Team

Professional Development:

President
Anthony NegronPresident

26-year USAF veteran; 10-years tactical operations experience in Air Force Special Operations Command to include Joint, 10-year operations experience in Air Combat Command, formerly the ACC Pararescue Functional Area Manager; combat tours in the Arabian peninsula, Bosnia Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Iraq; awarded two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart.

Colonel (Retired) Kurt W. Buller (PRODEV Mentor)

Col Buller graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and received his commission in May 1991. He graduated the Special Tactics Officer training pipeline in June 1992, where he acquired skills as a master parachutist, military freefall parachutist, and combat diver — he also earned the U.S. Army’s Ranger tab and has a combat parachute jump. He has commanded all echelons of the Special Tactics community and supported sustained combat, humanitarian, special operations, and unconventional warfare missions around the globe.

Gino P. Kahaunaele

Combat-tested leadership skills combined with an exceptional ability to design, build and lead corporate and defense industry innovation projects utilizing an extensive foundation of Special Operations experience combined with a unique, dynamic creativity. Demonstrated track record of success in controlling costs, increasing efficiencies, and providing technical leadership in solving the most demanding Special Operations modernization challenges. Superior communicator with exceptional poise; readily distills the most complex of materials into easily-understood, compelling presentations.

Steven P. Viola
  • 2014 – Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Medford, MA Masters Degree; International Relations (Capstone- Reframing urban and environmental policies to benefit the poor.)
  • 2006 – Campbell University– Buies Creek, NC Bachelor of Applied Science; Health Science
Matt Schrader

Medical:

Chris Van Houten, NRCCEMTP, WEMT

Chris has 20 years of Paramedic experience in and around New York City with an extensive background in EMS education, and ‘High Risk, Low Resource” medicine. His experience includes Emergency Management, Hazardous Materials, Travel and Occupational Health Medicine, as well as Critical Care Paramedicine. He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying Hiking, Kayaking, Hunting, Fishing, White Water Rafting and Skiing.

Stephen C. Rush, M.D.

Dr. Stephen Rush is a Board Certified physician in Radiation Oncology whose specialty is adult radiation oncology. He received a combined B.S./M.D. degree, a six-year program, from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He did his residency in Radiation Oncology at the New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Departments of Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery) and Radiation Oncology (Radiation Oncology )
USAF Pararescue Medical Director
Medical Specialties:  Cancer, Radiation Oncology
Medical Expertise:  Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Radiation Oncology

Benjamin Selleck

Serve as firefighter/paramedic in one of the most progressive departments in New Hampshire. The Bedford Fire Department is a proactive combination department of 35 members answering more than 2,600 emergency calls for service in a suburban town of 21,203 residents that grows to over 100,000 during the day.

Kevin A. Bullough

Military trained security professional well versed in conducting Security Operations within culturally diverse, politically sensitive, and strategically challenging environments. Over 25 years of noteworthy experience in operations, combat and field emergency medicine across the mission areas of Special Operations and Combat Search and Rescue.

Douglas Paul Kechijian

Peak Performance, New York, NY (January 2015-Present). Director of Rehabiltation.
U.S. Air Force/106 Rescue Wing, Westhampton Beach, NY (April 2004-Present), Pararescueman
Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training, Fishers, IN (January-May 2014), Outpatient Physical Therapy Foothills Physical Therapy, Gilbert, AZ (May-July 2013), Outpatient Physical Therapy
Bronx VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY (October-December 2012), Inpatient Rehabilitation
Cressey Performance, Hudson, MA (January-May 2011), Performance Training Intern

Mountaineering:

Gino P. Kahaunaele
Combat-tested leadership skills combined with an exceptional ability to design, build and lead corporate and defense industry innovation projects utilizing an extensive foundation of Special Read More
Kurt Winkler
Kurt worked for the IME and EMS climbing schools before starting with Mountain Guides Alliance in 1986. He has guided both here and abroad. His Read More
Mark Synnott
When he’s not in the mountains, Mark works with The North Face Research, Design and Development team and lectures frequently on his life as a Read More
Scott Lee
Six years both full and part time professional climbing guide and instructor for Synnott Mountain Guides. Guide recreational clients on rock, ice and ski mountaineering. Read More

Tactical:

Harry Bologna

Harry is a retired U.S. Navy Master Chief (SEAL) with over 22 years Special Operations experience. After completing Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training, Harry went on to serve at SEAL Teams Two and Four deploying to Europe, South and Central America.

Gino P. Kahaunaele

Combat-tested leadership skills combined with an exceptional ability to design, build and lead corporate and defense industry innovation projects utilizing an extensive foundation of Special Operations experience combined with a unique, dynamic creativity. Demonstrated track record of success in controlling costs, increasing efficiencies, and providing technical leadership in solving the most demanding Special Operations modernization challenges. Superior communicator with exceptional poise; readily distills the most complex of materials into easily-understood, compelling presentations.

David Hinkell

Dave comes to the SIG SAUER Academy team with over 30 years of combined military and law enforcement experience. During his 20+ years of active-duty Marine Corps service, he was a Primary Marksmanship Instructor (PMI), Drill Instructor – Instructor, USMC Shooting Team member, and Inspector-Instructor Staff First Sergeant. Immediately State Police attaining the rank of Sergeant. He served on the NHSP SWAT Team as their Sniper Team.