Prior to that, as an employee of the Federal Government, Mike served as the Branch Chief and Lead Instructor for the Firearms division with the Federal Air Marshal Service and was a Senior Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).
He has extensive formal training and experience in all phases of military and law enforcement training. Mike is a highly sought after tactical and competitive trainer, and a high level performer on the competition handgun circuit.
Currently a nationally-ranked competitor on the practical handgun competition circuit and the 2018 IDPA National Champion in Overall Score and the Enhanced Pistol Division, Seeklander has authored/produced instructional books, and DVD’s, and has developed hundreds of lesson plans specifically related to basic and advanced firearms training.
As a local law enforcement officer with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department and the Knoxville Police Department, Mike worked in corrections, patrol, and with the Organized Crime division.
Mike is the recipient of numerous awards and honors in the law enforcement community, and as a semi-professional sponsored shooter with Team Wilson Combat.
Shooting accomplishments are as follows: