Some of these clients include the following:
Colonel Promotable Joseph Schroedel (later promoted to Brigadier General in Iraq) Deputy Commander US Corps of Engineers Gulf Regional Development USACE
General Schroedel was responsible for delivering multi-billion dollar projects worldwide and the $12 billion dollar reconstruction of Iraq. I was tasked to work as his Personal Detail leader security escort him on his travels throughout Iraq visiting reconstruction projects and meeting with high profile Tribal leaders in Iraq for negotiations. Many of these missions were to US soldier’s funeral services, who bravely perished in battle with the extremist forces in Iraq. He was a very competent leader and he was constantly out on the road meeting with commanders of his units doesn’t matter the high danger factor or distances we had to travel. He commanded extreme respect from all persons he came into contact with and were always fair in any decision-making process. General Joseph Schroedel, a qualified MS Civil Engineer and a valued high-ranking retired officer in the who served 34 years in the US military and later designed and managed the build & construction of a $18 billion dollar powerplant in South Africa.
Major General Ronald Johnson, Officer Commander Corps of Engineers of the Gulf Regional Development USACE
Major General Ronald Johnson served as the deputy commanding general and deputy chief of engineers, the second highest-ranking senior engineer staff officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). He retired in April 2008 after serving 32 years of military service.
He also served as the commander of USACE’s Gulf Region Division (GRD) and U.S. deputy director of the Program Management Office (PMO) in Iraq, where he was responsible for $18.4 billion of reconstruction in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was responsible for approximately 2,000 Soldiers, seamen, airmen, Marines, civilians, and Iraqi nationals who were involved in executing the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund Program. I was for a period his personal security detail leader accompanying him to his meetings at the Baghdad Palace every morning as well as travels outside the Green Zone in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders. He also conducted a funeral service, honouring two of our most dear fallen colleagues, Fish Visagie and Francois de Beer, which we will be eternally thankful to him. (See picture)
USA Ambassador Richard Jones Chief Policy officer Iraq
Ambassador Jones is a career Foreign Service Officer and member of the Senior Foreign Office. Me and my team was his Personal Security Detail working for MVM Inc, who had the Department of Justice contract, as their first PSD Team leader and team in Iraq. Tasked with my team to accompany him and Ambassador Christopher Ross on visits to Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, Head of the Islamic Council Aziz Al Hakim, Mr. Massoud Barzani, Mr Jalal Talabani, Various Tribal Leaders and most Iraqi Ministers and to inform Mr. Ayad Alawi at 0300 in the morning that he was appointed as Iraq’s first Prime Minister, post Saddam Hussein, for meetings, until he left Iraq in June 2004 as the newly appointed United States Ambassador to Israel (2005–2008). He served as ambassador to Lebanon from February 1996 until July 1998 and ambassador to Kazakhstan from December 1998 until July 2001. He served as ambassador to Kuwait from September 2001 until July 2004. From November 2003 until June 2004, Jones served concurrently as Chief Policy Officer and Deputy Administrator for the Coalition Divisional Authority in Baghdad. He worked in Kuwait to enlisting Kuwaiti support for the Iraq War and worked under Mr. Paul Bremer to implement the November 15, 2003 Agreement with the Iraqi Governing Council.
Mr. Jalal Talabani
Mr. Talabani, widely known as Mam Jalal, typically in bespoke suits, who enjoyed nothing so much as a bountiful table and Cuban cigars, who loved to hand out to people he met. Mr. Talabani was a member of the Iraqi Governing Council, which drafted the country’s interim Constitution after the war. The National Assembly named him interim President in April 2005, to succeed Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer. A year later he became the first president to be elected under the new Constitution. That skill of political flexibility because he was perceived as being able to talk to anybody—helped Iraq navigate the post-Saddam years as it lurched from crisis to crisis. Always in good humor no matter what the external circumstance were. Mr. Talabani believed in his country and his countrymen, who saw the potential of a free and united Iraq. He was the first non-Arab to hold the post (it’s now occupied by Fuad Masum, another Kurd) and continued in the largely ceremonial position to do what he was best known for: negotiating. We were tasked to do site security for him at a meeting at his residence in picturesque Lake Dukan with Ambassador Jones.
