ABOUT RDI

About-RDI

RDI’s sole mission is to prepare individuals and organizations to not only survive, but to win a violent encounter should it occur.

RDI is a training and consulting company focusing on the preparation and response to an attack on an individual or organization. In training, we use proven techniques to give our attendees the building blocks necessary to protect themselves and their loved ones. No matter your age, gender or skill level, RDI will modify its programs to meet the needs for you and your situation so that there is no compromise in your ability to confidently, legally and efficiently win in any situation.  In consulting, our team will develop an action plan for your organization that centers around the development of your Emergency Action Plan (EAP). After developing your EAP, RDI will assist in the implementation and training for your organization to ensure the EAP and your response are in sync.

RDI’s matrix system uses a simple approach, teaming up with quality instructors, providing consistent and professional training and building a team atmosphere with all our customers, to accomplish our goal of preparedness for any violent event.

 

OUR TRAINING FACILITY

RDI local training is conducted at our training facility that has been built to fit our mission and training concepts. Our HQ building is comprised of a classroom able to accommodate up to 20 attendees and is equipped for audio visual presentations. Additionally, we can lodge up to 8 personnel in our bunk house if it is necessary to remain local without the heavy lodging expense. Our training range is a private facility comprised of four shooting bays varying in distance from 40 yards to 60 yards and a 500-yard rifle range. With the ability to shoot in multiple directions, our instructors are able to conduct practical training in a more realistic environment.  If you are interested in leasing our location for training, contact us at info@realitydefense.net to get more information.

Jesse Noriega

Jesse Noriega
President

Jesse Noriega is a Master Peace Officer with over 28 years of law enforcement experience.  Jesse’s currently assigned as a full time SWAT Operator in Texas.  Previous assignments include Patrol Rifleman, Field Training Officer (FTO), Police Academy Instructor and is a Certified TCOLE Instructor and Firearms Instructor.

Before his time as a Texas Peace Officer, Jesse was a Military Policeman as an active duty U.S. Marine; where he served as a K-9 handler and a Special Reaction Team (SRT) member. Additional duties as an active duty Marine included instructing in Close Quarters Battle (CQB) and Less Lethal Tactics. As a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, Jesse has deployed as an Infantry Platoon Sgt in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and as an Infantry Platoon Commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jesse brings with him experience from his years as a Marine, his time on patrol and his service in combat. The combination of experiences allows Jesse to provide practical training and skills to not only help those he teaches, to survive, but ultimately to win deadly encounters.

Certifications and a detailed resume are available on request.

Gary-Ellis

Gary Ellis
Civilian Instructor

Our friend and co-worker, Gary Ellis, knows the tactical prowess involved with handling pistols rifles & shotguns, both on and off the battlefield. He believes that being a good (all around) shooter and decision maker in modern day America is not only a sound goal to gravitate towards, but also an intelligent way to conduct oneself.  Gary is a twenty-one year veteran of the US Armed Forces; fourteen  years Navy and seven years Army. Ten of his Navy years were spent in the coveted halls of the SEAL Teams and most of his Army career found him as a pilot; a pilot in the front seat of a Blackhawk at the 160 th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Airborne, in Fort Campbell Kentucky.

He deployed sixteen times; some were short hauls and some long…and walked away with most of his health. He loves to embellish that he crept around the world with some of the coolest dudes on the planet.  Gary retired form the military in 2014 and lives with his family in San Antonio. He’s humble about his background and sports a grateful attitude when it comes to interacting with and helping other shooters from all walks of life.

For many years he played to win…and he’d like to see you train to win too.  Gary’s trained with award winning shooters in his career and insists that fundamentals come first…and last: hold one another accountable for excellent safety standards on the range and always stick to the basics for good shooting, accurate shooting, and safe weapons handling so that the good guys win, and the bad guys loose.  Gary holds a baccalaureate degree in General Studies (Aviation Concentration) from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches LA…which has absolutely nothing to do with being a competent shooter.

Nat Jurado

Nat Jurado

Nat served 9 years in the U.S. Air Force active duty component and enlisted in the Security Forces field; assigned to the Emergency Services Teams. Nat was invited and selected to instruct at Inter American Air Force Academy concentrating in Latin America and became the lead tactics and firearms instructor. In this assignment, Nat built partnerships and assigned with specialized Partner Nation forces. While in the U.S. Air Force, Nat ascertained Air Force Master Instructor badge and is a graduate of multiple shooting, tactics, and leadership courses. BAAS Degree in Cyber Security – Texas A&M San Antonio. AAS Degree in Criminal Justice – CCAF AAS Degree in Liberal Arts – Palo Alto College

Eric Kaiser

Eric Kaiser

Eric Kaiser is an active Texas Police Officer whose law enforcement career started when the towers fell on 9/11/2001.
Eric is a  Master Texas Peace Officer and a graduate of the FBI-LEEDA Command College and FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute.  He also is a contributing writer for numerous law enforcement publications.  Eric knows the value of high quality training for both those who wear a badge for a living and armed citizens alike.  It goes without saying that he is a defender of our 2nd Amendment.
At RDI, Eric is often working behind the scenes on community outreach, marketing and course development.  Like all of our staff, Eric considers himself a lifelong learner and you will see him pulling the trigger on our range at every available opportunity.

Andy Flowers

James “Andy” Flowers
Law Enforcement Instructor

James “Andy” Flowers retired from the San Antonio Police Department with 31 years of honorable service. As a Patrolman Andy was an Operator with the department’s Special Operations Unit (SOU), Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. During his time as an Operator in the SWAT team, Andy participated in many real world critical incidents, high risk warrant operations and dignitary protection details. After promoting to Detective, where he worked as a member of the auto theft unit, Andy promoted to Sergeant and was once again selected to be a part of the SOU SWAT team, this time as a supervisor of 13 Operators and active participant during critical incidents and high risk warrants.

Being blessed to have been the member of numerous special units, Andy also served as the supervisor of the San Antonio Police Department Training Academy “Skills” section that included the Firearms, Tactics and Emergency Vehicle Operator Driving section. This section of the San Antonio Police Department was responsible for the training of newly hired cadets and Sworn Officers for the San Antonio Police Department. After retiring from the San Antonio Police Department, Andy was hired as a Continuing Education Instructor at a local college law enforcement training academy. Andy continues his education by attending training during the year, staying current in Law Enforcement trends and best practices in tactics. He is a TCOLE Firearms Instructor and a TEEX Patrol Rifle Instructor. Andy is enthusiastic about training and sharing the knowledge he has gained throughout his years as a Texas Peace Officer and his experiences with the Officers he trains. Certifications and formal resume are available upon request.

Perla Dominguez

Perla Dominguez

Born in the beautiful Dominican Republic and raised in Sugar Land, Texas, Perla graduated from Sam Houston State University (Eat’em Up Kats!) With degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She joined the San Antonio Police Department in 2012 and was assigned to patrol for several years before joining the DWI Unit where she did her part handling intoxication-related incidents. Additionally, Perla is a member of the department’s Tactical Medic program. In 2018 Perla was honored to be selected to be as a member Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit. Within RDI, Perla is the lead instructor for the Ladies Only Liberty Belles Gun Club and an instructor for various Law Enforcement and Civilian courses.