Frank G. Gallagher, author of The Bremer Detail, has over 40 years of international experience providing personal protection, intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism operations, surveillance detection, threat analysis, and security training in both the private security sector and the United States Military. He has recently founded Gallagher Security Advisors, LLC to provide those services to an impressive list of VIP clients.
Mr. Gallagher was the executive vice president for the Amyntor Group from Jan. 2014 to May 2015. Since 2006, Mr. Gallagher worked for the U.S. Department of State’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) Program where he trained foreign protection agents in VIP protection and VIPP-TST (Tactical Support Team) courses. He helped to rewrite the PNL (Protecting National Leaders) course and is recognized as a subject matter expert by the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to the ATA Program he served Blackwater Security as their Lead Instructor for the Protective Service Details (PSD) portion of the State Department’s Worldwide Personal Protective Services (WPPS) ‘High Threat Protection Training’ program.
Before WPPS Mr. Gallagher worked in Iraq for the Counter Terrorism Special Operations Forces under DoD as the Deputy Program Manager for the team from the Bureau of Diplomatic Protection responsible for training the Iraqi PSD teams that are now protecting the new Iraqi leadership.
Most notably he was the Agent in Charge (AIC) of Ambassador L. Paul Bremer’s security detail in Baghdad, Iraq where he was responsible for the day-to-day safety and security of the Presidential Envoy who had been tasked with overseeing the rebuilding of Iraq. He designed and supervised the motorcade operations, CAT team operations, foot formations, surveillance detection, and helicopter support procedures that helped make the mission a success.