Chuck is a lifelong Southern Illinois resident and a retired police officer with 38 years of law enforcement experience. Chuck is currently employed as a Police Training Specialist with a unit of the Illinois Mobile Team Law Enforcement Training system.
As a police officer Chuck served as:
Chuck has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University in Administration of Justice. He is a graduate of the 192nd Session of the FBI National Academy, in Quantico, VA. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He continues to serve as a certified firearms instructor, having trained police officers with a variety of firearm types, for over 28 years.
Chuck holds numerous local and national certifications, including:
Chuck belongs to the following professional organizations:
Chuck developed the Illinois state certified Police Patrol Rifle curriculum.
JD Barter is the full-time Range Manager at Tombstone Gun Range & Training Center, as well as one of our busiest instructors for our training group, Arsenal Tactical Concepts, LLS. JD serves as Lead Instructor for many of the classes at Tombstone Training Center, and has received high accolades from many students since coming on board with us in August 2013.
JD also gives private one-on-one instruction at our range and has helped many students quickly jump from amateur shooter to mid-level in a short period of time with his expertise and skill.JD is a retired federal law enforcement officer with 29 years of service. He began his career in 1983 in the US Army Military Police Corps, where he was attached to NATO on the United States’ military representative to NATO’s protective services detail. During this time, he experienced a terrorist car bombing of a NATO building (in 1985). After leaving the army, JD went to work for the United States Department of Justice in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He became an instructor for the Disturbance Control Team in 1993, which involved teaching riot control techniques to all staff. He was a team leader for the Disturbance Control Team, as well. After several years of teaching unarmed fighting techniques, he switched to firearms instruction in 2005. He was trained to be a firearms instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
After four years as a firearms instructor, he returned to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to become a Lead Firearms Instructor. After being appointed a Lead Firearms Instructor, he supervised the range at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, IL, training not only the staff, but also training with other federal agencies, including the FBI, DEA, US Marshalls, US Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service, the VA police, and US Probation. During this time, he also trained closely with the IL Secretary of State Police bomb squad and the SIU bomb squad. He returned to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center again for training to serve on the Armed Bus Team. JD has also been an instructor at John. A Logan College in the Adult Continuing Education program since 2000.
During his career at USP Marion, IL - JD served on the following teams:
Disturbance Control Team: 1988-1997
Armed Escort Team: 1987-2012
Armed Bus Team: 2007-2012
Assistant Team Leader, Crisis Support Team: 2010-2012
JD resides in Johnston City with his wife Danielle who is the Principle at Johnston City High School. JD has two adult children Joel who is a service writer at Marion Ford Quicklane and Johnna who will graduate from John A Logan RN program in May of 2014. JD is a active member at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion. JD is also president of the local chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation Little Egypt Longbeards. He is a avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, camping and hiking. JD is also a amateur chef and has volunteered his skills to several local organizations.
Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor – Certified·
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Firearms Instructor·
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Lead Firearms Instructor·
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Disturbance Control Instructor·
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Armed Bus·
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center EEO Counsler
TOMBSTONE GUN RANGE & TRAINING CENTER INSTRUCTORS
Instructors are carefully chosen professionals who come from a variety of military and law enforcement backgrounds. Our instructors understand the importance of high-quality training and know that it often means the difference between life and death. Our instructors have been there, either on the streets or downrange, and offer real-world experience.