Vice President & Chief Operating Officer – Jeffrey Stichter, IDMT, NRP
Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer for Medical Outfitter Training Consultants, LLC and with his extensive background in tactical medicine, he heads a highly qualified team of instructors. Jeff currently deploys in support of DOD contacts OCONUS. Jeff previously worked as a lead instructor teaching diplomatic personal security to candidates deploying overseas to both high threat and low-profile details. He is retired from the United States Air Force after serving 20 years. During that time, Jeff served as an instructor of 3 Level Combat Control students transitioning to Special Tactics Squadrons (STS) worldwide. He also served as a search and rescue (SAR) medic at remote training locations for members of elite undisclosed agencies preparing for operations abroad. Jeff is a nationally registered paramedic and a Personal Security Specialist. He is instructor-certified in all NAEMT certification courses, Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Response and tactical carbine and pistol firearms instructor.
Medical Director– John V. Gandy, M.D.
Dr. Gandy is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician (American Board of Emergency Medicine) licensed in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, Virginia, and West Virginia. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2008 and during that time he was involved with numerous worldwide deployments supporting military Special Operations Forces. Dr. Gandy has received a presidential appointment to the Defense Health Board advising the Secretary of Defense on all medical issues including best practices, treatment protocols, medications, vaccines, and battlefield medicine. He is currently serving on the TCCC committee board advising on all issues of casualty care from point of injury to tertiary care. Dr. Gandy also sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Special Operations Medicine.
Director of Operations – David Smith
David retired after spending 27 years as U.S. Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) and a National flight paramedic (CCEMT-P). He has played a key role in medical planning, direction, treatment and support during his 12 deployments to places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, Haiti, Ecuador and the Philippines. David spent 5 years leading and working in a clinical trauma training program for doctors and medics assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command at both John Hopkins Burn Center, Emergency Department and the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. He is a trained EMS Educator and has been on Medical Outfitter Training Consultants, LLC instructional staff since 2008. He is instructor-certified in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP). He also has specialized training in Mobile Force Protection and Force Protection Tactical Off-Road Course and Anti-Terrorism.
Operations Manager – John Tillman
John served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantryman, and Scout Sniper. John was deployed to numerous locations throughout the world and conducted permissive and non-permissive combat operations. He was also a Texas Police Officer. As a civilian, John has traveled throughout the world serving as a High-Risk Dignitary Protection Specialist. John has trained and deployed with numerous host nation troops and private military personnel from Africa, Middle East, and Asia. In the Marine Corps, John was an instructor at the First Marine Division Basic Sniper School and later an Instructor at IMEF Special Operations Training Group. John was the Lead Special Skills Instructor and later became Lead Firearms Instructor for a private security firm who provides High Threat Protection for both US State Department and Department of Defense Assets and Personnel throughout the world. John has been an adjunct instructor for TTPOA and LTPOA. Over the last 20 years, John has been both a part time and full-time instructor.
Curriculum Manager– Ed C., MS, NRP, CCEMTP, FP-C
Ed is the Curriculum Manager for Medical Outfitter Training Consultants, LLC and has been on our instructional staff since 2015. He has over 16 years of practice in acute care and pre-hospital emergency medicine, including complex technical rescue un the FEMA US&R System, and has been employed with private, local, state, and federal agencies. He is a United States Air Force Special Operations Command Medic and Independent Duty Medical Technician with deployed experience in multiple areas of responsibility while supporting numerous combat and non-combat operations. Ed has a breadth of personal experience working alongside a variety of medical and tactical professionals. He is a trained EMS Educator and is instructor-certified in Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Supports and Basic Life Support.
Joseph Andersen, NREMT-P
Joseph Andersen was born and raised in Tallahassee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Florida State University in 2006. Joseph has been certified by the state of Florida as an EMT since 2008 and as a Paramedic since 2012. Joseph began his fire career with the Destin Fire Control District in 2009 and is currently employed by the City of Tallahassee Fire Department where he has been working since 2017. Joseph also served as an adjunct instructor of EMS Programs at Northwest Florida State College from 2014 to 2016.
Jeff Anderson, NREMT-P
Jeff is currently a Captain with the Destin Fire Control District. He has more than 16 years of firefighting and medical response experience. Jeff is also an adjunct professor with Northwest Florida State College, where he teaches EMT and Paramedic classes. He has served on the Okaloosa County Special Operations unit which handles Hazmat and High Angle/Confined Space incidents. He is a certified Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Hazmat Technician, High Angle/Confined Space Technician, Paramedic, Ocean Rescue, Swift Water Rescue and has a degree in Fire Science. Jeff is also an instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) and Basic Life Support (BLS).
Mike J., Special Forces Medic, FP-C, Paramedic
Currently on active duty with 7th Special forces Group Airborne with over 10 years active duty with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Central and South America. Also works part time with the local county EMS service as a paramedic. He has earned numerous awards and qualifications such as Combat Infantry Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Sniper course, Special Forces advanced reconnaissance and target analysis, and exploitation techniques course. Qualified as a state of Florida and Georgia Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Advanced Tactical Practitioner, BLS instructor, and TCCC instructor.
