Michael Lang: Michael is the founder of Meridian and a licensed security sub-contractor with experience in Executive Protection as a bodyguard specialist. Experienced with high profile celebrities, elected officials, private companies and prominent families. Michael is currently active in law enforcement and an active member in the International Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals.

Throughout his career, Michael has been engaged in extensive firearms training from some of the finest facilities, including: Gunsite Academy, Front sight Firearms Training Institute, Khyber Tactical, Rocky Mountain Tactical Response, Massad Ayoob, and Cereno Training Group. Also advanced tactical training in: conflict intervention techniques, critical event de-escalation tactics, arrest techniques, PPCT and personal defense. First responder training from the Dept. of Homeland Security including: Event Security, School Crisis management, Terrorism, WMD’s, First Responder Communications, and Law Enforcement active school response.

With his real world experience, skills and training; Michael has been an expert firearms instructor and RSO for more than 20 years. Currently holding instructor ratings in: Self-defense, Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Concealed Carry firearms, Reloading, Home defense, less lethal weapons, First Responder Medic and “Refuse to Be a Victim”. Michael has been asked to be a guest speaker at public forums, on radio as well as documentary films on the subjects of personal defense and firearms.

Michael specializes in tactical training for security teams, protection professionals and self-defense minded civilians. He also works as a consultant for clubs, ranges and facilities creating training programs and events. Michael has designed and taught advanced classes in: handguns, long range shooting, carbine-rifles, combat shotgun, and tactical trauma including low and no-light training.

Email: michael@meridiantac.com

Craig Cable: Craig served in the United States Air Force in critical combat support roles for a variety of military operations to include Operation Just Cause, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Craig is a competitive shooter who holds military marksmanship awards for both rifle and pistol. He’s a certified marksmanship instructor through the Civilian Marksmanship Program and an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.

Craig’s security experience includes private armed security and event security for a variety of celebrities, musical guests and high profile individuals. He currently serves on an armed contact team and leads the tactical training for a security detail at a mega church in Northern Colorado. He’s certified in crisis prevention and intervention, verbal deescalation and pediatric/adult first aid and CPR. He is also a member of the NOCO Christian Security Roundtable, which is a consortium of security professionals from churches and faith-based organizations along Colorado’s front range.

In addition to Craig’s military, firearms, and security experience, he’s a professional trainer and expert on managing volunteer teams. He’s been a guest speaker at national and international conferences as well as a columnist for a variety of nationally circulated publications.

Email: craig@meridiantac.com