SGM(ret) Chuck Pressburg retired in 2017 after over 26 years of active duty service with most of his service spent in Army Special Operations including Special Mission Units.
Career highlights include:
10 years in the 75th Ranger Regt including platoon sergeant of a 65 man strike force deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2001/2002. Platoon highly decorated during the battle of Takur Ghar (Robert’s Ridge) for recovery of 2 missing US Servicemen.
24 Months rifle and sniper squad leader 82nd Airborne Division.
2 years Asymmetric Warfare Group(AWG) (Founding member, 1st Active Army unit member deployed to combat, Selection class #1, Operational Training Course (OTC) Class #1) Spending over 20 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting Small Kill Team (SKT) operations and Direct Action raids in support of conventional and Special Operations Forces.
12 years, HQ USASOC performing various tasks as required including a two-year assignment to the G8 section where Chuck performed Science and Technology R&D. While assigned to USASOC Chuck graduated from the Defense Acquisitions University’s Combat Developer’s Course and The Human Factors Engineering (MANPRINT) Course. Chuck spent several years assisting in material acquisition programs for SOF.
No Fail Pistol
No Fail Pistol course is designed to equip patrol and tactical officers with the skills to make high risk / high reward pistol shots in critical situations.
This 16 hour course stresses the importance of being able to place accurate hits on small, moving, and limited exposure critical areas of the human body to instantly cease all motor function or cause rapid unconsciousness usually resulting in death.
•General refresher on the basic fundamentals of gun handling and marksmanship
(BY EXCEPTION. Come to this course knowing how to shoot. This is an intermediate to advanced level shooting course)
•Zero/confirm zero on all optics and lasers (and iron sights if needed)
•Provide students/officers a chance to have their shooting techniques observed by the trainer in order to provide that student/officer with individual feedback on ways to improve performance in accuracy and speed
•Engagement of low percentage targets (small strike area often obscured with a hostage or other no-shoot area)
•Shooting multiple targets
•Shooting on the move (if class progression allows)
•Competitive shooting drills around your peers to build esprit de corps and create self-induced stress to perform
•The student will understand the importance of critical hits and the consequences of a miss, and will be able to diagnose if they are capable of achieving hits at any given moment based upon pre-shot diagnostics of their sights in real time.
•This course will enable the student to continue to develop and maintain these skills through the use of clear, repeatable standards.
•The student should leave the course with a firm understanding of their personal capability to make low percentage “No-Fail” shots.