Dan Bulkley - Senior Instructor
Dan is a seasoned Personal Safety Educator who works with hundreds of individuals annually across a range of personal protection topics. He is a multi-disciplined shooting instructor and one of a very select group of National Rifle Association instructors recognized as an Advanced Pistol Instructor, NRA CCW Instructor and NRA Practical Pistol Coach.
Dan found an early interest in personal safety education. During college "Disaster Dan" was nationally nominated as a Disaster Safety presenter teaching fire and child safety topics to elementary and middle schoolers. Dan later joined the American Red Cross as a disaster coordinator and then as a national disaster specialist. He focused on pre- and post- incident coordination and planning as well as serving in numerous operational roles during times of major U.S. disasters.
Dan is a 28 year military veteran with a career of serving his country and communities. Major Bulkley enlisted in the Army National Guard as a medical specialist before eventual promotion and service as a non-commissioned officer. Major Bulkley subsequently received a commission serving for twenty years as a Combat Arms officer in progressive leadership and command experiences at home and abroad. MAJ Bulkley (Ret). is a two-time recipient of the Bronze Star Award and Army Combat Action Badge recipient along with other leadership awards and acknowledgements.
Throughout his military service Dan was fortunate to gain experience in highly unique roles related to physical and personal safety programs. He led small military teams tasked to provide military protection for the US Ambassador, governmental and local national officials, to safeguard high value detainees, and to ensure the physical security of military logistical convoys and base areas in the Sunni Triangle region of Iraq.
Finally, Dan performed in planning and direct oversight roles during several major military options in support of civil authorities. These included emergency response planning for coastal flooding, leading military responders in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and oversessing military support to law enforcement during Pope Francis' visit to the United States.
Dan is a life long learner with undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice, communications, human resource management, education and business. He invests nearly 100 hours each year in professional programs regarding personal and organizational safety, firearm instruction, leadership development and related industry areas.
Association Membership and Training Program Completion
Tactical Shooting Instructor
Defensive Handgun & Shotgun Instructor
Advanced Pistol Instructor
Practical Pistol Coach
Personal Protection In / Out Home Instructor
Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor
Pistol / Shotgun / Rifle Instructor
Range Safety Officer
Academi (Certified Personal Protection Specialist Graduate)
Sig Sauer Academy (Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Graduate)
US Gun Class (Adjunct Instructor)