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BASIC M-4 CLASS
May 23rd we will be holding a Basic M4 class, Contact Jamie Bear for more details. JamieB@strt.us 740 359 4718
BASIC URBAN TACTICAL PISTOL CLASS
April 13th we will be holding a Basic Urban Tactical Pistol Class, please contact following for any interest or questions. Jamie Bear JamieB@strt.us 740 359 4718
START Multi Gun Match
3 gun match for this weekend Sat April 12th is canceled. We apologize for any inconvience this may cause and hope to see you at next months Match on May 3rd at 10 am.
CCW CLASS
Our next CCW class with be Sunday, April 6th at 8:00 A.M., the cost is $75. For more information contact Email: JamieB@strt.us/ 740 359 4718
Blazer 9mm FOR SALE at S.T.A.R.T.
New supplies of NATO standard ammunition have just arrived, get your 223, 9mm, and 45 ACP today. Stop in and see us today.
IDPA 2014 at START
There will be no IDPA match for April due to Easter, The next IDPA match will be May 25th (member only classifier) June 22 regular IDPA match
ADVANCED TACTICAL PISTOL
Putting classes together now, visit our website or email JamieB@strt.us/740 359 4718 for more information
S.T.A.R.T. SECURITY
A Cross Functional Turn Key Safety, Security and Training Solution that is tailored to the needs of our clients. For more information call 740-598-4891
STUDENT COMMENTS
Brian Scheetz, "Absolute BS Blog" recently attended the Basic Urban Tactical Pistol Class. See what Brian had to say by clicking on the link below
DIRECTIONS TO S.T.A.R.T.
Traveling Ohio State Rt. 7 North or South take the New Alexandria/Smithfield Route 151 Exit. Head West 1.7 miles and turn right on to Cool Springs Road - follow signs 797 Cool Springs Rd, Mingo Juncti
HESS UBU INDUCTION
Hess UBU (Unconventional Business Unit) Induction Class every Wednesday. For more information contact Ed Dudzik (740) 310-3738 or Office (740) 598-4891
S.T.A.R.T.'s ADDRESS
797 Cool Springs Rd. Mingo Junction, OH 43938
PRO SHOP
Our Pro Shop is open for Business, We have Guns, Ammo and Mags for Sale.
Creating Jobs Locally
S.T.A.R.T. LLC Looking for qualified drug free candidates to fulfill long term employment opportunities with an environmental, safety and security background. Contact: DineroC@strt.us
HOAGINATOR
The Hoaginator a perfect solution that meets SBR & serve as a concealable weapon to support clandestine operations.

What we do:

S.T.A.R.T, LLC. (Special Tactics and Rescue Training), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Founded by Navy SEAL Frank Hoagland, is focused on bringing jobs and business to the Ohio Valley. S.T.A.R.T. provides a wide variety of specialized services and capabilities to National Security and law enforcement at the Federal, State and Local governments, and private sector clients. With our years of service, experience and multi-faceted backgrounds to include tiered special warfare managers, DoD warfighter experiences, intelligence community professionals and corporate professionals. Leveraging Ohio Valley companies and educational institutes, S.T.A.R.T.'s capabilities and access to talent is second to none. Bridging the gap between government clients, technology providers and inventors, S.T.A.R.T. 's cadre know all too well what it takes to be successful on an asymmetrical battlefield, protecting clients and conducting clandestine operations. S.T.A.R.T. consults with government, universities, research institutes and corporations on the development of new technologies. S.T.A.R.T. brings to the inventor, researcher, engineer and marketing professional a real world operators approach to their efforts.

S.T.A.R.T. specializes in supporting our government, commercial, State and Local clients, with tailored training courses ranging from Oil & Gas Safety Classes, Fire & Rescue, SWAT Team & Irregular Warfare tactics and techniques thru the application and implementation of field craft specialized instruction. S.T.A.R.T. delivers proactive scenario based training that is focused upon mission success. S.T.A.R.T. works to achieve cost effective execution of the client's requirements and provide unparalleled tactical proficiency to our clients.

S.T.A.R.T, LLC. is founded by Navy SEAL Frank Hoagland, age 50.

2013 Vetrepreneurs We Love - FRANK HOAGLAND S.T.A.R.T For retired Navy SEAL Frank Hoagland, 50, his military experience isn’t just a small part of his personality, it defines him. “Every day I get up in the morning I bring a piece of my SEAL & Covert Action Operator into the daily business events,” Hoagland says. “When I speak to people, a piece of my career becomes a part of the conversation. It’s not some war story; it’s a way of life.” It’s only fitting, then, that after his time with the Navy was through, Hoagland would enter a business that allows him to take full advantage of that training and expertise.

In 2005, Hoagland founded S.T.A.R.T (Special Tactics and Rescue Training) to provide a wide variety of specialized services and capabilities to national security and law enforcement entities, as well as private sector clients. Despite his impressive military background, Hoagland is quick to acknowledge that his knowledge of the right way to launch and grow a business was limited, at best. “In all my years of being an operator and assaulter, I always had funding and the best training our nation could provide,” Hoagland says. “If we didn’t have the necessary training we had the funding to put it all together. Basically if we had a problem in the military we threw money at it and made it work.” Hoagland quickly learned the civilian business world is much different, with a lot of grey area. “When we started this business we had nothing, and I mean nothing,” Hoagland says.

“It has been a learning experience and an uphill battle from the get-go. Change on the battlefield is something I’m accustomed to but change in the way you have to do business is much different. Now with taxes, health care, and dealing with payroll, this puts undue stress on me and the business.” Despite the challenges, Hoagland and S.T.A.R.T have been successful, largely because of the value others recognize in Hoagland’s expertise. “My congressman, Bill Johnson (a fellow veteran) once told me ‘Hoag (my nickname) you’re a mile wide and a mile deep in many different areas. People are going to come to you for help in many different areas and you’re going to be a busy man,’” Hoagland recalls. It would seem Mr. Johnson was right, as over the years S.T.A.R.T. has served numerous clients, including, but not limited to: military branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, HESS, Appalachia Oil & Gas, and Hall & Associates. Hoagland shared a few secrets he’s learned over the years. He said business owners should avoid fear of doing the wrong thing, putting your personal goals before your business, and failing to live within a budget.

“Pre-plan until it hurts then pre-plan some more,” Hoagland says. “Lead from the front, admit your mistakes, and don’t become too focused on social media – most of it is untrue. Make your troops earn your trust, and allow them enough time to earn yours. Don’t commit to something you can’t do. Trust only the trusted.” Frank Hoagland Age: 50 Service branch: Navy (1982 – 2003) Highest rank: Senior Chief Petty Officer MOS: Navy SEAL S.T.A.R.T, LLC. (Special Tactics and Rescue Training) www.strt.us Location/headquarters: Mingo Junction, Ohio No. of employees: PTOC (Part Time On Call) 12 -20; daily, 4 Military/veteran employees (if available): 1 full-me, up to 12 - 20 PTOC. Year founded: 2005 2011 revenues: $100,000+ 2012 revenues: $100,000+ NaVOBA member since 2013 Written by Matthew Pavelek

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