January 2017 Meeting
January 2017 Chapter Meeting
Please join us on January 10th, 2017 for our monthly meeting.
On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, from 5:00 TO 7:00 PM, ASIS Palm Beach Chapter 254 monthly meeting at:
100 Gander Way, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403
Phone: (561) 627-5642 Map
JANUARY PROGRAM: Darren McDonough U.S. Army Major Retired. Military Transition into the Private Security Sector
Darren McDonough is originally from Stony Brook, New York and enlisted in the US Army as a Combat Engineer. Mr. McDonough reclassified into US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) and served in several assignments in this role ranging from criminal investigations to protective service for Secretary of Defense.
In 1997 after obtaining the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7), Darren entered the Green to Gold program and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. As an Infantry Officer he served in multiple units at Fort Campbell, KY, Fort Riley, KS, and Fort Benning, GA. His positions were as Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer, and MITT Team Chief. Darren participated in multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.
After being wounded for the second time, Darren retired from the US Army in November of 2009 and settled in Miami Florida. After retiring from the military Darren became an Associate Professor of History and Military Science at Florida International University in Miami. Mr. McDonough decided to enter into business and worked at Aramark Uniform Services in the role of District Manager. Taking his experience from Aramark he joined AlliedBarton Security Services and started as Client Value Manager in Miami before being promoted into the Miami District Manager role.
Darren now is the General Manager in Miami for G4S Secure Solutions (USA) and is leading a strong team that is providing quality security solutions to many businesses throughout Miami.
Darren has earned a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in History from Florida International University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Strategic Security Studies from Henley-Putnam University. While serving in the US Army he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for valor, two Purple Hearts, Meritorious Service Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
Dinner is as follows:
There is no charge for the room per person if dinner is not ordered.
(Networking and Dinner will be from 5:00-6:00)(NOTE – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND – GUESTS ARE WELCOME)
Meeting Fee: $5.00