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OUR TEAM

Carl Grove
Founder and Co-owner

cgrove@c2tacticaltraining.com

Carl Grove is the founder and co-owner of C2 Tactical Training & Consulting LLC. He first began to lay the groundwork for his excellent skills in tactical operations in the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1983 to 1987. Carl started the next chapter in his career with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. He started by immediately joining the Department's special teams as an operator, working his way up to a regional coordinator. He provided his mindset and skills to correctional staff on a daily basis by instructing basic DT, advanced DT, cell extraction, and firearms instructing. After dedicating 25 years to PADOC, Carl has broadened his tactical mindset by cowriting the following correctional lesson plans to be trained by himself and others through the NTOA, Corrections Tactical Team (CTT)/ Cell Extractions Standards for the American Correctional Association (ACA) and developing a certification process for CTT programs across the nation. Carl has successfully completed the following training:

  • SIMUNITIONS IC 

  • NRA PATROL RIFLE IC 

  • NTOA TACTICAL PISTOL

  • SPECIAL TEAMS ADVANCED WEAPONS HANDLING 

  • TASER IC 

  • NOVA STUN SHIELD/HAND HELD IC 

  • REMINGTON ARMORERS COURSE 

  • ADVANCED DT IC 

  • CELL EXTRACTION IC 

  • VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS TRAINING 

  • INCIDENT COMMAND (ICS)

  • RESTRAINT CHAIR IC 

  • TACTICAL LEADERSHIP 

  • HIGH RISK ENTRY IC (NCLETTC)

  • BASIC HRT (PITTSBURGH SWAT)

  • ADVANCED HRT (PITTSBURGH SWAT)

  • MPOETC RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR 

  • NTOA INSTRUCTOR

Donna M. Dougherty
Co-owner

ddoughtery@c2tacticaltraining.com

Donna Dougherty is the co-owner of C2 Tactical Training & Consulting LLC. She retired from the Defense Logistics Agency in 2017 as a Tailored Vendor Relationship Specialist after 38 years of federal and military service. Donna was the senior point of contact and logistics expert for the Special Operational Equipment Tailored Logistics Support Program, managing over $1.5B in annual sales, over 8,000 different commercial part numbers, and servicing approximately 8,000 DoD customers worldwide. 

In 2017, Donna was awarded the Defense Logistics Agency's highest Civilian Award, the DLA Exceptional Civilian Service Award. In addition, she was awarded the DLA Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the USAF Accommodation Medal, one oak leaf cluster. 

Ed Geroski
Instructor
Keith Moon
Instructor

egeroski@c2tacticaltraining.com

Captain Ed Geroski joined the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in 1985. He has served at numerous facilities as a corrections officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain (shift commander). He was selected to the Department's Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 1987 and served as a tactical operator and team leader. In 1996, Geroski was selected for the Department's elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).

Geroski has been involved in numerous high profile institutional disturbances, tactical incidents, critical extractions, and high-risk inmate transports.  As a result, Captain Geroski has extensive experience in emergency response, team tactics, critical decision making processes, supervisory and incident command responsibilities. Geroski has led the facility teams at two different state correctional institutions as well as the state-wide Hostage Rescue Team. 

Along with his law enforcement/correctional experience, Geroski has extensive teaching experience as an instructor for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). As the Assistant Corrections Chair for the NTOA, Geroski played an important role in the creation of numerous corrections tactical courses. During his time with the NTOA, Captain Geroski has instructed throughout the United States. Topics of instruction include use of force, hostage rescue, firearms, CERT operations, active shooter, inmate transportation, cell extraction, less lethal, breaching, operational planning, team leader and command level decision making related to the tactical operation center (TOC).

Geroski has played an integral role in the development and implementation of Correctional Tactical Team and Cell Extraction Standards for the American Correctional Association (ACA), which seek to make correctional institutions safer for all involved. He is a National Rifle Association (NRA) and Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission certified firearms instructor. 

Captain Geroski has received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. 

