KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, ABILITY
"Teamwork is a strategic decision"
WHO WE ARE
Covered 6 is a group of highly experienced trainers and consultants with backgrounds in law enforcement, military, legal community and corporate security. Many of our cadre have gained their experience in austere environments, real life combat scenarios, and major crisis management, both stateside and abroad.
We have pooled this talent to provide the best possible resources available for qualified individuals and organizations. For information on the background of the instructor or consultant for a specific course or service please contact us and we will release that information on a "need to know" basis. Many of our subject matter experts are currently working in sensitive assignments or deployed with the military.
Principal - Founder
Our director served in the US Army as a decorated Military Police Investigator, Special Reaction Team point man/sniper (SRT), Air Assault and protective services detail member (PSD). Chris later joined the LAPD, where he achieved "Honor Graduate" of his academy class. Chris served as a member of an East LA anti-gang unit (CRASH) and team leader of a Special Problems Unit (SPU). In 1998, Chris was awarded the Medal of Valor "For courage under fire". Chris was also honored with the national Top Cop Award, presented by President Bill Clinton in the "Oval Office" of the White House. During his LE career Chris has served as Field Training Officer, Special Response Team (SWAT), POST Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor, undercover narcotics detective, and Special Enforcement Detail (SED) investigator. He was again recognized in Washington by receiving a OCDETF Award from US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Chris is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, a P.O.S.T certified Krav Maga police instructor and holds various firearms, less lethal and tactics instructor certifications.
At Covered 6, Chris has taught and certified thousands of public safety personnel, law enforcement officers, teachers, instructors, and responsible armed citizens. He is the founder of the ADAPT programs and teaches this program at several Southern California universities. He is also the inventor of the Savior MTS Shield, RTD Weapons security systems, and other patented public safety products. Chris currently consults, trains and develops policy for major studios, aero space companies, universities, private schools, national private security companies and fortune 500 organizations.
Team Members and AdvisOrs
GLOBAL SPECIAL OPERATIONS - CAPTAIN CRAIG POWELL (RET), Craig has served as the Deputy Commander of SOCPAC (Special Operations Command Pacific), SEAL TEAM 6, and a Defense Attache. Craig is one of the most accomplished special operations leaders in the community. His extensive experience in real world operational planning, mission execution, resource management and assessment at the highest level is an incredible resource. Craig was at the Pentagon during the attacks on 911, where he was injured and continued to save lives. Craig also has a degree in Aerospace Engineering.
PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - During a vast and decorated 25 year law enforcement career, our Director of Investigations has successfully investigated hundreds of high profile and sensitive cases. He held law enforcement ranks of Officer, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant, and was assigned to Crimes against Persons, Narcotics Enforcement, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism. Assigned as an undercover operative for more than ten years, our Director was assigned to numerous local, state and federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the California Department of Justice. He served throughout the U.S., Mexico and South America. He is a recognized expert in surveillance, undercover operations and the methodologies of Narcotics traffickers.Following his distinguished law enforcement career, our Director of Investigations became a licensed Private Investigator, collaborating with law firms representing manufacturers and major corporations. He has developed extensive worldwide resources, and has proven ability to provide consistently quantifiable results for our clients
USE OF FORCE POLICY AND PROCEDURE - DAVID DEMURJIAN: David brings over 24 years of legal experience dealing with the "Use of Force" by law enforcement. As a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County California, Massachusetts, and New York State, he has tried and consulted for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (“L.A.S.D.”), New York City Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Secret Service, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and United States Department of the Army. David is also a California POST certified Defensive Tactics (DTAC) instructor and drug recognition expert.
