The Guild Team is a consortium of professional trainers from various backgrounds and disciplines, united under one name to provide some of the best training in the industry. Our team comprises seasoned experts, each bringing unique skills and extensive experience to the table. From former military personnel and law enforcement officers to specialists in various tactical disciplines, our trainers are nationally recognized for their expertise and commitment to excellence.

What truly sets the Guild Team apart is our collaborative spirit and shared dedication to our guiding principle: “Ego is the Enemy of Success.” This ethos drives us to constantly learn from one another and push the boundaries of what effective training can achieve. We believe that by working together, we can create a cohesive and dynamic training environment that fosters growth, innovation, and excellence.

Our trainers are not just instructors; they are mentors and leaders who are passionate about helping you reach your full potential. Whether you’re participating in our breaching training, CQB training, movement solutions, or any of our specialized training courses, you can trust that you are learning from the best in the field. Each member of the Guild Team is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and challenging environment that encourages you to excel.

Guild Team - Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith

Professional Advisor
Smith has over 25 years of munitions design, development, test & evaluation/qualification, fabrication, and fielding experience. Throughout his career, he has been an innovator and a creator. Smith played a significant role in notable development and game-changing programs. He was the principal mechanical designer of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), designer of the GBU-57A/B Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) tail kit, and chief designer of the BLU-137/B advanced 2,000-lb penetrator warhead. Smith provided design oversight & mentoring for the GBU-69/B Small Glide Munition (SGM) development effort. He is listed as an inventor on the patent and principal investigator of the Arming Generator Relocator Adaptor (AGRA) fuze arming system and other special programs of record. Having participated in several weapon development programs, he is experienced in testing, evaluating, and qualifying weapons systems – both at the systems level and discreet component qualification efforts, with post-test forensics being a specialty. He spent years working on special programs for the intelligence communities in the area of Foreign Materials Exploitation (FME) and is well-versed in establishing & executing hardware mensuration and characterization programs. His extensive commitment to advancing defense munitions technology has earned him a reputation as a munition technology leader and game-changer. Smith regularly provides courses of instruction, including tactical considerations of blast overpressure, to multiple US SOF ODAs and other SOF units worldwide. Furthermore, Smith was a reserve deputy for 15 years with one of the most active Alabama Law Enforcement agencies within the State of Alabama. Smith was exclusively assigned to that agency’s SWAT unit for 12+ years, where he became proficient and certified in explosive, mechanical, and ballistic breaching, participating in hundreds of operations. Smith’s main functions within Guild Solutions Group are directing procurement operations, DOD Energetic Awareness and Safety Operations, securing Gov. contracts, and assisting with technical and tactical breaching training.