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Chris Usher

ARDENT Protection

Chris Usher has over twenty years of experience in law enforcement, government, non-profit, and security management in private security sectors. He has worked with the United State Marine Corp, U.S. Department of State, Department of Labor, as well as Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes creating, implementing, and directing holistic security programs focused on safety, protection, physical security, counterintelligence, crisis management, disaster recovery, and training.

Chris’ work and responsibilities with the  Jewish Federation of Greater Washington in coordination with Secure Community Network, several large corporations and the Department of Labor, US Job Corps, included facilitating security concerns thru consultation, education and training as well as physical security assessments; maintaining and creating effective partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies; implementing a nation-wide emergency communications system; monitoring intelligence related to terrorism and public safety; and assisting with the coordination of security for major events.

As a Special Agent with the US State Department Diplomatic Security Service, Chris served as Assistant Regional Security Officer in Libya and as the protection team lead for the Secretary of State, coordinating and providing security for the Secretary in over 35 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe.

Chris served honorably as a United States Marine for 8 years, both domestic and internationally, operating with law enforcement, having served with US Marine Guard Forces at US Embassies in Germany and Myanmar.

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