Before entering the military in 1974, Mike Martin the owner and lead instructor for Dynamic Incident Response was an avid shooter, hunter and outdoorsman. In 1974 he enlisted in the USMC with an
MOS (Military Occupation Specialty) of 7051 Crash, Fire and Rescue and qualified as a Marine Expert in marksmanship consistently and was later honorably discharged with the rank of corporal in August
1978. A few months later he reenlisted into the USMC Reserves in the same MOS in January 1979 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant while still holding the Marine Expert Badge with the M-16A1 for
ten years then was honorably discharged in 1984.
Since 1978 he taught fellow Marines, police officers and civilians how to be better marksmen or women for qualification, target shooting and hunting. Since the early 1990s he started teaching as an NRA Instructor in the principles of Basic Pistol and Rifle, and then became an NRA Range Safety Officer.
Since 1998 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts made it mandatory that all firearms instructors be certified by the Massachusetts State Police and to teach the approved and certified basic firearms
safety courses. Mike Martin was one of the first applicants in the state to apply and be issued the certification and is assigned the registration number of BFS-0074 as of October 21, 1998.
Since 1979, he was employed with the Department of the Navy as a Federal Firefighter at the U.S. Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts where he drilled in the USMC Reserves. In 1985 he was employed with the Waltham Fire Department, Waltham, Massachusetts and held the rank of Fire Lieutenant / EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). In 2001 he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Salem State University. In 2002 he was hired as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with a local law-enforcement agency. In 2005 he won that department's first "Top Gun" competition and again in 2009. As of February 27, 2011, Mike retired from the Waltham Fire Department with the rank of Fire Lieutenant / EMT with 30 years of creditable service.
Since being in law-enforcement, Mike has taken other Reserve Deputies to the range to train off duty and to teach and instruct them into being better shooters and tacticians.