Ed Chavez, owner of RA Tactical has a long and presigious career serving his country. He proudly served seven years in the United States Marine Corp, and served one tour of duty in Viet Nam with Marine Security Forces. Returning stateside he was assigned to 2nd Recon Bn then was assigned to Marine Barracks 8th and Presidential Guard, he earned the position of Color Sergeant of The Marine Corp (Highest Ranking Sgt in The Marine Corp) and carried the Presidential Colors at White House functions.
Ed Chavez served as a Tucson Police Officer for 23 years and worked undercover making drug purchases, working illegal alcohol sales and a variety of other duties. During his service he served as a bike officer and team detective, finishing his patrol duties with TPD as a patrol officer in a lead police officer rank (two stripes). In 2003 Ed became a firearms instructor for the Tucson Police Department then transferred to the Southern Arizona Law enforcement Training Center in 2004 and served five years before his retirement in 2009. While at the academy he trained over one thousand recruits, officers from every agency in the state of Arizona, and military personnel deploying to Iraq. Ed is an Arizona Post Certified General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Rifle Instructor.
With many years of instructor experience, Ed enjoys helping students develop firearm skills.