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Jeff Herold, founder of Warrior Leadership, started his professional career on active duty Army as a Military Police Working Dog Handler. After leaving five years of active duty Army service, he enlisted in the Air Force (Reserve) to continue his military career while simultaneously embarking on a career in civilian law enforcement.

In his civilian career, Detective Jeff Herold, spent seven years as a patrol officer and eleven years as a Crime Scene Investigator. He held numerous certifications such as Certified Latent Print Examiner, Field Training Officer, Crime Scene Technician, Identification Technician, and General Instructor. He had the privilege of teaching forensic related training to law enforcement officers from across the State of Georgia at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center as well as new officers in the New Officer Basic Course (NOBC) at his home agency. Jeff retired from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department after 18 years.

In the Air Force Reserve, Jeff was promoted to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, a rank attained by only the top 1% of the force. He had the honor of deploying overseas and spending time mobilized in support of Operations Secure Tomorrow, as well as Iraqi/Enduring Freedom. He served in various leadership roles from first line supervisor, all the way up to superintendent of a super squadron of 200 members, and lastly as Functional Area Manager for the Air Transportation Career Field at the Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters at Robins AFB, Georgia. Jeff retired from reserve military service in 2018.

Most recently, Jeff worked for six years at a forensic laboratory for the Department of Defense teaching leadership and professional development to scientists and staff while performing change management initiatives. Jeff earned his Bachelors of Science in Management from National Louis University and Masters certificate from the University of Florida.

Jeff is committed to active service in his community. As a continuation from his law enforcement career, he volunteers his time teaching Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events and Stop the Bleed training courses. He has delivered life-saving skills to more than 4,000 members across the state and in his community.


  • Certified Facilitator – Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset (Arbinger Institute)
  • Certified Facilitator – Leadership Effectiveness Training (Gordon Training Institute)
  • Dept of Homeland Security – Instructor Development Certification
  • Maxwell Leadership Certified Trainer, Speaker, and Coach


  • Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course
  • Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Academy
  • Non-Commissioned Officers Academy
  • Contingency War Planning Course
  • Air Force Strategic Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO 21)
  • Professional Manager’s Certification – Community College of the Air Force


  • Organizational Leadership Development Course
  • Civilian Education System Advanced Course
  • Action Officer Leadership Course
  • Supervisor Development Course
  • HR for Supervisor’s Course