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lone operator tactical

Our teaching methodology is based on end user needs with the goal of maximizing individual capabilities and subject matter retention. 

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Whether you are someone that is just starting their firearms training journey or seasoned shooter, the human factors such as discipline, attention to detail and consistency will ultimately decide on your level of success regardless of the subject matter. There are no short cuts to achieving high levels of proficiency with a firearm when your life hangs in the balance. 

Lone Operator Tactical takes a holistic approach to firearms training unlike others who look at ‘shooting’ from a myopic standpoint.  The act of firing a weapon is only a small part of what it really takes to survive a high intensity armed confrontation, be it during a home invasion, serving a high risk warrant by law enforcement, or on the battlefields of Afghanistan.  Understanding the physiological and psychological aspects of a high intensity armed confrontation is critical to your survivability. 


Your ability to critically think and apply the proper tactics and skills during a life-or-death situation is equally, if not more important than your proficiency with a firearm.   Lone Operator Tactical will share these vital aspects of tactical firearms training in detail with our students.

To leverage our holistic training approach, we employ a positive coaching style during our courses that includes:

  • Emphasizing the positive whenever possible.

  • Providing ongoing and constructive feedback.

  • Using sound coaching principles to motivate and inspire.

  • Recognizing achievements, no matter how small.

  • Providing unconditional support.

  • Seizing teachable moments to build positive character traits.

  • Create a “winning can do” environment where success is the rule rather than the exception.


Meet Your Instructor

Joseph N. Teti

Joseph is a veteran of both US military and US government special operations units. He is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces 'Green Beret', and a former operative with the CIA’s Special Activities Division/Special Operations Group.  Less than 1% of all special operations force’s members in all 4 of the armed services combined (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines) have successfully qualified for operational assignment with this unit.  In the event an SAD/SOG operative is compromised during a mission, the US government may deny all knowledge of their activities.  Security experts consider the SAD/SOG the premier covert action, ‘black ops’ unit in the world. 


While serving with the SAD/SOG he deployed to OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in Iraq, and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan and numerous other countries in the Middle East. He planned and conducted a broad range of DA (Direct Action) special operations missions covering the entire operational continuum. These missions gave the President of the United States an option when overt military and/or diplomatic actions were not viable or politically feasible. Operations of this nature required a rapid response with a surgical application of a wide variety of unique skills, while maintaining the lowest possible profile of U.S. involvement, in high consequence, zero compromise environments against national level threats. He has held a TOP SECRET-SCI with polygraph security clearance, the highest security clearance awarded by the U.S. government.  He has attended over 40 formal schools regarding special operations. 


He has performed high-risk PSD (Personal Security Detail) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. government and civilian clients. He was also a member of a U.S. State Department close protection team assigned to several high profile government officials and visiting diplomats in Israel. Working out of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, he operated in high risk areas throughout the country to include Ramallah, Abu Dis, Jericho, The Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

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Upcoming Courses

For private training and custom courses contact Joe

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