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.)

Among those who tell our tales — execrable Minions, abject regular staff writers, and the occasional wretched guest contributor. We also occasionally hear from our Minions Emeritus.

“They selected and summoned worthy men of talent, in order to prepare themselves for any contingency.” Wu Ch’i c. 400 B.C.

Grunts: perforce.

David Reeder, Executive Editor

David Reeder

Executive Editor

Chris Hernandez, Senior Editor-at-Large

Chris Hernandez

Senior Editor-at-Large

Jennifer Cunningham, Administrative Director

Jennifer Cunningham

Administrative Director

Patti Miller, Brand Manager & Assignments Editor

Patti Miller

Brand Manager & Assignments Editor

Ryan Houtekamer, Editor-at-Large (Assignments, Foreign Desk)

Ryan Houtekamer

Editor-at-Large (Assignments, Foreign Desk)

John Darwin, Editor-at-Large (Assignments, Special Projects)

John Darwin*

Editor-at-Large (Assignments, Special Projects)

Mike Searson, Designated Simian Therianthrope

Mike Searson

Designated Simian Therianthrope (1)

Patrick Vuong, Consulting Editor

Patrick Vuong

Consulting Editor

Patched Minions

 

Aaron Cowan
Alexander Crown
John Darwin*
Andrew Ha
Chris Hernandez
Ryan Houtekamer
Tim the Russian*

Candice Horner (Minion Emeritus)
Bucky Lawson
Craig Metzger
Tom Marshall (Minion Emeritus)
Brian Montgomery
Peter Nealen
Joe Neuroth
Josh Orth

Freddy Osuna
David Reeder
Mike Searson
Jeremy Stafford
Matt Stagliano
Brad Walker
David Williams

1Grunts: Therianthrope [in the classic, ancient Greek θηρίον (thēríon, “wild beast”) and ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, “man”) sense]

Regular Staff Contributors

Daniel Barak*
Stephanie Kimmell
Tamara Keel
Sara Liberte
Frankie McRae
Russell Phagan
Jared Ross

Guest Contributors

 
Brent "Magic Mike" Brabant

Brent "Magic Mike" Brabant

Ashley Bunch

Ashley Bunch

Sean "Groz" Burke

Sean "Groz" Burke

Jake Bush

Jake Bush

Erin Colleen

Megan Holly

Erik Dewey

Erik Dewey

Patrick DuFriend

Patrick DuFriend

Mike Durand

Mike Durand

Sharon Durand

Sharon Durand
Aaron Haskins

Aaron Haskins

Megan Holly

Megan Holly

Mike Kupari

Mike Kupari

Cassandra Merrill

Cassandra Merrill

Nathan Murr

Nico the Sicilian

Nico the Sicilian

Nico the Sicilian

Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar

Greg Wong

Greg Wong

Minion Status

Read more about Minion Status.

Minions Emeritus

A Minion Emeritus is someone (well, not just someone, but a Minion) who worked with us at one time but has since moved on to other endeavors, as you can read below by hitting the image of these stalwart former tribesmen.

Grunts: Emeritus

Dave "DFM" Merrill

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 an editor 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.