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Steven Almendarez

Steven Almendarez

Director of MTPS; Senior ICS Instructor


Steven’s military career includes five years with the USMC and four additional years with the US Army, MD National Guard.  Steven served as a team leader on an explosive munitions assembly team.  He is cross-trained as an aerial observer, a provost marshal, a hazardous material preparer, and a designated marksman.  Steven’s training and knowledge include urban warfare, amphibious assaults, and NBC warfare.  He was honorably discharged as an E-5 (Sgt.).

Steven’s Law Enforcement career began in 2003 with the United States Capitol Police. In 2007 Steven transferred to a major metropolitan police department.  He has worked uniformed patrol, plain clothes, narcotics interdiction, and gang investigations. He also served as a member of the department’s decentralized SWAT team and was certified as a sniper and tactical medic. Steven is also a certified EMT, TCCC, and Combat Life Saver. Steven completed various instructor certifications, including Defensive Tactics and General Knowledge Instructor.

Steven holds a Black Belt level in ICS, has tested and earned his second-degree black belt in Skornik Israeli Combat in Israel, and has advanced ranks in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay-Thai, Capoeira, USMC combative martial arts, and US Army Combatives.


  • Second-Degree Black Belt in Israeli Combat System
  • Advanced ranks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay-Thai, Capoeira, USMC combative martial arts

Contact Info

Phone : 443-906-2095
Email : [email protected]