Denver Houck's Instructor Biography

Instructor Denver Houck


United States Marine Corps


13 years


Alpha Company, 2nd Platoon, 8th & I, Washington, DC

Fox Company, 2nd Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division

6th Marine Corps District, Recruiting, Orlando, FL

India Company, 2nd Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division

Starlite Rifle Range, Weapons & Field Training Battalion, Parris Island, SC

Marksmanship Training Unit, Weapons & Field Training Battalion, Parris Island, SC

Military Occupational Speciality (MOS)

0311 - Infantry Rifleman

8411 - Recruiter

0933 - Combat Markmanship Coach

0931 - Combat Marksmanship Trainer

Primary Marksmanship Instructor

Special Training

MOUT -  Military Operations on Urban Terrain 

Jungle Warfare Training

Cold Weather Warfare Training

Airborne - Basic Jump School

Mountain Warfare Training

Desert Warfare Training

Basic Field Firing Officers Course (BFFOC)


Purple Heart Medal

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (4th award)

Combat Action Ribbon

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2nd Award)

Iraq Campaign Medal (w/ 1 Star)

Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon

Global War on Terrorism Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon

Letter of Appreciation (3rd Award)

Meritorious Mast (6th Award)

Life after the Service

Firearms Instructor (FI) - Dept of State - U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq

Range Master Firearms Instructor (RMFI) - Dept of State - U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

Chief Instructor of Tip of the Spear Training Group

NRA Pistol Instructor

NRA Rifle Instructor

NRA Shotgun Instructor

NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor