Eric Parker is a Special Operations Combat Veteran who served Honorably in the US Army for six years including a tour in Mogadishu, Somalia. Eric has almost 30 years in the Industry comprised of Military time, Private Security Companies domestically, High Threat Security Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan (Blackwater) and his time in Federal Service with the Diplomatic Security Service as an FS-3 (GS-13 Equivalent) in the tribal region of Pakistan and Southern Iraq.
Eric’s areas of expertise are Executive/Dignitary Protection, High Threat Protection, Threat Assessments, Advance Work, Consulting, and Training. Eric is also the Author and Lead Instructor for Select-International’s Protective Detail Specialist Course, Advanced Protective Operations Course, and Surveillance Detection Course.
Eric assisted in developing the first ever Low-Profile Protection Teams in Iraq for the State Department and subsequently took over a second Low-Profile Team as the Team Leader. In addition, Eric was also assigned as a Team Leader for the Ambassador’s Protective Detail for Ambassador’s Ryan Crocker and Christopher Hill; as well as planned & executed the first ever red-zone movement for then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Licensed to work throughout Florida and available for OCONUS Assignments
Weight- 185 lbs.
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Florida Metropolitan University
Florida Private Investigator License- C1300445
Florida State-Wide Firearms License- G1500346
Active US Passport
Protective Detail Specialist- Select-International (Author)
Certified Protection Officer- International Foundation for Protection Officers
Certified Protection Officer Instructor- International Foundation for Protection Officers
Certified Identity Theft Investigator- Association of Certified Identity Theft Investigators
Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist- Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board
Advanced Protective Operations Course- Select-International (Author)
Surveillance Detection Course- Select-International (Author)
Security Protective Specialist Course- US Diplomatic Security Training Center
High Threat Protection Course- US Diplomatic Security Service Training Center
High Threat Tactical Medicine Course- US Diplomatic Security Service Training Center
Unimproved/Off Road Driving Course- BSR
Anti-Terrorism/Security Driving Course- BSR
S.E.R.E.- Tate, Inc.
Live Tissue Trauma Lab- John Hopkins University
WPPS/1 High Threat Protection Operations Course- Blackwater Training Center
WPPS/2 High Threat Protection Requal Course- Blackwater Training Center
Bomb Counter-Measures for Security Professionals- S2 Institute
Chem-Bio Terrorism for Security Professionals- S2 Institute
Hazardous Response to Terrorism- FEMA
Defensive Edged Weapons- S2 Institute
Anti-Terrorism Officer Course- S2 Institute
Assessing Terrorism Related Risks- S2 Institute
160th Basic Mission Qualification Course (Green Platoon)- US Army
Primary Leadership Development Course- US Army
Combat Lifesaver's Course- US Army
Air Assault School- US Army