An introduction to the wealth of knowledge and experience of our instructors

Instructors at ISSEE


Jon Clarke (BJ)


Jon is a vastly experienced and internationally respected IEDD professional. He qualified as an IEDD team leader in 1986 and joins ISSEE following 22 years in EOD the British Army and 11 years as Deputy Senior Explosives Officer in the Metropolitan Police EOD Unit. 26 of those years he was either on operational duties somewhere in the world or teaching IEDD & EOD training at the ‘Army School of Ammunition’. Jon brings a wide variety of skills and knowledge of all aspects of complex counter terrorism operations from ‘left of boom’ to post bomb scene management and the identification, recovery, exploitation and recording of forensic and technical data. Throughout his career, Jon managed projects from deploying operational EOD teams at home and overseas to procuring and establishing new items of equipment.

Dick Stacey ISSEE

Dick Stacey


Dick served for 24 years in the British Army as an Ammunition Technician & Ammunition Technical Officer.  He held a number of senior technical operational appointments in EOD/IEDD including Senior Ammunition Technician in both Northern Ireland and UK Mainland.  In addition to his operational experience, he is an experienced EOD Instructor and previously held the post of Officer I/C IEDD Training at the Army School of Ammunition.


Mark Edwards


Mark has substantial experience as an Ammunition Technician, having served for 22 years in the British Army. His service spanned postings in UK and overseas and he gained a wealth of explosives knowledge and experience in EOD/IEDD, Munitions repair and storage, Procurement, Trials, Munitions Selection and Stock Management. Mark spent 3 years as an instructor at the Army School of Ammunitions teaching a variety of subjects to UK and overseas students including guided weapons, conventional munitions, accident investigation and EOD techniques. He also spent time in the Civil Service writing MoD explosives regulations, chairing NATO working groups to produce standardised NATO methods for extending Munitions life through a comprehensive testing and validation regime.


Steve Mockett


Steve Mockett is a Counter Terrorism (CT) and Security Subject Matter Expert (SME). He is a former Household Cavalryman who went on to serve for 15 years in the Anti-Terrorist Branch of the London Metropolitan Police, where he investigated and tracked IED events worldwide for the Police and other UK Agencies. He retired in 2007 after 34 years combined service. In his last assignment he served as head the UK Bomb Data Centre and has served as an international trainer and expert speaker. Steve joined ISSEE in order to help develop the CT side of the business, as well as instruct on Weapons Intelligence (WIT), Post Blast Scene Management (PBSM) and the growing range of relevant CT courses.


Tony Dedman GM


Tony was awarded the George Medal and a Mention in Dispatches for his service in Northern Ireland, where he dealt with hundreds of improvised explosive devices and booby-traps: on more than one occasion whilst under direct attack. He went on to serve for 25 years as an Ammunition Technician, seeing service in Bahrain, Oman, Belize, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands.
Upon leaving the Army, Tony was appointed Principal Professional Technology Officer with the Anti Terrorist Branch of the Metropolitan Police in Central London and had a critical role in the fight against crime and terrorism, during which he rendered safe a variety of explosive devices aimed at domestic and foreign targets. In 2009 and 2010 Tony instructed and mentored EOD & IEDD Operators for both the ANA and ANP at the EOD School at Muzar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan.



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