Forge Tactical was formed by the core cadre of EAG Tactical, as an outlet to continue the legacy of our Mentor, Pat Rogers
Our Mission Statement
Forge Tactical is focused on supporting the mission of our nation’s armed citizens, law enforcement officers, and military professionionals through evolved, realistic training. For a fighter to realize their potential then judgment, physical skills, weapon handling, marksmanship, leadership and agression must be repeatedly blended and shaped in the pressure and heat of realistic training. Forge Tactical helps fighters achieve this potential through the delivery of programs that guide the student through the building of skills into techniques into procedures.
Chappy – Director
Born and raised in the tony suburbs of Sacramento, California, John Chapman (Chappy) joined the Navy at 18. After an enlistment served on the USS Memphis, Chappy returned home to northern California and embarked on a law enforcement career while attending college.
After 16 years of service spanning 4 agencies, with service in Patrol, SWAT, Investigations, Training and Administration, Chappy left full time Police service and began training police officers full time in 2008.
A police firearms and tactics instructor since 1994, Chappy founded LMS Defense as a part time private venture in 2006, and with the help of an amazing team built LMS into a full-time venture by 2008. After serving in Iraq as security specialist, Chappy returned to LMS full time and spent the next 5 years servicing domestic and international police and government training requirements, and consulting SWAT teams in Procedural Issues and Equipment Acquisition.
In 2009, Chappy also became a part time adjunct instructor for EAG Tactical, working for his mentor and friend, Pat Rogers. It was through Pat’s mentorship and guidance that Chappy developed his skills as a teacher to the level of becoming a BCM Gunfighter.
Best known as a Swat Night Vision Instructor, he is a full-time law enforcement officer.
John Spears – Director
John “Doc” Spears is a former 18 Delta Special Operations Medic and sniper who served in the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
He has worked in counter-insurgency/ counter narco-terrorism and interdiction projects throughout Central and South America. He specializes in small unit tactics and sniper operations and is a master shoothouse instructor. He is a defense industry consultant and trainer for multiple manufacturers including many of the Forge Tactical sponsors.
After leaving active duty and completing his education he returned to the defense and training industry and became a student of Pat Rogers. He subsequently started instructing for all EAG advanced tactical courses in 2009 and helped create many of the expanded offerings in the EAG Course Catalog. Pat’s friendship and mentoring were pivotal in Johns’ development and dedication to the defense and training industry.
He began his collaboration with Chappy and LMS Defense during the same period which lead to their work together under the EAG banner as formally announced in 2013.
Chris Sizelove – Director
Chris joins Forge after retiring from the Army after twenty years of service; sixteen in the 75th Ranger Regiment as an infantryman, followed by four years with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
While in the 75th Chris became an SME and instructor for carbine, pistol, CQB, and forced entry TTP’s as well as joint operations in general as an assaulter and strike force senior NCO. He was a sniper, served in a Sniper/Reconnaissance element, and was the Master Breacher for 75th. Chris also developed and instructed covert carry and vehicle TTP’s for specific roles.
Prior to joining the Army, Chris was fortunate in that he was local to Gunsite Training Center where he worked while in high school as a range hand and professional brass picker-upper. It was there that he met men like Jeff Cooper, Louis Awerbuck, Chris Dwiggins, and Pat Rogers—and his decision to join the military was sealed.
Twenty years and thirteen combat deployments and overseas tours later, Chris returns to the training industry and is honored to work with Forge Tactical in an effort to provide training and expertise to those that seek it in order to benefit themselves, their teams, and their communities.