William Jackson is the lead instructor of Gladiator Gunz Training Group LLC. He is a 20 year veteran who spent the majority of his career with the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantry Medic and CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Officer. William has multiple combat deployments to different theaters in support of various elite units, both international and domestic. Following retirement, he pursued his Masters from Georgetown University in Disaster and Emergency Management while working the last seven years for the Department of Defense. 


Currently, William serves as the lead instructor for Gladiator Gunz Training Group LLC. His responsibilities include course development, system and process analyst, instructor development, and instructional oversight for all classes hosted under Gladiator Gunz Training Group. 


Above all else, Will, as he’s known to his student’s main passion is to equip and prepare his students not only with physical skills, but the mental agility required to perform and utilize the concepts taught in real world scenarios.Will remains a student of his craft and consistently seeks training from other top instructors. In order to ensure that the course content is of the highest quality and consistently up to date, William consistently trains with other top instructors in many fields including CQB, TCCC, and Threat Assessment.  Some of his certifications and qualifications include:

  • VCQB (Vehicle Close Quarter Battle) Instructor

  • Advanced Covert Carry Instructor

  • CQB (Close Quarter Battle) Instructor

  • Low Light Instructor

  • Advanced Carbine Instructor

  • Advanced Pistol Instructor

  • Women's Self Defense Instructor

  • Concealed Carry Instructor

  • Sim Munitions Instructor

  • Stop the Bleed Instructor

  • TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) Instructor

  • Active Shooter Response Instructor

  • ATIRC (Active Threat Integrated Response Course) Instructor  

  • Incident Response to a Terrorist Bombing Instructor

  • Anti Terrorism Level 1 Instructor

  • Anti Terrorism Advanced Course Instructor

  • Counter Explosive Planner Instructor

  • Residential Emergency Planning Instructor

  • NRA (National Rifle Association) Instructor

  • USCCA (US Concealed Carry Association) Instructor

When asked, his friends almost unanimously agreed that Will’s greatest and worst personality trait is modesty. - “Don’t let his laid back demeanor and big grin fool you. He is probably one of the most educated instructors you will ever meet.” 


Will is currently living in Texas with his wife and two kids.

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Gladiator Gunz Training Group is a Disabled Veteran Owned and Operated company that focuses on teaching Law Enforcement, Military, and Civilians to use medical training, self defense, employ firearms, and or tactics to solve real world problems.