About Us


John Brenna/Owner – Became a Police Instructor early in his police career (32 years), developing training programs and training police officers in the skills necessary to survive the daily rigors of police work. John has been involved in many high risk situations and armed confrontations which were later used in developing his Officer Survival Program at the Albuquerque Police Department (1988-1990), as well as, other trainings throughout his police career. He now brings his expertise to Defense Solutions, LLC.

John Brenna has the following qualifications, certifications and achievements after a 32 year career in Law Enforcement:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology 1975-1980
  • Albuquerque Police Reserve Officer 1977-1980
  • Albuquerque Police Officer 1980-1990
  • Police Instructor 1982-1990, NM State Certified in 1990
  • Developed/Instructed Officer Survival Program Albuquerque Police Department 1988-1990
  • Federal Special Agent/ US Department of Interior BLM 1990-2010
  • Federal Firearms Instructor 2001 -2010
  • US Air Marshal – Oct 2001 (After 911) – April 2002
  • State Firearms Officer BLM NM In charge of Firearms Training 2001-2005 (22 Officers)
  • State Firearms Officer BLM OR/WA In charge of Firearms Training 2005-2010 (30 Officers)
  • Attended Thunder Ranch, Lakeview, OR, November 2010
  • Sig Armorer
  • Remington 870 Armorer
  • Colt Armorer
  • PepperBall Instructor/Armorer
  • Built a fifteen point turning target range in Bend Oregon @ the Central Oregon Shooting Sports Range for BLM 2010
  • NRA Instructor
  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Basic Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home Instructor
  • New Mexico Concealed Carry Instructor
  • NRA Range Safety¬†Officer
  • NRA and Chief Range Safety Officer for the Los Lunas Gun Club/Del Norte Gun Club
  • Los Lunas Gun Club Board of Directors – Alternate Director
  • Del Norte Gun Club Member and Basic Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Life Member
  • Participated in a number of other firearms and police trainings