Jim Bacevich

Adjunct Faculty / Consultant - Firearms and Sniper Instructor

Jim is currently a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department, however he remains on staff as a part time instructor and consultant. Prior to entering law enforcement, Jim served five years with the United States Army. Jim served as an operator in the Special Forces assigned as a 18C, Special Forces Engineer Sergeant, with the 7th Special Forces Group.

While serving with the 7th Special Forces Group he was deployed to Afghanistan where he conducted numerous real world operations. During his combat tour, he conducted training for the Special Forces of the United Arab Emirates in Urban Combat, Special Forces for the Army of Suriname, National Arrest Team, and the National Anti-Terror team, and the Surinamese Special Force Sniper Teams. His tour of duty ended and he left the United States Army with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Awards and Recognition

  • Honorable Discharge
  • Bronze Star
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2nd Award)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • NATO Medal
  • Special Forces Tab
  • Combat Infantryman Badge
  • Expert Rifle and Pistol Badge
  • Parachutist Badge
  • Chilean Parachutist Badge
  • Letter of Appreciation from the Commander of the Armed Forces of Suriname
  • Letter of Appreciation from the US Ambassador to Suriname


  • Troy University B.S. Criminal Justice

Specialized Training

  • Special Forces Qualification Course
  • Special Operations Target Interdiction Course
  • Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course
  • Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
  • Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course
  • Warrior Leader Course
  • Basic Airborne Course
  • Basic Infantry Course

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