Chris Grollnek and the Active-Shooter Prevention Vision – the Beginning

This is how my idea of protecting others was born. In 2001 I had an idea to train others in firearms safety. That translated or “morphed” into teaching security at several of our countries military installations and then contractors prior to deploying. I then sold the idea and concept to a consortium group and the Pentagon took the idea and ran with it an an undisclosed location. Nice to have the video to reflect how this whole thing got started from the roots to the weeds and back to the trees. Now that my non-compete clause has expired, there is a huge shift in vision, mission, and partners. Now that I am disabled, I have many people picking up my dream and running. God’s Speed my brothers…

Stand bye, there is a lot more coming… We have just gotten started keeping you safe, enjoy the retro interview (Circa 2002) This was just one of several interviews we did following 9/11.

Chris Grollnek

Leading Active Shooter Prevention Consultant for non police and patrons

The information and forward thinking to address counter terrorism and active shooter scenarios has been part of our mental composition for over two decades. We are one of the most committed companies in keeping your employees and guests safe in all America. Having been involved in three live fire and real time active shooter events (two as a police officer and one as a bystander with my family present while on vacation in Florida) our team of experts puts experience into action teaching self preservation methods and prevention strategies few comprehend without the actual experience of being involved in a critical incident like an active shooter. Many companies posses an academic understanding regarding the subject but few offer lessons learned from experience in actual active shooter incidents from a personal involvement standpoint and foundation. This translates to reduced risk and mitigated liability for your company and corporate strategy. Contact us anytime for a free consultation and let us help you be the prepared business should an event occur but more importantly, teach you and your employees how to reduce the risk exponentially through policy implementation and sound principles.

Here is the rest of the article from http://www.defensedaily.com/articles/dt/2002/dt04010210.htm

April 1, 2002

Former Marines Propose Counter-Terrorist Training Center
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Entering phase two of the global war on terror, President Bush is sending military trainers around the world to help governments quell terrorist groups and all levels of government are taking on the counter-terror mission.

Now a pair of former Marines have unveiled plans for a privately run Counter Terrorist Training Center at the former Energy Department superconducting supercollider site in rural north Texas, said Ron Reid, who with his partner Chris Grollnek, came up with the concept in April 2001.

“It’s clear to me that the demand for counter-terrorist training at the federal, state and local level is going to grow rapidly,” said retired Army Col. William Taylor, who is consulting with the group, and who set up a briefing at the non-partisan Center for Strategic and International Studies on March 25. Taylor is the former director of the Political-Military Studies group at CSIS.

Grollnek and Reid, who worked at CSIS before joining the Marines, own ProTac Global in Allen, Texas, a firearms training center. The two teamed up with private investor Rick Poston of Plano, Texas, and American Express Financial Services to make the training center a reality.

The government spent more than $120 million on construction at the site before Congress cancelled the project in 1993, Reid said. The site includes more than 200 acres, a large pond, more than 250,000 square feet of building space and about 18 miles of tunnels.

The center’s mission is “to carry out a range of training scenarios to facilitate the Counter Terrorism training missions of various organizations to include operations initiated from land, air and water environments into surroundings which can include warehouse, killhouse [a facility where shooting is practiced], prison facility, drug lab, train, bus, aircraft, tunnel complex and urban area,” Reid said. These activities could be conducted day or night. Extensive fiber optics could allow for cyber-terrorism activities.

The group wants is to find a sponsor to provide $47 million to $50 million to adapt current facilities and build others to accommodate the proposed training. Additions could include such things as bulletproofing buildings, building a killhouse, indoor and outdoor firearms ranges, a driving course, and a rappelling tower.

However, “the site is usable today,” Poston said. “It would cost $24 million to $25 million a year to lease.”

Poston is also a senior financial advisor for American Express in Plano, Texas, which would provide financial services to the proposed center.

The center would be available for lease to the Pentagon, other federal state and local law enforcement or civilian agencies, Reid said, and would be able to host multiple organizations at the same time.

The center could also offer terrorism-awareness training and education for first responders, and even private companies which run the nation’s critical infrastructure, said Phil Anderson, senior fellow for the CSIS Homeland Security Initiative, which supports the training center idea.

—Ann Roosevelt

About Chris Grollnek

Active Shooter Training and Domestic Terrorism Prevention Expert PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Chris Grollnek is a dynamic Public Speaker and forward-thinking Director of Security Prevention Standards and Programs. Interview and Investigation specialist with a record of success at the Executive and National level for Leadership and Management efficiencies regarding Policy and the Curriculum Development for Terrorism related Prevention. Complete understanding of government and corporate contracting and investigative programs to enhance corporate standards of policy implementation. An architect of efficiencies with a results-oriented pattern of success in investigative techniques, security, safety, sales leadership, and interviewing while leading teams and establishing best practices. A well-versed public speaker, freelance television contributor, and radio news commentator. Experience in testifying before serval governmental bodies, including The United States Congressional bodies of the House and Senate committees regarding Terrorism Prevention, Response, and Training Initiatives.
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