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Adam Painchaud

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Adam Painchaud

Director of Sig Sauer Academy

Adam joined the Sig Sauer Academy team fresh from the Global War on Terrorism. He has extensive military special programs and federal law enforcement experience. He has been a firearms and tactics instructor for his entire adult life and holds numerous federal, military, and corporate instructor certifications. Adam has completed many protective service operations and federal investigations all over the world. He managed a federal agency firearms and tactics program for 4 years and developed courses for specialized units to conduct protective service operations and high risk missions throughout the world.

As well as being the Director of the Sig Sauer Academy, Adam is still a Special Agent for a Federal Agency and is concurrently a sworn municipal police officer in New Hampshire.

Adam is Army Ranger and Airborne qualified and holds degrees in criminal justice and professional education. He is a master instructor and has spent countless hours providing instruction to various military special operations and federal law enforcement organizations. He is considered among the top instructors in the world for small unit tactics and advanced firearms skills.

He is an active member of professional organizations such as the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), and a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). In his free time he is a “Master Class” competitive shooter and a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association and the United States Practical Shooting Association.

Education

  • Associate of Science Degree, Criminal Justice, College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Associate of Science Degree, Instructor of Military Technology and Science, College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Master Teaching Certificate, Occupational Instructor, College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

Instructor Certifications

  • SIG SAUER Academy
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Army
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States Department of the Treasury
  • Armament Systems and Procedures
  • Pressure Point Control Tactics
  • Krav Maga Defensive Tactics
  • Action Target Academy
  • International Training Incorporated
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors
  • Verbal Judo Institute, Law Enforcement

Professional Associations

  • National Rifle Association Life Member
  • International Law Enforcement Training Agency
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
  • American Society of Industrial Security
  • International Defensive Pistol Association (Master Class, SSP)