Distributed Security, Inc.
DISTRIBUTED SECURITY, INC. is a private security company. We train, advise, and operate proprietary teams to actively defend enterprise life and property. Our offerings are delivered via online, on-range, and on-site options.
We train individuals and teams to SWAT level competencies. Our curriculum includes combative firearms, individual and team tactics, and tactical medicine and communications skills.
We advise enterprises and organizations on the development and deployment of proprietary security teams via our Command School and Distributed Security Networks.
We operate our own quick reaction teams that can provide immediate response to covered clients in the event of imminent threat. We offer a Tier 2 package the embeds DSI operators with enterprise employees as they are trained to Tier 2 competency.
THE MANAGEMENT OF DSI
DSI was founded by Ron Danielowski a former active duty Marine and security consultant operating in the Middle East and Mike Smock a competitive strategist and expert on maneuver theory. The founders met back in early 2001 over a common appreciation for the theories of John Boyd.
Mike Smock is Co-founder and CEO of Distributed Security. Over a 40-year career, he has managed or advised enterprises operating in at-risk environments worldwide. Prior to co-founding the enterprise, he was managing director for a San Francisco based strategy consultancy, and Chairman and CEO of an international contracting firm. In his early career, he spent 15 years in senior management positions with national and international enterprises. He attended Michigan State University.
Ron Danielowski is Co-founder, Executive Vice President - Chief Instructor. Prior to co-founding the enterprise he spent 25 years as a multi-agency accredited instructor, organizing, developing, implementing, and overseeing training solutions for numerous federal agencies including the Department of Energy, Federal Air Marshals, and the Department of State. He has worked extensively in both Afghanistan and Iraq in support of America's military and federal agencies. Ron started his instructing career in the Marine Corps, both as a coach and a Primary Marksmanship Instructor. Ron is a Distinguished Marksman, member of the "President's Hundred," and winner of the Marine Infantry Team Trophy Match.
Bill Tallen is Executive Vice President - Tactical Operations. Prior to joining the enterprise, he had a 20 year career with the Department of Energy, where he served as a Federal Agent, team leader, unit commander, training instructor, and manager in the agency which provides secure transportation of nuclear weapons and nuclear materials within CONUS. He helped to found DOE's Special Response Force program, developing and teaching urban and close quarter battle techniques to Federal Agents charged with recovery of lost assets. He has designed and conducted a variety of wargaming efforts in support of vulnerability assessments, security system design, and leadership training, and has taught a variety of crisis decision making models. Bill holds the degree of Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
Randy Bartlett is Vice President - Strategic Engagements and leads the development and implementation of corporate partnerships and joint ventures. He has over 30 years of military and paramilitary experience as a commissioned Infantry officer, non-commissioned officer, and contractor. Through various companies, he provided leadership and management for site and convoy security, medical evacuation, personnel recovery, expatriate evacuation, vulnerability analysis, and gap assessment, and business continuity in several countries. As part of the withdrawal of conventional forces from Iraq, he was part of a four-man team that located, accounted for, and developed protective plans for Americans and foreign nationals in Iraq. He also developed a security program for an infrastructure renewal and development project valued at $1B USD in Libya.
Chuck Gbur, MD is Vice President - Tactical Medicine and leads the development and instruction of all tactical medicine content. He is a retired Battalion Surgeon and currently an interventional cardiologist in Toledo, Ohio. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. He served as a medical officer in the United States Navy. During most of his 25 year military career he served with the Fleet Marine Force. He held numerous positions including Battalion Surgeon, Marine Rear Area Operation Group Surgeon, Regimental Surgeon, and Advisor to The Medical Officer of the Marine Corps at HQMC. He also was the company commander of a Marine Corps Surgical Company. He was a graduate and an instructor in the Combat Causality Care Course (C4) as well as the advanced Combat Casualty Care Course. He was a graduate of the Naval War College and Joint Forces Staff College as well as numerous other classes and course. He published several papers and developed training doctrine and policies for medical care in military operations in urban terrain. Chuck was active in tactical medicine training of Marines and Corpsman who were deploying in support of numerous combat missions over the last twenty years.
Les Leslie is Vice President - Business Development. As a former US Army Light Infantry squad leader, he has a tactical military background covering wartime deployments and training missions in Southwest Asia, Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Alaska. He is well versed in subjects ranging from mountain and arctic warfare to tactical mantracking, urban operations, intelligence gathering, joint-operations with local forces, small-unit training, combat zone protective details, and tactical medicine and communications. In support of Operation Sea Signal, Joint Task Force 160, Les and his unit were instrumental in the construction and fortification of, the now infamous, “Camp X-Ray” on Guantanamo Bay, tasked with Riot Control operations, and responsible for coordinating transport of criminal and communist, migrant Cuban and Haitian nationals back across their respective borders for purposes of repatriation.
NAME CHANGE TO DISTRIBUTED SECURITY, INC.
In February 2017 Pulse O2DA changed its name to Distributed Security, Inc. (DSI). The name change reflects the growing portfolio of services offered by Pulse O2DA and the evolving nature of its mission. Since its founding in October 2010, the firm has developed an integrated offering of on-range, on-line and on-site training packages for individual, home, business, and community defense.