Shoot On PurposeTM
RTS TriggerShield™ is a first-of-its kind inherent safety device, designed to prevent unintentional contact with the trigger. RTS TriggerShield does not impede the operator’s smooth, tactical, and purposeful access to the trigger. Designed by experienced shooters, RTS TriggerShield™ has been tested and perfected by active and former Special Operations Forces and Law Enforcement Officers.
Always… Shoot On PurposeTM
Steve Brignoli is a former US Army Special Operations Officer with multiple deployments and field experience. He is also an established businessman and the Managing Director of HOPE. As the CEO and Founder of Beyond SOF, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Mr. Brignoli provides special applications and solutions primarily to businesses and federal government in the national security sector.
Mr. Brignoli’s background as a Special Forces Detachment Commander for 10th Special Forces had a primary focus on Special Reconnaissance and Foreign Training in the Trans Sahel Region of Northern Africa. He was also a Special Operations Task Unit Commander for TF 10 in Afghanistan responsible for US/Romanian Special Reconnaissance and Direct Action Missions.
Mr. Brignoli has worked for the DIA as Senior Analyst, deploying to Afghanistan to liase for the DIA between FBI, DEA, ISAF SOF, and other Intelligence Organizations for target development and prosecution of leading nefarious actors affecting Afghan/Paki/US relations.
As the Joint Special Operations Command Portfolio Manager for Transitioning technologies at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Steve personally led 11 program transitions of $2.6B of taxpayer invested technology to SOCOM. This included coordination, liaison, test and evaluation, and funding support of over 60 programs in four years.
Mr. Brignoli received his Bachelor’s Degree at Furman University.
Retiring as a Sergeant Major, Mr. White has over 20 years of US Army Special Operations and U.S. Intelligence Community experience as a Tier One operator including the majority of his career with the U.S. Army “Special Missions Unit.”
As a Senior Trainer, Mr. White provided expert instruction to DOD entities in the following disciplines: Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship, Close Quarter Combat, Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT), etc.
His stellar reputation and unparalleled expertise operating and instructing exemplify Mr. White as a weapons and tactics subject matter expert of the highest caliber.
Mr. Collins is President of Black Ice Security Services, Inc. a small security consulting firm. In addition, he provides part time support to another company as a cleared Senior Consultant/Advisor/Innovator in support of the U.S. Navy Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Services. As a Team Lead for a small group, he conducts analysis and oversight of government contractor security and cybersecurity practices, procedures and performance.
Mr. Collins enjoyed a highly successful 22-year naval career as a U.S. Navy SEAL and initially as a Naval Helicopter Aircrewman (ASW/SAR). As a widely respected SEAL Operator, he performed intelligence collection, training of foreign national special operations personnel, trained in the use of numerous weapons systems, tactics and conducted multiple operational deployments. Hand selected for a Tier 1, Special Mission Unit, he completed the selection, assessment and core training course serving as the Naval Liaison Officer and Exercise and Training Officer. His final SEAL assignment was as Program Manager and Team Leader at the Office of Naval Intelligence Collections Directorate (ONI-6), where he managed and conducted foreign intelligence collection operations.
Following his retirement from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer, Mr. Collins began a successful career as an entrepreneur. For the past two decades, Black Ice Security Services has provided investigation and protection services and contracting support for the U.S. Government, private law firms, high net worth and other private clients from his base of operations in the Washington, D.C area.
Master Sergeant Martin is a highly-decorated and accomplished military professional with over 19 years of experience in special operations, analysis, intelligence, and combat arms. As a soldier he has managed positions in the Special Forces realm including tactical, operational, and strategic planning in combat and permissive environments.
Currently, he is assigned as a Brigade HQ USACC Operations Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC). In that capacity Master Sergeant Martin manages planning and operations for 36 university SROTC units with 4,000 Cadets and provides mentorship to Professors of Military Science on tactical competencies in training.
Previously, he served as a Senior Military Instructor for the University of Wyoming ROTC. Master Sergeant Martin was the master trainer for tactics and an advisor for cadets in leadership positions in the battalion. He monitored and developed initiatives in cadet and cadre training, administration, logistics, and marketing.
The majority of his career has been in Army Special Forces. He served as the Operations Sergeant for a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha, Master Sergeant Martin facilitated and managed over 100 mission requirements throughout eleven nations. He conducted missions to intercept cross-border trafficking of weapons, narcotics and personnel.
Additionally, while assigned to a Special Forces Group, he has served as the Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant and SF Engineer Sergeant. Master Sergeant Martin served as the principal analyst and force protection advisor on multiple combat deployments. He has executed over 700 direct action operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to locate high-value targets and individuals. His training efforts of multiple indigenous forces helped set the standard and created various SOP’s for targeting of HVI/HVTs.
Mr. Botha’s expertise and experience include a wide range of both operational and support operations. Following his military service in South Africa, Mr. Botha has operated, trained, managed, and organized security and protective operations in both the private and public sectors.
He is currently a professional Special Weapons and Tactics Instructor responsible for providing advanced training for U.S. and Allied Special Operations Forces, Federal and International Police Special Units, including training and scenario-based instruction for threat detection, avoidance and mitigation.
Mr. Harlan is a recognized security and intelligence professional working in both the U.S. Government and the private sector. In addition to his operational experience, Mr. Harlan has a background in product and systems design engineering.
Mr. Harlan’s input on the improvement of the design and construction of several rounds of prototyping of RTS TriggerShield was beneficial as both a former Special Agent and an engineer.
Currently, Mr. Harlan operates a government consulting and management firm through his SDVOSB, Technical Security Services, LLC. “TechSec” provides expertise to government clients and those doing business with the government.
Detective Curley recently retired as a homicide Detective 3rd Grade with the NYPD. In addition to his advanced weapons and workplace safety and security expertise, Detective Curley served as an instructor in the “Cobra” Unit (Chemical, Ordinance, Biological, and Radiological) and Critical Emergency Responder. Detective Curley was a first responder to “Ground Zero” on September 11, 2001, performing search and recovery operations.
Prior to his law enforcement career, Detective Curley served in the US Marine Corps as a multiple heavy weapons specialist and expert in their deployment and movement with infantry platoons as well as close quarter combat training. He completed the Marine Corps Scout School Course, the FBI and MATOA Advanced Sniper courses.
Troy L. Williams is an accomplished and broad-spectrum Intelligence Professional with nearly 30 years of comprehensive, large scale leadership and operational experience in diversified international fields. He has a strong background in strategic leadership and proven track record in the management of operations, human resources, logistics, finance and training.
Mr. Williams’ unexcelled results in regional and country management, as well as operational success, were proven with fifteen years of international experience in the US Intelligence community. He has worked in a multitude of diverse cultures, in both permissive and non-permissive environments, with government and non-governmental organizations, in over 30 countries.
He was recruited by the Office of Strategy and Operations at the conglomerate AECOM Technology Corp. to be the manager of the Special Projects Group, which dealt with multi-billion-dollar projects both in the US and abroad.
Mr. Williams has shown particular skill in solving complex issues across a full spectrum of security programs, including counter-terrorism, vulnerability assessments and threat mitigation.
As Executive Vice President for Black Rifle Coffee Company, he was instrumental in transitioning the company from a small start-up to an established and expanding corporation. In addition to his past professional experience, he is currently the CEO of Viking Speedloaders, LLC and Strategic Support Solutions, LLC.
Believing that all mission success or failure is due to its leadership, Mr. Williams is a transformational and strategic leader who builds strong teams and brings out the best in every individual.