About Sparrow Defense

Owner / Lead Instructor

Clark's formal education includes a Bachelor's Degree from Gettysburg College and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Georgia. He has been a full-time law enforcement officer since 2006, when he graduated from the police academy at the top of his class in both academic achievement and marksmanship.

Clark's work experience includes assignments to:
  • Uniform Patrol Supervisor
  • K-9 Unit
  • Crime / Narcotics Suppression
  • SWAT
  • Agency Sniper
  • State Police Academy Instructor

Clark was a full-time instructor at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center with the rank of Lieutenant. While there, he was appointed to the Firearms Committee, which developed and revised the state mandated firearms training program for new law enforcement officers. Clark is now working with a Sheriff’s Office, where he can respond to calls for service, and have a direct impact on public safety.

Clark formed Sparrow Defense in 2014 to provide training and consultation services to law enforcement, businesses, and civilians. Clark continues to train at every opportunity, and has more than 3,500 hours of documented law enforcement training hours in addition to his normal work experience.

Law Enforcement Credentials

  • GA POST General Instructor
  • GA POST Firearms Instructor
  • GA POST Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • GA POST Use of Force Instructor
  • GA POST Driving Instructor
  • GA POST Emergency Medical Instructor
  • GA POST Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor
  • GA POST RADAR / LIDAR Speed Detection Device Instructor
  • Patrol Rifle Instructor: Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI)
  • Shotgun Instructor School: Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • Tactical Medical Instructor: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
  • ALERRT Active Shooter Instructor
  • Patrol Vehicle CQB Instructor: Centrifuge Training
  • Miniature Red Dot Sight Instructor: Centrifuge Training
  • First Aid / CPR Instructor: American Heart Association
  • Intermediate Law Enforcement Certification
  • Advanced Law Enforcement Certification
  • Supervisory Law Enforcement Certification
  • Field Training Officer (FTO) Certification
  • SWAT School and 5+ years of SWAT experience
  • Sniper School (multiple) and 2+ years as agency marksman
  • Sub-machine Gun School
  • Protective Details / Diplomat Protection Training
  • ALERRT Active Shooter Response Training (multiple courses)
  • Incident Command for Active Shooter Incidents - (DoHS /FEMA)
Additional Certifications
  • Integrated Weapon Systems Instructor Course: "Super" Dave Harrington, of Combat Speed, LLC
  • Vehicle Counter-Ambush Instructor Development: Chase Jenkins, of Talon Defense
  • Low-Light Vehicle Counter-Ambush Instructor Development: Chase Jenkins, of Talon Defense
  • Patrol Vehicle CQB Instructor Course: William Petty, of Centrifuge Training
  • Pistol Instructor Course: Tom Givens, of Range Master
  • Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun Instructor: John Farnam, of Defense Training International
  • NRA Certified Instructor (Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home)
  • Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) Instructor Certification
Additional Training and Experience
  • Combat Speed Pistol: "Super" Dave Harrington, of Combat Speed, LLC
  • Integrated Weapon Systems w/ focus on structure clearing / team tactics: "Super" Dave Harrington, of Combat Speed, LLC
  • Killhouse: Matt Graham, of Graham Combat
  • Partner's Shoot House: Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts
  • Pistol Shooting Solutions: Gabe White of Gabe White Training
  • Combative Pistol: Kelly McCaan, of Kembativz Brand
  • Combative Pistol: Tom Givens, of Rangemaster
  • Performance Pistol: Frank Proctor, of Way of the Gun
  • Tactical Handgun 101: Randy Cain, of Cumberland Tactics
  • "Gunfighter" Vehicle Defense / Counter Ambush: Chase Jenkins, of Talon Defense
  • "Dark Gunfighter" Low Light Vehicle Defense / Counter Ambush: Chase Jenkins, of Talon Defense
  • TCCC (C2): Hugh Coffee of Ditch Medicine / Chase Jenkins of Talon Defense
  • Dynamic Fighting Rifle: Eric Lund, of Lund Dynamics
  • AK Operator Course: Erik Lund, of Lund Dynamics
  • Extreme Close Quarters Concepts (ECQC): Craig "SouthNarc" Douglas, of Shivworks
  • Enhanced Performance in Confrontations (EPIC): Dennis Martin, of CQB Services
  • High Risk Personnel (HRP): Dennis Martin, of CQB Services
  • Survival Tactics (Law Enforcement Restricted): Dennis Martin, of CQB ServicesCCW Fundamentals: Baret Fawbush / TruExodus
  • Vehicle Tactics: John "Shrek" McPhee, the Sheriff of Baghdad
  • Video Diagnostic Pistol: John "Shrek" McPhee, the Sheriff of Baghdad (x2 courses)
  • Video Diagnostic Rifle: John "Shrek" McPhee, the Sheriff of Baghdad (x2 courses)
  • Private Pistol Instruction: Ken Park, of Precision Shooting Academy
  • Private Rifle Instruction: Jamie Wiedeman, of Wiedeman Consulting and SureFire, LLC
  • Medical First Responder
  • Certified Glock Armorer
  • Certified Sig Sauer Armorer
  • Certified Smith and Wesson M&P Rifle and Pistol Armorer
  • 4 years of formal boxing training

Adjunct Instructors

Ben Ewing

Ben Ewing has been expanding his Public Safety career and credentials for more than 30 years. He began in the fire service, where he focused on technical rescue and patient care as an EMT-Intermediate. While in the Army Reserve, Ben achieved his paramedic license and worked as a flight medic in both military and civilian roles.

Ben also completed certification as a Georgia Peace Officer and went on to obtain instructor credentials in Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and Emergency Medical Care. His law enforcement career includes service as a SWAT medic, tactical team leader, tactical unit commander, and sheriff’s office department training officer.

Ben's EMS career includes 10 years in fire suppression and EMS first response, overlapped with 25 years in metropolitan EMS System. Ben has served as a line paramedic, an educator and as an EMS department training officer. Ben continues to work as a state-licensed and nationally registered paramedic. He has also been a faculty member in the Technical College System for over 10 years, teaching Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic initial education programs as a licensed Level III EMS instructor. Additionally, Ben holds EMS instructor credentials in NAEMT PHTLS and TECC, BLS, ACLS, and PALS.