Mr. TJ Milashouskas is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served as a military corrections specialist and supervisor. His distinguished military service lead to his selection, training and assignment to the Marine Security Guard Battalion responsible for the protection of United States Diplomatic Embassies and Consulates around the Globe.
As a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO), when on duty he supervised the day to day operations of Marine Corps Camp Pendleton Base Brig. Duties included the scheduling, assignment, training and supervision of personnel. In addition, he served as Team Leader for the facility’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor and prisoner escort instructor. He was his unit’s subject matter expert on physical security and antiterrorism. On two separate occasions his unit was recognized for exemplary service and awarded the Marine Corps Unit Citation.
TJ served as a member of Marine Corps Security Guard Battalion Detachments at United States Diplomatic Missions in Egypt and Venezuela. In 1992, while serving as Assistant Detachment Commander in Venezuela, he played a key role in the protection of diplomatic staff and employees during a local Coup attempt.
He holds military instructor certifications in Anti-terrorism (AT) and Water Safety Survival (WSS). His awards include the Good Conduct Medal(2 Awards), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Awards), Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Corps Overseas Deployment Ribbon (2 Awards) and the Marine Corps Meritorious Unit Citation (2 Awards).
Upon leaving the Marine Corps, TJ entered the ranks of law enforcement and distinguished himself in the field of corrections with a large Sheriff’s Office located in the Pacific Northwest in various assignments. As Assistant Team Leader of the agency’s Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), he was responsible for planning and execution of mission tasking’s with regard to barricaded subjects (cell extractions), high-risk prisoner transport, riot control and hostage rescue.
While serving as a full-time member in the training unit he was tasked to develop, coordinate and present training for a department of seven hundred (700) law enforcement, corrections and civilian personnel. Curriculum included firearms (pistol/shotgun/rifle), use of force, building searches, confrontational simulation (force on force training), less-than-lethal force, oleresin capsicum (OC), expandable baton, vehicle operations and defensive tactics.
Prior to his retirement from the Sheriff’s Office, he served as an Adjunct Instructor for the Oregon State Law Enforcement Academy where he instructed defensive tactics, application of restraints, non-lethal force options and building searches. He holds basic, intermediate and advanced corrections certifications from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
TJ is a NRA certified instructor for Tactical Handgun, Shotgun and Patrol Rifle along with instructor certification in Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) for law enforcement. He is a certified instructor for CQB INSTITUTE and holds a Black Belt in the Tactical Fighting System of Chàngyì yú Zhàn which translated in English means “Initiative in Battle”.
As a CQB INSTITUTE certified instructor he has instructed numerous local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in tactical firearms and tactics to include Gresham Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, Vancouver Police Department, Washington State Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Corrections Tactical Emergency Response Team (TERT), Federal Protective Service Police (FPSP), Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, California Department of Corrections Fugitive Task Force, Pasadena Police Department, Glendale Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, US Marshal Service (USMS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US Secret Service and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Fugitive Task Force.
He is currently the President of TJM Training Concepts.