New SDI Webinar Features Special Ops Veteran Jim Erwin

New SDI Webinar Features Special Ops Veteran Jim Erwin

Special Ops Veteran Jim Erwin

Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI), an industry leader in providing accredited and accelerated distance learning, is proud to feature Jim Erwin — aka “The Kraken” —  in this month’s free webinar. Erwin is a former Delta Operator and Ranger Rifle Team Leader, who always brings high intensity to discussions on firearms and protection.

SDI’s free one-hour-long webinar will be on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, beginning at 8 p.m. EST. To register, go to

“SDI’s free monthly webinars are fun and informative, and topics range from AR-15 builds and safety tips to personal defense, tactical expertise and much more,” says SDI Executive Director of Strategic Development Wes LeMay. “Jim’s knowledge of firearms combined with his experience in special ops and as a private security professional takes the webinar to a new level, and we invite everyone to logon.”

Erwin has built his entire career on one premise – to protect. He is a veteran of the U.S. Special Operations Forces, including service as a 1st SFOD-D (Delta) Operator. After leaving active duty, Erwin provided close protection and security for high-profiled clientele across the globe including many high-threat environments. He is a certified FBI Advanced Firearms Instructor, and has earned several instructor certifications for the NRA.

Sonoran Desert Institute is an accredited distance learning school providing undergraduate degree and certificate programs in allied health, real estate and construction and firearms technology. Sonoran Desert Institute School of Firearms Technology offers a 32 semester-credit Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate and is the most complete gunsmith training program of its kind. The Associate of Science degree in Firearms Technology program prepares students for personal development and/or employment in the custom gun trade, from entry-level employees to small business owners. Students learn about custom firearms, stocks, rifles, handguns, shotguns, metal refinishing, ballistics, metal work and engraving, and business principles necessary to become a gunsmith. The Firearms Technology program requires 60 semester credit hours.

Sonoran Desert Institute offers high quality, rigorous educational programs with the convenience and flexibility of distance delivery. The school has been an innovator since its inception and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). SDI educational programs are designed predominantly for adult learners, based on principles and practices of active self-learning, and feature one-on-one faculty class facilitation. Certain SDI programs are also approved for use of the G.I. Bill® Education Program and other VA benefits.

To learn more about on the highly acclaimed distance learning programs at Sonoran Desert Institute, visit or call 800.336.8939.