Mr. Brahimi was the United Nations special representative for Afghanistan and Iraq. Before his appointment in 2001 by the Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan he had served the U.N. as special representative to Haiti and to South Africa. Before coming to the U.N., Brahimi, who represented the National Liberation Front in Tunis during Algeria’s independence movement in 1956–1961, was an Arab League official (1984–1991) and the Algerian Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1991 until 1993. Brahimi was also chair of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations, which produced the influential Brahimi Report. He came to Baghdad in April 2004 to help determine how and when Iraqi elections can be held. I was promoted to deputy Country Manager for MVM Inc who had the DOJ contracts, and tasked to look after his security, with some of my South African MVM security team members when he stayed at the Pool house behind Saddam Hussein’s Palace. On his visit to South Africa one of my team who looked after him accidently bumped into him at the Westville Hotel in Johannesburg when he attended Nelson Mandela’s funeral. He had an unbelievable good memory and recognized him immediately.
During our time we have also been tasked with numerous Colonels security, such as Colonel Joe Szoboszlay, Colonel Bjarne Iverson, Colonel Lettie Bien to name but a few. These officers were absolute consummate professionals and a pleasure to escort to the airport and to projects in Iraq for meetings. I am very happy to say through all our time in Iraq we haven’t lost one client or were involved in an accident and always brought our principals safely to their destinations. Some of the security companies we have joint ventures with currently are operating since 2003 in Iraq and still have the same owners who we wholeheartedly trust. We have also been involved in numerous tasks in the reconstruction of infrastructure such as powerplants all over Iraq, the Baghdad Rail Station, construction of Clinics as Project managers in Basra directorate, Diwaniyah, Baghdad, Kirkuk, Erbil and Mosul and have an excellent knowledge of local culture, tribal differences and local national customs.
Qaya Ltd is a professional management company of real estate, design and fit out of luxury private residential accommodation on behalf of VIP clients for private use. SEKURICO is very pleased to provide Residential Security services to Qaya on various projects in Belgravia, Mayfair, Basingstoke in London and the USA, for the past 5 years. SEKURICO specialises in Residential Security and have an extensive portfolio securing VIP clients residences and assets. Our well-presented security has years of experience and are all SIA vetted Close Protection professionals.
We are flexible providing bespoke tailor-made services specific to every different client’s requirements. Our officers are required to sign a Non-Disclosure agreement before they are allowed, to enter a client property. We understand and respect the client’s privacy and protect it at all cost. We solely operate in a non-intrusive or interfering discreet manner as dictated by our client. Typically, we create a site-specific instruction manual for every unique Residential situation that are on site to ensure our officers have a standard operating procedure in place to give families in residence peace of mind. The rise in crimes by organised gangs and groups have made high value properties extremely vulnerable to burglaries and the inhabitants to attacks.
SEKURICO carefully select our close protection officers, who are able to naturally and comfortably interact with the principal’s children. It is our utmost priority to have understanding male or female officers when it comes to dealing with our client’s most precious possessions.
We form professional and good working relationships with the house manager and have weekly meetings to discuss instructions and any related issues that may arise. All our officers have ample experience in in etiquette and protocol that is required to work with VIP and Royal families.
SEKURICO has signed a contract with the 4 star Intercontinental the O2 Hotel in Greenwich London, to provide various security services to ensure the safety of their clients and staff.
The river Intercontinental London – The O2 Hotel stands out in the buzzing Greenwich Peninsula, with 453 luxury rooms, a beauty SPA, Michelin restaurant and a ballroom for up to 3000, which makes it the biggest in London and ideal for corporate functions, events and company meetings.
The Hotel is conveniently situated next to the O2 arena and only 5.1 miles away from the London City Airport.