Jon Porter

Jon Porter

Instructor Jon is an active-duty Green Beret assigned to 1st Special Forces Group with 18 years (13 years SF) serving this great nation. He has multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq in direct contact with the enemies of our nation. In addition to wartime experience, Jon has numerous deployments to Asia training multiple nation’s Special Operations Forces of Indonesia, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and Thailand. 

Jon was formerly a primary instructor at the 1st SFG Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course (SFAUC) and Advanced Low Visibility Shooters Course (ALVSC) training US Army Green Berets individual rifle/pistol fundamentals, Close-Quarters Battle (CQB), and troop-level assault tactics. He holds a current position as a SOF Multipurpose Canine Handler, augmenting Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alphas (ODA-SF Teams) deploying worldwide.

Military/Civilian Shooting Schools

Lone Operator Course (Henk Iverson), Advanced Rifle Course (Bennie Cooley), Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course (SFAUC), Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC), Special Forces Sniper Course (SFSC). 

Training Mindset/Methodology

  • Procedural memory approach to training. Repetitive based action to achieve a subconscious execution to a desired task. 
  • Goal setting. Establishing challenging but achievable short/long term training/performance goals.
  • Training validation. Establishing a quantifiable base of current skill set, then challenging oneself with the pursuit of excellence through consistent personal improvement.  

Recoil Magazine: “So the competition reaffirms your expertise?”

Dan Horner: “It validates everything. It validates your equipment, it validates your training, it validates your mindset, and it validates your status. If you don’t keep score, it doesn’t matter. Everybody can talk about it, and you hear all the time: ‘I’m pretty good with a gun.’ Well, quantify that. ‘Pretty good’ means nothing.” 

Civilian Shooting Achievements:

Jon is a USPSA Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC/9mm AR) Grandmaster (Top 5% of all PCC competitors worldwide) and the current USPSA Washington State Champion (2020). 

Shooting Sponsors:

  • Lantac USA
  • CaR Firearms
  • Mayhem Syndicate/Evolution 1
  • Forward Operating Base Brewery

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