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Tim Milletics - Range & Training Lead
Tim has been an avid shooter and collector of firearms for over 35 years. His passion for shooting started with a Ruger single six and Marlin model 60 many years ago. He enjoys all forms of shooting, but specifically enjoys handgun target shooting. Over the years he has enjoyed collecting firearms, reloading and participating in club sponsored shooting events. He belongs to several local clubs where he promotes safe gun handling practices by supporting club training and shooting event activities. Tim is certified in First Aid, CPR and AED, holds a concealed carry permit and ACT 235 certification. He is a certified basic pistol instructor (NRA) & Range Safety Officer.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Millersville University and has been a member of the American Society for Industrial Security for the past 30 years, successfully completing training courses in Asset Protection, Investigations in the Workplace, Interviewing & Interrogation Techniques, OSHA 10 & 40 hour Safety programs, Domestic Terrorism, Surveillance Detection, Violence in the Workplace, Evasive Driving and Accident Avoidance, Lethal and non-lethal Weapons.
Married with one son, he has lived and worked in the Harrisburg area, enjoying worldwide travel while employed as a corporate security manager/trainer for a local manufacturing company. Now retired, he joins the Trop team to share his passion for shooting and educating others to promote responsible firearms ownership.
Mike has been a shooting enthusiast and firearms instructor for over sixty years and still has his first gun, a .22 caliber (short, long, and long rifle) single-shot, bolt-action Remington rifle he received on his 13th birthday.
As a former U.S. Army Infantry and Military Police Officer, Mike honed his shooting skills on a variety of individual and crew-served weapons. As the former Branch Chief and Senior Instructor for the U.S. Army Military Police School, Europe, Mike managed the specialized military police, installation physical security, and security of nuclear weapons and ammunition training for U.S. and N.A.T.O. military and civilian personnel.
As a Peace Officer Standards and Training certified Nevada State Law Enforcement Officer, Mike managed the state law enforcement academy. In addition to being one of the primary instructors, Mike was certified by the F.B.I. as a combat firearms (pistol and shotgun) instructor. Later, Mike transferred to the Nevada law enforcement agency that regulates casino gambling. During this tenure rose to the rank of Senior Enforcement Agent and was the agency’s representative on the interstate criminal intelligence unit. In addition, Mike was one of two agents assigned as the Executive Protection Agent for the Chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board and completed a specialized body guard training course at the Los Angeles Police Department for this role.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement and Corrections from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Education from Boston University. Mike also was certified as a Basic and Intermediate Police Officer in Nevada and held a vocational teacher’s certificate in Police Science. Mike was certified under PAs Act 235 and has four year’s tenure as an Adjunct Instructor in Criminal Justice with Central Texas Community College.
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