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About JON

Serving 10 years in the MARINES, Jon Barton earned his combat and weapons experiences as a
US MARINE infantryman (0351) in Operation Nobel Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, and
Operation Iraqi Freedom. His combat experiences have given him a competitive edge over the
competition in modern warfare and combat technical advising. Jon is an expert trainer in over
90 different weapons and weapon systems to include ALL modern rifles, handguns, explosives,
rocket launchers and missile systems. Last year at AFM Jon was quoted saying: “It’s not enough
to know the weapons; you have to know the strategies behind how they are used, and not only
in real life, but for camera.”
In the Marine Corps Infantry, Jon went to a variety of advanced schools that included:
Advanced Combat Course, Squad Leaders School, Small Unit Leader’s course, Military
Operations on Urban Terrain Instructor’s Course, Advanced Demolitions, Urban Mobility
Breacher’s Course, Combat Marksmanship Rifle, Combat Marksmanship Pistol, Range Safety
Officers Course, Light Armored Recon Commander’s Course, Advanced Anti-tank Missile School
(TOW 2 and Javelin), Improvised Explosive Device Instructors Course, Funeral, Drills, and
Ceremonies Course, Land and Sea Navigation Course, Combat Swimmers School, Water Survival
Qualifications Course, Advanced Helicopter Operations, Mountain Warfare and Survival School,
Rappel Master School, Advanced Weapons and Tactical Applications, Gorilla and Counter
Guerilla Warfare School, just to name a few. All courses were completed between 2001 and
2008 making him the most currently trained Military Coordinator in Hollywood.
Realizing that film makers needed not only tier 1 military and tactical consulting, but more of a
one stop shop for all their production needs, Jon created TACTICAL MEDIA GROUP, a consulting
and production company that offers military props, weapons, uniforms, camera equipment,
action choreography, script rewrites, stunt coordination, stunt equipment, and technical
advisors, cameras and editing services to both large and small productions.
Jon has never backed down from a challenge and has trained some of the biggest names in
Hollywood for their roles on camera including: Will Estes, Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson,
Dominic West, Chris Hemsworth and the cast of Red Dawn, Joe Mantegna , Thomas Gibson,
Mandy Patinkin and the cast of Criminal Minds, Tom Sizemore, Eric Palladino and the cast
from Over There, just to name a few.
In 2007, Jon was hired by Gale Anne Hurd as the lead combat trainer, military advisor, and
weapons consultant / trainer for "Punisher: War Zone". On PWZ, Jon was responsible for all
nine principle actor's and 22 stuntman's firearm training as well as transforming Ray
Stevenson into a modern Punisher. He helped design the new Punisher armor, and was
responsible for all the new weapons and ammunition for the main character. He was also
responsible for ALL the action and weapons choreography in the film.
In 2009, Jon was hired by producer Jeffery Chernov and director Jonathan Liebesman to train
Aaron Eckhart for his role in the upcoming feature Battle: Los Angeles. Jon was able to
transform Mr. Eckhart into a battle hardened US MARINE for test footage within a short 3 week
period. Jon also provided technical changes to their script and provided all wardrobe and
weapon system for test filming.
Also In 2009, Jon was hired by Tripp Vinson and Beau Flynn as the military coordinator and
combat trainer for Chris Hemsworth and the cast for Red Dawn (2010). Jon trained Chris for 3
months and was able to give him the all the modern combat knowledge and weapons training
necessary to focus his character for the film into a hardened war veteran.
As a producer, Jon produced all the military scenes for Lexi Alexander and Deborah Del Prete’s
latest independent film “LIFTED”, earning him his first mainstream associate producer’s credit,
which was quickly followed up with a co-Producer’s credit in Brian Austin Green and Michael
Clarke Duncan’s latest action film ”CROSS”. At this moment Jon is in preproduction coproducing
Max Martini’s independent military drama “WILL GARDNER” starring Max, Lauren
Holly, and Jeffery Dean Morgan. Jon is also co producing 3 short films for close friends that are
festival bound.
As a writer, Jon has written a military sci fi feature film trilogy called “AURILLIUM” which is
currently filming as a web series as it seeks funding for production. “AURILLIUM” follows a team
of US Marines fighting a war 30 years in the future. He has also been writing a military action
drama with writing partner Kathleen Kennedy. The project, named “APOC, A plague of
consciousness”, follows a young scientist around the world as she tracks the carrier of the next
bubonic plague.
Combined with the latest equipment, weapons, a private training center at his disposal 24/7,
and the highest level of trained military assistants in the film business, Jon is leading the pack
for the next generation of Military Coordinators in Hollywood.

Unique traits: combat veteran


  • soldiers of fortune

    soldiers of fortune (2011)
    Film by globus films Tactical coordinator / stunts

  • usaa national commercial series

    usaa national commercial series (2011)
    by peter lang / pictures in a row military coordinator

  • cross

    cross (2010)
    Film by sony combat & weapons choreographer

  • battle: LA

    battle: LA (2010)
    Film by jonathan libesman / sony Combat trainer for Aaron Eckhart

  • lifted

    lifted (2009)
    Film by lexi alexander / cornet films associate producer / military advisor

  • red dawn

    red dawn (2009)
    Film by contra films military coordinator / advisor / combat trainer

  • punisher war zone

    punisher war zone (2008)
    Film by lexi alexander / lions gate combat & weapons choreographer

  • criminal minds

    criminal minds (2006)
    Television by cbs Tactical coordinator

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