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Founder Biography

David has presented to a wide range of audiences around the world. He has been described as intense, honest and driven. His sense of humor and unconventional nature stem from his life experiences including Military and Rescue Operations. He is the founder of OPSGEAR® a head-to-toe tactical gear company, as well as the Urban Warfare Center® an elite interactive training facility where thousands of Military and Law Enforcement professionals have been prepared for actual combat. Not only has he created successful multi-million dollar companies, but through his giving nature he continues to provide unique insights into surviving conflict at Through this FREE website and service David introduces a new method,tactic or formula for surviving and escaping a lethal confrontation weekly. These “Tips” continue to receive the highest ratings from tens of thousands of viewers.


David is a veteran of the United States Air Force with over a decade of honorable service working with Special Operations Forces from around the globe. His diverse background includes Tactical Communications, Hostage Rescue, Search and Rescue (SAR) and Dive Rescue and Recovery. David has participated in hundreds of diverse and dangerous missions in every terrain and climate possible to save lives and recover bodies. He has operated under the Ice, in fast moving rivers, on mountain tops, under water at high altitude and many other environments and conditions. In 2010 David was certified by Israeli Counter Terrorists as a Professional Body Guard for High Risk Areas. Recently he served as the Chief of Security for the Utah Hospital Task Force that deployed to Haiti shortly after the devastating Earthquake. His duties included protecting the Task Force Commander and his staff, as well as escorting and protecting 120 doctors and nurses risking life and limb to provide humanitarian relief. During the Haiti deployment David planned and executed key missions focused on securing orphans and recovering abducted children.


David is formally trained in many styles of fighting and is a National Tae Kwon Do champion in forms and full contact. He taught the U.S. Military and British Forces in unarmed fighting and has crystallized his methods of preserving life into a system that is reflected in the course offerings at the Urban Warfare Center®. Among his many certifications he is a distinguished graduate of several shooting, tactical and emergency response programs. He has mastered many firearms and is a qualified Senior Instructor for both unarmed and armed combat.

David is a student of life and constantly seeking new methods and techniques to mitigate risk and survive lethal confrontations. He is an excellent instructor and has volunteered thousands of hours training youth, law enforcement, military and civilians and continues this mission today.

“he is best who is trained in the severest school” Thucydides