Our Training Staff


Terry "Joey" Miguez

Head Instructor

Terry Miguez has trained U.S. Air Force’s Nuclear Weapons Tactical Recapture Forces and Emergency Services Team members, as well as numerous civilian SWAT officers in Basic SWAT Operations. He has had the honor of serving on Louisiana Tactical Police Officers (LTOPA) Board of Directors as Region 1 Representative.  He has worked with and trained local, state and federal police agencies, as well as both US and Foreign Military personnel. He is a certified instructor in the following fields: NRA Law Enforcement Pistol and Shotgun, NRA Pistol, NRA Shotgun, NRA Personnel Protection in the Home, Full Spectrum Operators Combatives (FSOC), Executive Protection/Close in Protection Specialist, Close Quarter Combat Instructor (CQB), Terrorism Awareness, Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (A.L.E.R.R.T.), TASER International, Anti-terrorism Awareness, Defensive Tactics, and Foreign Weapons.
Professional Experience

  • Retired USAF Security Forces
  • 17 Years USAF SWAT/10 years Non-Commission Officer in charge
  • 3 Years USAF Nuclear Tactical Recapture Forces
  • 4 Years Installation Information Security Specialist
  • 9 Years USAF Civilian Security Specialist 
  • 10 Years Caddo Parish Sheriff Reserve Deputy
  • Veteran of overseas assignments and deployments

Dusty Herring

Dusty Herring

Adjunct Instructor

Is a supervisor with a local Sheriff’s Officer. He is currently the Director of Training for his agency as well as serving the Team Commander for his agency’s S.W.A.T. Team. Some of Herring's certifications are as follows:

  • Louisiana P.O.S.T/F.B.I Firearms instructor
  • Select Fire Weapons Instructor
  • Tactical Firearms Instructor
  • Taser Instructor
  • Active Shooter Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Mobile Field Force Instructor 
  • Monadnock Defensive Tactics System Instructor
  • Full Spectrum Operator Combatives Instructor
  • ASP Baton Instructor 

Herring has over 20 years of law enforcement service with both a metropolitan police agency as well as a rural sheriff’s office, combined. Herring’s previous assignments include Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Narcotics- Directed Patrol Supervisor and U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force. Herring has also been on the staff of Trinity Tactical Institute since its inception and is a “Glock” certified armorer. During his career he has had the chance to train with former Russian Special Forces (Spetznaz) and members of the Los Angeles P.D. S.W.A.T. Herring has over 15 years of various martial arts training with emphasis placed on Filipino styles. He is an adjunct instructor for the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Basic SWAT course. Herring served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Tactical Police Officers Association and is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association as well as the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association.


Mariano "Mickey" Rellin, Jr.

Adjunct Instructor

Mariano “Mickey” Rellin, Jr. has instructed students in the use of firearms, tactics and protection in the military, law enforcement and civilian fields. Starting out as Security Policeman in the U.S. Air Force, followed by Local Law Enforcement, then back in the military as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician in the U.S. Army, followed again by Local Law Enforcement and a Commission in the Hawaii Army National Guard. All of which lead up to a career and retirement after twenty-seven years with the U.S. Marshals Service, he served fifteen years in their Special Operations Group. Still active and wanting to make a difference he taught Firearms and Tactics for the Security Contractor, Triple Canopy. Currently he has once again signed up to Protect, Serve and Teach with a Local Law Enforcement agency. Holding certifications as a current POST certified Firearms Instructor as well as his Federal Firearms Instructor and Military Instructor experience having taught both domestic and foreign students in areas to include, basic to advanced pistol, rifle, shotgun, sub machine gun and machine gun operations, tactical use of firearms, tactical operations both urban and rural, personal and executive protective details, close quarters combat, anti-terrorist training program, active shooter response, small unit tactics and operations, to name a few. Having taught firearms for all those years, he believes that the most important area in teaching firearms operations is Firearms Safety, for yourself, family and others.
Professional Experience

  • U.S. Air Force, Security Policeman 
  • U.S. Army, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 
  • Hawaii Army National Guard, Infantry Officer 
  • NAS Barbers Point , Base Police  
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Security Specialist
  • U.S. Marshals Service, Investigator, Instructor and Special Operations Group, Operator to Team Leader 
  • Triple Canopy, Firearms and Tactics Instructor 
  • Bossier Sheriff’s Office, Firearms and Tactics Instructor