Meet the Team

Meet Charlie Moore and the members of his team!

Charlie Moore

Charlie Moore

Chief Instructor

Charlie Moore has 33+ years of total law enforcement experience. He served as a patrol officer in the State of New York from 1982-1990. He joined the U.S. Marshals Service in 1990, where he served in a number of positions, including providing personal protection to Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas and numerous high-profile protected witnesses of the Federal Witness Protection Program. He has executed hundreds of high-risk arrest and search warrants during major nationwide violent fugitive apprehension operations.

Mr. Moore has served as an undercover agent for the New England drug enforcement task force, as well as a response team leader for numerous high-threat national security events to include the 9-11 terrorist attacks on NYC, the Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina, the Los Angeles riots, the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention, and the G-8 summit.

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Mr. Moore was selected to become the nation’s very first Deputy Chief Use of Force Training for the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration, where he directed and designed training for the Federal Air Marshal (FAM) Service. He also served as the FAM acting chief of basic training. Additionally, he was chosen to supervise the creation and implementation of the world’s first-ever armed commercial pilots training program, the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program (FFDO).

Mr. Moore returned to the U.S. Marshals Service in 2009 and retired in January 2015 with 25 years of Federal law enforcement service, having served as the chief defensive tactics, use of force, and tactical physical fitness instructor for the U.S. Marshals National Training Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) located in Glynco, Georgia.

Mr. Moore is available to provide counsel, prepare legal documentation and serve as an expert witness on legal cases in a wide variety of areas.

Rachael More

Rachael Moore

Director & Lead Instructor – Women’s Self-Protection Programs

Rachael Moore served as a Deputy U.S. Marshal for an impressive 30 years, distinguishing herself through her exceptional leadership and dedication to mission. She served as one of the only women to have held the esteemed position of violent fugitive task force commander, where she directed critical tactical operations leading to the location and apprehension of hundreds of violent and dangerous fugitives.

In addition to her role as a fugitive task force commander, Rachael has provided personal protection to members of the federal judicial family, to include United States Supreme Court justices, as well as high profile protected witnesses of the highly secretive and classified witness protection program. Her expertise in the protection and security of high-profile individuals is unparalleled and led to her overseeing high threat trials and international extraditions of wanted fugitives.

Rachael’s contributions to the law enforcement community extends far beyond her operational achievements. She is also a certified senior Federal law enforcement instructor in numerous specialty areas, having received extensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Her expertise and passion for teaching have allowed her to convey her valuable knowledge, skills, and personal experiences to a wide range of law enforcement officers and agents of over 90 federal law enforcement agencies, as well as to members of the United States Marshals Service.

Rachael brings to Charlie Moore Training not only 30 years of real-world experience as a Deputy U.S. Marshal, but the experience of having acquired it as a wife and mother.
Rachael will direct and instruct in our women’s programs, from our renowned college girl’s self-defense courses to our ladies-only firearms training programs.

Together with her husband of 30 years, the Moores not only bring 70 plus years of real-world street experience to every training session, as well as the unique and rarely found perspective of having acquired such experience as husband and wife.

Shawn Walsh

Shawn Walsh


Shawn has been a long-time friend of Charlie and Rachael Moore and has served as a consultant for Charlie and Charlie Moore Training. Shawn’s passion is helping business owners grow their business and do it all in a way that lets them work less in the business and more on the business. His company, Encore Strategic Consulting, develops a multi-year plan that sets a strategy for the business owner to accomplish his or her vision of what they want in life, as well as what they want their company to look like.


Since 1987, Charlie Moore has had the honor of traveling across the country and abroad to train civilians, business executives and law enforcement officers and departments in self-protection and self-defense. Here are a few testimonials about Charlie and the quality of his training:

Optim Health System (OHS) needed a professional who could help us stay on the forefront of workplace safety. OHS needed a resource to teach and provide training for the ongoing threat of an active shooter situation, specifically in a healthcare setting. Charlie Moore Training solved those needs. With a vast knowledge of emergency response protocols and planning, Charlie was able to provide insight on the importance of being situationally aware of our surroundings. Quick decision-making skills that pertain to the OODA loop proved to be a very important learning point in Charlie’s training. Over the past 4 years, OHS has teamed with Charlie Moore Training to facilitate awareness and learning amongst our staff members. There is no doubt that the continued partnership with Charlie Moore Training will mean that our staff are constantly updated on emergency response training by one of the best in the industry.

Hunter McCall

Facilities Director, Optim Health System

Unfortunately, active threats and/or shooters are a reality of our society, and whether it be at work, school, or in any public place, having the knowledge to pull from can make the difference. Charlie Moore Training has provided us with Active Threat training for our employees, and while we certainly discuss at- work scenarios unique to our organization, we also focus on the basics that apply in any environment. I highly recommend Charlie for Active Threat training, he does a great job at making a tough topic easier to understand and provides a healthy dose of reality without terrifying the audience.

Jenna Johnson

Director of Human Resources, Jekyll Island Authority

I met Charlie around 2015 at a seminar near me. I immediately felt like this was going to be a no BS seminar. The skills and experiences he shared were invaluable. I have attended several seminars through my 4+ decades of training but nothing that compares to this. Charlie is a fantastic instructor and teaches real life scenario-based skills. I have trained with Charlie many times since that first time and each time I am amazed at his knowledge that he is willing to share. I would highly recommend attending his seminars to everyone. You won’t be disappointed!

