John Grogan

Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Present

Recruiting and Retention NCO, Supply NCO

TN Army National Guard

I work as a Recruiter for the National Guard.  I process applicants, conduct background checks, and I handle medical documents.  I have extensive computer skills.  I also have developed skill in public speaking, interviewing, networking, marketing, and office management.  I work many hours on my own.  I handle clothing, equipment orders, and maintain and create personnel records.  I am personally responsible for over $150,000 worth of government equipment. 

Apr 2010 - Present


Grogan's Personal Defense

My wife and I own and operate Grogan's Personal Defense. We are a licensed and certifed Firearms training school and I am a certified firearms instructor. We teach personal and home defense handgun classes and Tennessee handgun permit classes.

Apr 2007 - Jan 2008

Counter Drug Agent

TN Counter Drug Division National Guard

I worked for the State of TN National Guard as a Counter Drug Enforcement Agent. I conducted training and certification for local schools on drug awareness. I conducted training and certification for local law enforcement departments on drug eradication, enforcement and Meth lab training. I conducted security for State and Federal agents during covert operations.

Nov 2004 - Apr 2006

Police Officer

Rutherford Police Department

Patrol Sergeant, department training and firearms instructor, supervise patrol shift, conduct work schedules and training schedules, keep training records, normal patrol duties, drug interdiction, and criminal investigation.

Apr 1997 - Jun 2004

Drug Interdiction Unit K9, SWAT

City of Dyer Police Department

Conduct interdiction patrol with trained K9, patrol 3,500 population city, certified in K9 patrol and narcotic odor detection as a master handler with five previous dogs, patrol state highway for criminal drug activity.  Also team leader of ten man SWAT team.  Conduct high risk warrants and surveillance.  Under cover narcotic investigation training. 

Dec 1996 - Apr 1997

Police K9 Officer

Rutherford Police Department

Patrol with police K9 of 3,000 population city, conduct criminal drug investigations. 

Dec 1994 - Dec 1996

Police Officer

Bradford Police Department

Police officer, patrol 2,500 population city.


Aug 1987 - May 1991


Sharon High School



Certifed as TN Law Enforcement Officer

TN Police Academy Nashville, TN

Immediate Deployment to Aggressive Deadly Action

TN Tactical Police and Paramedic Assoc. Dyer, TN

High Risk Warrant Service Planning Techniques

TN Tactical Police and Paramedic Assoc. Dyer, TN

Tactical Breaching and Room Clearing Techniques

TN Tactical Police and Paramedic Assoc. Dyer, TN

Clandestine Drug Lab Investigations

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Thermal Imager Training

Orlando, FL

NFA'S Intial Response to Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Material Institute, Trenton TN

Joint Task Force Six, Combat Special Forces Training.

3rd Special Forces Group, Humboldt TN

Light Armored Vehicle Tactical Response

TN National Guard Counter Drug Division

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center


Interview and Interrogation

Greenfield, TN

Instructor Development Training Officer


Firearms Instructor


Recruiting and Retention NCO


Advanced Clan Lab Investigations

Knoxville, TN

Criminal Drug Interdiction

Memphis, TN

Narcotics Investigations

Dyer, TN

K9 Police Handler


Advanced Clandestine Lab Investigator

Knoxville, TN

Basic and Advanced SWAT

Dyer, TN
Nov 2010 - Present

Gospel Ministry

Chapel Hill Baptist Church