Dr. Dave Ricciuti
Dr. Dave RicciutiDr. Dave Ricciuti is the Operations Chief and ELITE Lead Instructor for Detachment-1, LLC. For over 20 years, he has provided education and training that addressed how to specifically develop the technical, tactical, mental and emotional attributes of the human dimension deemed critical to success from the battlefield to the boardroom. Before joining Detachment-1, LLC, Dr. Dave was the Director of Professional and Leadership Development for one of the elite Tier One Special Mission Units in the United States Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) from 2012-2016. In addition to selecting and training elite Special Operations Forces during the grueling 2-week assessment and selection and 9-month Operator Training Course, Dr. Dave worked extensively with all levels of leadership teaching the tactics, techniques and procedures that develop high-functioning leaders and mission-critical teams in the no-fail, Tier One Special Operations environment. Prior to this, Dr. Dave worked at the US Army's John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Dr. Dave specifically worked with the US Army Special Forces Advanced Close Quarters Battle (CQB) school known as the Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance, Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC) and the US Army Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC). Dr. Dave also provided direct education and training in tactical performance psychology to over 10,000 Initial Military Training and Operational Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians at Fort Jackson, Fort Benning, Fort Bragg, & various offsite locations. While at Fort Jackson, he has worked exclusively at the United States Army Drill Sergeant School where he trained over 3,000 US Army Drill Sergeants to develop leadership qualities and mental toughness in themselves and their recruits. Dr. Dave’s other experience includes the Modern Army Combatives School, the Airborne Orientation Course, The US Army Recruiting and Retention School, The Physical Training and Rehabilitation Platoon, and several Basic Combat Training units. Dave has also worked extensively with the Combat Applications Training Course (CAT-C) cadre to develop and enhance combat marksmanship training and was a coach for the Fort Jackson team in the US Army International Sniper Competition. Dave also designed and implemented the curriculum for the U.S. Army Explosive Ordinance Demolition (EOD) School and trained up the new staff. Dave initially enrolled at Saint Anselm's College as a Criminal Justice Major where he played ice hockey. In 1995 Dave enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the MOS designation Marine Corps Rifleman after graduating with honors from the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, Parris Island and the Marine Corps School of Infantry (East). Upon completing his active duty service, he enrolled in Worcester State College where he played football as an inside linebacker and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Dave then went on to earn his Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Sport Psychology from Springfield College, (MA) and his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) specializing in Sport Psychology and Coach Education from Boston University. Throughout his doctoral training, Dave worked extensively as a coach and educator with the NFF's Coaching Academy and NFL's Professional Player High School Coaching Internship Program and completed a Sport Psychology Teaching Fellowship at Harvard University.
MSG (Ret) Travis Denmin
msg (ret) travis DenminMSG (Ret.) Travis Denman
Travis is a former member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets).
As a service member Travis served in many operational capacities in the Special Operations Forces community. He attended many specialized shooting schools and high level training events in addition to numerous peacetime engagements and combat deployments to the Middle East, Africa, South America and South East Asia. Prior to retiring from active duty in 2014 he served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to SFARTAETC, the premier Close Quarters Battle hostage rescue course for U.S. Army Special Forces.
Travis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from many disciplines associated with leadership and performance at the small and medium team level. He is also a CrossFit Affiliate owner and CFL2 trainer, and a nationally ranked and sponored 3-Gun Nation and Precision Rifle Series competitor shooting for the Delphi Tactical shooting team in regional and national level competition.
msg (ret) chris corbin
msg (ret) chris corbin MSGT (Ret.) Chris Corbin
Chris joined the military in 1995 and served with the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment from 1999-2007 until he joined the 7th Special Forces Group (A). In 2011, when Corbin was on patrol, he stepped on an IED and suffered injuries to both legs, resulting in amputation. After only 5 months rehab, Corbin was medically cleared to Return to Duty with the 7th Special Forces Group.
CW2 (ret) Todd VanLangen
CW2 (Ret) Todd VanLangenCW2 (Ret.) Todd VanLangen is a retired Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer 2 with 20+ Yrs Hostage Rescue and Sniper Experience. Todd was a sniper section chief and team leader in Company B, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Now Todd is a sponsored competitive shooter for Beretta USA, Sako/Tikka and Victrix.