Summer '15 Tactical Training Series At Wake Tech

Friday, June 05th, 2015

Raleigh, NC - Oak Grove kicked off the advanced tactical law enforcement training series we’re offering this summer through Wake Technical Community College.

The first course in a series of five hosted 12 students on June 1-3 for the “Tactical Night Vision (NV) Operations” course at the Wake County range and campus SIMS room. The three-day course was designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for the effective use of night vision devices employed with firearms in tactical situations. The course featured classroom presentation, range live fire, drills/exercises, and scenario-based training. 

The course focused on the following objectives and skills:

  • Operate night vision goggles (NVG) effectively and be familiar with the peripheral tools and technologies.
  • Demonstrate individual skills and tasks under NVG to speed movement through Observe, Orient, Decide, Act (OODA) decision cycle.
  • Employ tactics and techniques to mislead, disorient, and defeat adversaries while using NVG.

Spearheading the courses are top-tier instructors Bradley Manville and Perry Knust. Both come from extensive backgrounds in the industry and bring a wealth of knowledge to our students.

Bradley Manville: Mr. Manville has over 20 years of law enforcement experience and has served in various capacities of special operations, including K-9 and SWAT.  Mr. Manville is a skilled tactical operator and certified instructor who specializes in firearms, tactical operations and night vision. He is a veteran of the US military, serving in both Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  In 2007, Brad worked as a security contractor in Afghanistan, training Afghani police officers.  He continues to serve in special operations law enforcement.

Perry J. Knust: Mr. Kunst is currently a full time SWAT Operator with a North Carolina Sheriff’s Office.  He has over nine years of law enforcement experience with 2½ years on a full time SWAT Team.  Mr. Kunst is a certified North Carolina General Law Enforcement Instructor and a Specialized Firearms Instructor. When instructing, Mr. Kunst provides a realistic, safe, and challenging training environment that allows his students the opportunity to develop their skills.

The NV Operators sequence was the first of a 5-course series Oak Grove will is offering at Wake Tech this summer. Remaining courses include:

Course Title Date Location Duration
Patrol Rifle Refresher June 15, 2015 RDU Range  8 hours
Violent Engagements
Three-day handgun/ rifle
July 8-10, 2015 Raleigh PD Range 24 hours
Shooting Through Trauma & Plainclothes/
Off Duty Attacks Two-day handgun
July 30-31, 2015 Raleigh PD Range 16 hours
Patrol Rifle Refresher August 31, 2015 RDU Range 8 hours

For class registration and availability please visit Wake Tech Community College or call 919.866.5000.

For more information regarding our Law Enforcement training capabilities, please email David Shellenberger at

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