Director of Operations
Hailing from Springfield, Missouri, Frank Wilson was a paramedic for 10 years before beginning a 27-year career in federal law enforcement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, a sister agency to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Before retiring in 2008 he was Deputy Chief of intelligence for the B.O.P. dealing primarily with street and prison gangs, organized crime and terrorism. Frank managed a Gang Task Force in Sacramento hosted by the Bureau of Prisons and comprised of members of the California Dept. of Corrections, ATF, FBI, U.S. Marshals, and federal Probation and Parole. He was also a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, participated with the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, and FBI Safe Streets Task Force. He was the Bureau of Prisons representative on the National Major Gang Task Force. His background in special prison operations, S.O.R.T., and extensive firearms and tactical experience makes him a natural fit at Royal Range, as Director of Operations and Compliance Manager he oversees all ATF, NFA and OSHA compliance filing requirements. "Getting in on the ground floor of Royal Range was something I couldn't pass up," he says. "My philosophy has always been 'You shouldn't be afraid, but you should be prepared,' especially in today's climate. RRUSA provides an opportunity for anyone to get prepared." For over twenty years Frank has been a Shrine Clown and a passionate fundraiser for The Shriner's 22 children's hospitals. Frank and his wife live in Nashville and have two grown sons and eight grandchildren.