Born and raised in Florida, Charley is P.R.E.P.’s resident Chief Instructor on emergency preparedness and disaster readiness. He is also the author of a new book about preparedness groups” “MAGS – The People Part of Prepping”.
Prior to focusing his life to personal emergency preparedness, he served over 15 years in both the U.S. Army and the Florida National Guard. He was an honors student in a class of 436 soldiers at the Leadership Development School in Fort Benning, Georgia, among many other leadership and survival certifications. His experience has been tested on several continents and in many natural disasters.
During his time as a Lead Scout with the 11th Armored Cavalry, U.S. Army, he spent years deployed to Europe honing his skills in reconnaissance, first aid and humanitarian missions. In the aftermath of the Chernobyl incident, he was deployed to monitor the radiation dispersal over much of the fresh food system of Eastern and Western Europe. Large areas of agriculture and livestock were contaminated and had to be destroyed as governments rushed to provide safe food to millions of citizens who were used to having easy access to food. As an active member of the U.S. Army, he was charged with border security operations including planning and participating in patrolling and security operations, rapid reaction deployment and security of several international incidents. He also has experience in radiation detection and chemical warfare among many other tactical and leadership skills.
Whether you are new to prepping or are a seasoned veteran, P.R.E.P Personal Readiness Education Programs has something for everyone. They offer specialized training in emergency preparedness and disaster response planning. P.R.E.P. will be teaching classes at the expo to give you the required knowledge to be prepared!