Olyn Sexton- CEO and Primary Instructor
Olyn Sexton has served as a law enforcement officer since 1996, in various operational and administrative assignments over that time. In 2006, Olyn was chosen to become a SWAT officer where he began his specialization as a law enforcement sniper. In that capacity as a sniper, he has held many operational roles including being frequently deployed as a forward observer, utilized on dignitary protection details, and providing overwatch to entry teams. Olyn retired from active duty law enforcement in 2021 after almost 26 years. He is an active volunteer with his department and trains, instructs, and continues to learn with the officers and tactical team.
Olyn has completed Basic Sniper through Derrick Bartlett’s Snipercraft, and he has regularly participated in the annual Sniperweek in Florida. Additionally, Olyn is certified by the National Rifle Association’s Precision (Scoped) Rifle Instructor School which is designed specifically for law enforcement snipers. Olyn has completed both the NTOA SWAT Leadership course and Derrick Bartlett’s Sniper Supervisor course.
Through his time on the job, the instruction and support he has received from his mentor, Derrick Bartlett, and the framework of the NRA instructor school, Olyn’s passion to teach and to share his knowledge with other law enforcement officers have been fostered, as he looks for ways to help them be successful in the law enforcement sniper discipline. Olyn is certified as an instructor by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University.
Brian Anderson- Instructor
After a tour in the United States Marine Corps, Brian Anderson began his career as a law enforcement officer in 1996 and served in various operational capacities including patrol, school resource officer, investigator, and in the current position of major crime investigations sergeant. In 2000, Brian was chosen to serve as a SWAT operator and soon became a member of the Sniper Team. Brian currently serves as the Sniper Team Leader for his agency’s SWAT Team. Brian recently retired from active duty law enforcement but is still an active advisor and trainer with his old department.
Brian’s training background includes Snipercraft Basic Sniper, FBI Police Sniper Course, Department of Energy Sniper Course, and various other SWAT training and instructor courses. Brian has also attended Snipercraft’s Sniperweek annually for many years. Brian holds various instructor certifications through the NRA and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for several firearms disciplines and is an active member of his agency’s firearms instructor cadre. As a primary instructor for his Team, Brian regularly plans, develops, and executes training curriculums for his SWAT Team, Sniper Team, and other units in his agency.
As a veteran trainer, Brian has developed the knowledge and ability to put a creative approach to teaching essential skills to future and current police snipers.
In 2014 we saw a need in our local area for training police snipers, that did not exist. We made the decision to bring the training and experience we have obtained to our neighboring officers and began holding local classes and programs.
As we began bringing classes further out from our local officers, and while teaching beside Derrick Bartlett, we started talking about the future of training police snipers. That discussion was the introduction to Snipercraft Legacy which is where Snipercraft Mid-Atlantic was born in 2019.
It is our mission to provide quality education and training programs that prepare police snipers for the difficult tasks they will face.
All fees must be prepaid prior to class date for attendance. Cancellations 28 to 15 days prior to the start date of the class will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made at or within the 14 DAY cutoff will not be refunded. Qualified substitutions are accepted in lieu of cancellations.