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Lieutenant Mike Evans received his initial firearms training with the United States Marine Corps in 1988 and it continued while he served with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines as an Anti-tank Gunner (0351) in the infantry career field until 1992. During his active duty service, he was afforded the opportunities to attend several schools such as jungle warfare, desert warfare and mountain warfare and numerous other training deployments. This allowed for him to take his training and apply it to various and complex environments and situations. He was meritoriously promoted to Corporal in February 1991 as his unit was securing from its desert operations with Task Force Ripper - Desert Shield/Storm. After leaving active duty, he served with the U.S. Marine Reserves obtaining the rank of Sergeant.
Lieutenant Evans military awards include:
Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defence Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (w/2 stars), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (w/2 stars), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Rifle Expert Badge (3rd Award), Sharpshooter Badge, Meritorious Mast.
Lieutenant Evans began his law enforcement career with the Sumter Police Department in June 1998 and is currently the Support Service Commander for the agency. From this position, he oversees a majority of the administrative aspects for the agency to include review and approval of all training. He became a certified firearms instructor through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA) in 2005. He is also a certified driving instructor. In May 2009, he was certified as one of only twenty four Master Instructors for the academy. He also holds instructor certifications in TASER, Sarfailand Less Lethal Devices and Glock Armor to name a few. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Saint Leo University in 2004 and his Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Troy University in 2006. He currently serves as a criminal justice adjunct faculty at his alumnus and the University of South Carolina Sumter. Lt. Evans has also served as an adjunct faculty for Troy University and Central Carolina Technical College. Lieutenant Mike Evans is married to Brandi Evans. He has two children (Zachary and Courtney) and two step-children (James and Landon).
Lieutenant Evans has been teaching concealed weapons class in the Sumter community since May 2007