The CCG Difference

Countermeasure Consulting is one of a few security companies in the United States that offer an overall assessment of a company’s current security posture, both positive and negative, using a Security Protocol Assessment Report (SPAR) format. This format uses a Findings, Recommendations and Conclusion method that is clear, concise, authoritative and presentable.

A recent SPAR that Countermeasure conducted for a Fortune 500 company had major positive implications for the security department and the overall security posture at the company. Instead of just checking boxes on a generic assessment form, the team at Countermeasure digs deep into reality of true security to identify risks, issues and solution

We do not provide security. We make you more secure.

Countermeasure Consulting Group is not a security company.  We are a custom service-orientated risk management and consultancy firm. We have extensive expertise in Active Shooter Event preparation, executive protection protocols, Continuity of Operations (COOP) procedures, security force training and major event security planning.

Countermeasure Consulting Group (CCG) employs some of the best Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in the security industry. The team of SME’s at Countermeasure Consulting Group have examined, studied, analyzed and witnessed every aspect of Active Shooter/Assailant Events (ASE).

Our SME’s have experience in all areas of active shooter/assailant threat mitigation, planning and response. Countermeasure personnel includes former United States Secret Service Special Agents, Law Enforcement SWAT Officers and investigators, and military special operations unit members. Our SMEs have planned, coordinated, and implemented security at the highest levels of the U.S. Government, to include Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Special Security Events (NSSEs ).

These events include: Presidential State of the Union Addresses, Presidential State Funerals, Presidential Inaugurations, United States political party conventions (Democrat and Republican Party Conventions), conducted security reviews and updated security protocols at the White House, Vice-President’s Residence and countless other foreign and domestic security assignments.

Some security companies will claim that they “provided security” at these type of security events, but few and probably none were directly responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing security at these high level events CCG is one of the few companies in the United States with on staff experts that have conducted security at this level. We have the correct balance and blend of personnel to assist you in your security needs.

If you are looking for a company to provide basic physical security, there are many to choose from across the country. In fact as part of our security package, CCG will assist you in finding the right security company for your needs. Please contact us, we’ll do the rest.

Bill Gage

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Bill Gage is a recognized expert in Active Shooter training and prevention. His experience as a United States Secret Service agent gives him an unparalleled insight into the world of threat mitigation and security procedures.

Bill is a proven decision-maker, resourceful leader and problem-solver with exceptional research and analytical skills along with the ability to coordinate between Federal, State and local Law Enforcement agencies in security preparations and emergency responses for large scale public events.

David “Bo” Bolgiano

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A former law enforcement officer and paratrooper, Colonel David “Bo” Bolgiano (Retired) served as Counsel in the Judge Advocate General Corp and is an instructor at the U.S. Army War College. He served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division and Special Operations Forces. He has taught Judgement-based Engagement Training (JET) seminars to thousands of deploying forces. He is the author of Combat Self-Defense: Saving Warriors from Risk-Averse Commanders and their Lawyers and co-author of Fighting Today’s Wars: How America’s Leaders Have Failed Our Warriors and Virtuous Policing: Bridging America’s Gulf Between Police and Populace.

Jim Patterson

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Colonel Jim Patterson is now retired from the United States Army where he used his legal acumen, management ability and background as a Special Forces Weapons Specialist in training and/or reviewing use of force issues, engagement dynamics and investigative oversight. He has trained thousands of domestic and foreign troops, law enforcement and members of Government Agencies (domestic and foreign) in use of force issues and oversight responsibilities as well as conducting highly sensitive investigations both CONUS and OCONUS. His 35 years of service as an intelligence analyst; a Special Forces Weapons Specialist; and Attorney (specializing in use of force and operational issues) positions him as an expert on use of force issues and the dynamics involved in deadly force encounters; targeting issues; and rules for the use of force. He is a co-author of: FIGHTING TODAYS WARS, How America’s Leaders Have Failed Our Warriors and VIRTUOUS POLICING, Bridging America’s Gulf Between Police and Populace.

Morgan Banks

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Colonel Morgan Banks (Retired) is Licensed, State of North Carolina, 1988 to present, Practicing Psychologist, Certified SERE Psychologist, Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor, and Range Safety Officer, National Rifle Association, US Army Special Forces Qualified Communications Supervisor. Morgan is the Owner of Operational Psychology Support, LLC. which provides operational psychology consultation and support to the Department of Defense. He was the senior Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Psychologist, responsible for the training and oversight of all Army SERE Psychologists, including those involved in SERE training and in the repatriation/reintegration of former Hostages and Prisoners of War. Morgan is also a co-author of VIRTUOUS POLICING, Bridging America’s Gulf Between Police and Populace.

Bill Worth

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As the Managing Partner and lead instructor at Countermeasure Consulting Group LLC, Bill is a highly sought after consultant and trainer. In the spring of 2016 Bill traveled to Stockholm Sweden for 15 days to perform a security assessment, develop security protocols and train 1500 employees of Schibsted Media Group on what to do in the event of a terrorist attack. Since then Bill has appeared on Swedish television to discuss the world of terrorism as if affects our lives today and wrote an Op-Ed piece for Svenska Dagenbladet detailing America’s response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.

In addition to the management of Countermeasure Consulting,  Bill is the volunteer Security Director for his local church and has contracted with several other local churches to upgrade their security measures for their congregations and children’s ministries.

His expertise includes all aspects of Active Shooter Prevention, on-site security assessments, armed and unarmed response protocols, script development for safety training programs, advanced firearm instruction, certification as a private security contractor, trauma medical certified and a consultant for corporate security. Bill is an approved State of Illinois firearm instructor and security contractor. In his tenure as an instructor, he has certified hundreds of individuals in the area of personal security and the prudent use of firearms.