Our Team

Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO

Ryan founded Threat Dynamics in 2009 to provide a much needed realistic use of force training to the general public and Law Enforcement alike. Tuttle took his Military experience and passion for training to new levels with the first of it’s kind Virtual training facility using state-of-the-art training simulators. With those Tuttle build a thriving business and it continues to grow to this day.

Tuttle served honorably in the Oregon Army Nation Guard as an 11 Bravo Infantryman, 240B Gunner, Weapon Squad Leader and Headquarters Reconnaissance Scout.

During his 8 years of serving his country in 2003 Tuttle was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom II. During that Deployment SGT Tuttle and his unit were selected as the 1st Cavalry Division’s “Quick Reaction Force”, a mission that is normally reserved for special operations units.

Tuttle and his QRF Unit were activated over 400 times, including 30 Air Assault missions during this deployment, and were directly involved in combat operations in the cities and areas of Taji, Fallujah, Najaf, Tramiyah, Sadr City and Bagdad Iraq. Do to their steadfast and professional reputation their Unit was selected to guard the Al Rasheed Hotel housing VIP Delegates during the first ever Iraqi elections.

For this Deployment SGT Tuttle was awarded:

An Army Accommodation Metal for Valor for Combat Actions in the Battle of Najaf and Tuttle’s 14 Confirmed Enemy Kills. The 1st Regimental Combat Team of the 1st Marine Division also awarded Tuttle their Unit Combat Patch for his Units combat support in the Battle of Najaf.
A Presidential Unit Citation for providing Combat support to the 1st Regimental Combat Team of the 1st Marine Division in Battle of Fallujah, 2004.
An Army Accommodation Metal for professionalism during actions to rebuilding of Iraq.

Other Military Highlights:

SGT Tuttle also aided in security operations during the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

As a Weapons Squad Leader, Tuttle participated in Scout training operations in (nationally) Oregon, Idaho, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, (Internationally) Kuwait, Mongolia and Japan.

Civilian Certifications:

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor # 183223496
NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Certified Instructor # i102781
Threat Dynamics Master Level Instructor- Basic Pistol, Home Defense, Tactical Defensive Shooting & OR, UT & AZ CHL Instructor

Senior Security Consultant

Senior Security Consultant

Kevin Cooley

Kevin is an accomplished safety & security management trainer and workplace violence consultant, with an exceptional and extensive background in training military personnel and civilian clients in firearms technology, technical intelligence, weapons familiarization, and safety. Early in his career, Kevin was a Warsaw Pact small arms instructor and armorer for the G-2 of the famed 101st Airborne Division. Kevin served in worldwide intelligence collection assignments, including with the 5th Special Forces Group and the 66th Military Intelligence Group.

As a manager in corporate investigations for major U.S. companies, such as Hewlett Packard and Digital Equipment Corporation, Kevin has provided senior-level consultation, physical security support, and risk mitigation against an unlimited variety of real-world threats.

In his corporate duties, Kevin established and led armed close protection teams and authored organizational incident management protocols for clients across diverse industries. He is also the founder and leader of successful partnerships and liaison activities between private industry and the local, state, and federal law enforcement community. His experience in leading disaster recovery and business continuity operations includes his leadership role at a major manufacturing facility following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

A graduate of San José State University, the Defense Language Institute, and various intelligence and investigative schools.

Kevin is a National Rifle Association Certified Firearms Instructor, NRA #8852978, with credentials in multiple NRA disciplines, and is licensed by the State of Utah Commission of Public Safety as a Concealed Firearm Instructor, Credential #I113325.

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