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Samuel Blackstone [DOD DOS ret.]

SERAPH Global Crisis Management Specialist

25 years successful experience providing assistance to organizations and companies responsible for Crisis, Risk and Emergency planning

Dynamic, results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in global, turnaround and high-paced organizations. Utilize keen analysis and insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices.

Superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex (crisis management, human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues and motivating staff to peak performance. Excellent connections developed as a former intelligence officer, senior law enforcement official, and corporate international operations executive. Additional areas of expertise include:

  • Intellectual Property Inquiries

  • Crisis & Risk Needs Assessment

  • Personnel Threat Assessment

  • Kidnap/Extortion/Ransom Options

  • Investigative Services

  • First Responder Crisis Training

  • Crisis Management Training

  • Due Diligence

  • Vulnerability Assessments

  • Personnel Protection Service

  • Personnel Rescue Options

  • Asset Recovery Activities

  • Anti-Terrorist Training

  • Emergency Preparedness Training


I am a global management-consultant specializing in critical program analysis, and risk, crisis and emergency management preparedness. As noted, I provide security and risk management analyses to fortune 500 corporations, major legal firms, high level law enforcement agencies, the U.S. intelligence community and numerous federal and state government enforcement agencies. I am recognized as a subject matter expert to the Department of Homeland Security concerning matters of risk management and target hardening.


I am a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and spent over twenty years as a special agent with the United States government as a foreign intelligence officer and criminal investigator involved in counterintelligence, counter-terrorism, and criminal investigative activities. Additionally, for over four years I directed and supervised dignitary protection operations globally for two Secretaries of Defense, senior presidential cabinet officials and foreign dignitaries of cabinet ranking.  My dignitary protection responsibilities included handling personnel crisis, to include extrications around the world.

In the private sector I directed a global crisis/security and safety program for one of the largest insurance financial service companies in the U.S.  I supported the board of directors/chairman/CEO on domestic and international executive protection matters, business intelligence, due diligence inquiries and risk/crisis management assessments. One of his many accomplishments was the evaluation and upgrading of security systems for all corporate facilities in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. I managed corporate programs that included a crime prevention program; investigative services, including asset recovery and personal threats; personnel crisis management program, and preformed personnel extrications operations from hostile environments (including extortion response options).

I possess a wealth of knowledge regarding crisis/risk management and the special operations arena. Today I provide a host of services regarding crisis and risk management within the U.S. government and multinational corporations to handle matters pertaining to physical security, executive security, protection of proprietary assets, emergency planning, and special solution matters. I have a close working relationship with members of the U.S. and foreign intelligence and law enforcement communities. I also participate in U.S. Department of State, Overseas Security Advisory Council programs, and currently retain liaisons with U.S. and foreign government and business interest.

I currently hold a Top Secret Security Clearance.  I am a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and a former member of U.S. Army Special Forces. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and Personnel Management, and an Executive Management Fellow from a prestigious U.S. University.  Additionally, I am a certified fraud examiner.

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