WHAT IS AN SFTA TATHLETE?
South Florida Tactical Athletes, LLC has coined the term "Tathlete" to signify one of our Tactical Athlete members. Tathletes are individuals that have joined the SFTA Team. They learn how to train, move, operate and communicate as a team; thereby increasing the returns one can get as an individual. Tathletes learn about sister services and each ones capabilities. Members come to SFTA to join the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard's elite units.
These special teams require an enormous amount of mental and physical agility as they adapt, overcome, rescue and bring home people that had succumb to disastrous situations. Colonel Stocker has endured many physical and mental challenges to rise to this unique position as a PJ and has always had a desire to give back to young men and women that want to become a part of this unit in the military. South Florida Tactical Athletes was founded by Lt Col Stocker in 2012 and is a program that prepares candidates for Special Operations Selection Courses, i.e. Air Force Pararescue, Combat Control, Tactical Air Control Party, Special Operations Weather Technician, and Survival; Navy SEAL, SWCC, and Divers; Marine Force Recon and MARSOC; Army Special Forces and Rangers, and Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. South Florida Tactical Athletes primes you to “Expand Your Circle of Comfort” in preparation for your special operations selection course.
Instructor Mahoney, USAF (Retired)
Mahoney brings over 20 years of service as an Air Force Pararescueman operating around the globe and supporting combat rescue and NASA Space Shuttle missions. Acclaimed by Air Force inspectors for his in-depth analysis of PJ/CCT attrition causes and proposed fixes. Selected by Group Commander as mentor coach and role model for future PJ and CCT candidates. He has a solid background working as the Standardization and Evaluation (StanEval) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) at the Pararescue Indoctrination Course in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of the Army’s six week Master Fitness Trainer Course (MFTC). He was also a USAF Pararescue/Combat Control Indoctrination Course "INDOC" Director of Training. He brings the above standards to SFTA as he trains and educates our Tathletes to prepare for U.S. Special Operations careers. Mahoney is the linchpin of SFTA and the USAF.
Linda Hopson, Business Development/Social Media Strategist
Linda has over 25+ years of corporate, entrepreneurial and life experience. She is a coach, social media strategist, water hydration specialist, certified nutritionist and has a wealth of knowledge in Information Technology. She has successfully started, managed and sold two businesses and ensures that South Florida Tactical Athletes follows best practices in regards to education, training, business development and social engagement.