As Regional Security Manager, Americas, Michael is primarily responsible for developing evacuation/communication strategies and training programs in support of client operations in the Americas region. Michael travels extensively in the Americas region for information collection purposes and for the production of evacuation planning and delivery of security awareness training.
Prior to this role, Michael was the Coordinating Security Manager –Americas, responsible for providing high quality day-to-day operational security support to clients. He assisted the Regional Security Operations Manager with evacuation and other operational logistics in times of crisis. Michael was also involved in the vetting process and further development of the team’s local security provider network in the Americas region.
Michael served in the United States Army as a Special Forces Operator. His areas of expertise included unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, and asymmetrical warfare. Michael completed two combat tours in the Iraq theater. During those tours he was the tactical and administrative advisor for the Iraqi Special Operations Forces, helping develop standard operating procedures and ensuring the Iraqi forces moved toward the goal of unilateral operations.
Michael has a BA in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, with an emphasis in International Relations. He is also a graduate of the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, with an emphasis on engineering and Arabic studies.