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Walt Settlemyre, EMTP

Walt Settlemyre is a U.S. Army veteran and a paramedic with Austin Travis County EMS. A career paramedic for 27 years, he has worked in 911 systems primarily as a special operations rescue medic. While still working in field operations for ATCEMS, he left the rescue team to focus on building the Defensive Tactics Program and training both ATC personnel and other providers in the region.

He is a current certified trainer in both the SPEAR System Defensive Tactics and Gracie Survival Tactics (GST). A Jiu Jitsu practitioner, he is a blue belt under Eddie Bravo Black Belt Curtis Hembroff at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Austin, Texas. Walt can be reached at

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