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Bob Boilard / NRA Training Counselor & SAF National Master Instructor

bob boilardBob Boilard is the Program Director & a National Master Instructor at the Second Amendment Firearms Training & Education Association (SAFTEA), an NRA Training Counselor, NRA Refuse to be A Victim Regional Counselor and the Chief Instructor at Defensive Strategies. He also currently teaches private security & corrections personnel at NH Job Corps (i.e. US Dept. of Labor), Bob holds a typ 1 FFL (Federal Firearms License) and is a Massachusetts LEOSA Instructor. Bob is a veteran of the United States Army and has been shooting since his parents bought him his first rifle at the age of 13.

After leaving the military he had a 25 year career in military electronics with companies like Teledyne, Parlex & LaBarge Manufacturing; designing flexible printed circuits for various projects like the navigation system for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile, Patriot Missile Systems, AH-64 Apache Helicopter, Hubble telescope, the Space Shuttle and many more. His days as the Supervisor of Engineering for a 100 million dollar company was satisfying and very challenging at all times. Bob also spent 25 years on a sideline business as a mobile disc-jockey and videographer doing weddings, anniversaries and oh those singles dances.      

Bob is married to his wife of 28 years, has 3 children, 7 grand-children and now owns 2 businesses including Defensive Strategies, LLC and a high tech company called i4Market, LLC which does website design, hosting, collocation and marketing services. Bob has been a member of the FBI InfraGard team for the last 13 years and is also a former New Hampshire Armed Private Investigator/Bail Enforcement & Fugitive Recovery Agent doing mostly fugitive recovery, law enforcement investigations and surveillance work.

Some of Bob's qualifications are listed below:

  • Second Amendment Firearms Training & Education Association (SAFTEA) ~ National Master Instructor

    • SAFTEA Range Officer Course Instructor
    • SAFTEA Civilian Vehicle Counter Ambush Instructor
    • SAFTEA Concealed Carry Course Instructor
    • SAFTEA S.A.F.E. - House of Worship Instructor
    • SAFTEA S.A.F.E. - Home and Vehicle Safety Instructor
    • SAFTEA S.A.F.E. - Response to an Active Threat Instructor
    • SAFTEA S.A.F.E. - Instructor Development Course
    • SAFTEA S.A.F.E. - Workplace Safety Instructor
    • SAFTEA AR Technician Instructor
    • SAFTEA AR Armorer Instructor
    • SAFTEA Reloading Instructor
    • SAFTEA Pepper Spray Instructor
    • SAFTEA F.A.S.T. Carbine Instructor
    • SAFTEA Defensive Carbine 1 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Defensive Carbine 2 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Defensive Carbine 3 Instructor
    • SAFTEA F.A.S.T. Shotgun Instructor
    • SAFTEA Defensive Shotgun 1 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Defensive Shotgun 2 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Defensive Shotgun 3 Instructor
    • SAFTEA F.A.S.T. Handgun 1 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Defensive Handgun 1 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Defensive Handgun 2 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Defensive Handgun 3 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Precision Rifle 1 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Precision Rifle 3 Instructor
    • SAFTEA Precision Rifle 2 Instructor
    • SAFTEA MOI - Methods of Instruction
    • SAFTEA MIW Master Instructor Workshop Instructor
    • Skill Builder Handgun Alternative Carry (DH2) Instructor
    • Skill Builder Handgun #5 Alternative Carry Instructor
    • Skill Builder Handgun #4 (DH3 Inst Movement with advanced positions)
    • Skill Builder Handgun #3 (DH2 Instructor FBI and Air-marshal qualification)
    • Skill Builder Handgun #2 (DH2 Instructor)
    • Skill Builder Handgun #1 (DH1 Instructor)
    • Skill Builder Handgun FAST (FAST or DH1 Instructor)
    • SAFTEA Law Enforcement & Security Handcuffing
    • SAFTEA Law Enforcement & Security Baton
    • SAFTEA Law Enforcement & Security OC / Pepper Spray
    • SAFTEA Law Enforcement Search Instructor
    • SAFTEA Law Enforcement Retention & Disarm Instructor
  • NRA Training Counselor

