Meet Your Instructor

Michael Graulich

Michael moved to Goldsboro, North Carolina from the Raleigh area in 2019. Prior to living in NC, he resided in the Phoenix, Arizona area where he obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Arizona State University. Michael is a US Navy veteran and clinical research professional. He is married to Elizabeth Graulich, a native of Goldsboro and local healthcare professional.

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Firearms Certifications, Qualifications, Memberships

  • Federal Firearms License (FFL) Holder
    • Class 07 - Manufacturer of Firearms
  • GLOCK Certified Armorer
  • USCCA Certified Instructor
    • Concealed Carry and Home Defense​ Fundamentals
    • Women's Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals
    • Countering the Mass Shooter Threat
  • NC DOJ Certified Concealed Carry Handgun Course Instructor
  • NRA Certified Level 1 Pistol Coach
  • NRA Certified Instructor:
    • Pistol​ and Marksmanship Fundamentals
    • Rifle Shooting Fundamentals
    • Shotgun Fundamentals
    • Defensive Pistol I (Personal Protection Inside the Home)
    • Defensive Pistol II (Personal Protection Outside the Home)
    • Refuse to Be a Victim®
    • Home Firearms Safety
  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Winchester (NRA) Marksmanship Program
    • Distinguished Expert in Basic Pistol
    • Distinguished Expert in Defensive Pistol I
  • Official Partner,United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
  • Member, Glock Sports Shooting Foundation (GSSF)

Emergency First Aid Certifications and Qualifications

  • Instructor Level – Red Cross
    • Basic Life Support
    • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
    • First Aid for Severe Trauma
    • First Aid/CPR/AED
    • Head, Neck, Muscle, Bone and Joint Injuries
    • Babysitter’s Training
    • Wilderness and Remote First Aid
  • Stop The Bleed Instructor
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What Our Students are Saying...

Student feedback is one of the most important tools for becoming a better instructor. We solicit course evaluations after every class and look at all student reviews as a way to improve our craft here at II Alpha.

Pat Hunter
Pat Hunter
in the last week
I highly recommend this class--it was a great experience. Michael really knows his stuff, and his heart for teaching holds the interest of his students. He goes above and beyond in giving students the time and knowledge each needs to succeed. I look forward to taking his other courses.
Valerie Alston
Valerie Alston
2 months ago
Michael is a great instructor! I took his concealed carry class. I feel prepared to conceal carry. I now know the laws and learned some great drill to practice. He does a good job mixing in slides and hands on activities to help you learn. Michael ran the class even though only 2 of us signed up. He is an amazing source of information and additional resources. I am looking to buy a new weapon and he talked me though lots of options and allowed me to try a few of his weapons at the range to get a feel for what would worked for him. If you are looking for classes around firearms please check out 2 Alpha Training Academy
3 months ago
I would just to say that I didn't know what to expect going into this gun safety course. After meeting Michael and watching and listening to him explain everything concerning the gun,the steps, and safety measures you should take, I left knowing vastly more than what I thought I knew. He was very thorough with his teaching. He was a life saver and a GOD send for me and I can't wait to join more of his classes in the very near future. Hands down I recommend him to anyone interested in wanting to educate themselves about anything concerning guns. Five stars doesn't do any justice to what he teaches and offers. He's extremely passionate about what he's teaching, and you will notice that from the start.
Amira Massamba-Williamson
Amira Massamba-Williamson
in the last week
Recently completed my concealed carry class with Michael. Very great instructor in the class and on the range. Definitely looking forward to taking his other courses!
a week ago
Mike is a great guy, very nice and helpful! His instruction is on point and the material is well presented. 2Alpha training academy gets a solid 2 thumbs up from this guy.