With a foundation in combating terrorism around the world, we provide strategic and tactical security solutions and training to some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies.
CEO / Partner
Over 40 years experience in combating terrorism worldwide in the military and private sector.
Vice President of Operations, Iraq / Partner
David oversees and manages Blacklightening LLC’s daily operations in Iraq. He is responsible for the development of company management policies, procedures, systems and operational plans insuring that established goals and objectives are met and maintained.
David previously served as Logistics Manager in Iraq where he was responsible for coordination and monitoring all construction logistics aspects. He was responsible for planning, coordination, and the execution of all logistic processes including Supply, Facilities, Services, Movement and Transportation processes. He coordinated with the US Government to ensure transparency of logistics requirements. He managed budget, supplies and contracted support to meet US Government requirements. Dave also managed and coordinated all movements and transportation into and out of numerous US Installations throughout Iraq.
Additionally, while in Iraq, Dave served as the Construction Manager on multiple projects supervising the construction of an eighty man camp and three one hundred and twenty man camps.
David’s 22 year military career in the US Army provided him the solid foundation of leadership and management skills that Blacklightening LLC now utilizes in building a stellar organization known for prudence and expediency.
Remo Butler, Brigadier General (Ret.)
President / Partner
Brigadier General (Ret.) Butler’s military career spanned 29 years, most of which was as a Green Beret in the US Army Special Forces. He served as the Company Executive Officer and Detachment Commander in the 7th SF Group in Panama, as well as Special Operations Command South, Panama, as Director J3 and as a Special Operations Plans Officer. Shortly after his participation in OPERATION JUST CAUSE, he returned to Fort Bragg, NC to command 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. BG Butler was also assigned as Deputy Chief of Staff to US Army Special Forces Command and to the US Army War College. Additional assignments included: Chief, Special Operations Coordination Element, XVIII Airborne Corps, Commander of the 1st Special Forces Warfare Training Group (Airborne), US Army Special Warfare Center and School, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC, Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command South in Puerto Rico. His military career ended as Chief of Staff of the US Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB.
After he completed his military career, BG Butler served as the LOGCAP III Deputy General Program Manager ME/CA and Project Manager Iraq/Kuwait. In this position he managed 45,000+ contract employees performing service security and construction missions throughout the mid-east theater
BG Butler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Science degree from Troy State University in Personnel Management.
Director of Technology
35+ years background and experience as a renowned technical designer and strategic developer of security systems and equipment with a core focus on Electronic Surveillance / Counter-Surveillance, Security Monitoring, Detection and Tracking, offering total security solutions. His proprietary designs have been sought after and utilized by some of the world’s leading law enforcement and government agencies, as well as some of the leading and elite military units. Dave is a US Army Special Forces veteran with 23 years active service.
Director of Operations, Fortem Africa
Jaco started his career as an officer in the South African Infantry Formation working throughout Africa in areas such as Namibia, Mozambique, Rwanda and the Republic of Venda, conducting Airborne Operations, Counter Insurgency and Low Intensity Special Operations. Following the military, Jaco built his resume of security background experience by conducting high risk Executive and Close Protection operations in Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Egypt, subsequently following on to serve in the new Presidential Protection Unit of South Africa. Additionally, Jaco served as the Security Operations Manager and Advisor to the Angolan diamond industry.
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