Sylvia brings over 28 years of military and Federal Law Enforcement training. In 2011 she retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves working as a special agent with the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). In addition, she recently retired from federal service as a special agent. She has extensive training in various firearms and defensive tactics and is a small arms marksmanship expert.
In addition to being certified as a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Active Shooter Preparedness Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor, and NRA Rifle Coach, she is also a certified Ultimate Training Munitions Instructor.