George Jackson NRA Whittington Center Defensive Lead Instructor

George Jackson

Defensive Lead Instructor

George is a retired military veteran with 24 years of service in the Air Force.

During his career in the Air Force, he had assignments in various areas to include civil engineering, missile warning, air intelligence, flight test, range management, special operations, combat search and rescue, developmental (flight) test and operational (flight) test and evaluation. George had over 20 years of experience performing instructor/evaluator duties in the military. He earned multiple small arms marksmanship medals with pistol and rifle.

George is currently employed by a defense contractor as a flight/simulator instructor. He provides academic, simulator and static aircraft training for Air Force special mission aircrews (combat search and rescue and special operations).

George is a NRA Certified Instructor for pistol, rifle, shotgun, home firearm safety, personal protection inside the home/outside the home, and chief range safety officer. He is also a NM DPS certified concealed handgun instructor, USCCA certified instructor for concealed carry and home defense, defensive shooting fundamentals level 1 & 2, women’s handgun and self-defense fundamentals, and countering the mass shooter threat.

George maintains his skills and proficiency by attending training courses at least annually and also competes in 3-gun, IDPA, sporting clays, and precision rifle.

He also volunteers his time and instruction to his local gun club.

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Get trained by the experts at the Whittington U Defensive Academy. Learn the essential defensive firearm handling and marksmanship skills you need to defend yourself in high-stress situations. 

Learn the essential skills for long-range shooting, shooting from alternative firing positions, shooting at unknown distances, and other long-range shooting concepts. Get trained by the experts at the Whittington U Precision Long Range Academy.

The Whittington U Training Program is proud to offer Basic NRA Certified Firearm Training. NRA Classes are specifically oriented towards developing the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a firearm safely.

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All Whittington-U courses are taught on 360 degree ranges where dynamic movement, defensive posture and the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship are emphasized.

Shooters can take part in competitive shooting, rifle and pistol silhouette, bullseye disciplines, and even black powder muzzle-loading rifles. 

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