Meet Art

General Manager

West Tennessee native Art Cason joined the Army as a young man and followed that with 23-year stint in law enforcement—as a chief deputy, chief of police and SWAT commander. For the past decade, he’s served as a private military contractor in Afghanistan and Iraq for both the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Defense, as a lead tactical trainer, rapid response team leader, and a manager of K9 patrol explosive detector dog teams providing base security along with personal security detail for visiting heads of state. A married father of four grown sons and one grandson, Art returned stateside in May 2015, and after an impromptu stop at Royal Range, it made sense to join the team. “Safety and education are the backbone of what we provide here at Royal Range,” he says. “That’s what drew me to the facility. Retail stores are a dime a dozen, but the training we offer here—for personal, home and business defense, for recreational and competition shooters—is unparalleled in this region.”