Jeff Sgarlata

USCCA Firearms Instructor, Owner - Beyond the Range

I attended one of the self-defense workshops the summer after I graduated high school. It was very impactful, and I learned so many different self-defense moves. Going off to college can be scary for a young girl, especially living on your own. The self-defense workshop I took through Charlie Moore Training has allowed me to go into college with confidence and a feeling of safety. Thankfully I have never had to use the moves I learned at the workshop, but if I was ever put into the position that I might need to, I feel confident that with Charlie Moore’s training, I would be able to defend myself. I can’t recommend this workshop enough, especially for young girls.

Ava Paga

UGA Junior, AXO sorority member

Awesome training – Awesome people! I’ve attended Charlie’s seminars and taken several hands-on training classes with him and Rachael. Their knowledge and passion for what they do is evident, and their encouragement and belief in their students is so motivating. I’ve learned so much from them – I’ve gained skills and confidence and am doing things now I never thought I’d be able to do. I’m definitely looking forward to more seminars and training more with Charlie and Rachael.

Beverly Johnson


You can always recognize a skilled teacher because they are skilled listeners/students, as well. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Charlie on several occasions, and he definitely meets the standard for what I would define as a “High Level Instructor”. His knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu makes him extremely effective in a real-world scenario.

But what makes him most special is his ability to take the most effective ‘hand to hand’ martial art in the world, and apply it for Law Enforcement, Military, or Civilians in a real-world combat scenario, where being prepared for the unknown variables makes the difference between life and death.

Cole Miller

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt | Professional MMA Fighter and 20x UFC Veteran | Owner/Head Instructor of Miller Martial Arts and Fitness | Creator of MMACT Combat Training System

I can’t say enough about Charlie Moore. His dedication and passion for empowering officers – and civilians – with essential skills are simply remarkable.

The content of his classes is nothing short of invaluable. Every session is filled with practical knowledge, real-world scenarios, and tactical insights that truly make a difference in the field. Charlie has an incredible ability to engage his audience, making every lesson impactful and memorable. His commitment to ensuring the safety and effectiveness of our law enforcement professionals is truly inspiring. Charlie goes above and beyond to equip officers with the tools they need to protect and serve our communities with confidence.

I feel fortunate to have experienced his training firsthand, and I wholeheartedly recommend Charlie Moore to any law enforcement agency seeking top-notch instruction that elevates their officers’ skills and enhances their service.

Keep up the outstanding work, Charlie. You are truly making a difference in the lives of law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.

Marc R. Joseph

CEO, Spartan Training Gear

Charlie Moore’s training course for the special operations unit in Ukraine has been one of the most successful to date. Each of the course evaluations described the participants’ experience as one of the best training programs they had ever attended. I received nothing but the highest feedback from all the participants. They regard the course as truly comprehensive, which was taught with an understanding that only comes from experience and critical analysis of the program itself.

On a separate note, I would like to commend Charlie Moore – a leader of the instructors’ team and a truly impressive professional. His preparation was evident. He explained various topics in a way that only a person who has a deep understanding of the topic can do. His energy was constant. This created a unique level of credibility and feasibility of the training program. I believe that Charlie Moore is a unique asset to Ukrainian law enforcement community, and I hope he will continue contributing to the development of law enforcement in Ukraine.

I would definitely recommend Charlie Moore’s course to all the people who aspire to become better selves.

Marta Basystiuk

Legal Advisor | US DOJ / ICITAP Regional Project Office, Kyiv, Ukraine

I have known Charlie Moore for many years and have trained with him and have observed him teach. His method is innovative, creative, and effective. It’s rare that you have a self-defense practitioner that also combines real life experience, a “been there, done that” guy. Charlie’s experience as a Deputy US Marshal, handling the bad of the bad, and teaching defensive tactics to law enforcement worldwide provided him a first-hand view of how real violence occurs. Charlie has the answers on how to deal reality-based scenarios both from the law enforcement and civilian perspective.

It’s rare that I endorse a person or product; however, I highly recommend Charlie Moore. He will prepare you and your loved ones for the unthinkable.

Steve Kardian

30+ year law enforcement veteran | Law enforcement consultant for Fox News, CNN, Good Morning America, etc. | Creator of "Less than Lethal Tactics and Ground Control for Law Enforcement" | Founder of Jane Jitsu program for women | Author of "The New Super Power for Women"

I have an extensive background in martial arts, self-defense, arrest and control, defensive tactics, firearms, functional fitness and military combatives, as well as a 30-year history of teaching and training in various martial art and defensive tactics systems. I also have a personal library of hundreds of books, magazines and periodicals on the topics. Because of this knowledge and experience, I am in a unique position to evaluate various programs and approaches to self-defense and defensive tactics training.

In my opinion, the self-defense and defensive tactics training programs taught by Mr. Charlie Moore are some of the most effective and efficient methods available. I would highly recommend his training to any law enforcement officer/agency or civilian group!

Roy C. Harris

CEO, Harris International | Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt | Author of "The Jiu Jitsu Answer Man"

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