Who We Are

OSS is comprised of highly trained, highley decorated veteran officers, agents and operators from the most recognized special operations units in the world. We have decades of proven experiecnce operating in some of the most diverse and volatile conditions on the planet. Having been directly involved in some of the most deadly encounters in recent history, our combined "real world" experience gives us that edge on creating innovative kits that are "proven in the field". To date our kits have saved Twenty-Nine (29) Police Officers lives and countless citizens nationwide. Our kits have been deployed hundreds of times both in country and abroad. We have all come together for one goal in mind, officer survival. We solely exist to help our brother and sister officers stay safe and Stay Alive!


" It's not a matter of IF, It's a matter of WHEN, and will you be prepared  ? "

      - Marc C. Barry - OSS Founder -


Marc C. Barry

President / Chief Operations Officer

Police Officer, Gang Unit Detective (ret)

Marc has over 25 years of direct Law Enforcement experience in many capacities. As a uniformed Police Officer he worked many street level assignments with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, including; LSP/Undercover Street Crimes Unit and Violent Crimes Federal Task Force. As a Gang Unit Detective Marc worked several Enforcement Teams as well as the Gang Intelligence Section. Marc has held many instructor certifications such as; POST Certified Law Enforcement Instructor, NRA Police Tactical Firearms Instructor, H&K MP5 Sub Machine Gun Master Instructor, Urban Assault Tactics Instructor and many others. Marc has trained well over 10,000 officers and agents worldwide on his various credentialed subjects.

Marc has been involved in deadly encounters on the streets as a Police Officer and uses his experiences to help Officers and Agents understand the "real world" deadly encounters during on duty incidents. Marc has served as a government contractor and has been assigned a principle role in many deployments. Marc continues to teach Officer Survival Tactics and speak as an expert on Officer Involved Shootings. Marc created OSS in 2009 shortly after his friend and former partner was shot and killed in the line of duty.


Eric Kovanda

Law Enforcement Operations / Training

Detective, SWAT Sniper

Eric is a 21 year veteran SWAT Team Sniper and Detective. He has planned and executed hundreds of Tactical Operations and overseen U/C operations and search warrant services for his unit. He has worked uniformed patrol assignments and plain clothes assignments as a Detective. Eric is a shooting survivor in which he suffered multiple wounds from gunfire after being ambushed by an assailant at close range. After recovering he went on to become a Certified LE Firearms Instructor, providing instruction for handgun, shotgun, patrol rifle, patrol tactics and scenario based training. Eric served on SWAT as a Sniper and has undergone extensive training in SWAT operations, Sniper craft, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and Active Shooter Tactical Response. Eric has experience in working with multiple federal agencies and DHS Task Force Operations that addressed terrorism and violent crime. Eric is currently assigned as a Detective specializing in violent crime and cold case homicides and has recently been recognized by NCMEC and NLEOMF. Eric continues to use his critical incident experience as a shooting survivor to teach other Police Officers and Federal Agents on Tactical Operations and Advanced Downed Officer Rescue.


Dominic Troffer

Military Operations / Training

Green Beret (ret)

Nic is a veteran of the United States Army Infantry and Special Forces (Green Beret) with multiple combat deployments, he also works extensively as a flight paramedic, executive protection medic, and tactical medical trainer. As a Special Forces Medical Sergeant, Nic worked as a part of a 12-man ODA with a mission set including direct action raids on high value targets, setting-up and running medical clinics in austere environments, and teaching thousands of support and foreign national troops in tactical medicine. Upon exiting the military Nic furthered his medical expertise by obtaining NREMT-Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, and Critical Care Paramedic certifications. While working as a flight paramedic Nic has developed and taught thousands of students in tactical medical courses, for several major companies, with curriculum ranging from basic officer down courses for law enforcement to advanced airway courses for special operations medics. He has also worked throughout latin America as an executive protection specialist and team medic. His passion for translating his wide-ranging experience into simple, accessible courses for law enforcement fits perfectly with the company ethos of equipping all officers with the tools they need to survive and save lives. His goal is to get this lifesaving equipment, training and the simple tools needed to apply it in the field, into the hands of every officer.