David A. Davies is an independent security consultant with experience in executive protection, investigations and physical security design. He has been engaged in the security industry in both the public and private sectors for more than 20 years. David resides with his family in the greater Seattle area.
Born in the United Kingdom, David joined the British Army at an early age. After completing seven years of service he embarked on a career in the security industry starting out as a security guard at the former US Embassy in Bonn, Germany. During his time at the embassy he moved into the role of driver and was trained in executive protection, counter-surveillance and anti-terrorism.
David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and has since obtained professional security industry qualifications. As a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM), David has designed security systems for software companies, scientific laboratories, oil companies, engine manufacturers, and transit authorities but to name a few. David continues to engage in the security industry as a consultant specializing in risk management.
David’s other experiences include being….
Under pressure … when the van I was driving, full of Secret Service agents, stalled at a traffic light just one mile ahead of the US Presidential motorcade.
During the visit to Germany by President George H.W. Bush in 1989 his motorcade was heading for the US ambassador’s residence when the van I was driving died at the light. Everyone looked at me for answers, I looked in the rear view mirror to see the flashing lights of the German police. I just said “Push”. All the agents piled out and started to push me down the road and into a side street. Two of the agents took off at a sprint to get to the residence before the convoy arrived. With the van rolling we got up enough speed to start the van moving and I floored it only slowing down to pick up the two running agents. We came to a screeching halt outside the residence with less than a minute to spare.
I never heard one word of complaint during the whole ordeal.
No place I’d rather be … than sitting in an armored limousine when German Red Army Faction terrorists sprayed the US Embassy building with automatic fire from across the River Rhine. The attack occurred in February 1991 in the midst of the first Gulf War. During the confusion with armed guards running for cover, I simply waited it out in the confines of the car and then spent the rest of the night on lockdown inside the embassy building.
Good times ….
“The only story that hasn’t been told is the one still living inside you.”