The Shooting Institute is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, based in Birmingham, AL. Jared Hudson, Founder, and CEO of The Shooting Institute (TSI) has combined his years of experience as a Navy SEAL Sniper and Assaulter, Contractor, and Law Enforcement Officer.

Jared has developed a highly effective method of Tactical training that has benefited multiple US Military/DOD, Law Enforcement, Corporate clients, and Civilians.


Jared Hudson “JHUD”

Founder/CEO – Navy SEAL Sniper | L.E. Officer

15 years of leadership experience as a US Navy SEAL Sniper, Anti-Piracy Contractor, Law Enforcement Officer, and Sharpshooter. With multiple combat deployments in support of Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) operations during OIF and OEF, Jared’s leadership experience spans U.S. and International Territories.

As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jared has built a company based on real world experience to create experienced warriors who crush evil with devastating precision. He is known for his steadfast faith, outgoing personality, professional knowledge, quality of work, organizational climate, teamwork, and leadership. Jared leads by example with unrelenting strength and charisma.

“Be strong and courageous.” Joshua 1:6

Mike Reebals “Grumples”

Director of Security – US Marshal | SWAT L.E. Officer

25+ years of Law Enforcement experience where he served as a SWAT Team/Entry Team Leader, Riot Control Officer, Field Training Officer, and Patrolman. Mike was a US Marshal Task Force Officer/Team Lead assigned to the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF). He also served in the Army National Guard as an Infantryman and holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

As the Director of Security, Mike creates safe environments for schools, churches and businesses across the United States. He oversees security risk assessments and training to enhance safety and survivability, protecting those individuals who are victims of, and responders to, an active shooter or other violent threats. Mike’s hard work and dedication to serve the nation is unparalleled and a staple of TSI.

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” General George Patton

Kristian Olsen “Tiny”

Director of Sales – Navy SEAL

12 years of leadership experience as a US Navy SEAL and General Manager of many high-end restaurants and nightclubs in New York City. He trained the Yemeni Counter Terrorism Unit in support to Naval Special Warfare. He continues to fight against pedophilia by targeting sex trafficking. He has conducted many undercover Stings and Direct-Action Raids, disrupting the sex slave trade worldwide.

As Director of Sales, Kristian is a self-motivated gear extraordinaire. He is responsible for inventions that today's Special Operators use in war for continued mission success. Kristian is dedicated to building lasting mutual relationships with vendors, customers, and partners. His humble hard-working professionalism is continuing to shape TSI progress year to year.

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle” Psalm 144: 1

Stuart Hartley “Thickems”

Director of Training – US Army | SWAT L.E. Officer

14+ years of Law Enforcement and US Army service as a SWAT Operator, Infantryman, and Patrolman. He has a Master’s in Criminal Justice and has advanced training and experience in downed vehicle recovery, small unit tactics, mission planning, and tactical combat casualty care (TCCC). Deployed to Afghanistan where he conducted approximately one-hundred and twenty dignitary protection missions.

As Director of Training, Stuart believes that it is crucial to prepare for dangerous and life altering events. When training curriculums are taught properly it allows the student to become a complete, responsible, and beneficial contributor to society, Law Enforcement Agencies and Military Units. Stuart’s fun and enthusiastic personality is backed by a strong work ethic and dedication to the profession which allows continued success for TSI’s mission.

“Hard work betrays none” -Hachiman Hikigaya

Troy Dehart “Trailer Troll”

Lead Firearms Instructor – SWAT L.E. Officer | Chief Investigator

30+ years of Law Enforcement extensive experience as a SWAT Operator, Police K-9 Handler, Narcotics Officer. As Indiana’s Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, he developed and instructed firearm courses for different departments and agencies. He also has worked for the Department of Defense in Afghanistan.

As Lead Firearms Instructor, Troy is known for his ability to work with all levels of
shooters from any background and experience, helping TSI students achieve a high level of competency. He has been instrumental in building TSI’s current shooting and EVOC (emergency vehicle operation courses) curriculum. His loyalty to his faith, family and community represents TSI’s core value’s exceptionally.

“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” Proverbs 24:10



We exist to create experienced warriors who crush evil with devastating precision.

Be Strong and Courageous – Joshua 1:6