Intro / description paragraph…
A veteran of the National Gendarmerie, Gilles Touré is the longest-serving GIGN operative. Fiercely protective of his teammates, this gentle giant would not hesitate to throw himself in front of a bullet if it meant protecting his fellow operators from harm.
The son of an army officer and a school teacher, the family was stationed near Bordeaux. A few years after Touré graduated from high school, he became a member of the National Gendarmerie. A career policeman, Touré has dedicated his life to the defense work, his dedication and commitment to the ideals of the National Gendarmerie allowed him to obtain a position with the GIGN.
Touré is considered highly dependable by his peers. His steady nerves have allowed him to successfully take control of complex, high stress situations during the tenure of his career.
As a trainer, Touré is stern with the new recruits but always tries to remain fair. He prefers to lead by example.
- National Gendarmerie
- 1994 French Airline hijacking
- Won several CQB awards in SWAT competitions in Europe and the US
- Extensive urban CQB training.
- Certified GIGN trainer.