Instructors

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SENIOR Instructors

Preston L. “Pres” Funkhouser, Sign Cutter, Primary Instructor

Pres is a retired U.S.  Army Colonel with experience in Counter Intelligence, Survival and Anti-Terrorism at all levels including Command positions.  COL Funkhouser was assigned as replacement for COL Nick Rowe’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) training Directorate at Ft. Bragg, N.C.  He holds an M.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Industrial Management, conversant in several foreign languages and has served as the U.S. Army Attaché to the U.S. Embassy, Oslo, Norway.  Pres was assigned as a special advisor on anti-terrorism to police agencies during the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, participated in security planning for the 1988 Korean Summer Olympics and principle advisor to Norwegian police and military for the 1994 Winter Olympics.

 

Now retired on his ranch in North Central Idaho, Pres continues to provide tracking training for JHPTS and his county Search and Rescue Units.  He continues to train officers and participates in searches and crime scene analysis for the County Sheriff and State Fish and Game Officers.

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