Special Agent Charles “Chuck” Joyner, Federal
Bureau of Investigation (ret) is the founder and president of Survival Sciences. Chuck was employed by
the Central Intelligence Agency from 1983 to 1987. In 1987, he joined the FBI as a Special Agent.
Retiring in 2011, he has “eight years of experience working Violent Crimes/Major Offenders (VCMO) cases and gang
investigations.” During his career, he “served as the Principal Firearms Instructor and
Principal Defensive Tactics Instructor in the FBI Los Angeles field office. As such, was the lead instructor in providing
training to thousands of FBI agents, law enforcement officers, and military personnel in firearms, defensive tactics, chemical
agents, and arrest tactics.” Special Agent Joyner “served on the Los Angeles FBI SWAT team
as a SWAT operator (entry team), sniper, and grenadier.” After which was “appointed as the
SWAT Commander and served in that capacity for three years until promotion to FBI headquarters. Upon moving
into the supervisory ranks, directed crisis management programs to include the regional SWAT team, Evidence Response Team,
Special Agent Bomb Technicians, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction response program.” Chuck as “managed
multi-agency critical incidents, planned and coordinated protection details of U.S. government officials, led tactical operations,
and coordinated the FBI response to special events.” Special Agent Charles “Chuck” Joyner
is the author of Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement.