Gregory “Cruz” Grutter is a Disabled Veteran, Military Wounded Warrior, and Combat Veteran
nominated for the Silver Star for Combat Valor, Awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and Purple Heart Medals, along with other prestigious awards. He is most proud of being a U.S.
Marine Corps “Grunt”, USMC Scout Sniper and Scout Sniper Instructor.
Gregory participated in support of Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. A highly experienced
competitive shooter, firearms and tactics instructor, and lifelong student of the tactical/
shooting arts, Gregory was a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security/
Federal Air Marshal firearms program post 9/11. He retired in 2014 from the Boston Office of the Federal Air Marshals due to his combat injuries.
An experienced Law Enforcement Officer, Gregory worked in Federal Corrections, holding
positions such as: Lead Academy Instructor, CERT Team Commander, and High Risk Transport
team member. He was a Reserve Police Officer in Charlestown, Rhode Island where he
served as a member on the Emergency Services Unit (ESU) Team, and Police Instructor for
firearms and tactical training. He also served as the Chief Firearms Instructor at the Rhode
Island Municipal Police Academy. Gregory established the first operational security detachment
in Afghanistan in support of covert and overt intelligence gathering operations for governmental intelligence agencies. He was the team Chief of the Security & Protective Services Detail on over 1000 missions in two years, protecting intelligence members, flag ranking
military officers, high ranking diplomats, and U.S. and Foreign Government Officials; and any and all other missions as directed or he could be assigned. “Cruz”, as he was called by his Afghan fighters, brings a solid knowledge base in combat tactics, weapons and military skills. But,
his passion, which is second to none, is to continue to learn and pass on his knowledge.
Whether it is a legally armed civilian, law enforcement, or in a military context, Gregory has the ideal combination of skills and experience to instruct combat shooting, from the very basics to the most advanced skills and techniques.
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