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 Stephen Kirby


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 James Oplinger
  Asst. Director


 Certified Firearm Instructor
3rd Dan/Degree Black Belt / Instructor
  Certified Pennsylvania Lethal Weapons Agent / Act 235 Certified
  Pennsylvania State Police Certified Lethal Weapons Instructor

Oplinger holds a Masterís Degree in Technology Education from Millersville University, 21 year Veteran of teaching secondary  education in the public school setting.  He has Taught in both Pennsylvania & Maryland throughout career. He is also responsible for media and video production for the Martial Arts and Firearms Training Academies. Oplinger teaches self-defense at several of our academies. Additionally, he is passionate about School Safety and is a member of our School Safety Executive Committee Panel. Oplinger also instructs at our LEASOT Academy

 Willie Carr
 Asst. Director
 Certified 2nd Dan/Degree Black Belt / Instructor /  CQB & Close Protection Expert
Certified Pennsylvania Lethal Weapons Agent / Act 235 Certified
 Pennsylvania State Police Certified Lethal Weapons Instructor

Carr graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. During his college years, Carr was a member of the football team and also had NFL try outs.  He is currently a mentor and counselor for the Lancaster, PA youth group, Revolution Airways. 

Carr also volunteers
at the Water Street Rescue Mission in Lancaster, PA, where he does psychiatric evaluations and counseling.  He also has a degree in Divinity and leads a Bible Study group. Willie Carr Jr. has a second degree black belt in Goshen Jiu Jitsu and Jiu Jitsu under the tutelage of Master Willie Carr Sr.   Mr. Carr also worked for the Erie County Sheriff Department where he specialized in security, transportation and terroristic threat.  Later, Mr. Carr was also trained to be a personal body guard.  Carr also instructs at our LEASOT Academy

Nathan L. Westerman
Chief Instructor / LEASOT Academy of York, PA
Law Enforcement & Security Officer Training Academy

Westerman is currently employed as a full-time police officer for over 19 years.  He is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement and a double minor in Security and Sociology.  Westerman is also a graduate of the 55th Municipal Police Academy (Act 120).  Westerman has been a firearms instructor since 1997.


Westerman holds the following certifications:
Certified Smith and Wesson Firearms Instructor
Certified NTOA Active Shooter Instructor
Certified Springfield XDM and XD Armorer
Certified M-4 Armorer
Pennsylvania State Police
Certified Lethal Weapons Instructor
Pennsylvania State Police Certified Firearms Instructor
Chief Instructor
LEASOT Academy

William Roberts Jr.
Tactical & Evasive Driving Instructor

20 Years in Military & Law Enforcement Roberts has been through a lot. Highlights include US ARMY Military Police, Desert Storm, POW escorts and training other soldiers on handling POWs, PA State Constable in the early 90's, Sworn LE & DCJS Certified EVOC Instructor, six years at BLACKWATER as advanced Tactical Driving Instructor and Department of State High threat driving instructor (adjunct) additionally...LEAD Instructor at BLACKWATER's U.S. Training Center in Moyock NC teaching the folowing:

  • High speed off-road recoveries
    Tactical Maneuvers and Accident Avoidance
    Convoy and Motorcade Operations
    Single car evasive driving
    High Center of Gravity high speed driving / suburbans / nissan trucks / HMMWV and Jeep
    And More!

Additional training/certifications includes:

  • K-9 Handler
    Certified NRA/LE Instructor - Patrol Rifle
    Certified NRA/LE Instructor - Handgun, Shotgun
    Certified NRA/LE Tactical Shooting Instructor
    Certified GLOCK Armorer
    M-4 Armorer / Mossberg Shotgun Armorer

Bobby Dengler
Safety / Security Technology Consultant
AEE degree in EET (Electrical Engineering Technology)
(PSU York/York Technical Institute) 
Member of the 1st Level of Cedia Certification
Soundweb London-advanced level 2 certification
Extron Control systems certified
URC accredited CEDIA certified

NuVo Platinum certified

Other Items
1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do / Korean Karate

2st degree Black Belt in Shotokan karate
2years involved with Proam kickboxing
Currently practicing WTF (Olympic style) Tae Kwon Do with his daughters
2012 TKD Tiger Team member


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