Ty Cunningham


CAPT. TYRON J. (TY) CUNNINGHAM, MMAS, CMST

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http://tycunningham.com


Master of Military Art and Science


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Forensic Hoplologist-Human Combative Behavior and Performance; Human Instinct in Violent Conflict; Weapon Systems Development, Employment, and Accouterments; Fighting Systems Analysis; Tracking Forensic Examiner (Forensic Spoorology), and Wilderness Crime Scene Reconstruction Analyst

Supervisory Criminal Investigator and Former Mounted Patrol Captain

Certified Master Scout Tracker (CMST) and Certified Police Instructor

Backcountry Horseman and Pack Handler

AJJIF Int’l Ju-Jitsu 9th Degree Black Belt specializing in combat ju-jitsu, police ju-jitsu, hand-to-hand combat, self-defense, and founder of Combat and Police Ju-Jitsu Applications-Worldwide (known as Cunninghame Ju-Jitsu)

LCJJ Int'l Ju-Jitsu 7th Degree Black Belt Special Combat Self-Defense Systems (Anti-Terrorism Style)

Founder of the Int’l Society of Professional Trackers (ISPT)

Founder, director, and tracking historian-ISPT Archive and Library of Tracking Research (ALTR)

Owner, director, and chief of scouts of Lost Trail Ranch (LTR) Training Academy & Wilderness Forensic Lab

Former U.S. Army Airborne Infantry Non-Commissioned Officer and Long-Range Reconnaissance Specialist


ACADEMIC EDUCATION

U.S. ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE

Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, 06/2011

MMAS: Master of Military Art and Science

THESIS:Forensic Spoorology: Seeing and Understanding Human Behavior through Observation, Classification and Interpretation of Spoor Evidence

ASHFORD UNIVERSITY

Clinton, Iowa, 06/2009

BA: Social and Criminal Justice

Alpha Sigma LambdaInducted Member04/2009

National Honors Societyfor Academic Excellence

CAPSTONE PROJECT: The Essential Uses of Forensic Tracking in PoliceInvestigations


CERTIFICATIONS

Tracking Certifications (U.S. Marshals Service-District of Alaska & Wyoming):

Mounted Backcountry, 2005

Pack Handler, 2005

Wilderness & Animal Crime Scene, 2001

Urban Crime Scene, 2001

Instructor, 2001

Search and Rescue, 1997

Tactical, 1995

Reconnaissance & Surveillance, 1993

Certified Master Scout Tracker, USMS-D/WY, 2004

Supervisory Criminal Investigator-Deputy U.S. Marshal, USMS-D/WY

Certified Senior Scout Tracker, USMS-D/AK, 2002

Basic SCUBA, NAUI, 2000

Crisis Negotiator, FBI-Anchorage, 1999

Certified Scout Tracker, USMS-D/AK, 1999

Certified Police Instructor, APSC, 1998

Certified Scout, USMS-D/AK, 1997

SWAT Operator, FBI-Anchorage, 1996

Police Ju-Jitsuan, 9th DAN, USMS-D/AK, 1994

Certified Close Protection & Defensive Firearms, 1994

Instructor, CSDA , 1994

Certified Pistol Instructor, CSDA, 1994

Combat Ju-Jitsuan, 9th DAN, CSDA, 1994

Criminal Investigator-Deputy U.S. Marshal, USMS-D/AK, 1991

Personal Protection Specialist, USMS-D/AK, 1991

U.S. Army Sniper, U.S. Army, 1987

U.S. Army Arctic Survival Specialist, U.S. Army, 1987

Advanced Parachutist, 1984

Basic Parachutist, 1984


TRACKING EXPERTISE

TRAINING COURSES

Basic Backcountry Mounted Enforcement School, 40 hours, Powell, Wyoming, August 2005

Scout Tracking Extended Operations, 56 hours, Prince William Sound, Alaska May 2002

Scout Tracking Instructors Course, 200 Hours (03/07/97-05/25/01), Anchorage, Alaska, May 2001

Scout Tracking Advanced Course, 56 hours, May 2001

Shoe and Tire Evidence Specialist Course, 8 hours, Anchorage, AK, December 2000

Basic Meteorology, Cloud Identification and Forecasting, 8 hours,Elmendorf AFB, AK, December 2000

Surveillance/Observation, Hides, Use of Optics, Ft. Richardson, AK, 8 hours, September 2000

Scout Tracking Basic Course, 56 hours, May 2000


SURVIVAL EXPERTISE

SURVIVAL COURSES

Arctic Survival, Snow Tracking and Movement, 52 hours, Fairbanks, AK, February 2002

High Arctic Survival, 8 hours, Anchorage, AK, March 2001

Arctic Survival, Terrain Analysis, 8 hours, Ft. Richardson, AK, February 2001

Improvised Explosive Devices, Anti-Tracking, Reduction and Counter Tracking, 8 hours, Ft. Richardson, AK, February 2001

Arctic and Sub-Arctic Survival Training, (Summer), 72 Hours, Talkeetna, AK, July 1998

