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Chris

CHRIS "Doc" STOEHNER
HEAD INSTRUCTOR

5/5

Chris is an Expeditionary Veteran of the recent Global Wars on Terror. His primary job as a Navy Hospital Corpsman (Fleet Marine Force) has given him the skills and experience to teach emergent medicine across multiple disciplines in virtually any environment. He is also a 12 year veteran of Law Enforcement Special Operations whose primary job was as a Tactical EMS Sergeant and provider. Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in Military Science and International Politics from New Mexico State University in 2012.

Jen STOEHNER
Instructor, Special FX Makeup Artist

5/5

Jen is Chris’ wife. She earned her Bachelor’s in Fine Art from New Mexico State University in 2006. She uses her artistic talents alongside Chris to provide makeup and training for the role players during the scenario based training portions. She also helps to supervise the CPR/AED and First Aid portions of our training programs.

Jen

Neil

Neil Dyer
Instructor, Navy Seal (Retired)

5/5

Cool stuff about Neil.

John Stach
Instructor, US Army Special Operations (Retired)

5/5

Cool stuff about John.

John

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS​

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS​

Adjunct instructors for XSA International are subject matter experts in their respective fields and most come from extensive military or law enforcement backgrounds.

If you have a special training need, we have an instructor for you!

We believe that personal defense is a philosophy —
Not Simply a set of skills.

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