Senior Training Instructor
Retired Military member, 23 years of Honorable service. Earned Expert Marksman in the Air Force, Navy & Army. Jeff spent a few years in the Security Police field in the Air Force, during Desert Shield & Desert Storm, he also provided direct forward security for President Bush during Operation Desert Shield. Jeff transferred to the Navy, joining the Seabee’s, traveling the world in support of numerous Military Operations. He volunteered to deploy 18 months with the Army 82 Airborne in Afghanistan for direct support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he was hand picked for multiple sensitive missions. Jeff spent his last few years back in the Air Force as an Air Transportation Manager. Once he retired, he missed the uniform, he became an active volunteer member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary teaching boater’s safety to members of the public and inspecting watercraft for sea worthiness.
Harper Community College; (2001) Associate Degree in Art
Northeastern Illinois University: (2011) Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies with a strong minor in Sociology.
Air Force Community College Associates Degree: (2015) Associates in Applied Science of Air Transportation.
NRA; Chief Range Safety Officer, Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun instructor, also Women on Target instructor.
Dept. Homeland Security/Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; Tactical Medical Instructor, Active Shooter.
Illinois State Police: approved Conceal Carry License approved instructor. Also, Florida & Wisconsin CCL instructor with approved curriculum.
American Heart Association: Basic Life Support Instructor
National Mental of Health Council: Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
Harper Community College/Illinois Secretary of State: Motorcycle Instructor.
Trained as Critical Incident Team and Peer Support Specialist team member.
PADI: Master Scuba Diver. PSI trained air cylinder inspector and vale repair technician.
Jeff’s full-time job has been with a local Sheriff’s Department for the past 16+ years as a Correctional Officer. Duties included various weapons training, both lethal and less-then-lethal weapons instructor.
For questions about individual or group classes, you can call and ask for me, Jeff Bedore.
Office (847) 782-8888
Personal (708) 305-9568
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