William Jackson is the Owner/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 units, both international and domestic. Following retirement, he pursued his second Masters at Georgetown University in Disaster and Emergency Management while working the last nine years for the Department of Defense as an Emergency Preparedness & Response Specialist and LE Instructor.
Will'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:
Basic SWAT Sniper Certified
DARC Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Course (LECTC-1)
LE DM Certified
Advanced Concealed Carry Instructor
Low Light Instructor
Advanced Carbine 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.
Kim joined the Gladiator Gunz Cadre in 2021.
Professionally she has worked in Financial Services for the past 15 years in various capacities ranging from Retail Banking Operations to Investment Compliance. Presently she serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for a PA-based RIA (Registered Advisor).
As an instructor for Gladiator Gunz Training Group, LLC. Her responsibilities include curriculum development, T&E, class logistics, outreach, and program development.
Kim trains regularly throughout the US with reputable instructors to further her breadth of experience both personally and professionally. She brings a civilian perspective to the group in addition to her years of personal CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) experience. She finds fulfillment in bridging the gap between men and women training for personal protection.
Some of her certifications and qualifications include:
NRA (National Rifle Association) Basic Pistol Instructor
NRA (National Rifle Association) Basic Rifle Instructor
USCCA (US Concealed Carry Association) RSO
Glock Certified Armorer
Smith N Wesson (M&P) Armorer
Stop the Bleed Certification
First Aid and CPR Certification
Kim currently lives in Texas by way of Philadelphia.