Reid Henrichs Biography
Reid Henrichs, president of Valor Ridge, is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He served as an 0351 anti-tank assaultman and was assault section leader with weapons platoon, Fox company, 2nd battalion 3rd Marine infantry regiment. Reid also served with Marine Corps Security Forces Company at King’s Bay Naval Submarine Base securing special weapons assets for the US Navy. Serving from 1999-2003, he received an honorable discharge with the rank of Sergeant. Reid received training in military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) crowd control, security measures, nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare, (NBC) close quarters battle (CQB) and jungle warfare training (JWTC). Reid achieved an instructor rating in the Marine Corps Martial Arts program, and was a Designated Marksman Instructor on the M-14 designated marksman rifle. He attained an expert rating in both pistol (2nd award) and rifle (4th award).
His experience also includes law enforcement, focused in patrol and undercover operations. While attending the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois, he attained expert pistol rating and later achieved Pistol Master at his department. Reid was one of 100 officers out of 1000 applicants chosen for Task Force Illinois sent to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina in August/September 2005.
Reid attended Illinois State University from 2006-2010 where he received his Bachelor of Science in history, and teaching certificate in social science education. In 2010 he earned his Master of Science in History. He taught public high school from 2010-2013 and received The Teacher of the Year award in 2012 at Houston County High School in Tennessee. Reid was also an adjunct professor for Nashville State Community college where he taught courses in American history.
Starting in 2013, he served as Director of Training at a commercial firearms training company in Tennessee where he helped develop, revise, and instruct courses in pistol, rifle, shotgun, precision rifle, force on force scenarios, direct action, sniper, close quarters battle, tactical medicine, and small unit tactics.
In 2015, he was inspired philosophically, ethically, and morally to start his own company-- Valor Ridge-- with the purpose of forging the past with the present, focused on student competency and purpose of action. His vision for Valor Ridge is to provide practical, life-saving training for students in an environment that is professional, encouraging, and full of fellowship. Valor Ridge fuses proven fundamentals with attitude, marksmanship, and purpose of action.
During the last two decades, Reid has trained extensively in firearms in the commercial market, law enforcement, and military. In addition to his military and police training, he has trained with Tom Givens of Rangemaster, Paul Howe of CSAT, Craig Douglas of Shivworks, Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch, Bill Rogers of Rogers Shooting School (Advanced Pistol Rating) Jim Fuller of Rifle Dynamics, Kyle Armstrong of Special Response Training, "Super" Dave Harrington, Sonny Puzikas, Paul Gomez, Center-T Russian Defense, Teluric Group, and the National Rifle Association. His combatives training includes the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program as well as sessions with Josh Long of Spartan Training, Aaron Little of Performance Edge, and Brian Hill of The Complete Combatant. Reid is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
During his years as a professional firearms instructor, Reid has taught thousands of students. He has trained beginners who have never fired a gun as well as experienced professionals who protect this nation every day serving in law enforcement and the US Armed Forces. All are treated with the same attention regardless of experience.
"After you train with Valor Ridge, you will leave with the confidence, competence, and right attitude that you can and will prevail when the time comes to protect yourself and your family. See you on the Ridge." --Reid