Vice President and Director of Operations
Jeffrey Stichter, IDMT, NREMT-P
Jeff is the Director of Operations for Medical Outfitter Training Consultants, LLC and with his extensive background in tactical medicine he heads a highly qualified team of instructors. Jeff previously worked as a lead instructor teaching diplomatic personal security to candidates deploying overseas to both high threat and low profile details. He is retired from the United States Air Force after serving 20 years. During that time, Jeff served as an instructor of 3 Level Combat Control students transitioning to Special Tactics Squadrons (STS) worldwide. He also served as a search and rescue (SAR) medic at remote training locations for members of elite undisclosed agencies preparing for operations abroad. Jeff is a nationally registered paramedic and a Personal Security Specialist. He is instructor-certified in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Tactical Combat Casualty Care and tactical carbine and pistol firearms instructor.
John V. Gandy, MD
Dr. Gandy is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician (American Board of Emergency Medicine) licensed in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, Virginia and West Virginia. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2008 and during that time he was involved with numerous worldwide deployments supporting military Special Operations Forces. Dr. Gandy has received a presidential appointment to the Defense Health Board advising the Secretary of Defense on all medical issues including best practices, treatment protocols, medications, vaccines, and battlefield medicine. He is currently serving on the TCCC committee board advising on all issues of casualty care from point of injury to tertiary care. Dr. Gandy also sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Special Operations Medicine.
Jeb Stratton, IDMT, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P
Jeb has an extensive background in military medicine. He served for more than 10 years in the United States Air Force, dedicating most of his time to emergency and special operations medicine. He served as an Independent Duty Medical Technician and paramedic with deployments to both OIF and OEF. After his military service, he worked as a contractor in Iraq and Africa. His current focus is in training United States Military, NATO Special Forces and other United States government agency employees in operational medicine and tactical casualty care, including hyper-realistic training.
Jeff Anderson, NREMT-P
Jeff is currently a Captain with the Destin Fire Control District. He has more than 16 years of firefighting and medical response experience. Jeff is also an adjunct professor with Northwest Florida State College, where he teaches EMT and Paramedic classes. He has served on the Okaloosa County Special Operations unit which handles Hazmat and High Angle/Confined Space incidents. He is a certified Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Hazmat Technician, High Angle/Confined Space Technician, Paramedic, Ocean Rescue, Swift Water Rescue and has a degree in Fire Science. Jeff is also an instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) and Basic Life Support (BLS).
Hans Bruntmyer, DO, MPH – Medical Direction
Medical Direction Dr. Bruntmyer is an Emergency Medicine and Aerospace Medicine physician who retired from the US Air Force. He previously served in the Army as a combat medic, as well as an Emergency Medicine Physician and Flight Surgeon with the Air Force Special Operations Command. During that time he participated in many deployments supporting Special Operations Forces. Dr. Bruntmyer is a certified instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support.
Reuben Easterling, NREMT-I
Reuben spent 4 years as a Marine where he conducted both conventional and nonconventional operations. He served as a Team leader and has operated in numerous real world missions throughout the globe to include Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. Reuben has spent seven years working with the Department of State, in the Worldwide Personal Protective Services Program (WPPS). He served as the Lead Advance Team Medic for the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. Reuben has most recently been a Tactical Medicine Instructor for the Department of States new Worldwide Protective Service Program (WPS).
Seth Farwell, Naval Special Warfare Corpsman
Seth has almost 20 years of experience in special operations, with time split between Naval Special Warfare and other government agencies. He has 6 years as a combat medic with Seal Team 5, 4 years as a medic with State Department high threat protection, and 5 years with an undisclosed national level asset. Seth has 1 year serving as a tactical medic for an anti-piracy team aboard the US vessel Alabama. He currently works as a special tactics and medical instructor for Triple Canopy, Inc.
Darren Flamik, MD – Medical Direction
Dr. Flamik is residency trained and certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has 17 years of experience in Emergency Medicine, prior to that he has 9 years of experience as a paramedic/firefighter. He is the medical director and active flight physician for a hospital based aeromedical program. He is a clinical assistant professor of Emergency Medicine and has special interest in field operations and Tactical EMS.
