One question we get a lot is, “What does the 30 stand for in Bishop 30 Solutions?” The answer is the thirty great warriors of David, from the bible. These mighty men were a group of David’s toughest military warriors who were credited with heroic feats. I consider them the first special forces. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Noell

About Me


The founder of Bishop 30 Solutions is a retired US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer and a 20 year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Noell is also certified in Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT Active Shooter Training), Army Ranger qualified, a Tactical Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and a certified National Rifle Association (NRA) rifle and pistol instructor. He has participated in combat operations in Iraq and Law Enforcement operations in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Noell draws from his extensive experience to provide top-rated training courses for civilians, businesses, and churches.

Jim Ripley


Jim Ripley is a 25 year veteran (Retired) of the US Army, with most of that time being spent in the Special Forces (Green Beret). Jim has combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq and has received the Combat Infantry Badge as well as the Bronze Star. He has a robust background in training as he has taught soldiers and civilians in small unit tactics, firearms. His training includes the Special Forces Target Interdiction Course (SF Sniper), Counter-Terrorism, Counter Surveillance, Mountaineering, Horse and Mule Packing, Tactical Driving, Personal Protection, Physical Security, and Threat Vulnerability Assessment. Jim also has over 20 years of training in martial arts.

James M. (Jim) Smith


Jim is a retired Huntsville Police Department (HPD) senior supervisor and a 35 year veteran of HPD. He was a patrol supervisor for 20 years, and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) certified firearms instructor for 15 years. Certified by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards in Training (APOST), Jim was a firearms instructor in both police pistol and shotgun. Additionally, he has over five years of experience as the special events coordinator for HPD (parades, marathons, etc.) and was responsible for the subsequent planning for security and safety for those events.

Chris Nunley

Medical Instructor

Chris Nunley is a National Registered State of Alabama Paramedic with 13 years in Emergency Medical Services and ten years as a Paramedic. He has been at HEMSI for the last 12 years and is currently a Field Supervisor. Chris's current certifications are in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, International Trauma Life Support, Basic Life Support, CPR, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, and as an instructor with Stop the Bleed. He has helped plan and participated in numerous drills in the Madison County area, helping schools and businesses with active shooter training. 


"My goal is to be able to pass along my real-world knowledge to hopefully help someone save themselves or someone else. In my opinion, if you have the knowledge to pass on to others and you choose not too, then you are robbing the world of becoming a better place for everyone.”

Michael Price


Michael joined Bishop 30 Solutions in September 2017 after retiring from the United States Marines Corp as an infantry unit leader (0369). Michael is a Black belt 2nd degree Martial Arts instructor as well as a Rifle and Pistol instructor for both the Marine Corps and National Rifle Association. While in the Marine Corps, Michael qualified as a Wilderness survival instructor and Wilderness first responder. Michael participated in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan earning the combat action ribbon x2 and the Purple Heart.

Dave Vaughn


Dave brings a wealth of law enforcement experience and knowledge to the Bishop 30 Solutions team. He is a 27 year (retired) veteran of the Huntsville Police Department. He served as a patrol officer for six years and a SWAT Team member for 21 years, as well as a SWAT Instructor.  Dave has extensive expertise in active shooter training and was an Active Shooter Response Instructor for six years.  Dave is also an FBI firearms instructor and FBI certified sniper.  Being a firearms instructor and armorer on most common guns, Dave can train individuals and security teams on almost all firearms.  

Don Bishop

Senior Advisor

Our senior advisor is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with 26 years of military experience. While assigned to United States Central Command during Operation Desert Storm, he managed the tactical and strategic resupply of U.S. forces in combat operations. Donald has extensive experience in tactical planning and applies it to the security process of church security.


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Huntsville, AL 35801

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