John Bakewell
Instructor

John Bakewell started his career in the United States Marine Corps from 1987 through 1993.  In addition to his normal duties, he performed additional duties as a shooting coach on the rifle range. 

Upon honorable discharge from active duty, he began a career in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in a maximum security prison at State Correctional Institution Greene. Within his first year of employment, he became a member of the institutional emergency response team (CERT). Shortly thereafter, John was selected to be a part of the local SCI Greene Hostage Rescue Team (HRT). 

Several years later, Bakewell applied for and was selected to be a member of the Regional HRT where he served as an operator as well as an explosive breacher.  He was eventually selected to the position of squad leader where he served until the fall of 2007 when he transferred to the Pa. Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP)

For the next 11 years, John performed the duties of a firearms and defensive tactics instructor for the Parole Board.  Duties included the annual mandatory firearms and staff safety training of State Parole Agents as well as various County Adult and Juvenile Probation officers. 

In addition to annual mandatory training, Bakewell was also responsible for cadet training at the PBPP training academy.  Training topics provided included Oleoresin Capsicum, Taser, collapsible baton, arrest procedures, building clearing/room entry, defensive tactics, searches of both residential structures as well as individuals.  
Additionally, handcuffing, ground fighting, prisoner transports, Simunitions force on force training, and use of force training was regularly conducted. 

John's instructor certifications and training are as follows:

  • NRA pistol/shotgun instructor

  • NRA patrol rifleman instructor

  • NRA tactical shooting instructor 

  • NRA refuse to be a victim instructor 

  • Singleton International UMP/MP5/M4 instructor 

  • Sabre OC instructor 

  • Deftec OC instructor 

  • Live fire shoot house instructor 

  • Simunitions instructor 

  • Taser instructor 

  • S.P.E.A.R. instructor 

  • Less-lethal flash-bang instructor 

  • High risk entry instructor 

  • Advanced Glock armorer

  • AR15 armorer

  • Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response (ALERRT) instructor 

kmoon@c2tacticaltraining.com

Captain Keith A. Moon served in the United States Marine Corps from 1984 to 1988, after which he began his career with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC).  During his employment, he worked at State Correctional Institutions at Waymart in Susquehanna County, Coal Township in Northumberland County, and Muncy in Lycoming County. 

While employed at SCI Waymart, Moon became a PA DOC firearms instructor for both handguns and shotguns as well as attained the squad leader position with the Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT).

After transferring to SCI Coal Township in 1993, Moon established, equipped and trained CERT for the newly opened institution.  During a 12 hour riot in 1995, Moon led an institutional Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) to regain control of the institution with the assistance of other CERT Teams from across the state.

In 1996, based on an obvious need within the PA DOC, Captain Moon was selected to form and lead a Regional Hostage Rescue Team.  With a desire to create an elite Regional Hostage Rescue Team,  Moon attended and received training from  Delta and SEAL Team Operators through Heckler and Koch during 1996 and 1997.  From 1997 to 1998, further training was received from SEAL Team Operators through Applied Marine Technologies Incorporated (AMTI) in Hostage Rescue Tactics and High Risk Transport Tactics.  Further training was completed in Advanced Hostage Rescue, Urban Tactics along with High Risk Transport from SEAL Team Operators at Blackwater in North Carolina from 1999 to 2001.

During Moon’s employment at SCI Muncy, he was the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Institution and attained the rank of Captain and shift commander, all while maintaining the leader position with HRT.   In 2012, while still employed full time with SCI Muncy, Moon was recruited to be the Corrections Section Chair for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). That position played an important role in the creation of numerous corrections tactical courses, including but not limited to use of force, hostage rescue, firearms, CERT operations, active shooter, inmate transportation, cell extraction, less lethal, breaching, operational planning, team leader and command level decision making related to the tactical operation center (TOC). 

 In 2013, Moon was selected to be the Regional HRT Coordinator and transferred to PA DOC Central Office in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Although retiring from Corrections in 2017, currently Moon plays an integral role in the development and implementation of Correctional Tactical Team and cell extraction standards for the American Correctional Association (ACA) which seek to make correctional institutions safer for all involved.