Mike J., Special Forces Medic, FP-C, Paramedic
Currently on active duty with 7th Special forces Group Airborne with over 10 years active duty with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Central and South America. Also works part time with the local county EMS service as a paramedic. He has earned numerous awards and qualifications such as Combat Infantry Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Sniper course, Special Forces advanced reconnaissance and target analysis, and exploitation techniques course. Qualified as a state of Florida and Georgia Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Advanced Tactical Practioner, BLS instructor, and TCCC instructor.
Robert Jankowski, NREMT-P
Robert is currently employed as an Emergency Response Planner in Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. Robert plans, organizes and directs the activities for the emergency response to national disasters and CBRNE-type events for the 1st Special Operations Medical Group. His is a Nationally Registered EMT Paramedic and is instructor-certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Self-Aid Buddy Care and Basic Trauma Life Support (BLS).
Keith O'Grady, NREMT-P
Keith has over 20 years of experience in tactical and emergency medicine. He started his Air Force career as an Air Force Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, then finished his career as a Pararescueman USSOCOM Level 1 medic. As a Pararescueman, he served as a rescue team leader and noncommissioned officer in charge of Pararescue teams in Air Combat Command and Air Force Special Operations Command. Keith also served as a SWAT medic for the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department. He earned numerous advanced qualifications in his military service such as Master Parachutist, Master Military Freefall Parachutist, Special Operations Combat Scuba Diving Supervisor and Aircrew instructor/evaluator for numerous fixed and rotary wing aircraft. He is currently a certified International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Instructor and has served as an instructor for numerous Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) courses.
Adam Pope, NREMT-P
Adam retired after 26 years of real-world experience as a United States Air Force Pararescueman. He now performs as a Tactical/Medical Instructor and mentor to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, Department of Defense (Special Operations and Conventional Forces), Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, multi-national corporations, non-governmental organizations, and friendly nations around the world. Training consisted of, but not limited to, basic and advanced theories and principles of Battlefield Medicine, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Combat Trauma Management, Basic and Advanced Combat Trauma Training, Operational and Emergency Skills, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Live Tissue Training.
David Smith, IDMT, CCEMT-P
David is currently an Independent Duty Medical Technician for the United States Air Force Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. His responsibilities include leading three-week clinical trauma training programs for doctors and medics assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command. David has played a key role in medical direction and support in multiple deployments over the last 9 years. He also has specialized training in Mobile Force Protectin and Force Protection Tactical Off-Road Course and Anti-Terrorism.
Michael Snider, NREMT-P
Mike is currently a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Destin Fire Control District with over 15 years experience and is responsible for training and development of new hires. Mike is also an adjunct Instructor for the Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic program at Northwest Florida State College. Prior to his civilian career, Mike served the military 11 years as a Technical Sergeant performing rescue support for medivac crews in combat settings. Mike is also an instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS),Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP) and Basic Life Support (BLS).
Clint Steerman, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P
Clint currently owns a South Carolina-based emergency ambulance service. He has more than 20 years of emergency medicine and tactical experience, beginning in the United States Air Force and currently as a civilian working with the public sector. Clint is certified through the National Fire Accreditation Congress as an Airport Fire Fighter, Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, Fire Inspector, Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander. In the last several years, he has provided medical and tactical support for the FBI, DEA and the ATF, as well as for local law enforcement and SWAT operations. He is currently certified as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor, International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Instructor, National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) Instructor.
Former active duty U.S. Army Special Forces Medic for 7th Special Forces Group with multiple deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Current U.S. Army Special Forces Medic with 20th Special Forces Group with the Florida National Guard with a couple deployments to South America. In addition to his Special Forces Medic qualification he is also qualified as a Special Forces Dive Medical Technician. He has earned numerous awards awards such as Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Airborne, and the Combat Infantry Badge. Medical qualifications include Advanced Tactical Practitioner, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals.
Derick joins MOTC after having served for twelve years in the United States Air Force as a Technical Sergeant, Section Chief, and Special Operations Command Medic. He began as an Aerospace Medical Technician (Flight Paramedic) and was ranked first in Medic school, which lead to Derick's recruitment into the joint U.S. Special Operations Command. Within Special Operations, Derick trained as a tactical first responder, and is now a subject matter expert in the role of a solo Medic operating in austere combat enviroments, and he is a certified Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor. During his service supporting global operations, including 8 deployments in Iraq and Africa. Derick holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree from Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, Kansas.