2013 Conference


2013 Conference

Annual Training Conference

Our 4th annual conference -October 17th & 18th 2013

Christ Church of the Valley

CCV 7007 W. Happy Valley Rd.

Peoria, AZ 85383


Conference Schedule

Oct. 17 (Thu.)   ATOA Conference & Vendor Show – CCV

0700-0830        Registration and Vendor Show w/ Continental Breakfast
0830-0900        Opening Ceremonies and ATOA General Business Meeting and Association Updates
0900-1100        Capt. Greg Herbert – SWAT Division Commander San Bernardino Sherriff’s Office

Topic – Christopher Dorner Manhunt/Barricade Debrief

1100-1300        Luncheon and Vendor Show
1300-1700        John Wayne Walding – United States Army 3rd Special Forces Group

Topic – “Battle of Shok Valley”

1700-1930 ATOA Exclusive Members Only Dinner presented by 5.11 & FX Tactical

Located at FX Tactical – 8948 W. Cactus Road, Peoria AZ
Special Event Raffle Prizes & Giveaways
ATOA members only store discounts

Oct. 18 (Fri.)   ATOA Conference & Vendor Show – CCV

0700-0800        Vendor Show w/ Continental Breakfast
0800-1000        Patrick McNamara SGM, US Army (Ret).

Topic – Training methodology – T.A.P.S.

1000-1200        Sgt Chris Rogers – Pima Regional SWAT Team -Bomb Squad

Topic – IED Threats: Southwest Border Operations

1200-1330        Luncheon/Vendor Show & Raffle
1330-1700        Sgt. Drew Bader – Albuquerque Police Department – SWAT

Topic – Deadly Force Encounters: Leave the Rule Book at Home


Guest Speakers Include:

John Wayne Walding

United States Army- 3rd Special Forces Group

SFC (R) John Wayne Walding spent 12 years in the U. S. Army with 7 years being in 3rd Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg NC and is currently the Lead Sniper Instructor for Craft International.  He has combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. During his career at 3rd SFG he worked on ODA 396/3336 as A SF operator and at the Sniper Detachment as a Sniper instructor. His military school include Special operations Target interdiction course. Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat. 3rd SFG Advance sniper. Special Forces Qualification course. Airborne. Air assault.

Awards and badges include silver star. Bronze star. Purple Heart. Combat infantry badge. Airborne air assault and the special forces tab.

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