In his 5 years as a military police soldier, Ian Mena-Wieland gained experience in law enforcement as well as combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom I and III. Domestically, he gained experience in law enforcement and small arms, and crew served weapons armoring. While deployed, his primary missions included site and convoy security, personal security details for VIPs, and training members of the Iraqi Police/Iraqi Army.
Once discharged, Ian Mena-Wieland gained experience with the Flathead County Sheriff's Office as a volunteer, and became a state licensed armed security officer. As a Kalispell Regional Medical Center security detail supervisor, he experienced many incidents that required verbal and/or physical responses.
After receiving a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology and a Certificate of Arts in Forensic Studies from the University of Montana, Ian Mena-Wieland was sent to the Smith and Wesson Armorers training and then the NRA Handgun Instructors Course. He is also a Certified Range Safety Officer and Montana Certified Firearms Instructor, Ian is passionate about teaching the safe defensive use of firearms.
Ian Mena-Wieland has received combat, medical, and technical training from the U.S. Army, as well as non-lethal and firearms training from the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office. He has attended training from Dave Grossman, several training courses from FCSO, and federal law enforcement officers. He continues to train in his discipline.
Ian invites you to train with him.