Instructor Bios

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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