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Reid Colomo

US Marine Corps Veteran


Firearms Instructor

My Story

Reid was born and raised in Maryland who started at the age of 15, serving his community as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. When he had graduated from high school and unable to land a career as a firefighter, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 19, where he served four years on active duty as an Aviation Ordnance Technician. Reid had completed multiple schooling for this job to arm/disarm, handle, load, test, and troubleshoot all bombs, missiles, rockets, and 25MM ammunition for the AV8B Harrier jet. During this time, he worked his way to Corporal and as supervisor of live ordnance. He had served a short time on the USS Kearsage and a tour in Bahrain, where he had started to apply for careers as a firefighter back home in Maryland. While stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina, he held a NC conceal carry permit with some advanced shooting courses and annual shooting in the Marine Corps. After undergoing four surgeries while on active duty from injuries he sustained in the Corps, he left the Marine Corps with an honorable discharge in December of 2017. A few months after that, he received a conditional offer for Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department, where he currently works as a career firefighter/EMT. With his passion for helping people and his love for firearms, he continued his training and obtained his Firearms Instructor's License with the USCCA(United States Conceal Carry Association) to be permitted to teach Wear and Carry as well as Home Defense Classes. He is also certified by the Maryland State Police and American Heart Association.

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