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Our Team

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Mr. Lord T. Walthour, President and CEO of TCP Black Shield is responsible for the safety, security and administration of all TCP Black Shield firearm training programs.  Lord has over 32 years of firearm experience and is currently ranked Expert Marksmanship under the NRA Qualifications program.  Lord is an NRA Certified Firearm instructor, a Maryland State Police Handgun Qualified instructor, a Metropolitan Police DC Certified instructor and an NRA (RSO) Range Safety Officer.   Lord enjoys competing in the Expert Classification of Stock Service Pistol division of IDPA style competition and has completed countless hours on the range as an instructor, student, and competitor.  


All of TCP Black Shield Firearms Training Courses are taught by Certified Firearms instructors who understand the apprehensions that new students may have with regard to firearms and are ready to address all questions and concerns in a calm, professional manner.  We provide a comfortable, low pressure, low stress environment that focuses on Safety, maintaining a positive attitude and improving marksmanship skills.

Our training curriculum surpasses the state of Maryland’s HQL & Concealed Wear & Carry requirements.  Our class employs multi-media presentations, live demonstrations and interactive hands on firearm training methods to ensure the student comprehends and retains the class material.  We conduct our training in an open and relaxed atmosphere where student interaction and questions are encouraged.  We continually attend firearm training courses and seminars to stay up to date with industry training methods and standards.  The extensive firearm training we continually undergo offers our students the most-up-to date firearm training methods and techniques guaranteed to surpass the student’s needs and expectations.   We conduct our classes with integrity and professionalism. Please note the training we provide is intended for GOOD purposes.  DO NOT CONTACT US IF YOU INTEND TO USE THE TRAINING WE PROVIDE FOR EVIL PURPOSES.


1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.  

In Christ Jesus

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Mr. Marion "Moses" Walthour is a 20 year retired Air Force Veteran who has served in The Gulf War Desert Shield Operations serving in a wide variety of positions and locations. Marion has extensive military firearms and safety training.

Marion's specialty is occupational safety and health where he currently is OSHA trained to help employers and employees recognize and control potential safety and health hazards, with maintaining safe workspaces that comply with state and federal laws. 


Marion is a certified (RSO) NRA Range Safety Officer and posses the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.  His ability to immediately analyze, predict, and preclude situations to ensure training is conducted in a safe manner is a long learned skill.


Mr. Jonathan Emmanuel Lee honorably served in the United States Marine Corps from July 1999 to July 2012.  Throughout his service, he served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2004; and in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.   Mr. Lee trained and instructed the Afghan National Police and the Ugandan UPDF in support of their African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). As a civilian, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. Mr. Lee has served and supported Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in Afghanistan and 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force.  


Mr. Lee attended several courses throughout his career to include the Marine Corps Instructor Course; Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School; pre- deployment training courses from Cruicible; combat aidmen course; and close quarter combat training; tactical medical training from the USMC and Defense Intelligence Agency.

Jonathan Lee was a range coach and was also on the intamural rifle and pistol team while stationed at Quantico.  He was a fourth award expert with the rifle and expert with the pistol. Mr. Lee was awarded with the Purple Heart, Navy Achievement Medal with Valor Device, 2x Combat Action Ribbons, Iraq/Afghanistan Campaign Medals, and a Civilian Combat Support Award. 

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Lord T. Walthour II started his Martial Arts training 16 years ago. He is a Martial Arts professional and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is certified to teach both youths and adults. Lord is also a certified (RSO) NRA Range Safety Officer. Lord is passionate about helping students develop and learn self-defense skills that may one day save their life.  Effective real world self-defense not only includes the ability to avoid, deescalate and prevent violent interactions, but it must also include the ability to physically fight back and defend yourself against threatening people and situations.


You may decide that a gun is not right for your self-defense; however you must begin to take responsibility for you own personal safety and find ways to defend yourself.  Learn to fight with tactical pens, tactical flashlight, car keys and other self-defense tools. As most attackers will be bigger, stronger and more violent than you, it is important that you know how to employ modern self-defense weapons to level the playing field and multiply your defensive capabilities.


We will empower your with protection skills, by learning numerous blocking, kicking and striking techniques as well as releases from a variety of grabs and holds.  Self-defense isn’t a sport and there are no rules.  Violent criminals will use any means to get what they want. Over time you will gain the self confidence and peace of mind knowing how to defend yourself.

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