Editorial Staff and Contributors
The Breach-Bang-Clear Tribe has many members — and an unmatched breadth of knowledge and experience. It includes representatives of every branch of service and several LE agencies, civilian specialists of unique background, bouncers from Nancy’s Squat & Gobble, and OGA and PSC personnel. There are also some we’re not sure how to describe, a couple who have to remain anonymous because of their job, and a few from OCONUS places like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Rhodesia (when it was still Rhodesia), Russia, South Africa, and Spain. (Note: due to their professional billet or current assignment, some of our contributors* must perforce use a nom-de-plume or pseudonym.)
“They selected and summoned worthy men of talent, in order to prepare themselves for any contingency.” Wu Ch’i c. 400 B.C.
Brand Manager & Assignments Editor
Editor-at-Large (Assignments, Foreign Desk)
Editor-at-Large (Assignments, Special Projects)
Designated Simian Therianthrope (1)
Tim the Russian*
Regular Staff Contributors
Brent "Magic Mike" Brabant
Sean "Groz" Burke
Nico the Sicilian
Dave Fucking Merrill – Writer, Photographer, Lover of Tacos, Great Dad, Kind of a Dick
Minion Emeritus Dave Merrill (DFM) wrote for Breach-Bang-Clear from late 2013 until early 2017, including a year as Managing Editor. He departed our ranks in May of 2017 to accept a well-deserved position as social media manager for RECOIL Magazine. He is a combat veteran of the Marine Corps who describes himself as a “…former urban warfare and foreign weapons instructor for Coalition fighting men.”
The bit about loving tacos and being kind of a dick? Straight off his business cards.
You can find a lineup of all Dave Merrill’s Breach-Bang-Clear articles here, and you’d be well advised to do so. Lots of knowledge in his skull, and a wickedly humorous way of delivering it most times too.
He has great taste in hats.