Defense in Depth Instructor
Andrew Royce served in the United States Marine Corps with 6 years of service. Throughout his time in the Marines, Royce was deployed to Afghanistan. Upon return, Royce attended West Virginia University where he obtained his Associates Degree in Business Administration. He holds a USCCA Basic Pistol and Home Defense Certificate, and an ICE Two Person Armed Defense Certificate. He’s also an active member at Ground Zero Fighting Systems, where he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Malcolm Rogers was born and raised in New Jersey where he shot his first gun at age three. In 1984 Rogers joined the United States Army and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. He served as an RTO and M-60 machine gunner, and was honorably discharged at the end of his enlistment. Rogers graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1990 with a degree in psychology. From 1990 to 2006, he worked at the largest retail sporting goods store in New Jersey and was promoted to law enforcement representative. He went on to serve as a sergeant in the Essex County New Jersey Sheriff’s Department for seven years, eventually moving to Virginia where he managed a gun shop. 2013, Rogers became a private overseas contractor and spent three years training police officers in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Once back in the United States, he worked for two years as a gunsmith at Sterling Arsenal, an 02/07 production shop manufacturing NFA items in Sterling, Virginia. In 2017, Rogers moved to Southern Pennsylvania with his wife and joined the DID team.
Steve Griffith is a Master level competitive shooter with experience at National title matches which include Smith&Wesson Indoor Nationals, Idpa Nationals and multiple NRA World Shooting Championships, he is a member of the competitive shooting team Gunner-X. He proudly represents multiple sponsors including locally owned businesses such as Pro-Performance Rx and of course Defense in Depth. He heads up the competitive shooting matches held regularly at Defense in Depth and instructs the competitive shooting classes that are offered each month. He is an NRA certified Instructor as well as a certified Range Safety Officer.
Defense in Depth Trainer
Carl Lamb is a Morgantown native who has always had a passion for the firearms industry. He graduated from University High School in 2007 and went on to begin his career in the restaurant industry, where he spent over a decade developing his leadership and training skills. During that time, he took the initiative to learn the skills necessary to be his own first responder. After attending numerous first aid and firearm courses over the years, Carl decided to give back that knowledge to the community. You can find him here at Defense In Depth where he teaches USCCA Certified Concealed Pistol and Home Defense classes as well as Private Training lessons.
After high school graduation in 1982, I tried going to college, but that life just didn’t fit at the time. In 1986, I enlisted in U.S. Army and everything started to make sense. I found connection with other like-minded people and purpose in serving our country. I started out in the Airborne Combat Engineers at Ft. Bragg, NC, and served there from 1987-1991. Three overseas deployments; two to Honduras, Central America, and one to Operation Desert Storm would be the highlights of my MOS-12B career. During those years at Ft. Bragg, NC, I was always impressed with the “other guys” across the street on Smoke Bomb Hill. They were Green Berets. Upon returning from Desert Storm, I immediately went to Special Forces Assessment and Selection-SFAS. After completing selection, I attended and completed the Special Forces Engineer Course and Special Forces Qualification Course in 1992. In December 1992, I reported to B/3/5th SFG(A) at Ft. Campbell, KY. I had no way of knowing then, I would stay there until retirement in April 2008. I spent 13 years on Operational Detachments in 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group(A). Over those 13 years, I served as the Engineer Sergeant, Intelligence Sergeant, and Operations Sergeant (Team Sergeant) on Special Forces A-Teams. I deployed five times under long term combat conditions from 1991-2006. We also deployed for numerous contingency operations in the Middle East during the 1990’s.
After my third tour in Iraq during the Global War on Terror in 2006, I was very sick and confused. I suffered from PTSD and TBI; but couldn’t recognize it myself. After a medical retirement in 2008 at 21 years of service, I was lost in life after the military. It would take six more difficult years before the healing started. I am transparent about this part of my life in an attempt to give back and help others with the same post military and combat injuries. I offer the same support to local Law Enforcement and First Responders.
I have also decided to dedicate my time after retirement to training others in local communities. My time spent over four decades in special military operations, combat operations, and specialized law enforcement operations will enhance and benefit all levels of training in our current society.
I have included a list of my training history. However, I want to emphasize the hardest training I have endured is life after the military and combat. Giving back what I have been so freely given is my way of continuing to heal.
