Active Shooter Prevention

Justin Parks is veteran of multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a Dept of State Personal Security Specialist with operational experience in the middle east and Afghan region. He holds several certifications related to High Threat Protection, Counter Terrorism, Security and weapons familiarization.

Justin began his career in 2003 with the US Marine Corps serving several capacities both stateside and abroad with two tours to Iraq. He then transitioned to the US Army infantry in April of 2008 serving as a Squad leader in Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division in 2009. While in theater, Justin was the platoon designated marksman and sensitive site exploitation NCOIC. Upon returning from his third deployment. Justin volunteered as a Door Gunner with the 4th Aviation Combat Brigade for their up coming deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. There, he accumulated over 260 flight hours and was awarded an Air Medal with valor device. After 6 months of flying Justin was asked to serve as the tactical advisor for the Regional Command North Civil Affairs Team where he was then promoted to Staff Sergeant. While assigned to RCN-CAT, Justin worked alongside Special Operations and was embedded with foreign nation provincial reconstruction teams. Justin was awarded several foreign awards and an Army Commendation Medal.

When Justin returned in 2011, he was assigned as an instructor for counter insurgency in Fort Polk, La. Justin medically retired form the US Army in March 2014 and began High Threat Security contractor work with Triple Canopy at the US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq. He served on the ambassador’s personal detail and was in charge of site surveying for high profile missions and clients. In 2016 Justin accepted a Personal Protection position with TSN in Fort Worth, Tx. His clients were media and television personalities. In 2017 Justin then took on another contract, this time with Aegis Defense in Kabul, Afghanistan as a Mobile Team Leader providing security and threat mitigation for the US Dept of Justice International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. In May of 2017 Justin was present and wounded in the May 31 Kabul bombing that killed over 186 afghans and wounded over 450. Justin along with his team were successful in evacuating their clients while injured and pinned down by protest crowds and Afghan National Army. For his exploits Justin has been nominated for the Dept of State medal for heroism.

Justin now serves as partner and advisor for CGPGMG in activities related to Active Shooter Prevention, Training and Education.