Training at the New Age Academy is delivered by seasoned security experts, including many who have implemented security programs for military and government agencies. In addition, all members of our faculty are certified by state and/or federally-recognized organizations.

Troy D. Jones

Training Director

Mr. Troy D. Jones has more than 20 years experience in Corrections, Law Enforcement, and Private Security Services and has managed multi-million-dollar security contracts throughout his career.  As such, he has an extensive and proven background in Security Guard Management, Law Enforcement/Security Training and Physical Security Management.

He is a retired Marine, served more than 20 years with Maryland Department of Public Safety and retired honorably. He has an Associates Degree of Science from California State University, in Business Management, and is certified as an O.C. Pepper Spray, Expandable Baton, Defense Tactics, CPR /First Aid/AED and Basic Lifesaving instructor. He is a seasoned firearms instructor with the National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Division as well as Virginia DCJS, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and Maryland State Police.

His instructional experience includes, preparing and facilitating various law enforcement and private security training curricula. Jones has also conducted Quality Assurance, Security Assessments and Compliance Audits for various private security armed and unarmed guard contracts. Providing his law enforcement and private security technical expertise to identify potential targets, vulnerability identification, risk analysis, assessment of evolving threats and physical security. In doing so, Jones develops and coordinates vulnerability reduction measures, protective action planning and prevention procedures.

Calvin Cherry

Adjunct Instructor

Calvin Cherry is an Assistant Facilities Security Officer with New Age Protection. A retired Army veteran with 30 years of service, Mr. Cherry has 20 years of organizational and private security experience. He is extensively trained and is a facilitator of protection strategies, threat assessments, safety control, and crisis management. He is experienced with multiple platforms of quality assurance, and commands a wealth of information and experience in the Private Security profession.

Mr. Cherry earned a Master’s of Science in Business Administration at the University of Louisiana.