Education and Training: Military and Civilian
Special Forces Qualification Course
U.S Army Ranger School
Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (Level II)
U.S. Border Patrol Tracking Course
SERE High-Risk Training
Tier 1 Off-Road Advanced Operator Course for Military Vehicles
Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Training and Instructor Course
Reid Techniques of Interviewing and Interrogation Course
DARC Advanced Urban Warfare Unassisted Asset Recovery Course
Phoenix Elicitation Course
Military Mobile Protection Course
Mid-South Advanced Combat Pistol and Rifle Course
KY DOJ Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer Course
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
Texas A&M CRASE Instructor
Areas of Subject Matter Expertise-Specialized Skillsets and Tradecraft
Sustained Ability to Shoot, Move, and Communicate
Overall Knowledge of Firearms and Accessories
Individual and Team Protective Measures
Active Shooter Response
Explosive Breaching Operations
Use of Night Vision and Thermal Imaging Devices
Search and Rescue Operations
Personal, Home, and Business Defensive Measures
Multi Environment Survival Knowledge and Techniques
Escape and Evasion
Unconventional, Irregular, and Guerilla Warfare Experience
Emergency Management Advisor Specializing in CBRNE and CT
Surviving Catastrophic Events
Ground Zero Instructor
C&G Arms Instructor
Officer John Lubawski, a fifteen-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, has filled several roles within the Bureau. He currently serves in a patrol capacity working nights in the city’s West End. However, a majority of his career was occupied on the Bureau’s Firing Range. Most recently, as the Bureau’s Rangemaster his responsibilities included the education and training of bureau members, Officer Lubawski prioritized overall safety and effectiveness while simultaneously generating public confidence in the police by developing several curriculums. In addition to his responsibilities within the Bureau, Officer Lubawski served as the liaison between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s Dangerous Animal Response team and had worked closely with team members to develop a comprehensive training curriculum utilized by that team.
Prior to being appointed to the position of Rangemaster, Officer Lubawski served as a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Firearms Instructor, developing and implementing the Bureau’s Patrol Rifle Program, a Reality-Based Training program, Low Light Weapon Manipulation Techniques, Civilian Response to Active Threats and other specialized curricula. During his fifteen-year tenure, Officer Lubawski has served as a Field Training Officer, CPR Instructor, TASER Instructor and Patrol Officer in Pittsburgh’s South Side and West End neighborhoods. A lifelong resident of the City of Pittsburgh, Officer Lubawski learned community commitment at an early age as the oldest of five children growing up in the city’s Arlington Heights neighborhood. His sense of commitment further developed when, upon graduating from Schenley High school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and pledged to uphold the Marine Corps’ value’s of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Officer Lubawski served four years in the Marine Corps, earning two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Awards, and being awarded multiple Expert Marksmanship badges for both the Berretta M9 Service Pistol and M16 a2 Service Rifle, before he was Honorably Discharged as a Sergeant. Officer Lubawski has long supported many volunteer organizations including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Special Olympics of both Hawaii and Pennsylvania. Most recently, he’s become active with Cub Scouts of America along with his 10-year-old son. Returning to the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 to complete his degree in Administration of Justice and his master’s in public policy and Management at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. In the spring of 2020, as the Director of Training for C&G Training, John Lubawski partnered with Defense in Depth to continue to develop and provide high quality training to both law enforcement officers and citizens looking to further their life saving skills in the practical no-nonsense manner.
At Defense In Depth’s we focus on a 360 degree approach to defense. As part of this approach we offer many training courses as part of our Masters' Academy. Our academy has training courses for every type of student, from the new shooter, individuals interested in competitive matches, advanced courses. We even have programs designed for realtors, churches, and courses for military and law enforcement officers and agents. At DID Masters' Academy, we make it our mission to educate gun owners to be safe, responsible, confident, and competent so they can excel in any shooting discipline.
Our training courses are tailored to educate and empower individual shooters, families, and community members. We offer a wide variety of firearms courses both public and private. The Masters' Academy will provide you with the self-protection knowledge, skills and equipment necessary to live life prepared. We have a safe, fun, and enjoyable learning environment and always have the most professional, experienced, and knowledgeable staff to assist you with your training needs.