During his Marine Corps Career, he has served as a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Agent on Human Intelligence Exploitation Teams during combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and other foreign countries. John is a certified Black Belt Instructor, a certified Firearms Instructor with the Special Operations Training Group, a certified interrogator, and served as a Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Instructor.
John Bennett has extensive training in Counter Intelligence/Human Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Operations from the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Damneck Va., the REID Institute, Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Anti-Terrorism & Homeland Defense, Special Operations Training Group, The Terrorism Research Center, High Risk Personnel, the Defense Intelligence Agency; Strategical Debriefing Course, extensive tactical and vehicle training with Blackwater, SERE (Survival Evasion Resistance & Escape) trained, and is Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Level III certified.
John Bennett continued his service after his military career with the Sheriff’s Department, Drug Task Force, and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. John is also a certified firearms instructor with the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training (CLEET), and a certified Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun firearms instructor with the NRA.
John retired after serving in the Oklahoma House of representatives as State Representative for State house District #2, where he was instrumental in authoring and co-authoring Oklahoma’s 10 Commandments Bill, numerous Pro-Life, Pro- 2d Amendment, Pro-Veteran, and other socially and fiscally conservative legislation.
John is a retired Marine with a degree in Communications, and is a Licensed Pastor with the Assemblies of God. He currently serves as the Vice President of UTT, a National Security Consulting Company specializing on the Islamic Threat.