Tom is the Owner and Chief Instructor of Angel One Training Group, LLC. A1TG conducts firearms/tactics training and security consulting for law enforcement, military, corporate and civilian clients.
Tom served 5 years (2013-2017) as a part-time police officer for the Village of Lakemoor, Illinois, assigned as the training officer. During this time he was responsible to develop, conduct and record all in-house training as well as assist in writing department policy.
Tom served 24 years (1986-2010) with the Lake County (IL) Sheriff’s Office – Tom retired in 2010. During his last 5 years, Tom was assigned to the Training Division as the full time Senior Firearms and Tactics Instructor and part-time Tactical Response Team – Field Commander. During his career, Tom attended over 3516 hours of formal training classes. Tom served in the Court Security, Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Training Divisions. Tom has a strong tactical and training background.
- Served 23 years as a member of the Tactical Response Team and has extensive training and experience in Police Special Operations and Police Sniping. While serving on TRT, Tom held the positions of Entry Team Member, Assistant Team Leader, Team Leader, Sniper, Sniper Team Leader, Assistant Field Commander and Field Commander.
- Has 23 years of experience as an instructor for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and instructed over 5960 hours of in-service, tactical & sniper training in his last five years of service alone. Tom served as the senior instructor for both firearms and defensive tactics. In addition, Tom is a certified instructor in basic firearms, shotgun, carbine rifle, sniper, shoot house, defensive tactics, oc spray, taser, pepperball, SWAT tactics and Simunition scenario-based training.
Tom has trained in the martial arts since 1977 and holds a Second Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon-Do as well as extensive experience in Filipino Martial Arts and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Tom served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as an infantry Sergeant and is a Gulf War Veteran.