Comprised of select individuals from across all the branches, the VIKTOS TEAM is a black gun dedicated cadre. With decades of real-world experience in every major combat zone, we use this collective knowledge to develop the VIKTOS product line. In turn, our team goes all out to punish and critique each successive round of designs. The end goal is to create the ultimate gear for your daily gunfight.
DAN BROKOS is a retired Army Sergeant Major with decades of Special Forces experience through multiple deployments to every significant hotspot over those years. That hard-earned knowledge has been passed down to the next generation of SOF during Dan's multiple stints as a lead instructor of the Army Green Beret school. Dan currently operates his own tactical training and gear company, LEAD FAUCET TACTICAL
BEN ‘MOOKIE’ THOMAS is a former Navy SEAL, having served with ST-1 during the mid-nineties. After leaving the service, he spent over a decade working as DOD security contractor. In between contracting deployments, he began working in Hollywood as a technical advisor, stuntman, and actor. He currently works as a Brand Manager within the firearms industry and heads his own MOOKIE MILITIA brand.
DREW ESTELL is an Army Special Forces veteran who specialized in Military Free Fall Operations. He's completed numerous deployments to the Middle East conducting direct action missions, training foreign special operations forces, and conducting human intelligence gathering. He is currently a competitive three gun shooter and owner of BAER SOLUTIONS.
RICK TAKAHASHI is an 11-time national title holder in surfing, and represents the United States on the over-35 team. Out of the water, Rick’s surfing training includes tactical response classes and hours of working out/running. Rick lives by the bible verse Isaiah 6:8 “…And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Rick’s full-time job is a video producer and he prides himself on being disciplined in every aspect of his life.
DARON CRUICKSHANK is best known for knocking dudes out on the big screen; traveling the world and fighting people for money since 2008. He is a veteran of the UFC and is currently under contract with RIZIN FF in Japan. When he is not fighting people, he dedicates his time to the shooting sports.
PERRY YEE is a former Navy SEAL and served in Afghanistan with ST-7. Since discharging from the military, he has worked as a CQB instructor for military, law enforcement and civilians alike. Perry currently owns and operates a non-profit organization in San Diego called Active Valor, that pairs transitioning veterans with children who have lost a parent overseas in combat or to PTSD related suicide while on active duty.
JASON PALETTA is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Infantry where he was assigned as Weapons Squad Team Leader. After the military, Jason has worked 20 years in law enforcement, 10 with S.W.A.T, and 3 years between Afghanistan and Iraq on the US Ambassador’s Protection Detail. Jason is currently assigned to a Violent Crimes Team and is the co-owner and Director of Training for GUN CRAFT SOLUTIONS which provides training to law enforcement, military, and civilians.
JARED RESTON is a Detective in the Department of Homeland Security/Gang Investigations Unit, as well as the assistant team leader and lead firearms instructor for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T team. He has been involved in the successful resolution of over one thousand S.W.A.T. missions, including several lethal force incidents. Jared founded RESTON GROUP to train Armed Professionals with the tools to best solve critical incidents.
BILL BLOWERS is a retired Police Sergeant with over 25 years of experience, 22 of those assigned to S.W.A.T.. His primary focus is teaching LE/MIL in S.W.A.T. related tactics and firearms courses; however, he has started teaching good citizens in firearms courses. Bill owns and operates his business, TAP-RACK TACTICAL, out of the Pacific Northwest.
TODD FULTON is a retired USCG Command Master Chief with decades of maritime special operations experience. Cutting his teeth as an infantry/boat company Marine, he transferred to the Coast Guard where he served as gunboat driver/instructor. HIs service record runs the gamut from humanitarian missions in Haiti to Combat operations throughout the Gulf.
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