DEFENSIVE TACTICS AND -- USE OF FORCE - KEVIN LEWIS: Kevin is a trainer's trainer. With over 30 years of Martial Arts and Defensive Tactics experience under his multiple black belts. Kevin started in the US Navy EOD program and then became involved in personal fitness and martial arts. Kevin has owned and operated multiple fitness centers and studios. He joined the ranks of Krav Maga Worldwide and served as a Vice President of Special Projects for 13 years. During that time Kevin is responsible for developing and shaping DTAC programs for numerous law enforcement and military teams. Having trained thousand of professionals, Kevin is responsible for officer safety on a global scale. In 210, Kevin was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Kevin holds multiple black belts in different arts and is certified in numerous executive protection programs, evasive driving, counter terrorism and Active Shooter. Kevin has developed branded programs like "Get off the X" and "Defensive Edged Weapons" currently taught all over the country. He is a published author and proud father.
NORCAL TRAINING PROGRAMS AND SECURITY CONSULTING: DAVID BURNS: David spent 35 years in law enforcement and military special operations. David served as an Army Ranger, 12th Special Forces and Marine Force Recon. During his LE career, David was assigned to the DEA as a major narcotics expert in undercover operations, surveillance, wiretaps, and tracking devices. He has taught these techniques in foreign countries and testified before congress on classified missions. David also pioneered LE HELO operations for POST certification. David is a FLETC firearms instructor, LE Air Assault instructor, and certified paralegal.
FIREARMS TRAINING PROGRAMS - Our lead instructor has over 20 years in law enforcement. He is currently a tactical firearms (Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun) and "Less Lethal Munitions" instructor for an elite unit in a major Southern California police department. As a POST certified instructor, he has trained thousands of police officers in tactics, weapons, officer survival and mobile field force operations. He has also served as a Vice Investigator, training officer and SWAT Armorer and SWAT CNT Certified.
EXPLOSIVES AND ORDNANCE DISPOSAL - NARBEH HARTOONIAN: Narbeh is currently SME/trainer for a federal agency and currently seeking an advanced degree in science. Narbeh is a former member of the US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) with multiple tours in Iraq. Narbeh is a expert in all aspects of IED's and explosive materials. Having survived several direct explosive attacks by the enemy, Narbeh is one of the leading subject matter experts and currently instructs for the Department of Homeland Security.
TACTICAL MEDICAL PROGRAMS - Patrick Chapman was born and raised in Southern California, where he enlisted in the US Army, as a medic in 2002. With assignments bringing him all over the world to places such as Fort Bragg, NC, South Korea, and Central America where he participated in numerous country drug and humanitarian missions. Patrick successfully assessed and was selected to be a member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), the legendary Night Stalkers, as a Special Operations Flight Medic. Following completion of the rigorous training pipeline Patrick served the Regiment in many positions including Special Operations Flight Medic, Special Operations Flight Medic Flight Instructor, Special Operations Flight Medic Standardization Instructor, Lead Instructor, Trauma Management Instructor, First Responder Instructor and Special Operations Flight Medic Squad Leader. Patrick was honorably discharged from the Army in December of 2014 as a Staff Sergeant, and completing 8 deployments in support of the Global War on Terror, 2 restricted tours and accumulating over 300 direct action combat missions, 1500 hours of rotary wing flight time and more parachute jumps than his knees care to remember. Patrick is a recognized expert in tactical emergency medical management and austere/remote medicine. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors Science of Nursing with plans of obtaining his Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER - BRENDAN MCCONACHIE: Brendan is a former Los Angeles County custody Deputy. Brendan works as a PSD team leader, global projects manager (Africa Region), and R&D team member for Condor Elite. He is a certified EMT, Rotary Wing Pilot and serves as a tactical firearms instructor. Brendan also currently is a reserve police officer.
Carmelina Ruiz | CFO
Bryce Eddy | Strategic Business
Nicole Landon | Security Operations Manager
Gina Rodriguez | Director of Curriculum and Policy
Kevin Lewis | Director of Training Programs
Justin Rovtar | Director of Marketing
Vickie Blackwell | Human Resource Manager
Gus Pena | Vocational Advocate Manager
Robert Pena | Student Services Coordinator
Adam Culbertson | Quartermaster