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District Combatives is a veteran-operated small business specializing in security advisory & training services.

FOUNDER & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

Benjamin Drader has almost 20-years experience in martial arts, self-defense, and combatives. He holds a Black Belt in Krav Maga and has studied Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response (SPEAR), and Special Combat Aggressive Reactionary System (SCARs).

Ben served honorably in the U.S. Army, he has operated on every continent but Antartica and Australia, and has earned numerous awards and commendations. At the Direction of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Ben led teams to test and report on the vulnerability of U.S. critical infrastructure. He studied at Harvard University and has worked directly for two National Security Advisors, a Secretary of State, a Director of CIA, and HRH The Prince of Wales. 

Ben is a member of the Office of Strategic Services Society (OSS), Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA), Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).