In 1996 Mr. Galante started his aviation career at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida where he earned his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science. While attending ERAU, he also earned his commercial pilot’s license with instrument and multi-engine add ons. In 1996 Mr. Galante received the Dothan Jet Center commercial pilot of the year award. Mr. Galante has flown several different aircraft and has hundreds of hours of flight time.
In 2003, Mr. Galante started his law enforcement career in Daytona Beach Florida when he attended the academy and was the Assistant Class Leader. Upon graduation, he became a sworn law enforcement officer with Daytona Beach Police Department. While Mr. Galante started his career within patrol division, his work quality, ability to act independent of direct supervision, communications skills and problem solving abilities were recognized by supervisors and management who quickly transferred him to the Marine Unit as there he was required to work independently with multiple agencies across several cities. These skills, knowledge and abilities were again recognized by others as he was assigned the responsibilities of lead trainer on the SWAT team teaching all high liability aspects of SWAT tactics and functions. Mr. Galante was directly involved with the planning and executing of high risk warrants, hostage rescue and retrieving barricaded subjects. His success in these assignments led to Mr. Galante being the department’s lead instructor in the Training Division for all high liability areas such as firearms, high-risk entry, emergency vehicle operations, and defensive tactics. Mr. Galante is also the department’s use of force expert and is relied heavily upon by Internal Affairs for use of force investigations. In 2012, Mr. Galante became the sUAS Division Director for the Daytona Beach Police Department. Mr. Galante was responsible for the development and implementation of sUAS standard operating procedures that are in compliance with FAA standards and regulations along with developing and implementing current training programs for new operators and observers. In 2013 Mr. Galante helped design, develop, implement and evaluate the sUAS training program for law enforcement in conjunction with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Galante is the certified sUAS instructor for the Draganflyer platform. In 2014 Mr. Galante became the Director of Training Services for the Unmanned Safety Institute, which delivers trainings programs and consultation nationwide for all UAS platforms.
Mr. Galante continued his education earning additional master degrees in criminal justice and homeland security from American Military University. Mr. Galante presently serves as adjunct faculty for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Galante is also faculty at Keiser University, Bethune Cookman University, and American Military University for the criminal justice and homeland security programs. Since 2009, Mr. Galante has instructed at the law enforcement academy at Daytona State College until 2011.