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Executive Protection

Austin, Texas, United States
August 12, 2018

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Kevin J. Potter

Austin, TX ***** Email: Mobile: 918-***-****


Gavin De Becker 2018-

Executive Protection of ultra high net-worth clients, while providing risk-based protective programs for corporate and family concerns. Armed close protection of commercial and residential assets with an emphasis on threat mitigation and counter-surveillance. Travel security while working alone or in teams to provide travel logistics, threat assessment and in transit close protection. Vulnerability assessment to prevent threats before they become harmful, by assessing local security asset vendors, regional resources, regional threat patterns, and client specific threat patterns.

Surveillance Security Inc. 2017-2018

Worked as a line officer on a Federal contract for the Department of Veteran Affairs. Duties included Mobile security and Executive Protection for visiting government officials, vehicle entry control at the gate and personnel entry control, video monitoring, security badge dispersal and control.

Securitas 2013-2017

Shift Supervisor at Oracle Technology Center. Duties included supervision of an armed team overseeing entry/exit control for personnel and vehicles. Site surveillance with cameras, motion sensors, and retinal scanners, as well as, daily logistics and internal communication. Triple Canopy 2009-2012

Worked three cycles in Baghdad for the Department of State on a WPPS II then later WPS High Threat Diplomatic Security contract. Duties included protection and transport of high risk personnel (Dignitaries, Legal Counsel, Politicians, Persons in Academia) through and outside the city. Prospective site survey and Advance site details were common, as well as, transport of Government materials, both American and Iraqi.

Worked one year as a static guard in Israel for Triple Canopy with the Israeli Defense Force. Duties included providing Mobile Security for all VIP personnel present at the site, static security, search of all incoming material, either personal or industrial, maintaining constant record of all personnel on site through a badging system. U.S. Marine Corps 2004-2008

Four-year enlistment as a member of CAAT (combined anti-armor team) which provided heavy weapon and vehicle support, reconnaissance and observation, as well as ambulatory medical support. I provided Mobile Security for Battalion Command in Egypt, Iraq, the Philippine Islands, and Korea.

Combat deployment to the Al Anbar Province in Iraq. The deployment included participation in MSR Security, Operation Iron Hammer, Steel Curtain, and Election Security in Hit with 2nd Battalion 1st Marines.

Worked as a technical adviser in the Philippines with both the Philippine Army and Philippine Marines.

Implemented several changes to platoon SOPs (standard operating procedures) concerning weapons handling, convoy security, marksmanship fundamentals, and leadership styles.

Oversaw the development of new Javelin platoon. Worked as a key creative mind in generating an equipment roster, and mission statement for the platoon to efficiently fill the Battalion’s requirements.

Gained extensive experience in convoy security, weapons coordination, communications, medical aid training/implementation, forward observing for mortars/artillery/fixed wing/rotary wing support, CQB tactics, and guerilla warfare tactics.

Served a one-year cycle as Chief Assault Climber for the 31st MEU TRAP (Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel) team.

Implemented a revamped system of leadership stylized for my platoon using several proven human resource theories.


Bachelor of Science and Arts in Biology

(University of Texas at Austin 2017)

Executive Protection Skills

• Gavin De Becker Essential Protection Skills Training Course April 2018

• Triple Canopy's WPS Training and Certification course September 2011

• Triple Canopy's WPPS II Training and Certification course Sept 2010

• MVM's Panther Project Training and Certification course Oct 2009

• Triple Canopy's Guard Training and Certification course March 2009

• 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Special Operations Training Group’s Assault Climbers School (tactical rock, urban, and soft earth climbing).

• U.S. Marine Corps Specialized Training: Explosives, Firearms, Hand to Hand combat, Leadership, Diversity, Communication, Coordination, and Human Resources. Training

• MAGTFEX-Marine Air-Ground Task Force Exercise- Victorville, Calif. x2

• ESGEX-Expeditionary Strike Group Exercise x2

• COMPTUEX-Composite Training Underway Exercise x2

• R-CAX-Revised Combined Arms Exercise- Twentynine Palms, Calif. x2

• SOCEX-Special Operations Capable Exercise x2

• Combined Arms training Darwin Australia Aug 2005

• Exercise Bright Star-Northern Egypt Sept 2005

• Exercise Foal Eagle-Camp Warrior, Camp Mujuk, and Camp Rodriguez South Korea 2007

• Operation Talisman Saber-Australia July 2007

• Operation PHIBLEX- Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Ternate, Philippines. Fort Magsysay, Philippines 2007


• TX-DPS Level III Armed Guard

• TX-DPS Level IV Personal Protection Officer

• American Red Cross CPR/AED BLS

Security Clearance

• Secret- granted March 2018- Department of State granting authority.

• Secret - granted Sept 2010 - Department of State granting authority.

• Secret - granted Sept 2004 - Department of Defense granting authority.

• Top Secret - granted July 2004 - Department of Defense granting authority. Geographic Operational Experience

• Bagdad Iraq (DOS/Triple Canopy)

• Israel (DOD/Triple Canopy)

• Crow Valley Philippines (USMC)

• Phnom Penh, Cambodia (USMC)

• Korean DMZ (USMC)

• Multiple locations in Australia (USMC)

• Western Desert, Egypt (USMC)

• Djibouti Africa (USMC)

• Al Anbar Province Iraq (USMC)

• Okinawa (USMC)


Letter of Appreciation from the American Ambassador to Iraq, Combat Action Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Nation Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Mass, Certificate of Appreciation x2, Korean Defense Service Medal.

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