OUR OPERATIONS TEAM
After leaving the Police Department in 2016, Andy set out to start a company that would not only provide the highest levels of security, but also raise the bar for the level of training available to the public, law enforcement and the military. After observing the disconnect between law enforcement and the general public and the overall lack of tactical knowledge and ability, it became clear that the current providers did not make the cut. Prior to working in law enforcement, he served in many protection capacities all over the United States and the world employed as a close protection agent and PMC, working in accordance with the United Nations, the French Foreign Legion NGOs and other entities. Pulling from relationships built and lessons learned, Andy set out to build a network of professionals capable of providing an unrivaled level of overall protection and training.
After spending four years in the United States Marine Corps conducting countless combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of a Mobile Assault Platoon, Alex was tasked with training Marines in various forms of specialized warfare. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2010, he continued his service by providing close protection services for wealthy families, corporate officers and media personalities in Hollywood, California. Driven to a higher purpose, he decided to leave his position in Hollywood and travel back overseas to Kabul, Afghanistan. There he worked as a member of the Embassy Liaison Unit providing close protection for the Secretary of State, The First Lady of Afghanistan and US Ambassadors. Alexander provided these services for the next five years, working directly with Diplomatic Security Services and other agencies. Currently, Alex serves as the Vice President of Peacemaker Defense Group. Pulling from his first-hand knowledge of special warfare and close protection to provide Peacemaker Defense Group with expertise, training and direction.
In 1986, Keith started his career in law enforcement with St. Louis County. After a couple of years, he transitioned over to Maryland Heights Police Department where he spent the duration of his career. During his 31 years in law enforcement, Keith served his department and his community in various roles including, but not limited to: teaching at the St. Louis County Police Academy, serving as a multi-assault counter terrorism action capabilities instructor, a firearms instructor focusing on tactical rifle applications and as a homicide investigator. He also served on the SWAT team where he took charge and executed search warrants throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and surrounding counties, which involved working extensively with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He also taught constitutional law at the police academy, which has assisted Peacemaker Defense Group as we continue to build our training courses for law enforcement. In Keith’s retirement, his goal is to provide continued education for law enforcement with the goal of implementing an entirely new approach to the way of managing police.
Starting in the Navy, Michael went on to become a Navy SEAL. During his time as a SEAL he served on Seal Team 8 as a lead sniper, and ordinance and diver representative. During his career he planned and led multiple special warfare operations, and conducted joint and combined counterintelligence operations. Michael trained and developed small groups of US Army Scouts and Iraqi army soldiers to conduct multiple sniper operations. He also planned and led numerous high-risk combat mobility patrols throughout multiple overseas theatres of war. During the Iraq war, he conducted numerous security details and provided mission planning for other government agencies. Later on, Michael taught lead breacher courses for the German, Swedish and Danish Special Forces.
A retired United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant with 21 years of active-duty service, Mark’s primary military
occupational skill (MOS) is 0369 Infantry Platoon leader. In addition to Mark’s primary MOS, he holds numerous secondary MOS’S, some of them being 8530 range coach, 8531 primary marksmanship instructor, and instructor, and 8532 small arms weapons/ combat weapons instructor. During Mark’s 21-year career, he served in many operational units and instructor billets. Mark served 7 years in all three of the Marine Corps FAST, Companies Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team where he was a platoon sergeant for 5 independent worldwide operational platoons. He also served as the Operations Chief & Company Gunnery Sergeant for 3rd FAST Company. In addition to the above, Mark also served as (SNCOIC) Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Marine Corps Designated Marksmanship School located at Dam Neck VA. In the spring of 2007, Mark retired from the Marine Corps and took a position as an independent contractor instructor at Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity (AFETA). He currently serves as a certified lead firearms instructor for the DOD.
Sean is a DOD/DHS clearable professional & project manager with over 10 years in both continental and international intelligence and business operations. After his career in the Army, he transitioned over to the private sector where he contracted with various agencies. His experience ranges from operations in the intelligence government community with organizations such as Special Operations Command to project management for government and commercial entities.
Sean’s business experience includes handling international clients from various countries (China, India and the UK), business strategy, and planning and managing multimillion-dollar projects aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements, competitive advantage and bottom-line gains. An excellent communicator; he leverages his technical, business and financial acumen to communicate effectively with client executives and their respective teams.
Sean’s involvement in intelligence operations span from different experiences while serving on several inter-agency task forces with both the intelligence community and federal law enforcement, which has led to multiple deployments overseas. He has acted as the representative or lead for many different agencies. His skills in the IC span from human and counter-intelligence, interrogations, all source analysis, targeting, watch duties, counter terrorism, cyber terrorism and criminal investigations. His experience also includes training intelligence processes, procedures and systems.