Lead Instructors

Gunfighter Training Group

Chancey Pogue

Chancey Pogue has been in the corrections and law enforcement field since 1998. He has been a member of a major Texas police department for 15 years, including assignments in patrol,zero tolerance teams,the weapons range and the city’s full time SWAT team. Chancey is currently assigned to the training academy as the Use of Force Coordinator. Chancey is a Master Peace Officer and carries multiple certifications to include:

  • Advanced SWAT
  • Hostage Rescue
  • Explosive Breaching
  • Shotgun Breaching Instructor
  • TCOLE Instructor
  • TCOLE Firearms Instructor
  • FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • ALERRT Instructor
  • SureFire Low Light Instructor
  • Force Science Institute Certification

James Kouns

James has worked for a major Dallas/Fort Worth fire department for over 20 years. He has been assigned to the full time SWAT Unit as a Tactical Medic for the past 15 years. James has participated in over 3000 tactical operations during that time. During that time he has also trained Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Contractors.  James is certified in dozens of specialties to include, but not limited to:

  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Peace Officer
  • ALERRT Certified
  • HAZMAT Instructor
  • Tactical Paramedic / Instructor
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) / Instructor
  • WMD Live Agent Technician (COBRA Course)
  • WMD Medical Specialist
  • USAR Medical Specialist
  • K9 Medical Specialist
  • Anti Terrorism Specialist (ATAB)
  • Rescue Diver / Swift Water Rescue Technician
  • State EMS Coordinator