BE SOBER BE VIGILANT; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:  1 Peter 5:8

Our approach

Be Sober Be Vigilant (B.S.B.V.) Protection Academy, LLC is dedicated exclusively to providing you and your family with specialized courses in self-defense training and personal safety—with firearms or without. Whether you are looking for gun training using a handgun, shotgun, rifle, or you live and operate in environments where Glocks, AR-15's, and other guns are no longer protected by the Second Amendment—resulting in your need for knife and martial arts training—B.S.B.V. students can attest that after just one weekend of specialized training, you will gain the skills and confidence to safely protect yourself and others. In fact, after a firearm course at B.S.B.V., you will have gun skills that surpass 90% of the people that carry a gun for a living! That is no exaggeration and you will have a fun, safe,adventurous travel experience in the process!

B.S.B.V. gun training is equal to if not surpasses the levels found through the NRA, law enforcement and military communities. B.S.B.V. teaches the most proven, real-world techniques, delivered in the most efficient manner.  You will receive highly personalized instruction using positive reinforcement, with friendly constructive correction to build your skill, knowledge and confidence. Whether you just purchased your first firearm and need basic gun training, or have handled firearms for years and want to train up to the master level, B.S.B.V. has the curriculum and instructors to bring out the most, and best, in you.

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Our story

My name is SFC Alverto Austin I.  I was born in Memphis, Tennessee.  My mother Rose Mary had three children, James, Inetha, and myself.  I have four anointed children.  My daughters Shalisha and Obinnaya; my sons Alverto II and Omari.  My wife Doreen is truly an angel sent by GOD.

I grew up in the projects located in South Memphis called, “Lemoyne Gardens aka LMG.”  At a very young age, I entered into the very fast-paced street life.  I was recruited into our neighborhood gang called “LMG” at the tender age of nine.   I was required to do many things as a LMG member.  After many years as a LMG gang member, GOD restored and delivered me out of the gang life.

I graduated, with honors, from Booker T. Washington High School in May of 1990.  I joined the United States Army in July of 1990 where I honorably served our great nation for 21 active years.  I served our country during every major conflict from Desert Storm in Iraq to the Global War on Terrorism in Afghanistan.  I have fought and bled for the freedom and liberty that makes the United States of America the best country in the world. 

While serving in the United States Army, I was ordained Minister of the Gospel.  I founded a Christian faith-base church in Izmir, Turkey.  I have traveled all over Europe teaching and preaching the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST.  I have been retired from the United States Army since April of 2011.  I am the founder of Turning Point TOD Outreach Ministries located in Memphis, Tennessee.  Turning Point TOD Outreach Ministry tailors to the special, spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical needs of our teenagers and young adults.

GOD has anointed me to teach the acceptable coming of His son Jesus Christ to all the nations.  I am a man led solely by the Spirit of GOD.  GOD has expanded my ministry to include Holy Hip Hop music.  The Spirit of GOD revealed to me that our children are in a state of crisis.  Music has been a major weapon the enemy used to destroy the minds and future of our youth.  The Spirit of GOD has led me to minister to our young people through Holy Hip Hop.  Thank you for taking the time to hear our story.  Keep the faith.  GOD BLESS!

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Get to know the team

B.S.B.V. motto is simple....."One Team! - One Fight!"  We have one Vision, one Goal, and one Mission. Our clients are the #1 priority and focal point of our company.  We fully understand the importance of what we do and the consequences of substandard training therefore failure is NOT an option.  We are committed and dedicated to our client's success.

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Co-Founder and COO

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Drill Sgt Austin

Founder and CEO

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Co-Founder and Secretary

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