Tioga Lake

Thank you for choosing STA Training Group

STA was founded by former Marine Corps Scout Snipers who wanted to bring current shooting techniques and high marksmanship standards to not just military and law enforcement but most importantly, to our nation's largest line of armed defenders, the American citizen.

STA brings you a diverse and extensive back round from the military, law enforcement and private security sector as well as over a decade of unique experience working for major firearms, optics and suppressor companies in the firearms industry. Our job is to transfer our knowledge to you in the most clear and professional manner possible. Your job is to apply it.





Jerod Johnson Director of Operations



8 + years United States Marine Corps (0331,8541,0369)

- Machine Gunner (0331)

- Scout Sniper (8541)

- Infantry Platoon Sergeant (0369)

- Independent Contractor

- Department of State Contractor

- EP/Celebrity Protection

- Law Enforcement Officer (Reserve)

Industrial Experience:

Leupold & Stevens Military/Law Enforcement Division Sales / Training Manager

Gemtech Suppressors Sales / Training Manager

Heckler & Koch Defense Sales Specialist

Patriot Ordnance Factory Sales and Training Manager

Security / Training Experience:

S.T.A. Training Group Co-Owner

Anti Piracy Security Contractor

Department of State Independent Contractor

Personal Protection Detail to Celebrities / VIP's

McMillan Sniper School Instructor

N.R.A. Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instructor

High Desert Special Operations Center Instructor

U.S. National SWAT Competition Instructor

U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association Board Memeber