Our Instructor

Shawn McFadden, M.Ed., US Army-Retired

Shawn has been in the security, law enforcement, and executive protection fields for over 25 years.  Shawn is a decorated retired Army Senior Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and founder of The McFadden Group.  Having served as a Senior Instructor for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command and Military Police (MP) Corps Regiment, Shawn is a law enforcement and security professional, and a master in teaching and training.  During Shawn’s military career, he was entrusted with the security of the Nation’s most senior executives, to include the President of the United States, Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Defense.  He was awarded The Bronze Star for his actions in Iraq and the successful evacuation of the United Nations Special Envoy to Iraq while under fire. 


Shawn holds a Masters in Education and is passionate about training you to responsibly defend and protect yourself and your family during violent encounters.  The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) training Shawn provides is great for both novice and experienced shooters.