Owner, Chief Instructor
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Ernie Medina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Thermodynamics.
As a decorated U.S. Marine Captain who proudly served as an infantry officer for eight years, his time as a platoon commander, operations officer and executive officer allowed him the privilege of commanding and supporting upwards of 1,200 Marines at home and abroad.
Also, a certified NRA pistol instructor, Ernie has been a high-level combatives and weapons expert for nearly 30 years.
In fact, the former Marine Corps officer is a marksmanship instructor trainer and expert in both the rifle and pistol, certified concealed carry for high-risk personnel, holds a Marine Corp martial arts 1st degree black belt, and remains a 6th degree master level instructor in karate (Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan).
Today, he is one of the most trusted firearms experts and trainers in Orange County, California due to his vast experience in the field, personalized training strategies and consummate professionalism. His highly-skilled training and extensive credentials allow him to train other instructors, which means he’s able to teach even the most efficient marksman how to be superior weapons experts.
Born and raised in California, Mr. Ed Craig has always had an interest in security minded matters. As a career cyber security specialist, Ed knows the importance of being aware of what kinds of threats exist, and how to defend against them. So naturally, he would also find interest in self defense and firearms training.
On his spare time, he is a licensed private pilot, loves to scuba dive and is an avid golfer. We’re fortunate to have someone like Ed for his extensive knowledge, passion for teaching and keen eye for detail on the TRB team!