Ambidextrous Carbine

8 Hours - Ambidextrous Carbine Course – SGM (Ret’d) Dan BROKOS

This Course is an Intermediate Carbine Class focusing on the ever-changing contingencies of a gunfight. The course focuses on Carbine drills in daylight conditions. It involves stationary and non-stationary as well as shooting in and around positions of cover. Besides the 8 fundamentals, this course will cover the Tactical application of cover with carbine, various shooting positions, strong and support side shooting, kit set up to support ambidextrous shooting, support side fundamentals, ballistics for carbine when canted 90degrees, reloads strong and support side, contingencies of 1 arm or hand shooting.

Equipment:

  • Carbine with iron sights or optics of choice
  • 600 rounds of ammo
  • Sling
  • 4 magazines

Bio:

Daniel (Dan) J. Brokos, served as a United States Army Special Forces Sergeant Major (SGM), after spending over 26 years in loyal service to his country.

Dan Brokos was born and raised in Erie, Pa.  He graduated from Erie Cathedral Prep where he lettered in two varsity sports, Football and Boxing.  He grew up along the Lake near his home, fishing, hunting and shooting.  Dan is still an avid outdoorsman. Dan is the father of two sons, Nolan and Gavin Brokos. Nolan is currently in the U.S. Army Basic Training program at Fort Benning Georgia, his youngest son Gavin is a sophomore in High school.

Dan entered the U.S. Army, July 12, 1991, and graduated as an Infantryman in November 1991. He has served as a Infantry Rifleman and Squad Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division and 2nd Infantry Division (Korea). Dan Brokos attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection and subsequently he entered the Special Forces qualification course in 1996. Upon graduation, Dan was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. While serving as a Weapons Sergeant he deployed to Bosnia and Kosovo several times in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

Dan served in the European Command (EUCOM) Crisis Response Force (CRF), Stuttgart Germany for 9 years as a Cell leader, Team Sergeant, Troop SGM and Company SGM. During his tenure of service while assigned to a Direct Action (DA) Troop and Company, Dan deployed on multiple occasions to Bosnia in support of Operations to capture High Value Targets (HVTs) as well as DA deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.

Dan’s abilities led to his persistent re-assignment, where he instructed, and led fellow Green Berets at the Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC) Range 37 at Fort Bragg North Carolina.  Dan served as the senior Instructor for this rigorous program.  His performance led to his selection and return to Fort Bragg as the Company SGM for Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne). The Company, also known as Range 37, is the Army Special Forces 135-acre training complex that teaches Special Forces Sniper Course (SFSC) and SFARTAETC (Advanced marksmanship, breaching and CQC). He was responsible for the overall Program of Instruction (POI) for both courses, DA and Sniper Operations. 

Dan is the CEO of Lead Faucet Tactical (www.leadfaucettactical.com) a training and specialized Tactical Equipment Company, which focuses on providing world class training to approved military forces and Law Enforcement Agencies. Dan is also a freelance writer for RECOIL line of magazine.  He currently sits on the board of advisors for the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (NLEFIA).