David Nash

David NashAs I said on my homepage, I am a former Marine, and have worked in public service my entire life.  The majority of my experience is in emergency management where I have held positions in Radiological Protection, Training, Planning, and Operations.  I have worked in various roles in multiple Presidentially declared disasters.

Currently I am a Correction Academy Field Instructor assigned to prepare new officers to safely work inside a state prison.

I have also served as an Adjunct Criminal Justice instructor for Kaplan Career Institute’s Nashville Campus.  At Kaplan, I was the faculty advisor Kaplan’s chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association’s honor society Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the pistol team coach, and the Meggit Firearm Simulator operator.

I am an alumni of Jacksonville State University where I received a Bachelor degree in Emergency Management with a minor in Homeland Security.

All my adult life I have been a member of the firearm community.  I am an NRA member, training counselor, and recruiter.  Among I have held multiple firearm licenses over the years to include (but not limited to) Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Instructor, Tennessee Certified Security Guard Trainer, OCAT Pepper Spray Instructor, Monadnock Advanced Baton Instructor. Simunitions Instructor, Nova Electronic Restraint Device Instructor, and Specialty Impact Munition Instructor.  Additionally I am a former Utah Concealed Firearm Instructor and North Dakota Concealed Weapon Test Administrator,

I have completed numerous additional courses though the Department of Homeland Security in such subjects as: Emergency Management, Response to Terrorist Attacks, Hazardous Materials, Radiological Response, and Critical Incident Stress.

I am a state certified Hazardous Material Technician, and have completed many courses in the area of WMD and Terrorism response.

I hold membership in the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee, and have received their highest certification, Emergency Management Professional.

I have taken hundreds of courses in multiple disciplines, including many courses dealing with instructor development and Train the Trainer (TtT).  To show his training depth, here are just a few of his certificates: (I haven’t stopped training, but I stopped adding to this list years ago).

Partial list of Certifications and Classes

DOE EOTA – Fundamentals of Exercise Design

DOE EOTA – Vehicle Bomb Search Methods

DOE EOTA – Crime Scene Issues, Hazards, and Law Enforcement Interface

DOE EOTA – Explosive Effects and Countermeasures

EMRTC – Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing (TtT)

EMRTC – Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents (TtT)

FEMA – Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

ICISF – Group Crisis Intervention

ICISF – Law Enforcement Perspectives for CISM Enhancement

ICPS – Terrorism & WMD Awareness in the Workplace

IMAC – Defensive Tactics Instructor

Marine Corps Institute – Reconnaissance Marine

Marine Corps Institute – Terrorism Counteraction for Marines

Monadnock – MEB (baton) Advanced Instructor

Monadnock – MEB (baton) Basic Instructor

National Fire Academy – Emergency Response to Terrorism

NCBRT: Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education – Core Disaster Life Support

NCBRT: Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education – Mental Health Considerations During WMD/T

NCBRT: Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education – Prevention and Deterrence for Law Enforcement

NRA – Certified Instructor Basic Pistol

NRA – Certified Instructor Basic Shotgun

NRA – Certified Instructor Home Firearm Safety

NRA – Certified Instructor Metallic Cartridge Reloading

NRA – Certified Instructor Personal Protection in the Home

NRA – Certified Instructor Refuse to Be a Victim

NRA – Certified Instructor Shotgun Shell Reloading

NRA – Certified Law Enforcement Instructor Handgun

NRA – Certified Law Enforcement Instructor Shotgun

NRA – Chief Range Safety Officer

NRA – Range Development Conference

NRA – Range Safety Officer

NRA – Training Counselor (Instructor Trainer)

OSHA – First Line Supervisor Course

PPCI – OCAT Instructor Course

Tennessee Department of Correction – Firearms Instructor

Tennessee Department of Correction – New Supervisor Training

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency – Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency – Hazardous Material Team Operations (Technician)

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency – Instructor Methodology

Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy – P.O.S.T. Firearm Instructor Course

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency – Hunter Safety Instructor

USMC – Corporal’s Leadership Course

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