MSG Ricky Harris, US Army Retired, has more than 20 years of military and specialized firearms handling experience; with 16 of those years served with US Army Special Forces. Throughout his military service, Ricky has served as an Infantryman, Scout Sniper, Special Forces Weapons Sergeant, Special Forces Sniper Course Instructor (level 1 JFKSWTC), and Special Forces Team Sergeant. He retired as the Senior Enlisted in charge of the 3rd Special Forces Group Sniper Training Detachment. Ricky has six combat deployments for over-seas contingencies.
Part of his professional resume includes: US Army Ranger School, US Army Sniper School, Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE LEVEL C- HIGH RISK), Arabic Language School, Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course (SCUBA), Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC), Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC), Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course (SFAUC), Combat Dive Supervisors Course, Special Operations Terminal Air Controller Course (SOTACC), Instructor Training Course (ITC), Mid South Institute of Self Defense Shooting - Combat Marksmanship, Black Water –Advanced Combat Marksmanship, Tiger Swan - Tactical Pistol, Tiger Swan - Tactical Carbine, Storm Mountain – Sniper Level 1, 2 and 3, HARDPOINT – Apprehension Avoidance Course, NRA Pistol Instructors Course, North Carolina Justice Academy - Laws Governing Concealed Carry and Use of Deadly Force, GLOCK Armorer and IDPA Safety Officer’s Course.
Some of Ricky’s accomplishments include: International Sniper Competition Ft. Benning GA; (Top Sniper) 3d place team in Open Class 2008 and 2nd place team in Service Class 2009, International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), North Carolina State Championship High Military competitor 2011, Virginia IDPA State Championship - 1st Place ESP Expert and High Military competitor 2014, Virginia State IDPA High Military competitor 2015. And he currently holds a rating of Master in IDPA Stock Service Pistol. Ricky was also featured in the book “Hunters – US Snipers in the War on Terror” written by Milo S. Afong.