This is a guy you want to get to know and also learn from. Jon has been writing articles for Spotter Up for a long time. But he is far more than a guy writing blog content. If you get a chance to watch his videos on Instagram, read any of his in-depth and honest articles, and talk to him in person you will find out he is a very complex person. I remember our first convo. Jon told me the only way he’d write for us is if he got the chance to speak candidly about the products he wanted to review. That’s called integrity. He wasn’t going to promote junk that would break apart on our guys taking it overseas.
I recommend you give his new business Kinetic Consulting a look. Sign up for a class if you can. I haven’t yet but it’s something on my list. His new biz is located in Florida but he’ll travel anywhere.
His bio will only tell you so much. In my times interacting with him I’ve always walked away thinking to myself, “That guy is professional in all he does. And he’s someone I want to get to know better.” Watch a video about him below.
Jon served with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, deploying multiple times in various capacities. The Ranger Battalion also provided Jon with training and first hand experience in small unit tactics, airborne operations, field medicine, breaching, foreign languages and small arms.
Upon leaving the Army, Jon worked in executive protection and acted as a law enforcement consultant, molding his military experience into a contextual view of the threats faced outside of combat environments. Jon comes to the firearms industry with an ideal blend of military and citizen; shaping his courses to apply to Mil, LE and citizen students alike.
Jon holds multiple certifications including:
Emergency Medical Technician Course (EMT) Certification
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
ASIS Executive Protection Certification, R. L. Oatman and Associates Executive Protection Certification
Flight Safety International Certification
Technology Risk Assessment Course
GDBA Aircraft Emergency Course
GDBA Evasive Driving Techniques Course
GDBA Security Technology Course
GDBA Water Rescue Course
GDBA Threat Assessment Course
GDBA Information Security Course
GDBA Secure Transportation Tactics Course
Defensive Drivers Certification
Pashto Language Trained
Combative Level 1 Certified
Ranger First Responder Qualified