Adjunct Instructors

Matt Gibson

Matt has been in the shooting community for many years.  As a young man, Matt spent his time hunting and fishing in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee.  This passion of the outdoors was a driving force that brought Matt to join the Marine Corps. During his eight years, Matt spent the majority of his time in a Scout Sniper Platoon and as an instructor in SOTG.  His passion for long range shooting and field craft pushed him to attend sought after courses such as Scout Sniper Basic, Urban and Advanced courses. After completing his time in the Corps, Matt continued his pursuit of shooting within the Federal Government where he is currently employed. 

Billy Ross

Magpul instructor Billy Ross is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for exploration in the overlanding and mountaineering realm.  Having served over 17 years in the military industrial complex as a Force Reconnaissance Marine, High Threat Protections Contractor, and Federal Agent, Billy brings to the table a robust amount on firearms experience and tradecraft.  In addition to multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan where he was awarded a NAM with Combat “V”, Billy has graduated from some of toughest schools the government has to offer including the Basic Reconnaissance Course,  Multi-Mission Parachutist Course,  Combatant Divers Course, SERE School, Static Line Jumpmaster Course, and Master Breacher Course.  Additionally, Billy is pursuing a B.S. degree in Intelligence Studies from AMU and continues to serve as a Federal Agent and Reservist with the United States Marine Corps.  

Ken Javes

Ken brings over 21 years of military, security contracting, and training experience to the Magpul team.  A Force Reconnaissance Marine, he has completed 3 combat tours with the USMC in addition to a dozen deployments as a contractor to the middle-east and the Caribbean. When not participating in hardship deployments to places like The Bahamas, Ken was instructing shooters from around the globe, delivering threat briefings, and providing human performance counseling to those seeking an edge. He can often be found in his garage developing custom kit and instructional aides, or building guns and motorcycles. In addition he is currently focused on training his successor to be a ninja.

Chase Tanton

Chase Tanton a native of Sacramento, CA and entered the Army in September 2002 as an Imagery Intelligence Analyst (96D). He attended Airborne School before being assigned to 525th Military Intelligence Brigade (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC as a member of a Tactical HUMINT Team, and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2004 to November 2005. Chase Graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2008. and was assigned to A company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). Chase deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Chase was medically retired on February 25th, 2017. Chase's military education includes Airborne, Air Assault, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape, SERE 211, Lone Operators Course, Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course, Military Free Fall Course, Static Line Jumpmaster Course, Military Freefall Jumpmaster, Dive Medical Technician, Sensitive Site Exploitation Operator Advanced Course.  His Awards and Decorations include Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Bronze Star Medal 3rd Award, Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Special Forces Tab.  Chase began working for the Utah Highway Patrol as a State Trooper, after retirement from the Army. He has taught Tactical Combat Casualty Care for the Patrol, and will be the lead instructor for the Magpul Core TCCC program.

Peter Kerr

Peter Kerr’s is an internationally recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) Instructor in visual tracking, who specializes in teaching personnel how to use visual sensing and ground based intelligence for site exploitation, human interdiction, and dismounted targeting operations.   Mr. Kerr’s has an extensive law enforcement and instructor background.  He has fifteen (15) years law enforcement experience, and over twenty (20) years as an instructor teaching; tactical tracking, combat tracking, anti-tracking, search and rescue tracking, impression evidence collection, site exploitation, counter IED, reconnaissance and surveillance, dismounted targeting, counter narcotics, trans-national border interdiction, and manhunting; tactics, techniques, and procedures.  He has personally conducted over 500 courses for US Military and LEO personnel CONUS and OCONUS, and has trained officers from dozens of state, county, and municipal agencies; agents from every federal law enforcement agencies; and  U.S. Military Personnel/Units from all Branches of the Armed Forces; Army; US Marines; US Navy; US Air Force; and US Coast Guard.  Mr. Kerr is also the President and CEO of the Tactical Tracking Operations School, Inc. (TTOS), an international training and consulting firm founded and established for the purpose of providing combat/tactical tracking training to Special Operational Forces (SOF), Military, Law Enforcement Organizations (LEO) and OGA. As the TTOS Director of Operations and Lead Instructor he was directly involved  in developing and running the U.S. Army Combat Tracker Program at Ft. Huachuca from 2006 – 2012, and the USMC Combat Hunter Tracking Program from 2007 – 2010.