Chris Valenzuela

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Crecencio “VAL” Valenzuela is the founder of and current Lead instructor for Spent Brass Training Solutions, LLC. Val is currently a NAEMT Affiliate Faculty member, Course coordinator and Instructor for Tactical Combat Casualty care in California. As a former High Threat Security Contractor for an exceedingly reputable Private Security Company in Iraq, Val has provided Close Protection (CP) as a Personal Security Detail (PSD) member, and also the team medic as he holds a National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and U.S. Army Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC).

Val has been a Lead Tactics and Weapons instructor to not only other PSD teammates and teams, but to Expats and Third Country Nationals of the host country’s nation as well. A combat veteran with the U.S. Army Infantry (1st AD & 3rd ID), Chris served 5 and half years with multiple combat and NATO tours to include Macedonia, Kosovo and Iraq. While on active duty in the Infantry as a fire team leader, Val was a weapons and tactics instructor at the company level. Val also has time spent as a civilian military weapons and tactics based instructor for Federal, State and Local entities.

Val’s firearms certifications include:

  • National Rifle Association (NRA) Law Enforcement Handgun & Shotgun
  • Department of State Basic Field Firearms Officers Course (BFFOC)
  • United States Navy Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor (SAMI)
  • Suarez Combat Arms Instructor School

Val’s other certifications include:

  • Department of State for World Wide Personal Protective Services II (WWPPS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
  • US Army Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
  • NAEMT Affiliate Faculty – Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • NAEMT TCCC/TECC – Instructor
  • Combat Life Saver (CLS)
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