The primary instructor at W2TF is Will Rodriguez who served over 20 years as an Infantry officer throughout the world. One of Will’s primary responsibilities as an Infantry Officer was ensuring the units he led were well trained in the employment of their pistols, rifles and crew served weapons. He was responsible for the planning, resourcing, range development, instructor training, execution and supervision of firearms training for hundreds if not thousands of soldiers without one mishap over his 20+ year career. He was responsible for stress inoculating his combat units and leading them to succeed in the field. Force protection measures at home station and while deployed were a routine part of his responsibilities.
Will is a Rangemaster Certified Instructor and holds numerous NRA instructor credentials including Pistol, Personal Protection Inside the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home and the Refuse to Be a Victim Crime Prevention course. Will is Ultimate Training Munition certified and has conducted numerous force on force exercises including serving as a role player for various police department training events. He is a ConcealedCarry.com and Active Self Protection affiliated instructor. Besides being an instructor, Will is an avid student and has over 200 hours of formal instruction. Will is also a competitive shooter and competes in USPSA, Steel Challenge and 3-Gun matches.
Besides graduating from numerous Army schools, Will has degrees in National Security and International Affairs from West Point, a Master’s Degree in Counseling & Leadership Development and is a graduate of the Combined Arms General Staff College. Some of his awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals and the Order of St Maurice. Born and raised in a tough section of Brooklyn New York, Will lost his accent in the Army, but kept the attitude.