Instructor Bios

Rob Orgel

Chief Instructor, GPS

Rob served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004 to 2014 as an infantry rifleman. After multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he was selected to be a USMC combat instructor. As an instructor at School of Infantry (SOI), West he surpassed his peers as an instructor and weapons subject matter expert and was quickly assigned to an advanced team of teachers called the Instructor Group. A short time later, he again advanced to the hand-selected group of instructors called the Testing and Evaluation Team. While a combat instructor at SOI, West Rob trained 21,000 Marines in combat skills ranging from machine-gun shooting to hand grenade tossing.

After 10 years as a Marine, Rob elected to leave the ‘Corps and was immediately hired by SOC-USA, LLC (a Government contractor) as a weapons instructor. He subsequently spent the following four years (2014-2018) in Baghdad, Iraq. During that time his primary duty was to train other private military contractors in a variety of advanced weapon skills and qualifications.

Rob is a highly professional and articulate platform instructor with an analytical and learned approach to firearms instruction. His platform instruction capabilities are supplemented by his ability to provide superior practical application and one on one training sessions in a personal and relaxed atmosphere. All of Rob’s students finish his courses with greatly enhanced shooting skills and a comprehensive understanding of firearms marksmanship and manipulation.

Certifications and Schools Attended: 

  • Tacflow Advanced Sniper course Sig Sauer Sniper school
  • Ogara Training Group Personal Security Specialist course
  • Ogara Training Group Emergency Response Team course
  • Ogara Training Group Basic Field Firearms Officer course
  • Formal School Instructor
  • Basic Instructor Course
  • Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coach
  • Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Instructor
  • Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Trainer
  • Advanced Combat Tracking Instructor
  • Squad Medic Course
  • Combat Live Saver course
  • Foreign Weapons Training Course
  • Mountain Warfare Training Center
  • Non-Lethal Weapons Course Counter IED Course

Instructor History:

  • MOS 0913 – USMC Combat Instructor
  • MOS 0933 – USMC Combat Marksmanship Coach
  • MOS 0931 – USMC Combat Marksmanship Trainer
  • Personal Security Specialist and Firearms Instructor, SOC-USA, LLC Integration Training Instructor, SOC-USA, LL

Billets Held (USMC):

  • Point man
  • Squad Medic
  • Radio Operator
  • Platoon Interpreter (Arabic)
  • Fire Team Leader
  • Squad Leader
  • Combat Instructor
  • Primary Instructor
  • T/E Instructor

Billets Held (Contractor):

  • Personal Security Specialist and Firearms Instructor & Integration Training Instructor

Decorations and Awards: 

  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Navy Unit Commendation (2nd award),
  • Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (3rd award)
  • Operation Enduring Freedom Medal (2nd award)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal (3rd award), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4th award)
  • Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • NATO Medal
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • Meritorious Mast

Jay Page

Instructor, GPS

Jay served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004-2008 as an infantry rifleman. He was an honor graduate of the School of Infantry (SOI) and was hand selected to join a Scout Sniper platoon immediately after graduation.  He graduated from the Scout Sniper Basic Course (class high shooter), Urban Sniper School and the Urban Reconnaissance & Surveillance Course within his first year in the ‘Corps.  Jay deployed twice as a Scout Sniper team leader.  His second deployment to Iraq was as the team leader of the Maritime Special Purpose Force (MSPF) with a focus on aerial sniper support for maritime operations.

Jay’s last year in the Marine Corps was spent as a Martial Arts Instructor for the Regimental Instructional Facility. During this time he led an instructor staff through dozens of courses overseeing the martial arts training and testing of hundreds of Marines.

After the Marine Corps, Jay earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communication before being hired by Aegis LLC (a Department of State contractor) in 2011. During this time he filled the roles of Personal Security Specialist and Defensive Designated Marksman.

Billets Held (USCM):

  • Point Man
  • Radio Operator
  • Scout Sniper Team Leader
  • Chief MCMAP Instructor

Certifications and Schools Attended:

  • Marine Scout Sniper Basic Course
  • Special Operations Training Group – Urban Sniper Course
  • Special Operations Training Group  – Urban Reconnaissance & Surveillance Course
  • Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors Course (honor graduate)
  • VXL Emergency Response Team Course 
  • VXL Personal Security Specialist Course
  • VXL Designated Defensive Marksman Course

Decorations and Awards:

  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • GWOT Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Meritorious Mast

Billets Held (Contractor):

  • Personal Security Specialist & Defensive Designated Marksman

“I just recently attended the basic, advanced, and instructor development course with GPS Defense. I have to say that I have attended a few other sniper courses who were considered to be good classes and instructors. Without a doubt, GPS Defense puts on the best sniper courses I have ever been through. The application to the real world is absolutely amazing. I thought I knew a lot and had a good handle on being a sniper, but GPS Defense was able to take our sniper team to a whole other level! Ryan Cleckner is hands down the best firearms (of any kind) instructor that I have been taught by. William Graves puts on an excellent school. Now that we have been through it, we will definitely be sending the rest of our team to the GPS Defense sniper courses. Thank you for your service.”

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