Qualifications:

  • Mel Becena has more than 20 years of experience serving in the United States Army Special Operations community.
  • He also spent time as an Assault Team Leader and Detachment Operations Sergeant on sensitive counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism missions and operations in high-threat overseas areas.
  • To add to his list of experience, Mel has advised and assisted allied and partner nation’s military and law enforcement in the planning and execution of counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism missions.
  • Trained allied and partner nation law enforcement and military forces in Close Quarter Battle, advanced marksmanship, small unit tactics, and intelligence operations.
  • For the last five years, Mel has been a full-time instructor on Force-on-Force, Close Quarter Battle,  as well as Advanced Marksmanship while working with a Federal agency to train law enforcement officers in terrorist counteraction and counter-narcotics operations.

Training:

  • Anti-terrorism Instructor Qualification Course, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
  • Anti-terrorism Officer Certification Course, U.S. Army Military Police School.
  • Special Forces Operations and Intelligence Course (SF O&I) John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
  • Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course
  • (SFARTAETC) John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
  • Special Operations Training (SOT) Course, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
  • Advanced Special Operational Techniques (ASOT) Course, John F. Kennedy. Special Warfare Center and School.
  • Operations Security Officers Course, U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
  • Individual Terrorism Awareness Course (INTAC) John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
  • Force Protection Advisors Course U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
  • Executive Protection Program, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).
  • Seaport Security Antiterrorism Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Operations Security (OPSEC) Officers Course, U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
  • Surveillance Detection Supervisor Course, The Peregrine Group.
  • Special Forces Weapons Course, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
  • Physical Security and Crime Prevention Course, U.S. Army Military Police School.
  • High Risk Dignitary Protection Course.
  • Force On Force Scenario Instructor.
  • NRA Law Enforcement Tactical Shooting Instructor.
  • Close Quarter Combat Instructor U.S. Army.
  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor.
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Basic Rifle
  • NRA Basic Shotgun
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • General Pistol Course, Gunsite, Arizona.

Affiliations:

  • Natinoal Rifle Association LEO Activities Division (NRA)
  • National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association (NLEFIA)
  • National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
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