When only the best will do.
Our top team of shooting professionals represents S.W.O.R.D. International across the nation and world. Our team includes Charles “Buck” Stetler, Tyler Wamre, Mike Mcbroom and Ian Strimbeck. We are extremely proud to have these highly skilled ambassadors representing SWORD International.
Tyler is a USMC Veteran with multiple deployments to the Middle East in support of the Global War on Terrorism. During his time in the Marine Corps, Tyler served as Radio Chief and was tasked with conducting fire missions in support of ground troops. Tyler is currently a Law Enforcement officer as well as a member of his departments SWAT team and a firearms instructor. Tyler is dedicated to constantly evolving his personal and professional training to better serve his family and community.
Charles “Buck” Stetler
Retired Law Enforcement Officer of 12 years (11 years with SWAT). Worked in positions with city, state, and federal Law Enforcement entities. Certified Explosive Breacher and Operator and former assistant team leader positions. Buck has been teaching Close Quarter Battle tactics for 8 years. Buck has been an Instructor in the Tactical Firearms Training industry for the past 5 years. He is a competitive shooter and competes in matches all over the country.
Buck possess FBI rifle, pistol and shotgun instructor certification. Buck is a certified instructor for mechanical and Ballistic Breaching and is also a certified Active Shooter instructor from the FBI.
Ian Strimbeck is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he conducted training to host nation forces in small-unit tactics as an Infantry Rifleman. During that time, he attained experience in combat and security operations and held every position in a fire team from SAW Gunner to Team Leader. He has had the opportunity to have been in multiple high-tension environments during my time in the military and therefore bring back what he has learned to teach to his students. From there he worked for an executive protection firm in the greater Boston area providing security for various VIP’s, celebrities and international dignitaries. Ian now runs Runenation which is a consulting and education company specializing in the constant growth of the multidisciplinary tactician.
Mike McBroom is a Marine Corps Veteran who spent 10 years in Law Enforcement in Nevada; 2 of those years were spent as an Academy Commander and Training Officer running the departments academies and in service training for 1800 plus Officers. He left the state as a Sergeant and a Lead Firearms Instructor responsible for writing and teaching the Firearms Instructor schools as well as the Defensive Tactics and Less Lethal Programs to include TASER, ASP, 40mm, OC , Flashbang, etc. He was recruited from there to work for an Executive Protection Detail. Mike started working with Kagwerks in 2017 as an Instructor and began working with SWORD in 2018.