Hal Williamson’s professional background includes over 32 years of military and law enforcement service. Beginning his career with the United States Marine Corps, Hal was an AV-8B Harrier pilot by trade. He also served as an operations officer, tactics instructor pilot, and UN Peace Keeper. The last 5 years of his military career, Hal served as a Subject Matter Expert to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program implementing scenario-based training and tactical mindset curriculum development. He continues to actively advise the USMC on these programs.
Hal then transitioned to a career in law enforcement, beginning as a patrol officer with a metropolitan police department. Presently, he is employed with a major federal law enforcement agency in the National Capitol Region. His most recent assignment is that of the Lead Combatives Instructor where he is the principal developer of his agency’s defensive tactics training programs for new agents and uniformed officers, protective details, and special operations teams.
Hal has earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College where he performed graduate level research on tactical ethics and combat mindset training. Hal is a graduate of numerous public and private sector combatives, tactics, and firearms instructor-training programs. He also holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Hal’s PFC Training specialty includes instruction during Code 4 Concepts Enforcement Tactics, Practical Defense, and Instructor Certification courses.