Leadership and Staff

Meet our team

SOCON Leadership and Staff

Meet our team

Brian Lynott
President and Founder

A retired infantry officer in the Oregon Army National Guard, Mr. Lynott has been a civic-minded businessman from the start of his career. In 2003, amid concerns about US Soldiers and Marines having adequate body armor in Iraq, Mr. Lynott donated the needed body armor to help his buddies deploying overseas. Mr. Lynott is the CEO and Founder of TeleSmart, and the CEO of Always Faithful Construction and United Construction Management.

Robert Banes
Business Consultant

Robert is a prior-service Marine Corps (91-97 – MOS: 3051/3500) and a current competitive shooter/instructor specializing in long range marksmanship. With his education being in business, Robert will share his expertise in marksmanship, weapons, and tactics as well as business management.

Robert Butler
Certified Instructor Manager

Robert is an 18 year veteran of the United States Army and Army National Guard. Serving from 1984 to 2001, Robert served as a Combat Engineer and Artilleryman. Robert has 30 years of shooting experience in defensive and tactical shooting encompassing several disciplines to include Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun.

Keith Sipmann
Training Operation Manager

Keith Sipmann has over 15+ years’ of training operations, strategic planning, process improvement, project management, program development and management experience serving the private and public sectors. He is a US Army veteran, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he primarily served as a member of a team providing expertise in areas such as mobility, maneuvering operations, countermobility, survivability, demolitions, reconnaissance, parachute assault operations into denied areas, and topographic survey techniques.