Press Release: Bruiser Industries

My good friend Joe, a fellow writer at Breach Bang Clear, just retired from 14 years of service with the Navy and is now onto his next venture in the civilian sector. Here is the full scoop:

CPO Joe Dawson, USN/NSW (RET) is John Darwin No Longer

Contact: [email protected]

(Salem, OR) September 21, 2018

Several tactical-outdoor companies and publications are happy to share the news that Joseph “Joe” Dawson, USN has retired. Dawson spent the last 14 years serving in various Naval Special Warfare (NSW) billets. During much of that time he has written under the nom de plumes “John Darwin” and “Joe” for Modern Service Weapons, RECOIL Magazine, and Breach-Bang-Clear.

He is now medically retired as a CPO (SOC) and free to write, instruct, and consult under his real name.

⚠️ Dawson promises never to write a non-fiction book. Nor to pen any exaggerated exploits and tales of derring-do disguised as an autobiography. Certainly nothing with colors, shapes, or the word HEROES in the name. ⚠️

Joe Dawson is the son of a law enforcement family, an avid reader (Jack London to Jim Butcher and all points between). He is a hopelessly dedicated father and greasemonkey/gearhead who enjoys turning wrenches with a fierce and terrible love. Dawson has been shooting competitively for several years now, as his schedule permitted, enjoying primary PRS and USPSA but also dabbling in 3 Gun and IDPA.

During his Navy career, Dawson deployed to Iraq Afghanistan and different AOs in the Pacific. From 2011 to 2013 he was the lead Petty Officer in charge of Land Warfare Training. For the last three years, he served as the Course Supervisor and Course Manager for the NSW Sniper School (a DoD LV1 Sniper program), concurrently filling both billets.

Dawson’s qualifications are, he advises, “…about what you’d expect.” He was static-line and HAHO/HALO qualified, served as a sniper, lead breacher, HRST Cast Master, Navy Dive Supervisor, Navy Master Training Specialist, and Master Training Specialist Mentor, and an Athlete’s Performance SOF Tactical Military Mentor. He was a longtime NSW RSOIC, working small arms, demolitions, indirect fire, CQB, Ground Mobility Vehicle, and other ranges.

He recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Business Administration and is a member of the Alpha Lambda Honor Society. He continues to write as a freelancer as time allows.

“Lots of dudes went to Afghanistan and Iraq,” says Dawson. “Many of them did more than I did, many did less. Most all of them did what they sent out to do, same as me. Having some deployments under your belt isn’t some validation of incredible heroism or mythic skill as a warfighter. I’m proud of my service. I was pretty good at my job. I’ll never forget the incredible teammates I served with. But now I’m ready to get my civilian on.”

Dawson will continue to write and work as an SME/consultant for a handful of companies of good character, with good products, and hopes to freelance for other publications. He will also still be teaching on occasion through the auspices of Bruiser Industries and will, once he gets settled into his new household billet, be back out competing as much as possible.

Connect with Joe Dawson professionally on Instagram, @bruiserindustries, or personally as @joe.dawson45. He is also on Facebook, /BruiserIndustries/ and /Joe.Dawson45/. Bruiser Industries can be found at Private consults and closed training sessions are available.

Presscheck Consulting Fall/Winter Schedule Updated

Get out and train with SGM(R) Chuck Pressburg of Presscheck Consulting!

Here’s the press release:

(Fayetteville, North Carolina) 9.11.18

Presscheck Consulting has updated its training schedule for Fall/Winter 2018. Training slots remain available in many courses, though some – like No Fail Pistol in Shawnee, Oklahoma – will be closing out very quickly. Enrollment options are available at Operational Detachment Source.

Other upcoming courses No Fail Pistol in Chicago, IL and Carthage, NC, as well as Night Fighter Rifle/Pistol classes near Houston, TX and Phoenix, AZ.

Additional classes are being added weekly, sometimes daily. Check the interactive calendar at the bottom of the training page for the most recent additions, including a Night/No-Light Shoothouse now scheduled for 14-16 DEC in Jacksonville, FL. Note that a few classes are restricted to law enforcement and military attendees.

Courses are instructed by a 26 year Army veteran whose career was spent almost entirely in SOF (Special Operations Forces) units, including Special Mission Units and the Asymmetric Warfare Group.

No Fail Pistol designed to equip patrol and tactical officers with the skills to make high risk / high reward pistol shots in critical situations. This 16-hour course stresses the importance of being able to place accurate hits on small, moving, and limited exposure critical areas of the human body to instantly cease all motor function or cause rapid unconsciousness usually resulting in death.

The Night Fighter course consists of approximately 9-10 hours of Daylight training/classroom instruction and 8-9 hours of low-light and nightvision training. This is an intermediate level course, all students are expected to arrive with a sound grasp of firearms safety as well as the operation of their primary and secondary weapons systems.

About the lead instructor: SGM(R) Chuck Pressburg began his SOF career in the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He spent a decade in that unit, deploying twice to Afghanistan as the platoon sergeant of a 65 man Ranger unit that was highly decorated for its mission to recover missing US military personnel during the Battle of Robert’s Ridge (Takur Ghar) in 2002. Pressburg was a founding member of the Asymmetric Warfare Group (Selection class #1, Operational Training Course #1), spending over 20 months conducting SKT (Small Kill Team) operations and direct action raids during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He spent a total of 12 years in HQ USASOC (Headquarters United States Army Special Operations Command) including a lengthy billet in science and technology R&D. He is a graduate of the Combat Developer’s Course and MANPRINT (The Human Factors Engineering Course). SGM Pressburg retired from the Army on 01 JAN 2017

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