For Episode 7, host Chris Carden welcomes two former FBI agents, now operating an organization poised at helping companies stay safe in the face of unexpected danger, as his guests.
Rob Chadwick and Mike Kelly, from the Holdfast Security Group, recount moments from their years of service with the bureau and how they have used those experiences to continue helping people through consulting and training.
Rob Chadwick recently retired as the head of the Tactical Training Unit at Quantico. As such, he served as the Principal Tactical Instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was responsible for ensuring the operational readiness and proficiency of FBI Agents around the world. In this capacity, he also led the FBI’s national Active Shooter response training program.
Rob served on the Protective Details of seven United States Attorneys General and four FBI Directors. As an FBI SWAT team member, he served as a sniper team leader and tactical medic. He represented the United States as the keynote speaker at the 2017 International Active Shooter Preparedness Conference in Prague and authored the FBI’s “Active Shooter Awareness and Preparation for Houses of Worship” presentation after responding to the attack at Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC.
Mike Kelly retired from the FBI after 25 years of service as a Special Agent. He was a member of the FBI’s Los Angeles division SWAT team before being selected for the Hostage Rescue Team where he served as a Sniper and an Assaulter.
With numerous operational deployments that include Iraq, Bogota and Nairobi, Mike also has extensive experience providing executive protection for the US Attorney General and the FBI Director to include protection in Iraq, Pakistan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
Mike finished his career with the FBI as the SWAT Senior Team Leader and Principal Firearms Instructor for the Columbia Division where he provided advanced tactical and firearms training to law enforcement officers in the United States and around the world.