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Lucas Owner/Training Director – Primary Instructor aka @hatchet_21 is a former United States Army Paratrooper that has served in many leadership roles throughout his time in the military. He has deployed to numerous theaters of operations ranging from Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. During his Afghanistan deployment, Lucas served in a critical leadership role in a unit where multiple high value targets were captured. Asymmetrical Warfare Group (AWG) was tasked to study the success of this unit and spread the tactics, techniques, and procedures that were used Army wide.

Lucas was then selected to serve as a Protective Services Detail Leader for the US AFRICOM Commander where he conducted numerous low visibility protective service operations throughout Africa, Europe, and CONUS.

Lucas also served as a Special Reaction Team Entry Team Leader, SRT Instructor, PSD Instructor, and Evasive Driving Instructor. Lucas was medically retired as a Sergeant First Class after just short of 15 years of Service. He graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business and Government).

Lucas is one of 3 owners, and the current Training Director of Lineage Defense, a training company comprised of multiple subject matter experts that have a combined experience of over 100 years. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of training to professionals, and families that want to make everyone in the household or unit an asset. We pride ourselves on contextual training that translates to the real world and can make anyone more effective to protect their self, their family or the public.

  • Credentials: United States Army Paratrooper / Protective Services Detail Leader. (Medically Retired 15 Years)
  • Training: Conventional Physical Security Course, Anti-Terrorism Advanced, SWAT Team Leader, Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Course, Special Reaction Team Instructor, Patrol Response to Active Shooter Instructor, Anti-Terrorism Basic, Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Anti-Terrorism Evasive Driving Instructor, Protective Services Training Instructor, High Risk Personnel Security Instructor, Urban/Explosive Breach Course, Anti-Terrorism Evasive Driving Course, Close Quarters Marksmanship Course. Senior Leaders Course, Protective Services Training Course, Counter IED Detection, Hostage Rescue, Combat Life Savers Course x3, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Special Reaction Team Marksman/Observer Course, Basic Airborne Couse, Special Forces Basic Combat Course (Support), Air Assault School, Primary Leadership Development Course
  • Current Profession: Owner/Training Director of Lineage Defense LLC
  • Weapon of Choice: 13.7" Grunt
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