Donald (DJ) Klem is a US Army (Retired) Special Operations / Tactical Air Controller Combat Veteran with combat tours in Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Panama, Kosovo, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan with a proven record of managing and supporting high-level technical and tactical operations worldwide for both the Department of Defense and U.S. Department of State.
His experience is exemplified with a combined 25+ years of increased responsibility in Program Management, Project Management, Operational Management, Security Management and Operations to include: US Embassy Level Executive Protection, Ambassadorial (Agent-in-charge), Regional Security Office (RSO) Operations Chief, Direct Support to Pentagon supporting the Joint Chiefs of Staff, International Risk Management Security Consultant supporting the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program as well as Gas and Oil / Energy Expansion substation security for multiple venues in the Middle East, Tactical Action Operations Officer for Anti-Drug Task Force, Key West, Florida.
Mr. Klem’s experience includes: a combined 11 years working in the Middle East for US Government clients; specifically, Agent-in-charge (AIC) for Ambassador Margaret Scobey of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO) of the US Department of State, US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq
Public Affairs Community Relations Officer 2001/2002 supporting CODEL/VIP visits, including President George W. and First Lady Barbara Bush.
A combined 7 years as a Signal Intelligence, Human Intelligence and All-Source Open-Source Intelligence Analyst throughout the Middle East Area of Operation.
A combined 5 years as the In-Country Manager, Senior Technical Field Engineer for the Personnel and Asset Protection Program (Satellite Surveillance).
Licensed to work throughout Florida and available for OCONUS Assignments
Weight- 265 lbs.
Current State Licenses:
Florida Security Agency Manager – MB1900067
Florida State-Wide Firearms License – G1905895
Florida Security Officer License – D1920834
Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License – WY1803020
High Threat Protection Course WPPS I- Blackwater
High Threat Protection Requalification Course WPPS II- Blackwater
ICAS International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Security Course – Blackwater
Unimproved Off-Road Course - O’Gara Group, Montross, VA
Defensive Driving Course - O’Gara Group, Montross, VA
Paved Road Course - O’Gara Group, Montross, VA
Electronic Counter Measures Course – EDO Communications Yuma, AR
EMT-B Course – Central Texas University
Air Traffic Control Operator Course- US Army
Special Forces Assessment & Selection Course - US Army
Primary Leadership Development Course- US Army
Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course- US Army
Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course- US Army
First Sergeants Course- US Army
Airborne School– US Army
Pathfinder School– US Army
Air Assault School– US Army
Rappel Master School– US Army
First Aid Training:
Advance Trauma Care
Adult/Infant CPR certified