Brian Hartman, Chief Instructor at Progressive F.O.R.C.E Concepts, which is a CrossFit Affiliate in addtion to teaching tactical firearms courses, security work, etc in Las Vegas, Nevada is in town teaching tactical pistolcraft course and contacted me about coming in for a few workouts. I had the chance to sit down with Brian (who’s bio is most impressive) and gather some new ideas into programming our warm ups and work outs. Not to worry — although Brian is obviously extremely fit, the workouts will still be the same CrossFit workouts we have been doing all along, but you may see some tweaks in the coming weeks. If anyone ever decides to make a visit to “Sin City”, take the time to visit Brian’s place, as he is the real deal; even though he looks like an “action figure”, he is a very easy going guy with a quick smile and pleasant disposition.
“Brian C. Hartman began his career as a platoon Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps where he worked in reconnaissance, intelligence and diplomatic security. For actions under fire, he has been personally decorated by the President of the United States. Brian transitioned to civilian law enforcement, working for a major metropolitan department where he distinguished himself operationally and as a evolutionary trainer in multiple disciplines. From here, Brian began work in Special Response Team operations and instruction for a major federal agency, where he rewrote standard operating procedures, developed training programs and researched new technologies. Three federal agencies are currently utilizing training and operational programs of his design.
Brian is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas where he and his fellow instructors regularly teach the only college accredited Close Protection syllabus in the nation. Brian is also a certified CrossFit trainer in nutrition, gymnastics and level 1 training. Brian currently serves as the Chief Instructor/Curriculum Developer for Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts and Progressive F.O.R.C.E. CrossFit where he specializes in the carbine, special operations tactics, both international and domestic executive protection as well as tactical fitness. His works have been published by the NTOA, NYTOA and SWAT Digest.”