MEET OUR TEAM

Advanced TActical Concealment Systems – A-TACS CAMO

MEET THE A-TACS TEAM

PHIL DUKE

Founder / Co-Owner / Pattern Designer

Phil grew up in the Ft. Benning area as part of a military family and has been an avid artist since the age of three. He has over 20 years of experience designing camouflage patterns for both the outdoor and tactical industry. He worked for ten of those years with an industry leading company designing and marketing top-tier camo branded patterns.Afterwards he created and ran a successful marketing company before re-entering the camouflage industry in 2006 when he founded Next Camo, LLC. The many advances pioneered by Next Camo led to the creation of another new concealment company in 2009, Digital Concealment Systems, LLC,. DCS was created with the single purpose of furthering advances in the creation of effective concealment solutions for the Tactical, Military and LE markets with the launch of A-TACS Camo brand and its initial pattern lineup.Throughout his career he has pioneered many of the advancements in the creation of modern digital concealment patterns. Also one of the first to create a photo-realistic fully-digital camouflage pattern. Today he continues to drive the development of advanced concealment solutions at A-TACS Camo with the development and creation of the new A-TACS “X” line of camouflage patterns.

CLINT HOOVER

Co-Owner / Business Development Lead

Clint hails from Casper, Wyoming were he grew up it the shadows of the Continental Divide. Clint has always been an outdoors enthusiast and adventurer. Being exposed to this kind of life style early, it’s no wonder that after high school he joined the United States Army and struck out on other endeavors. 

Serving with the US Army 75th Ranger Regiment as a combat medic, and the 3rd Special Forces Group (Abn.) as a Weapons Sergeant (awarded the Green Beret March 7th 1997). Clint deployed to over twenty countries in Central America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and operations in the Middle East. He has worked directly with Foreign Governments, Military & Law-Enforcement Officials in support of national interests and combat operations. During his time in service he also instructed future US Army Airborne Students, Aspiring Special Forces candidates, newly commissioned Infantry Officers and Asymmetric Warfare Groups -Combat Applications Training course attendees. Finally retiring as the US Army Small Arms Branch Acquisition NCOIC, he gave critical insight into the development and integration of materiel efforts for legacy and revolutionary weapon systems. Altogether serving 25 years in the United States Army and retiring honorably from active

duty in Dec. 2012   After retiring Clint operated a tactical training company (Black Skull Tactical Applications) that caters to Military units & Tactical Law-Enforcement departments. Clint continues to serve as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in the Southeast region of the United States. Clint started working with A-TACS Camouflage in 2013 as a Subject Matter Expert, Business Development and Spokesman. His Military & Law Enforcement experience has helped guide A-TACS in Tactics, Techniques…Gear and Equipment business development. Now, Clint has come on as a Co-Owner and continues to lead A-TACS in its future endeavors. AATW/RLTW/DOL…. Without Equal!  

JJ DAVIDSON

Marketing and Brand Specialist

Currently a Senior International Business Major at Columbus State University in Columbus Georgia, Jonathan has been surrounded by the military for most of his life. Jonathan’s interest in marketing began in high school, and eventually followed him into his college career where he began as a Marketing major. After a study abroad trip to Mexico in the summer of 2018, Jonathan’s longstanding fascination with language and culture mixed with his business interest, which prompted him to pursue a degree in International Business along with a minor in Spanish. Jonathan has always been interested in military history with a fascination for military firearms of the early 20th century. JJ can usually be found on the range or workshop, shooting, and maintaining his collection of antique firearms as well as building and maintaining his own AR platform rifles.

BRAD FROST

Business Development Team / Raider Concealment

Following in the footsteps of both his Father and Grandfather, Georgia native Brad Frost was introduced to hunting at an early age. Needless to say, it became rooted in his DNA.  As Brad pursued a career in Information Technology management, he continued to grow his outdoor skillset throughout the years moving beyond the Georgia pines and seeking game across the country. Early along the way he met his future co-host and good friend Scott Carroll. The two quickly became fast friends bonding over their shared passion for the outdoors. It was there that one fateful day in a ground blind, the two friends decided to begin documenting their hunting adventures and the rest as they say, is history. Today Brad is not only a dutiful husband and Co-Host on “The Challenge” television show and newly launched Challenge Outdoor Podcast, he is also a partner in Raider Concealment, the camouflage company and family of camo patterns being used in the newly re-imagined show.

WILL CARUTHERS

eCommerce Specialist / A-TACS Gearstore

Will began his life as an Army brat with two parents serving in the United States military. With the continuum of moving from Ft Bragg to Ft Benning, It wasn’t until he landed in the town of Wilson North Carolina that he was able to call a place home. Growing up he found a great love for varsity sports like track, swimming, and football which took him from high school to college. William attended Elizabeth City State University Pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. During his journey of undergraduate school William took his next step by enrolling into ROTC and pursued his first dream as an Infantrymen in the US Army. William latter received his commission to be a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army National Guard. Soon after graduating from Elizabeth City State University with a degree in Criminal Justice he then continued to the Infantry Officer Basic Course. Upon being awarded his blue cord he continued his military career with the 173rd B co Light Infantry unit in Valley, Alabama. Combined with his multiple years of experience in e-commerce and sales, the A-TACS Gear Store couldn’t be a better fit for Will.

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