Don Edwards is a retired 20+ year veteran of US Army Special Operations. He began his career in 3rd Bn 75th Ranger Regiment where he was a participant in Operation Just Cause and retired from the 20th Special Forces Group where he served as a Team Sergeant, Weapons Sergeant, and Intelligence Sergeant. With deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Don participated in over a hundred combat operations ranging from training and leading indigenous forces on combat missions to kill/capture raids.
Don has also been a consultant and advisor to the Department of Defense since 2008 including as a member of the Asymmetric Warfare Group where he embedded with, advised combat deployed US Forces on Counter-IED(COIC) and Counter-Insurgency (COIN) operations.
He is a FLETC certified firearms instructor and had served for five years as the Use of Force Training Manager and Primary Instructor at the ATF National Academy in Glynco, GA instructing in tactics and firearms.
Until recently, Don was the Director of Training for TNVC, Tactical Night Vision Company and is the owner of Greenline Tactical, LLC.
Don Edwards Course Offerings
Night Fighter is an open enrollment class designed for Law Enforcement, and law abiding civilians. It provides instruction to armed professionals who are looking to become more proficient in no-light/low-light operations. This class focuses on increasing the students’ night vision skillsets during real world operations through lecture and range evolutions. Students will participate in a variety of evolutions and Live Fire drills to include but not limited to individual movement, weapons manipulation and transitions, and use of cover/concealment under NODs. Topics covered include NOD equipment usage, zeroing lasers, IFF signalling, equipment setup, square range, movement, and barricade shooting drills under NODs, equipment failure drills, white light integration among others.
RDP (Red Dot Pistol)
Mounting Red Dot Sights on pistols is becoming more and more common. This course will make you more proficient and leave with a better understanding of how to maximize this advantage giving technology paired with a handgun. Topics covered include the history, theory, and concepts behind why red dot optics work, optics selection, pistol presentation and tracking the dot, driving the dot and gun for multiple shots, balancing speed and precision, how to improve both distance shots and up close speed.
This course was developed for the armed professional and shooting enthusiast who desires to attain a higher level of mastery over his weapons system. While this course focuses on the AR15 family of weapons, all semi auto weapons systems are welcome. You will engage targets from zero to 300 meters and beyond (range depending), use cover, and perform under stress. This is not a shoot-til-you-puke course, you will be required to think and concentrate while negotiating courses of fire, but don’t worry; your barrel will get smoking hot too. You will make shots from positions and distances you may have never considered and leave with the confidence and mindset necessary to prevail and return home safely. Topics covered include safety, zero procedure, maintenance, weapon manipulation, shooting fundamentals, shooting on the move, close quarter, intermediate and long range marksmanship.
COMBAT CARBINE 2
A true rifleman is a master of his weapon and craft. He is able to put rounds on target across a wide spectrum of plausible circumstances, accurately and on demand. Combat Carbine 2 is a skills based training course designed from the ground up to make you a better shooter. Your current skills will be put to the test, run through the pressure cooker and you will emerge a much more highly skilled marksman. All rifles need to be zeroed prior to arrival. Time will be allotted for the group to confirm their zero and that is all. Targets will be engaged from 0-200 meters. Topics covered include all the basics of Combat Carbine usage but with the emphasis to build efficiency in movement and manipulation and develop speed and accuracy
SPECIAL PURPOSE/DESIGNATED RIFLE (SPR/DMR) MARKSMAN COURSE
The student will learn to efficiently and effectively engage targets from 100 to 600 yards with your scoped AR15 rifle. The Special Purpose Rifle fills the gap between the Rifleman and the Sniper. With his SPR or DMR, the Designated Marksman is charged with operating within the normal ranges of an Infantry Rifleman and beyond, providing precision fires on point targets in support of his element. The ideal rifle and scope combination for this course is an AR15 with a 14.5 inch barrel or greater and with a magnified optic.
LAW ENFORCEMENT NIGHT VISION OPERATIONS
This 3 Day LE/NVO is a restricted class for active duty Military, Law Enforcement, and Security Personnel (and highly vetted civilians). It provides advanced instruction to armed professionals who have already mastered the fundamentals of low-light / no-light operation. This class focuses on increasing the students’ night vision skillsets during real world operations. Students will participate in a variety of evolutions including team movement and communication, movement to target, stealth search to contact, target discrimination/engagement, vehicles, and CBRN integration. Topics covered includes: shooting and weapon manipulation drills in no light conditions, cover/contact and subject control, room search/clearing techniques, IFF signalling, equipment selection, team communication and movement, white light integration. Pre requisites: This course is open to all active and reserve members of the Law Enforcement and Military community.