"Be Trained - Be Confident"
George Clendenin is the Owner and Chief Instructor for Integrity FTC.
Personal belief statement:
I do not take the word Integrity lightly. When Integrity is used in the bible it is translated as simplicity, soundness, completeness, upright, and perfection. It is used to describe sincerity, truth, and a pure heart. Although, we will never achieve perfection, and we often fail, it does not change our heart and our attitude to continue to strive and work for this maturity.
One of my favorite authors describes a similar concept as a ‘ministry of competence’. I like that. I feel sometimes that our country has lost its way in this area. I do not like that. This is what I believe as a professional gifted to serve in this area:
If you are called to defend your life or the life of a loved one, if you are called to serve your country through a national, state or local government capacity, if you plan to pick up that handgun, hunting rifle or shotgun from your house or that rifle in the field of battle, then you need to have already achieved soundness, completeness, and perfection in your training of your body and your mind. You need to have already decided you will win this fight and you will survive!
I believe that ultimately our protection is from our God and He wonderfully and mysteriously has called us to walk in integrity."
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
Or of the arrow that flies by day;
INTEGRITY FTC in College Station, Texas is a full service education and training service offering comprehensive classes in marksmanship, shooter development, and personal protection.
INTEGRITY FTC offers small classes and quality firearm instruction for all skill levels. We have trained students from diverse cultures, backgrounds, ages and occupations. Some of our former students have taken our classes while visiting in town, before returning to their home states of Chicago, New Jersey, Massachusetts and other parts of the country! Many of our students have been active or former military and security professionals. We have trained fathers with their daughters, fathers with their sons, mothers with daughters and even entire families. We often teach classes to adults who have never fired a handgun or rifle before. The INTEGRITY FTC method of training delivers success.
INTEGRITYFTC POSITION: Owner / Chief Instructor
STATE CERTIFICATIONS: Texas Department of Public Safety, Certified License to Carry Instructor / Texas Department of Public Safety, Certified School Safety Instructor / Texas Parks and Wildlife Certified Instructor in the Texas Hunter Education Program.
NRA CERTIFICATIONS: NRA Training Counselor (He can teach and certify Instructor level)
NRA Certified Rifle and Pistol Instructor / NRA Certified Personal Protection In the Home Instructor / NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor / NRA Defensive Pistol Instructor / NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety / NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.
MILITARY EXPERIENCE: George was a U.S. Army Contract cadet at Texas A&M University and in the Corps of Cadets and intended to pursue an Army career. While attending ROTC officer Advanced Camp in Fort Riley, Kansas he was medically disqualified from the program and the Army for having a history of Asthma as a small child. (George had never experienced asthma symptoms as a cadet and has been perfectly healthy and athletic to present day, so this news especially sucked). He still loves his country and would serve this very day if called upon.
George was on the Rudder's Ranger Team, the Army ROTC's elite training unit for proficiency in light infantry tactics and earned the coveted Rudder's Ranger Pin. George competed in all four years of JROTC in rifle shooting, winning regional awards in championship competition. He also completed his JROTC program as Corps Commander of his Naval Unit.
George has a genuine concern and investment in his students and his passion is teaching. He focuses on the mechanics and the mindset of the shooter. He believes that no one should derive their identity from the word "victim", and no one should live in fear. He believes in firmly establishing the basics of true marksmanship, correcting bad habits, preventing new ones, practicing with intention, and learning consistency through muscle memory.
George is an Aggie, class of '86 and also holds a Masters Degree from Texas A&M, in '04. George credits his camping, outdoor, and survival skills to 10 years of service as a Boy Scout Leader. He has served in EVERY scout leader position ending as Scoutmaster. When not training, George spends a lot of time fighting his black lab, Nellie, for a seat on his 'lazy boy' chair.
INTEGRITY FTC POSITION: Assistant Instructor – all classes. Lead Instructor – AR-15 Tactical Bay
MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Steve is a retired U.S Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant with 20 years of service. He was deployed to Iraq from the 5th Marine regiment, Camp Pendleton, CA. Participated in Operations Northern Watch and the Kosovo Campaign. Served as the Detachment Commander, U.S. Embassy Algiers, Algeria. Served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Regimental Training Chief for the MCRD San Diego. Served as a Sergeant Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, and Platform Instructor for OCS, Quantico, VA.
SURVIVAL/ EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS / SPECIAL TRAINING:
3rd Marine Division, Jungle Warfare Training Center where he was assigned as a Survival Instructor, Visual Tracking Instructor, Jungle Shooting Instructor, Patrolling Instructor, and Marine Corp Instructor of Water Survival (MCIWS) School. He also served as the anti-terrorism officer for the unit. He was then selected to become the Chief Instructor of the Jungle Warfare Training Center overseeing all aspects of training.
Marine Security Guard School in Quantico VA. He was trained in Close Quarters Combat (CQB), hand to hand combat, Interrogation/counter interrogation and anti-terrorism driving.
Attended Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape School (S.E.R.E.)
PERSONAL: Gunnery Sergeant Cheatham is currently working for Texas A&M University as Cadet Training Officer for the Corps of Cadets. His personal statement " I hate onions as much as I hate terrorists".
INTEGRITY FTC POSITION: Assistant Instructor – all classes. Range Safety Officer.
NRA CERTIFICATIONS: Range Safety Officer
MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Carl is a retired U.S. Air Force Captain with 24 years of service in Logistics Readiness and Cyber Warfare. Carl deployed to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Afghanistan supporting Operations Desert Storm, Provide Comfort, and Enduring Freedom and served as Chief, Network Operations Security Center for Air Force Space Command before completing his career as Instructor and Commandant of Cadets, Air Force ROTC Detachment 805 at Texas A&M University. Following retirement, Carl served for 3 years as a Cadet Training Officer for the Corps of Cadets.
PERSONAL: Carl now works as an IT Project Manager and continues to serve as an instructor and leadership coach for the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. Carl has a passion for teaching and coaching, loves the outdoors, and spends his time mentoring youth, and supporting youth shooting programs, both as an Assistant Scoutmaster and member of the Brazos Valley Friends of the NRA Committee. As a single parent, Carl's most proud of his 2 sons who are currently completing college. If the weather's nice, you'll find him riding his new Harley Fat Bob.