Robert Jankowski, NREMT-P
Robert is currently employed as an Emergency Response Planner in Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. Robert plans, organizes and directs the activities for the emergency response to national disasters and CBRNE-type events for the 1st Special Operations Medical Group. His is a Nationally Registered EMT Paramedic and is instructor-certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Self-Aid Buddy Care and Basic Trauma Life Support (BLS).
Chris Kidder, CCEMT-P
Chris is currently a Lieutenant/Paramedic with the South Walton Fire District. He has 16 years of firefighting and medical response experience. Currently an adjunct Instructor with Northwest Florida State College, where he teaches EMT, Paramedic, and Fire Academy classes. Worked for a busy EMS service (Okaloosa County EMS) for over 6 years as an EMT/Paramedic. Certified in CCEMT-P, Firefighter I, Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Technical Rescue Technician, Fire Instructor I, Live Fire Training Instructor I, and has a degree in Emergency Medical Services. Chris is also an instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
Larry is a retired 26 year state police member with 20 years of LE special operations experience. Larry served on the tactical and bomb disposal teams participating in numerous national level special events. In addition to being a tactical instructor, he was the element leader for his teams breaching and medical cells. Prior to his law enforcement career, Larry served as a US Navy Corpsman assigned to the Fleet Marine Force (FMF). Larry is a nationally registered AEMT and certified TCCC instructor.
Mike Landis, NREMT-P
Mike is currently a Captain with the Destin Fire Control District. He has more than 10 years of firefighting and medical response experience. Mike has worked Okaloosa County EMS as a transport paramedic and at Sacred Heart Hospital as an Emergency Room paramedic as well as Education for the hospital. Mike is also the EMS Programs Manager for Northwest Florida State College, where he teaches and oversees all programs with the EMT and Paramedic classes. He is a certified Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Hazmat Technician, Fire Instructor II, Paramedic, and has a degree in General Education and Emergency Medical Services. Mike sits as the Training Center Coordinator for the AHA in Okaloosa County, Mike is also an instructor in ACLS, PALS, ITLS, PEPP, PHTLS and BLS.
Former active duty U.S. Army Special Forces Medic for 7th Special Forces Group with multiple deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Current U.S. Army Special Forces Medic with 20th Special Forces Group with the Florida National Guard with a couple deployments to South America. In addition to his Special Forces Medic qualification he is also qualified as a Special Forces Dive Medical Technician. He has earned numerous awards such as Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Airborne, and the Combat Infantry Badge. Medical qualifications include Advanced Tactical Practitioner, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals.
Jeremy D. Miller, MEed., NRP
Jeremy is a retired U.S. Air Force paramedic. During his time in the USAF, he served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After spending four years as a medical instructor for the elite U.S. Air Force Pararescue career field, he became the Director of Air Force EMS. When he retired from the service, Jeremy became the Chief Certification Officer for the National Registry of EMTs. Jeremy currently is the EMS Captain for his local fire department and is a member of the Military Relations Committee for the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT). Additionally, Jeremy serves as a site evaluator for the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). Jeremy holds a Bachelors degree in Healthcare Education and a Masters degree in Education.
Keith O’Grady, M.A.Ed, NRP
Keith is a retired United States Air Force Pararescueman, with deployments in support of OEF and OIF operations. He also led and participated in civilian rescue operations in the United States and abroad. Keith served as superintendent, team leader, static-line and military free-fall jumpmaster, combat scuba diving supervisor, and aircrew instructor/evaluator for Rescue and Special Tactics units. He currently serves as a combat medical skills instructor for the Air Force Special Operations Command Surgeon General’s Office where he educates Department of Defense, other government agencies, and foreign coalition forces in combat medicine and casualty evacuation.
Michael Snider, NREMT-P
Mike is currently a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Destin Fire Control District with over 15 years experience and is responsible for training and development of new hires. Mike is also an adjunct Instructor for the Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic program at Northwest Florida State College. Prior to his civilian career, Mike served the military 11 years as a Technical Sergeant performing rescue support for medivac crews in combat settings. Mike is also an instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS),Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP) and Basic Life Support (BLS).
Clint Steerman, NREMT-P,CCEMT-P
Clint currently owns a South Carolina-based emergency ambulance service. He has more than 20 years of emergency medicine and tactical experience, beginning in the United States Air Force and currently as a civilian working with the public sector. Clint is certified through the National Fire Accreditation Congress as an Airport Fire Fighter, Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, Fire Inspector, Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander. In the last several years, he has provided medical and tactical support for the FBI, DEA and the ATF, as well as for local law enforcement and SWAT operations. He is currently certified as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor, International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Instructor, National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) Instructor.
Derick joins MOTC after having served for twelve years in the United States Air Force as a Technical Sergeant, Section Chief, and Special Operations Command Medic. He began as an Aerospace Medical Technician (Flight Paramedic) and was ranked first in Medic school, which lead to Derick’s recruitment into the joint U.S. Special Operations Command. Within Special Operations, Derick trained as a tactical first responder, and is now a subject matter expert in the role of a solo Medic operating in austere combat environments, and he is a certified Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor. During his service supporting global operations, including 8 deployments in Iraq and Africa. Derick holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree from Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, Kansas.