In the video, Tactical Rappel for Military & Law Enforcement (SpecOps), Jim Wagner presents Rappel Master Frank Ortega who will demonstrate step-by-step how to tie-off during a descent (leg method, Rescue-8, and carabiner method), rappel from a helicopter skid, drop from a Hellhole, and fast-rope down Special Forces style. Frank served 11 years, active duty, with the United States Marines, nine of which was in reconnaissance. He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War I and the conflict in Somalia. Frank was also an Assault Climber Instructor for Special Operations Training Group (S.O.T.G.). Frank Ortega is not only one of Jim Wagner’s rappel instructors, but he has also received Combatives training from Jim.

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Jim Wagner
Jim Wagner, one of the first self-defense instructor to introduce techniques, tactics, and training methods to survive terrorist attacks and modern crime (active shooters, criminal chemical attacks, drive-by shootings, etc.). His teaching is based on his tactical career as a U.S. Army combat soldier, corrections officer, police officer, S.W.A.T. officer, team leader of a Dignitary Protection Unit for America’s fifth largest Sheriff’s department, a U.S. federal agent counterterrorist during the Global War on Terrorism, Reserve Military Police soldier, military bodyguard, Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO), Security Forces sergeant, and a team leader of a military Special Reaction Team. He worked in the private security and bodyguarding sectors, most notably protecting Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and working for the Walt Disney Company. Since 2003 Jim has been teaching his Reality-Based Personal Protection system around the world and in martial arts schools, where he offers self-defense instructors a way to increase their business by teaching Terrorism Survival, Crime Survival, and other courses. If you want to become certified to teach at your school, you can purchase the Jim Wagner Reality-Based Personal Protection Instructor Package at a discount through by using the code USARBPP1706.