CSM Brian Harless - Owner
Csm Brian Harless entered the military in August of 1987. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps, graduated boot camp and SOI as an 0311. He soon after took the recon indoctrination and attended basic reconnaissance course in Okinawa, Japan, earning the 0321 reconnaissance Marine MOS. Csm Harless was stationed in Okinawa, Japan as a recon Marine with 3rd reconnaissance battalion. There, Csm Harless attended the Navy combat diver course, Ranger school, Airborne and military freefall course. Csm Harless was an Assistant Team Leader while deployed to multiple countries in southeast Asia, then was promoted to Corporal and team leader. He exited the Marine Corps on June of 1992.
After the September 11th terror attacks in 2001, Csm Harless joined the US Army and got in to Long Range Surveillance Detachment(LRSD) in Austin. He attended and got selected to US Army Special Forces and graduated as an 18C demo/engineer. He deployed on his ODA 9134 as an 18C for 6 years, then became an 18Z Team Sgt and succeeded in leading his team into combat operations in Afghanistan. Upon returning he assumed the position as an Ops Sgm for SOD - Africa before becoming the current Csm and deploying to Africa, Iraq, and Syria in that capacity!
Csm Harless is also currently the Csm for the Joint Counterdrug Task Force here in Texas. Prior to his obtaining his current position with the Task Force he served as a team leader and operator there for 12 years. CSM Harless has worked with numerous “three letter”, state, and local law enforcement agencies with CD TF.
Csm Harless has attended schools like Special Forces Qualification Course 18c, SERE C, military freefall jumpmaster, static line jumpmaster, SFAUC, and Sgm academy. Csm Harless has been awarded the Bronze Star, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 2 Army commendations, 1 Air Force achievement, joint commendation, and 13 other awards!
Jeremy Fowler - Instructor
Jeremy served in the Marine Corps from 2011 to 2015 in field artillery with 1st Battalion 12th Marine Regiment. After completing boot camp at MCRD San Diego, Jeremy attended Marine combat training (MCT) at the School of Infantry in California. After being assigned to 1/12, Jeremy supported multiple firing batteries in combat training exercises and movements around the world including Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Cobra Gold multinational exercise in Thailand. During his career he earned the designation of “Expert Rifleman”, the highest award for marksmanship in the Marine Corps, 4 consecutive times. After Jeremy honorably separated from the Marines he began work for prime government contractors as an armed security officer and direct liaison to multi-billion dollar aeronautical assets. Jeremy has also worked in a security and advisory role for other high-value company locations around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Jeremy has been training and instructing with SGM Brian Harless since 2017 and is passing on knowledge of the most current tactics and techniques and his own experience to civilians and law enforcement officers.
Michael Kidd - Instructor
Michael Kidd served in the Navy from 2002 until 2007. After boot camp he went to Groton, CT for Sub school. After completing the submarine pipeline in 2003 he was sent to Pearl Harbor where he was assigned to the USS Greenville (SSN 772). During numerous deployments attached to ESG1 (Expeditionary Strike Group One), he was direct support for ASDS (Advanced SEAL Delivery System) & SDV Team 1 (SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One). In 2007 he was honorably discharged and earned several awards and medals. 2 NAM’s, Sea Service, Good Conduct, Expert pistol and rifle, Battle E and the Global War on Terrorism.
After his military career, Michael started a security position with a large government contractor. During his career he served as armed patrol then promoted to Security Associate in 2011. As a Security Associate he was responsible for in-plant and off-plant surveillance, alarm monitoring systems and video surveillance. In early 2017 he began training with Csm Harless earning certifications in TCCC, Active shooter scenario training, Carbine and Pistol training eventually joining SheepDawg as a certified Basic Instructor in late 2017. Since joining SheepDawg, he has helped teach civilians, LEO’s and military personnel the most current up to date techniques.