Distributed Security, Inc.
Distributed Security, Inc. is a private security company. They are the creators of distributed security networks that enable enterprises to develop Distributed Security Bases and operate private security forces capable of defending immediate community assets. DSI offers enterprises a turnkey package of services including infrastructure, training, provisioning, and outsourcing.
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, Chairman and CEO of Distributed Security. He has managed or consulted with 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, and was co-founder of an early artificial intelligence pioneer. He attended Michigan State University, East Tennessee State University and Elmhurst College.
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 and member of the "President's Hundred" 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.
The DSI co-founders originally met in 2001 over a shared appreciation for John Boyd and William Lind. At that time, Ron Danielowski was working in the private sector for a federal agency which specialized in anti-terrorism tactics utilized to protect national resources, and Mike Smock was operating a strategy consultancy in San Francisco that focused on the application of maneuver warfare theory to business process.
In 2005 Danielowski approached Smock to assist in the development of a business concept for a firearms training group that was originally presented to Blackwater (Danielowski's employer) who due to various challenges was unable to develop the opportunity. In 2008 the two founders then considered starting their own enterprise based upon this concept. While there are many firearms training options available today, the distinguishing feature of this new business was it's application of maneuver warfare theory to reality-based firearms training. The business was formally launched October 15, 2010 with both founders committing all their time and resources to starting the new enterprise.
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.
Coinciding with the name change, the firm is launched a new security offering, called Private Defense Networks. The new distributed security strategy enables businesses to develop private defense bases and operate private security forces capable of defending life and property. DSI offers clients a turnkey package of services, including infrastructure, training, provisioning, and outsourcing. The name change will gradually take effect throughout 2017. Existing Pulse O2DA brand names will be retained on various training offerings.
Generally speaking we try to operate with a low profile. All of our products and services are offered via partners or retailers and as such, we do not engage in many of the contemporary promotional activities that are used to communicate with potential customers, students or clients. Below is a sampling of some of our media mentions or appearances.
Latest Media Coverage
11.15.17 Experts at Distributed Security, Inc. were interviewed by MIRS about the proposed gun laws allowing concealed weapons in gun-free zones in Michigan. During the interview we discussed our position that anybody carrying concealed in "gun-free zones" should have professional tactical training. Click here to download the interview.
The Daily Caller Article Series
We were recently invited by Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller, an influential news and opinion website, to create a series of 10 articles on the topic of "Defending Our Homeland". The articles are linked below.
1. The New Normal in Personal and Collective Security
2. The New Threat and Response Paradigm
3. Self-Reliance Is The Key To Security
4. How Individuals Can Protect Life And Property
5. The Synergy of the Team
6. How Businesses and Churches Can Provide Their Own Security
7. How We Can Protect Our Schools
8. How Neighbors Can Protect Their Community
9. Foundations and First Steps
10. Converting Fear And Loathing Into Hope And Empowerment
Regular Press Appearances
Cody AM radio (KODI-AM), Bill Tallen is a guest once a month on the "Speak Your Piece" talk show.
Kate Krueger's TALKING GUNS -- Ron Danielowski is a regular guest.
USA Carry Regular Contributor.
03.19.14 We were honored to be featured on Jack Donovan's first podcast of “Start the World ”where talk about resistance to tyranny, training young men for tough times, masculinity, the tactical virtues, and gangs.
09.28.12 THE NEW YORK TIMES - "That Loaded Gun in My Carry-On? Oh, I Forgot"
05.05.13 Jack Donovan - Author - THE WAY OF MEN - mention.
09.01.19 COMMAND SCHOOL ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR ACTIVE DEFENSE IN ALL CORPORATE SECURITY PLANS - New Three-Day Seminar For Corporate Security Managers Launched.
06.01.19 ELITE “DEFENDER 300” PROGRAM LAUNCHED - TARGETED AT HIGHLY-EXPERIENCED GUN OWNERS NATIONWIDE
11.18.16 Training Schedule For 2017
SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
We use several social media platforms to communicate with our students, clients, partners and instructors. We use these platforms for announcements and for discussing current events.
We post items of interest daily that you can comment on. The folks contributing to these platforms include business owners, cops, gun enthusiasts, home schoolers, firearms instructors, retired special forces members and high threat security contractors and operators.
Our objective with these platforms is to invite useful commentary and debate.
All of us who contribute are pretty stout individuals. We can take a punch and deliver one if needed. This is are meant as open forums where folks are able to express real feelings in real time without the need for grammar teachers, copy editors or politically correct PR flacks filtering their contributions.
We deal with intense topics and at times contributors may post things that they later regret. We encourage full throttle exchanges and in doing so acknowledge that when this happens all contributors have the right to honorably “walk back” a comment – meaning they publicly withdraw the statement, acknowledge it was made in error and apologize to those offended.
The postings and comments on these platforms by DSI principals are their own, and do not necessarily represent the strategies or opinions of Distributed Security, Inc.
“Full throttle exchanges” is not a license for uncivilized, rude or boorish behavior. It’s ok to attack plans, logic, rationale or position – but do not attack the man or the woman holding the position. Nor do we tolerate trolls or sock puppets. You’ll simply be banned and your comments deleted.
Spelling doesn’t count. Nor does grammar. If your measure of a man is diminished because he uses a split infinitive then you’ll be happier elsewhere. We encourage contributors to write the way they talk, and since we are all warriors and capitalists, and not english professors, our use of the english language can, and will, be quite tart.
Last and most importantly, while we may passionately disagree with the direction America is taking, nothing, absolutely nothing that we say or post here should be construed as encouraging or supporting illegal actions or activities.
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