    • NRA Advanced Pistol Instructor
    • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Basic Rifle Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Regional Counselor
    • NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Hunter Clinic Instructor
    • NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)
    • NRA Range Safety Officer (Student and Instructor Levels)

  • Homeland Security / FEMA / FBI / NCTC / InfraGard

    • FBI Northeast Summit for Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure and Counter-Terrorism
    • FBI / InfraGard Active Shooter Awareness and Preparation
    • FBI / InfraGard Critical Incident Planning
    • FBI Range Day - Fort Devens (FBI SWAT Field Day)
    • Essentials of Community Cyber Security 2 Day Conference - DHS/FEMA
    • Mass Attacks in Public Spaces - U.S. Secret Service (USSS)
    • Natural Disaster Awareness for Security Professionals / FEMA/DHS/NDPTC
    • Bomb Threat Preparedness and Response / CDP/DHS
    • Active Shooter Response FEMA/DHS EMI
    • Active Shooter - What can you do / FEMA/DHS EMI
    • Active Shooter Workshop / Homeland Security - NPPD Office of Infrastructure Protection
    • U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Mass Attacks in Public Spaces
    • Workplace Violence Awareness / FEMA/DHS EMI
    • Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents / FEMA/DHS EMI
    • Counter-Terrorism Workshop - National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC)
    • Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools / FEMA/DHS EMI
    • National Incident Management System (NIMS) / FEMA/DHS EMI
    • Mass Casualty Incidents for Schools & Higher Education / FEMA/DHS EMI
    • Red Flag Recognition Training / QPR Institutue
    • Retail Security Awareness / FEMA/DHS EMI

  • Additional Training & Certifications

    • (IALEFI) Master Instructor Development Course
          (International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors)
    • Staff Instructor - DTI International / (John Farnam)
    • Massachusetts Approved LEOSA Instructor
    • Handgun Combatives w/ Dave Spaulding
    • Instructor Development Course - Rangemaster - (Tom Givens)
    • Defensive Handgun - DTI International / (John Farnam)
    • Defensive Shotgun - DTI International / (John Farnam)
    • Urban Rifle - DTI International / (John Farnam)
    • 2 day Vehicle Defense Course - DTI International / (John Farnam)
    • Armed Response to a Terrorist Attack - DTI International / (John Farnam)
    • Tactical Treatment of Gun Shot Wounds - DTI International / (John Farnam)
    • SABRE PSA Instructor (OC)
    • SABRE College Safety Program Instructor
    • Gunshot Wound First Aid - U.S. Law Shield
    • Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) Certification
    • SDTS Reality Check Combatives - SDC
    • SDTS Guardian Weapon Retention - SDC
    • Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors (ADSI)
    • Massachusetts State Police BFS Instructor
    • U.S. Concealed Carry Association Affiliate Instructor
    • (S.A.F.E) Shooting And Firearms Educators Certified Instructor
    • New England Institute of Bail Enforcement Certified Instructor
    • Certified Bail Enforcement & Fugitive Recovery Agent
    • American Heart Association Certified CPR/AED & Emergency First Aid
    • Former New Hampshire Armed Private Investigator
    • bh10Psalm 144:1 - bh10Matthew 10:28

Bob is fully insured through the NRA, US Law Shield & Lockton insurance companies, and is also Certified in CPR / AED & Emergency First Aid through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI).  Bob holds Concealed Carry licenses in New Hampshire, Utah, Arizona & Massachusetts and is also a former New Hampshire Armed Private Investigator. He is a proud member of the following organizations:

  • InfraGard / Federal Bureau of Investigations (Boston & New Hampshire)
  • InfraGard National Members Alliance
  • The National Rifle Association Life Member
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • Director of Operations / Second Amendment Firearms Education & Training Association (SAFTEA)
  • Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors
  • NH Tactical Arts Group
  • Gun Owners of NH (NRA Affiliate)
  • Treasurer & Board Member at Londonderry Fish & Game Club, Inc.
  • Second Amendment Foundation
  • Shooting And Firearms Educators (S.A.F.E.)
  • United States Concealed Carry Association
  • Radio Show Anchor on the In it Together Show

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