About Strongpoint Security:
My name is Dan Kaszeta, and I am the founder and managing director of Strongpoint.
I have 25 years experience in CBRN response, security, and antiterrorism. Few people operating in this field can draw upon experience from multiple operational perspectives, but my degree and depth of expertise is relatively unique in Europe. I started in this field as a Chemical Officer in the United States Army, and served a total of 16 years as a military reservist, first in the US Army Reserve and then in the Maryland Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Captain. I was one of the founding members of one of the first Civil Support Teams, and served as a part-time soldier as the Operations Officer of the 32nd Civil Support team.
Of course, a military reservist needs to maintain a civilian career as well. I was very fortunate that I was able to apply my military CBRN skills in civilian life, and I have worked in various capacities. I served for 12 years in the White House in Washington DC, from 1996 to 2008. I spent six years as a Defense Department civil servant detailed to the White House Military Office, where I worked as CBRN advisor and emergency plans program manager. 2002 brought a transfer to the Technical Security Division of the US Secret Service, where I was assigned to CBRN countermeasures and the HAMMER team as well as traditional technical security and protective missions. At various points in this career I have been trained and qualified as a military CBRN defense specialist (honor graduate at the US Army Chemical School), a fully trained Hazardous Materials Technician, a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), a Secret Service advance coordinator, an antiterrorist search adviser, and many other qualifications in the defense and security fields. I moved to the UK in 2008 and worked for Smiths Detection for several years as a business manager for the CBRN detection market in Europe before leaving to start Strongpoint. I have a B.A. degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University and an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University in Washington DC. I am the recipient of several awards and decorations, and have published a number of professional papers. CV and references provided upon request.
When we need help to accomplish our mission, Strongpoint works with some excellent, highly experienced subcontractors. Our subcontractors are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds, mostly military and police, and are personally selected for their abilities. If you think you want to speak to us about working as an independent subcontractor, click here.