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Darren Cansler

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Darren Cansler is a Combat Veteran who served Honorably in the US Marine Corps for 4 years to include tours in Iraq, Haiti, Kosovo and other areas. Darren has almost 20 years in the Industry comprised of Military time, Private Security Sector. Companies domestically, High Threat Security Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan (MVM/ XPG- Constellis)


Darren’s areas of expertise are Executive/Dignitary Protection, High Threat Protection, Threat Assessments, Advance Work, Consulting, Active Attack Event Response Leadership, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor, Active Attack Emergency Communications,WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, Internet-Basic EMS Concepts for CBRNE Events, Foundations of Courtroom Testimony, Foundations of Forensic Photography and Training. Darren is also a recent graduate of Select-International’s Protective Detail Specialist Course 


Darren assisted in developing the first ever Armed Protection Agent Teams in Minnesota for the NFL and Target stadium which is currently still in use. In addition, Darren was also assigned as a Team Leader for Former Presidential Candidates Protective Detail for various venues. He has also been Team leader for various Sectaries of states and various High profile clients. To include carrier services.


Licensed to work throughout Florida, Minnesota and available for OCONUS Assignments



Height- 6'2"

Weight- 245lbs.



Texas A&M University Engineering Extension Services, FEMA, Miller- Motte Technical College, and Deployment Medicine Operator Course Advance First aid and CPR (Full list upon request)


Current Licenses:

Florida State-Wide Firearms License- G3206478

Florida Security Officer- D3228655

Active US Passport



Protective Detail Specialist- Select-International

Drone Pilot

Various Advance medical courses

Active Attack Event Response Leadership, 

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor, 

Active Attack Emergency Communications, 

WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, 

Internet-Basic EMS 

Concepts for CBRNE Events,

Foundations of Courtroom Testimony,

Foundations of Forensic Photography


Additional Training:

Live Tissue Trauma 

High Threat Protection Operations Course- MVM Training Center

High Threat Protection Requal Course- MVM Training Center

Hazardous Response to Terrorism and over 20 others- FEMA

Crossfit Level I and II Coach

Concept Rower Coach/ Instructor

Olympic weigh lifting Instructor

Endurance running/ training coach

Close combat Instructional- US Marines Corps

Combat survival Water safety Instructional – US Marines Corps


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