Chris is here as “Instructor Val”. Chris will be conducting Combat Medicine and TC3 training courses via our hosts, affiliates and staff throughout the country.
Bio: Chris “VAL” Valenzuela is the founder of and current Lead instructor for Spent Brass Training Solutions, LLC. Chris is currently a NAEMT Affiliate Faculty member, Course coordinator and Instructor for Tactical Combat Casualty care in California. As a former High Threat Security Contractor for an exceedingly reputable Private Security Company in Iraq, he has provided Close Protection (CP) as a Personal Security Detail (PSD) member, and also the team medic as he holds a National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and U.S. Army Combat Life Saver certification.
Chris is a Lead Tactics and Weapons instructor to not only other PSD teammates and teams, but to Expats and Third Country Nationals of the host country’s nation as well. A combat veteran with the U.S. Army Infantry (1st AD & 3rd ID), Chris served 5 and half years with multiple combat and NATO tours to include Macedonia, Kosovo and Iraq. While on active duty in the Infantry as a fire team leader, he was a weapons and tactics instructor at the company level. Chris also has time spent as a civilian military weapons and tactics based instructor for Federal, State and Local entities.
Chris’s firearms certifications include:
·National Rifle Association (NRA) Law Enforcement Handgun & Shotgun
·Department of State Basic Field Firearms Officers Course (BFFOC)
·United States Navy Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor (SAMI)
·Suarez Combat Arms Instructor School
Chris’s other certifications include:
·Department of State for World Wide Personal Protective Services II (WWPPS)
·Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
·Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
·International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
·US Army Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
·NAEMT Affiliate Faculty – Tactical Combat Casualty Care
·NAEMT TCCC/TECC – Instructor
·Combat Life Saver (CLS)
·National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)