John Spears is a weapons and tactics, precision rifle, CQB Operations, No-Light, and TCCC instructor. His Army special operations career began as an 18D, Special Operations Medical Sergeant in 3rd Bn., 7th SFG(A), Panama. He conducted counter-insurgency and counter-narco terrorism operations throughout Central and South America, including El Salvador, Columbia, Bolivia, Peru, and others. He joined the 12th SFG(A) while attending college, obtained a biochemistry degree, attended Osteopathic medical school, then completed an orthopedic surgical residency and finally a spine surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. He divides his time between a specialty surgery practice and training law enforcement, military, and qualified civilians.