Michael Richey
Lieutenant Commander



Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information

Michael Richey is a dedicated individual with a diverse range of skills and expertise. His commitment to continuous learning and pursuit of knowledge is evident through his membership in MENSA, a prestigious organization for individuals with high intelligence quotient (IQ) scores. As a MENSA member, Mr. Richey brings an exceptional level of intellect and problem-solving abilities to his work, allowing him to approach challenges from unique perspectives and find innovative solutions. This intellectual prowess further enhances his ability to contribute meaningfully to various fields and adapt to ever-evolving situations.

Transformative Events and Dedication to Self-Sufficiency

The events of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath had a profound impact on Mr. Richey. Witnessing the tragedy sparked his determination to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to protect himself and those around him. This drive for self-sufficiency extends beyond firearms proficiency, as Mr. Richey believes in mastering a diverse array of disciplines.

Jack of All Trades Mentality

Mr. Richey embodies the philosophy of being a "Jack of all trades." He recognizes the value of a diverse skill set, allowing individuals to approach challenges from multiple angles and adapt to a variety of situations. From welding to programming in over 60 languages, Mr. Richey's versatility enables him to navigate diverse landscapes effortlessly.

The saying is often quoted incompletely, used as an insult.  This is the complete (original) saying, which was intended to be a complement:

Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.

Commitment to Education and Safety

As a private security instructor and firearms trainer, Mr. Richey is dedicated to imparting technical expertise and instilling a mindset of preparedness, self-reliance, and responsible firearm ownership in his students. His goal is to equip others with the tools and knowledge to protect themselves and their loved ones, contributing to the safety and security of the community.

Continuous Learning and Adaptability

Mr. Richey's unwavering commitment to self-sufficiency, personal protection, and the pursuit of knowledge make him an invaluable asset to the Texas Defense Force team. His diverse background exemplifies a spirit of continuous learning and readiness to adapt to ever-evolving challenges.


Michael Richey holds many firearms and security certifications and licenses.

  • SCUBA - PADI Open Water Diver
  • ISFCA-CCE Certified Computer Forensic Examiner
  • CompTIA A+
  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
  • NRA CCW Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Texas DPS License to Carry Handgun Instructor
  • ALERRT CRASE Instructor


  • HAM Radio General License
  • Level III Commissioned Security Officer
  • Level IV Personal Protection Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Texas DPS Level III Firearms Instructor
  • Texas DPS Level III Classroom Instructor

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