Torrin Lomax

Trainer.

Torrin Lomax

Torrin Lomax came to VLK in October 2016 after numerous guest instructor visits for both Law Enforcement and SOF Courses.

Torrin retired in 2012 after 20+ years service with the United States Army, 14 of which serving as Special Forces Operator. He first took the VLK Handler Course, January 12, 2009 and the VLK SOF Trainer Course, March 8, 2010. ·

  • Special Operations Forces Dog Handler/Trainer and MPC Dog Handler with the US Army from 2008 through 2012. Torrin is distinguished as a technically and tactfully proficient Special Operations Forces MPC Trainer. He performed as Primary Military Canine Trainer in Pre-Mission Training Events, resulting in flawless integration of all Multi-Purpose Canine Teams attached to unit’s combat deployments. He received numerous commendations by senior officers and non-commissioned officers for his technical and tactical knowledge of SOF MPC Employment. Torrin served as a Special Team Planner and executed numerous combat missions with MPC during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan, and sustained no combat losses. He mentored an Operational Detachment B-Team and six Operational Detachment A-Teams on MPC capabilities, tactics, techniques, and procedures during pre-mission training; resulting in a seamless integration with the unit and successful validation prior to combat deployments, greatly improving their combat readiness for both current and future operations.
  • Field Service Rep for Tactical Explosive Detector Dog, VLK, May 2012 – January 2013.
  • An Example of Torrin’s Instructor History:
  • Cadre Team Sergeant and Senior Instructor for US Army John F. Kennedy from 2005 – 2008, instructing 16 Special Forces Unconventional Warfare classes; directly resulting in over 240 well trained soldiers entering the Special Forces Regiment. Torrin was responsible for the successful establishment and operation of a new Unconventional Warfare Phase V, culmination exercise sector. He developed an 800km training area (2 counties), having 18 target sites with the ability to train 120 soldiers annually; directly contributing to the high caliber of today's new Special Forces Soldiers. He managed Cadre Field Team during a total of 16 training exercises; by controlling and synchronizing over 560 soldiers, 640 civilians, 80 contractors, and 48 law enforcement agencies in his sector in support of Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Classes and field training exercise.