Cold Weather Survival, 8 hours, FBI,Ft. Richardson, AK, December 1995

Northern Warfare and Survival Course, 200 Hours,Ft. Greely, AK, March 1987


DEFENSE EXPERTISE

PROTECTIVE, TACTICAL, AND INVESTIGATIVE COURSES

Improvised Explosive Devices, 16 Hours, 10th Special Forces, Camp Guernsey, WY

Crisis Negotiation Course,24 hours, Anchorage, AK, October 1999

Methods of Instruction Course, 40 hours, Ft. Richardson, AK, January 1998

VIP protection Course, 24 hours, FBI, Anchorage, AK, August 1996

Defensive Tactics/Subject Handling, 8 hours, FBI, Ft. Richardson, AK, November 1995

Assault Options and Processes, 8 hours, FBI, Ft. Richardson, AK, October 1995

Combat Handgun and Sub-Gun Course, 40 hours, FBI HRT, Anchorage, AK, September 1995

SWAT Training Course, 56 hours, FBI, Salt Lake City, UT, August 1995

Law Enforcement Clears, 8 Hours, FBI, Ft. Richardson, AK, July 1995

Tactical Rooms Clearing, 8 Hours, FBI, Ft. Richardson, AK, June 1995

Advanced Deputy U.S. Marshals Course, 80 hours, FLETC, May 1995

Felony Car stops, 8 Hours, FBI, Ft. Richardson, AK, May 1995

Close Protection & Defensive Firearms Instructor Course, CSDA, Juneau, AK, July 1994

Long-Range Surveillance Course, 120 hours, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, March 1993

Auto-Pistol Transition Course, 24 Hours, Anchorage, AK, July 1991

Basic Deputy U.S. Marshals Course, 200 hours, FLETC, July 1991

Criminal Investigator Course CI-114, 340 Hours,FLETC, May 1991

Light Leaders Course, 78 Hours, AKARNG, Ft. Richardson, AK, September 1990

Expert Infantry Training, 80 Hours, U.S. Army, Ft. Richardson, AK, July 1987

Light Sniper School, 120 Hours, Ft. Richardson, AK, June 1987

Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, 240 Hours, Ft. Richardson, AK, May 1987

Primary Leadership Development Course, 240 Hours, U.S. Army, Ft. Polk, LA

Advanced Ambush Training, 16 Hours, U.S. Army, Ft. Polk, LA

Ranger-Dismounted Patrolling Training, 120 Hours, U.S. Army, Camp Rudder, FL, Jan-Feb. 1985

Dragon Gunners Course, 40 Hours, U.S. Army,Ft. Bragg, N.C., November 1984

Advanced Parachutist Course, 24 Hours, U.S. Army, September 1984

Basic Airborne School, U.S. Army, Ft. Benning, GA, June 1984

Infantry One Station Unit Training, 936 Hours, Jan.-May 1984


APPLIED RESEARCH: HOPLOLOGY/SELF-DEFENSE/OFFICER SURVIVAL/ARREST CONTROL/WEAPON EMPLOYMENT/COMBATIVE APPLICATIONS AND BEHAVIOR-TECHNICAL & FORSENSIC ADVANCEMENTS (PARTIAL LIST)

OSD-Officer-Subject Dynamic-Subject Factorization: Gender, Fitness, Age, Size, Skill, Multiples Pro, Multiples Con; Extraordinary Conditions: weapon proximity, foreknowledge, injury/exhaustion, limited position (ground), disability, imminence of danger, environment

OSAS-Officer Survival Arrest Sequencing- Control, Restrain, Search, Transport

ACP-Active Control Processing-Decision Making, Tactical Evaluation, Threat Assessment

SOR-Subject Oppositional Resistence-Yes (No resistence), maybe (Undecided, passive resistance), no (Active Resistance)

DRM-Disturbance Resolution Model- Approach Considerations, Intervention Options, Follow Through Considerations (Stabilization/application of restraints, Monitoring/Debriefing, search procedures, escort, transport, turn over/removal of restraints)

CP-Control Perception-Training, Experience, Fact Situation (Totality of Circumstance)

POC-Positions of conflict-Neutral, advantage, disadvantage, will, dominance

AA-Action Analytics-Perceive, Analyze, Evaluate, Formulate, Initiate

SOI-Spheres of Influence-Obscure, Actual, Neutral, Projected, Unified

DLA-Demarcation Lines of Advance-Forward Edge, Pressure Edge, Release Edge

CPE/E-Conical Path of Entry & Exit-Impact point gradient, Impact point, terminal point, terminal point gradient, Apex

POI-Paths of Influence-Ground, Aerial, Simplicity, Infinity


APPLIED RESEARCH: SPOOROLOGY/MANTRACKING-TECHNICAL & FORSENSIC ADVANCEMENTS (PARTIAL LIST)

Behavior, Gait, Spoor (BGS) Paradigm

Observation, Classification, Interpretation of Spoor Evidence (OCISE) Algorithm

Observational Spoor Recognition

Spoor Platting

Spoor-Chain Signature

Classification of Spoor

Foot Measurement Analysis

Quadrant Reference Analysis

Foot Mapping Analysis

Ground Contact Points

Gait Platting

Gait-Footfall Sequencing

Gait Biometric Identification

Behavior Platting

Aerial Travel Points

Cone of Entry-Cone of Exit

Pre-Trailing Checklist

Initial Trail Assessment

Trail Confirmation Standard

Post-Trailing Checklist

Target Quarry Reference

Mechanical Stride Zero

Tracker’s Triangle

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