We had the good fortune of connecting with Damon Ortega and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Damon, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I grew up in poverty. I never knew if I would be sleeping in a home, outside, in a car, in a motel, or if I was going to be sent to live with my grandparents for a short time. My mother and most of my family is either addicted to drugs, addicted to alcohol, or addicted to prison. You could imagine the life this created and the level of violence I grew up around. My whole childhood was full of challenges, and it was up to no one but myself to get through them. The only thought that kept me moving was that I wanted to break the trend. I was the first person to graduate high school in my family. From there I joined the United States Marine Corps. I spent 8 years serving my country, having the opportunities and experiences most people won’t have their entire life. War is not black and white, it is a dark cloudy gray, and will provide you with teachings and life lessons you will not ever learn somewhere else.
I started DFW TDS because I have a particular set of skills and lessons that I have learned through out my life that make me a very dangerous individual compared to most. It puts me in a place of comfort knowing that if something was to happen to me or my family, that I stand a reasonable chance of protecting myself or them and getting everyone to safety. The world can be a not nice place, and I want to be able to help everyday law abiding individuals understand what it means to be a protector, and what it means to be dangerous, but under voluntary control.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Website: Working on one now!
Youtube: DFW Tactical Defense & Survival (work in progress)
Other: Email – Damon.firstname.lastname@example.org Phone – 910-378-6169