Stephen D. Powell, President of Patriot Outdoors, is a USAF veteran with over 17 years of combined federal, military, and civilian law enforcement experience.
During this time as a USAF Security Police/Forces member, he was tasked with executive and resource protection; protecting many US and foreign diplomats and dignitaries as well as US Senators and Congressmen. He also served as a member of multiple Emergency Service Teams and a team leader of a Counterterrorism Hostage Rescue Team. As a narcotic investigator with the USAF Office of Special Investigations, he conducted felony level investigations, drug interdiction, surveillance and numerous search & seizure operations.
Throughout his tenure he has gained specialized training and experience from the FBI Academy, US Army Special Forces and various Federal, State & local level agencies for Special Reaction Team, Counter Assault Team operations and advanced marksmanship.
He is currently an approved firearms instructor for New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Texas DPS (TCOLE) and a Sig Sauer Academy Master Firearms Instructor. Over the past 18 years, Stephen has conducted firearms and tactics training for civilian, military units, federal agencies, and state/local departments. In addition to being a defensive tactics instructor in Krav Maga & Baton, he is also a certified armorer.