The AAPT Staff

The staff at AAPT is committed to developing and fostering long term working relationships with our students by providing you with total quality service and low cost training such as: Guard Card Training, Firearms Training, Force on Force, Tactical Training Programs and  professional career development.

Our ultimate goal is to exceed our student's expectations and to ensure that each of our students receive the highest level of personalized service they expect when training with a professional service provider such as AAPT

AAPT is committed to excellence in organizational leadership, management, continuous innovation, organizational ethics and diversity with an unyielding focus on our students’ training needs.

AAPT integrates only the best training equipment into our curriculum. Real world experience means a safer training environment for our students. AAPT offers the highest level of state-of-the-art tactical, force on force and reality based training programs. Our Tactical Training Programs are designed to develop critical thinking, situational awareness and inspire a combat survival mindset in all of our students to ensure a higher survival rate in any life threatening situation. Whether it be in-country in theatre wide operations or on the mean streets of any town USA. AAPT  and its' staff of professional instructors are here to train the men and women that serve and protect our way of life.  In the security industry, law enforcement  and military with the utmost emphasis on getting everyone home safe and sound to their families.



Chief Instructor: Richard F. Moreno

Richard F. Moreno, the chief firearms instructor of American Academy of Protective Training (AAPT), is a professional firearms instructor and consultant with more than 20 years of experience. Richard is a retired Peace Officer from the Los Angeles Police Department where he served as a patrol officer, a special operations officer, and a weapons and tactics instructor. Since leaving the LAPD in 1996, Richard has worked extensively in the personal protection and defensive training fields for an international security company. His experience as an instructor covers the entire spectrum of modern small arms. He conducts a variety of citizen, law enforcement, and military firearms training programs at various locations both national and international, as well as serving as a consultant specializing in personal, executive, and corporate security.


Professional Credentials and Associations include:

NRA Certified Instructor (NRA)

NRA Certified Law Enforcement Instructor (NRA)

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (NRA)

Member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)

American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET) National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
Police Marksman Association (PMA)

International Association of Counter-Terrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP)


    In addition, Richard is a graduate of many of the most prestigious law enforcement, private  

 training firearms and schools in the world. These include:

1.    LAPD High Risk Personnel Course

2.    LAPD Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course

3.    Thunder Ranch

4.    Gunsite Training Center

5.    American Pistol Institute

6.    The Chapman Academy

7.    Yavapai Firearms Academy

8.    Glock Instructor Courses

9.    Glock Armorer Courses

10.  NRA Instructor's Course

11.  NRA LE Instructor's Course

12.  Advanced Law Enforcement Training Programs at CSTI





                                                   



    


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Chief BSIS Firearms Instructor: Juan A. Hernandez


Juan is the Chief BSIS Instructor of American Academy of Protective Training (AAPT), and a professional firearms instructor, that has contributing to the shooting community by designing and developing programs for both youths and adults such as the inner-city youth camp in partnership with The Safari Club International and a Counter Terrorist Training Course designed for the men and women of DHS, ICE and Border Patrol in concert with IACSP in an effort to give back to a community that has given him so much. He has a desire to help train new and current shooters on the proper safe handling of firearms. Josh is a firm believer in our Second Amendment. He wants to help train and educate responsible citizens behind these rights as they were established.



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Assistant Chief Instructor: Eric Tittle

Eric Tittle is the assistant chief instructor of American Academy of Protective Training (AAPT), and a professional firearms instructor, that has contributing to the shooting community by designing and developing programs for both youths and adults such as the inner-city youth camp in partnership with The Safari Club International and a Counter Terrorist Training Course designed for the men and women of DHS, ICE and Border Patrol in concert with IACSP in an effort to give back to a community that has given him so much. He has a desire to help train new and current shooters on the proper safe handling of firearms. Josh is a firm believer in our Second Amendment. He wants to help train and educate responsible citizens behind these rights as they were established. 

                             

Professional Credentials and Associations include:

                NRA Certified Instructor (NRA)

                NRA Certified Law Enforcement Instructor (NRA)

                NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (NRA)

                Member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)

                American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET)    

                National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
                Police Marksman Association (PMA)

                International Association of Counter-Terrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP)




Apprentice Instructor: Joshua F. Moreno

Joshua F. Moreno is our youngest and most recent addition to our core cadre of talented instructors he has been teaching at The American Academy of Protective Training since July of 2011. Joshua is an LAPD police cadet and has undergone extensive training courses and tested his abilities alongside Active Duty Officers shooting on the F.A.S.T simulator and the notorious Hogan’s Alley to their amazement Joshua is out shooting some of the veteran police officers on both the simulator and live fire drills at the age of 17 and continues to develop his shooting skills and techniques by training at other firearms schools and academies across the nation.

                                                                  

Joshua has becoming a certified A.A.P.T. and N.R.A. Instructor in the following:

Basic Pistol (NRA)


Basic Shotgun (NRA)

Basic Tactical Pistol (AAPT)

Intermediate Tactical Pistol (AAPT)

Basic Tactical Shotgun (AAPT)

Basic Tactical M4 Rifle Systems (AAPT)

Basic Pistol Instructor Apprentice (NRA)


In addition, Joshua has attended The Front Sight firearms training schools in Pahrump Nevada.

                      

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