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Dave Auld

David T. Auld

Lead Instructor

Dave Auld has over 20 years of Military Special Forces service. His specialty areas of training and operational activities were out of the Special Warfare Center, Anti-Terrorist Training Wing at Fort Bragg. He also spent three years with the United States Army S.E.R.E. School. He is a highly qualified Special Forces Operative with extensive Experience in demolitions and improvised explosive devices, surveillance and intelligence gathering, special tactics and weaponry, terrorism awareness and the dynamics of international terrorism. Part of his special forces training was high speed evasive driving. After the military Dave worked as the Director of the Driving Division and as a Staff Consultant for Corporate Training Unlimited in North Carolina. He then spent over 10 years as Tony Scotti's Chief Instructor. Since 1989 Dave worked for the Scotti School, his responsibilities were training students in, dignitary protection in high-risk areas, anti-terrorist training and weapons instruction as well as Security and High Risk Driving Programs.

Fields of Expertise

  • Management Training, Dignitary Protection Training, Counter training
  • Terrorist Training, shooting and weapons instruction
  • Responsible for dignitary protection programs in high risk areas.

Military Education

Special Forces Qualification Course, Special Forces Demolition's Course, Special Forces Radio Operators Course, Special Forces Operations and Intelligence Course. Special Operations, Tactics and Weapons Course, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Individual Terrorism Awareness Instructor Course, High Speed Evasive Driving Course, Scotti School of Defensive Driving Instructors Course, Improvised Explosive Devices, E.O.D., Dynamics of International Terrorism Course.


National Rifle Association United States Practical Shooting Association International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Highlights of Career Experience

October 2000 to present: Advanced Driving & Security Inc., North Kingstown, RI. Lead Instructor March 1989 to 2000: Scotti School of Defensive Driving, Medford MA. Chief Instructor Dec. 1985 to March 1989; Corporate Training Unlimited, Fayetteville, NC. Director of Driving Division/Staff Consultant Jan. 1983 to Dec. 1985: Special Warfare Center. Fort Bragg, NC. Anti-Terrorism Training Branch Jan. 1981 to Jan. 1983: Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, NC, United States Army S.E.R.E. School Feb. 1979 to Jan. 1981: Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg. NC. Officer Qualification Course Retired with over 20 years active military service.


  • Bronze Star - Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (2nd award)
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Dominican Republic)
  • Viet Nam Cross Gallantry
  • Viet Nam Service Medal
  • Good Conduct Medal (7th award)