Edgar is currently on active duty with 10th Special Forces Group. He has been in the United States Army for over 20 years serving nine years as an Infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division and from 2004 to current with Special Forces as a Weapons Sergeant, Intelligence Sergeant, and Operations Sergeant. He, like his Infantry and SF brethren, has multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as multiple non-combat deployments to several African and European partner nations. While stationed in Tampa, Florida, he was the program lead for the USSOCOM Marksmanship Program where he led the development and execution of weekly and quarterly Combat Marksmanship (CMMS) courses tailored to suit a wide range of skill and experience levels. Under masterful mentorship he was able to sharpen his own marksmanship skill as well as his instructional methods helping to make the USSOCOM CMMS courses highly respected within the Command. He and the team also organized and executed two notable annual events; the “D-Day Shootout” and the “Mogadishu Mile 5K Run and Shoot” to honor the fallen comrades of those two harrowing and heroic events in our nation’s history.
Edgar has trained tactical and practical applications of marksmanship to all skill levels, from civilians with little to no firearms experience to special operators and police SWAT officers. His understanding of nuances and significant differences in shooting disciplines makes his method of instruction applicable to all shooters. Edgar uses training methodology that is safe, effective, combat relevant, and encourages a continuous thought process. This methodology teaches how to maintain safety at all times and choose targets, drills, and scenarios that force accountability. He defines the differences between principles and techniques and emphasizes the importance of knowing those differences. Edgar provides courses covering several disciplines ranging from new shooter safety to collective team tasks for military and law enforcement, with emphasis on individual accountability and mastery the fundamentals.
Like many of his contemporaries, Edgar is passionate about sharing his experience. Through quality training he seeks to promote confidence and competence as well as individual responsibility and accountability. It’s his belief that all law abiding gun owners should be as safe and effective as the most seasoned military and law enforcement operators.