The Team

NILE 
CEO / OWNER
Nile is a Certified firearms, defensive fighting, and T4E Simgun instructor. He holds a Class 7 FFL with a SOT Class 2 Manufacturing License. Nile has taken countless training courses with top tier instructors and groups to help better himself, and pursue as much knowledge as he can -- always improving.​His vision for Defcon Delta started years back, an idea spawned while going through training and real-life experiences. He took a deep look into the community and noticed a need that our society had; he had a choice, overlook it, or respond. So with an unwillingness to quit, and determination to fight when no one else would, he responded.. and here we are today!​ Nile was raised in Pineville, NC and moved out to Kings Mountain to build Defcon Delta. He is a Viking by Heritage and a God-fearing American Patriot to the core. He's married the rock of the company, Cynthia, and the two of them have not only Dillon and Gabe as awesome sons but now a precious granddaughter (Dillon's first-born).​"Stay awake and Alive!"
DILLON
OPERATIONS MANAGER / OWNER
Dillon hails from Kings Mountain, NC and currently works for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. Before the Sheriff's Office, he worked for the City of Shelby Police Department on the SWAT Team; he's been in Law Enforcement for about 4 years now. He spends as much time as he can shooting and honing his skills to always keep improving. Dillon isexperienced in martial arts, defensive tactics, and hashis TCCC certification. His father shared this dream and vision for DDT with him; they have worked hard ever since to bring the dream to fruition. His passion is to teach others to protect themselves and their loved ones and to use our training techniques to help others better themselves. "In Vil Til Soken" [old norse] -- "The will to fight:" it must always be greater than the will to quit! We are our brother's keeper!
NICK
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / OWNER
Nick was an active-duty Army Infantryman for 7 years. He deployed to Afghanistan on 3 occasions and gained a lot of combat experience in the infamous Pech River Valley. He spent portions of his time overseas providing high-threat security for command staff, overseeing base defense operations, and helping train and fight alongside local forces. Some of the training and certifications he's acquired include: Pashto Language Course, Biometrics, Advanced Heuristics Training, Tactical Site Exploitation, and TCCC. Nick left the Army in 2017; he is currently a full time student and works as a field rep for U.S. LawShield. Nick is responsible for our Photography, Marketing, Social Media, Web Design, and Administrative Management. ​― “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”  ― Ronald Reagan
JOSH
INSTRUCTOR
Josh has been a Police Officer since 2013; he spent 4 years as a patrolman with the last 2.5 years in the Street Crime Unit. Josh joined the SWAT team in 2015, where he holds the responsibilities as a shield operator and assistant during gas deployment. Josh has attended many training courses with prominent units and SWAT teams. His Certifications include: TCCC, Range Safety, and CQB. Josh and his family live in Gastonia, NC. In his spare time, he's always doing something outdoors; especially spending timeon the range. He has a great passion for teaching others and sharing the knowledge he has obtained over the years during his time as a SWAT operator.
"Stay safe and keep your head on a swivel!"  1*
RYAN
INSTRUCTOR
Ryan was born in California where he first began shooting around the age of 15. He joined the U.S. Army and served 4 years in the 82nd Airborne Division where he operated as a Rifleman, M249 Gunner, Assistant Gunner, Team Leader, and Sniper Team Communications Operator. Ryan's training focus has been in CQB, dynamic rifle shooting, precision shooting, and mixed martial arts. Ryan has spent most of his time out of the Army performing various security contracts; he is currently working private security in the Charlotte Metro area.
GABE
ASSISTANT / GUNSMITH
Gabe is Defcon Delta's jack of all trades! At just 17 years old, he can outshoot many competitive shooters with twice his experience. He has a drive to learn and a passion to help people. When he's not out on the range helping instructors and trainees, he's in the studio fixing weapons and maintaining the facility. His hard work and dedication help drive the company towards success! As soon as he graduates he plans on joining the US Army as an Infantryman and attending Ranger School.
OUR PARTNER CADRE: Defcon Delta has partnered with the veteran-operated training company, Strategic Dynamics. SD works hand in hand with our staff - instructing & consulting - in order to maximize training outcomes and networking capabilities.
MATT
SD OWNER / LEAD INSTRUCTOR
A seasoned combat veteran & Army Special Forces Soldier, Matt served 4 1/2 years in the Marine Corps with 3rd BN 7th Marines including 2 combat deployments in OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom). Following his enlistment, Matt served as a WPSS/PSS (Protective Security Specialists) and in ERT (Emergency Response Teams), overseas with multiple deployments to Afghanistan.
As a competitive shooter, competing in various competitions such as: USPSA, Carbine Matches and 2-gun, Matt is always seeking to improve his skills in every aspect of the gun and implementing it into both worlds, whether it be tactical or competitive.
Training & Certification Include Sig Sauer Certified Patrol Rifle Instructor, WPS/PSS Certification (Worldwide Protective Service/ Personal Security Specialist), T-CCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care), WPS/ERT (Emergency Response Team), NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, Tactical Driving, VXL (Tactical Evasive Driving), CLS (Combat Lifesaver), Army Special Forces Qualification Course consisting of 18B Weapons Sergeant Course & S.E.R.E lvl C (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape).
TED
SD INSTRUCTOR
Ted is a seasoned combat veteran who served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. His service was in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His time was spent in support of Marine Corps Special Operations Command in Afghanistan to include a combat deployment in support of USSOCOM. He is currently serving now as a Team Leader in a Sapper Squad in the United States Army after moving from US Army infantry bringing with him his skills from the Special Operations community.​Training & Certs Include: Breaching techniques, Explosive Technician, Human Intelligence, Geospatial Intelligence, Sig Sauer Patrol Rifle Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer,  Advanced Tactical First Aid, CLS, & SERE.
IAN
SD INSTRUCTOR
Ian is a combat veteran with 4 years served in the United States Marine Corps. He served with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division and his service includes two combat deployment as a SAW Gunner and radio operator in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom. Ian has an extensive background in training Marines, Sailors, and partner nations’ Security Forces in counter-insurgency operations to include Close Quarters Battle and urban patrolling in both scenario-based and live-fire exercises. Training & Certifications Include: NRA Rifle Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, CLS (Combat Life Saver), and CQB (Close Quarters Battle).