Darrin M. Sanger
Highly-skilled, personal security specialist with six years of executive protection experience in both low- and high-threat environments across the globe. A dedicated professional and U.S. Army veteran who possesses a high level of operational competency and facilitates a team approach to achieve organizational objectives is looking to contribute leadership, professionalism and tactical know-how to an executive protection team.
SUMMARY OF SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
6 year veteran of the United States Army with Honorable discharge.
Possess Florida’s Unarmed D License (D 1318426) and Armed G License (G 1304823).
Certified in High Threat Diplomatic Security under the U.S. State Department’s Worldwide Protection Services (WPS) program through Triple Canopy, Inc.
Certified Protection Specialist (CPS) credential – Executive Security International.
Highly skilled in protection principles and strategies including personal protection, Protective Intelligence, client management, security advances, site surveys, route reconnaissance, hostage rescue, CQB and defensive driving.
Uniquely talented in developing comprehensive risk analyses and threat assessments that identify known and perceived threats and implement risk-mitigation methods that preserve clients’ personal and professional needs.
Results-driven with distinguished leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills. Ability to inspire and lead others to build teamwork and increase team productivity. Excellent communications skills.
Proficient in the use of a variety of firearms. Trained in disarms and hand-to-hand combatives.
Actively hold a SECRET Security Clearance through the U.S. Department of State.
Certified in First Aid and CPR-AED from the National Safety Council.
Triple Canopy, Inc. Dec. 2011 – Present
U.S. Department of State (WPS/Task Order 5, Baghdad, Iraq)
Driver, Emergency Response Vehicle, Ambassador’s Protection Detail (Oct. 2013 – Present)
Faithfully provide close protection to U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Robert S. Beecroft, as a member of his security advance team. As ERV driver, I am responsible for quickly recovering principals and team members from down vehicles in the event of hostilities against the motorcade.
Conduct technical site surveys of venues to effectively design security protocols that ensure secure environments for the ambassador and other VIPs.
Responsible for establishing and monitoring radio communications with the embassy’s Tactical Operations Center, the ambassador’s protection detail and team members using a variety of tactical communications systems.
Brief team members on recent hostile acts, threat assessments and enemy tactics, techniques and procedures.
Tactical Commander (Dec. 2012 – Feb. 2013)
Second in command of a 12-member high-threat diplomatic protection team.
Directly responsible for: planning, coordinating, and briefing all mission-essential routes throughout the A.O.
Safely navigate and transport principles to and from venues throughout Baghdad.
Effectively plan driving routes that achieve maximum security, speed and low visibility to potential threats.
Coordinate venue security with local assets during advance operations prior to the principles’ arrival.
Manage tactical oversight of motorcade personnel while on venue and direct principle recovery and extraction operations during attacks on principle scenarios.
Protective Security Specialist (Dec. 2011 – Dec. 2012)
Served on protective details for U.S. Ambassador James Knight and former ambassador Michele J. Sison – Bureau of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
Provided high-threat protection for U.S. diplomats, dignitaries, Department of State employees and Iraqi officials while conducting high- and low-profile movements throughout the Baghdad area.
Served as driver for Lead, Follow and Limo vehicles.
Protection Management Group Nov. 2010 – April 2011
Consultant/Executive Protection Specialist
Member of executive protection teams conducting low-profile security for high-net worth individuals and entertainers in and around the Dallas area, providing transportation security to and from various venues.
Developed comprehensive risk analyses to help corporate clients more effectively mitigate physical security risks and reduce financial losses as a result of property crimes.
Christian Faith Center March 2008 – March 2011
Leader, Team 2/Protection Team Member
Provided personal protection of lead pastors, associates and VIPs during church services, guest appearances, book signings and related functions.
Managed a five-person team that provided physical security of facilities and property, including scheduling shifts training new static security new personnel on security guidelines and protocols.
U.S. Army Dec 1991 – Dec 1997
Task Force 2-1, Operation Desert Lightning, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1996)
Brigade Security Platoon
Provided personal security for government and military officials, VIPs and media representatives to and from various government installations, including motorcade security, route reconnaissance and tactical support.
Faithfully served on the unit’s Quick Reaction Force (QRF) to react and defend against hostilities that threatened the base and government assets. Performed physical security of access-control points, searching vehicles for explosives, contraband and suspicious items.
Verified identification and arrival of visitors, vendors and authorized personnel while manning checkpoints.
Gavin de Becker Institute
Essential Protection Skills Academy, June 2013
U.S. Department of State
Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) Triple Canopy, Inc., Aug. 2011
Trojan Securities International
Advanced Executive/Close Protection (Worldwide Protective Services) & Security Risk Management (Hostile Environments) Course, May 2011
Executive Security International
Certified Protection Specialist (CPS) credential, Sept 2010, Graduated Top of Class with the Highest Overall Composite Score (Advanced Executive Protection Program)
National Rifle Association
Certified Pistol Instructor – ID No: 101000137533215
Advanced Personal Protection outside the Home Certification
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES & AFFILIATIONS
Unarmed D & Armed G License – Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Licensing
Certified Protection Specialist – Executive Security International (ESI)
Essential Protection Skills Academy – Gavin de Becker & Associates
Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) – U.S. State Department
First Aid & CPR/AED Certification – National Safety Council
Best Individual Achievement Threat Assessment – ESI
Best Individual Achievement Stalker Program – ESI
Army Commendation Medal – 3 ribbons
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Pierce College (Tacoma, WA)
Communications – 1997
Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Google Earth, FalconView mapping application and basic photography.
2010 - present
2010 - present