.S. Marine Corps- Pistol & Rifle Expert Rating
  • Gunsight- 8 Expert Firearms Rating
  • North American Weapons & Tactics Institute- Rifle, Pistol & Carbine- Expert Rating