Templar LLC is a minority and service-disabled veteran-owned small business that was created and registered in the state of Maryland in June 2008 by Tracey L. Irvin II. Templar was started as a security services company and has since expanded its focus to include training, business support and contract management services. Tracey Irvin is the president and sole owner of Templar.
Based on Mr. Irvin’s experience in the SOF community as an army Special Forces medic, weapons trainer, and unit operations manager, Templar has extensive special operations training, expertise, and relationships. Upon retirement from the army in 2008, Mr. Irvin became an operations analyst for the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG), a special-mission unit based at Ft. Meade, MD. He departed AWG for an opportunity to serve as Program Manager for a special operations training program in Hereford, UK. This assignment provided an opportunity to gain experience in project development and oversight, and personnel management as well as extensive experience in contract types, business operations, and interactions with government representatives.
Over more than 10 years of serving in federal contracting, Mr. Irvin has also maintained his involvement in the competitive shooting and tactical training community. He has provided Advanced Marksmanship and CQB instruction to MARSOC and other SOF elements. He has also provided Subject Matter Expert support to multiple deliveries of Full Mission Profile validation exercises for elements within NSW, AFSOC, and USASOC. These training deliveries have continuously provided opportunities to observe emerging trends and common practices utilized by various elements in the SOF community.
Since 2012, Mr. Irvin has focused on developing Templar into a provider of professional services including advanced combat preparation and training, tactical procedure development and contract management in support of SOF initiatives, based on his years of experience in the field. Templar’s area of expertise is based on that experience and proven performance.
Combat Marksmanship Training Courses
Retired US Army Special Forces Master Sergeant
Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance, Target Analysis, and Exploitation
Techniques Course (SFARTAETC) graduate
Served five years as the subject matter expert for planning and conducting high-risk,
advanced marksmanship and close-quarters combat training for Special Forces direct-
Coordinated and resourced multiple high-risk unit training events during the Pre-
Mission Training cycle in preparation for combat deployment
Managed the operational scheduling and movement of unit personnel into theater and
coordinated relief in place transition procedures
Provided feedback and tactical guidance in a dynamic training environment
Led and supervised a 14-man Operational Detachment Bravo responsible for planning,
battle space coordination, and element tracking during combat operations
Retired US Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class
Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance, Target Analysis, and Exploitation Techniques
Course (SFARTAETC) graduate
Senior instructor on an eight-man Direct Action instructor committee providing
instruction on Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC)
Charged to instruct all new members a Special Forces Group in advanced marksmanship,
urban movement, and Close Quarters Battle (CQB) as part of the unit-required operator
Responsible for development and implementation of Close Quarters Battle (CQB)
Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs), advises and assist in planning and
supporting intelligence-gathering operations
Advised and trained friendly and foreign elements in Close Quarter Battle (CQB) and