Citizens' Defense Academy (CDA) with locations in Gallia County, OH, and Tioga County, PA was founded to provide training and education in the areas of firearms safety and marksmanship for both beginner and experienced shooters.
Additional training available to citizens emphasizes personal preparedness for everyday situations from violent encounters to natural disasters.
Classes presented at CDA are constantly updated and modified in keeping up with current local and global threats and events.
CDA also provides basic and advanced instruction for the certification and professional development of private security personnel in accordance with state and federal regulations, as well as the most current security trends.
Citizens' Defense Academy's Lead Instructor retired from the military where he spent 16 years in the US Navy as an Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Diver and Small Arms Instructor. before transferring to the Air Guard where he retired after 15 years as the Intelligence Superintendent and Anti-Terrorism Officer.
Currently, he is a certified NRA, USCCA, and Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor as well as an Active Shooter Awareness, Church Security and Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor.
Using his knowledge and experience in EOD, Law Enforcement, Intelligence, and Anti-terrorism he has constructed a series of situational awareness, personal security, and travel safety programs.
NRA-Basics of Pistol Shooting
NRA-Basics Rifle Shooting
NRA-Basic Shotgun Shooting
NRA-Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW)
NRA-Range Safety Officer (RSO)
Advanced Defensive Pistol (ADP)
USCCA-Concealed Carry Home Defense
First Aid / CPR/ AED
Stop the Bleed
Social Media/Internet Security
Ham Radio (an introduction)
Gardening with limited space
Basics of canning and food preservation
TrashInt (What your trash says about you)
Foundations in the Second Amendment
Self-Defense (for Women)
Make Your Home a Hard Target
Mace Pepper Spray
NRA-Refuse To Be A Victim
Church Security Team Training
Active Shooter Response
Mace Pepper Spray
OH Private Security Firearms (OPOTA)
PA Security Guard Training
PA Lethal Weapons-Act 235
Citizens' Defense Academy’s mission is to aid citizens in awareness development, self-preparedness, self-defense and the building of strong community ties, while standing by and for the Constitution and the United States of America, One Nation Under God.
If you have questions about our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
By appointment only
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