Kitson - Project Manager - Baghdad, Baghdād, Iraq

Mark Kitson

Baghdad, Baghdād, Iraq


Project Manager


Managed a multi million dollar project providing complete security to high ranking United States Armed Forces Generals while on tours in Baghdad Iraq. Administration and reporting on a 30 man specialised Close Protection team while compiling Operating procedures, security audits and contract compliance accountability checks.

Work History

Security Manager

TA'AZ Security

From August 2013

Basra, Iraq

Security Consultant

Control Risks, Consultancy

April 2013 - August 2013

Security consultant

Control Risks - Israel, West Bank and Gaza

December 2012 - April 2013

Security Consultant

Self Employed

September 2009 - December 2012


Deputy Project manager / Operations Manager

Aegis Defence Services

September 2005 - September 2009


Olive Group

July 2005 - September 2005

Senior Non Commissioned Officer supporting UK Military operations worldwide. Specialising in Close Protection and military individual training directives. Instruction in weaponry, medical and physical training. Senior Investigator adhering to strict reporting and legislation on serious service incidents.
• Senior training instructor to Military Police Division and individual Military Police Companies.
• Weapons, medical and tactical instructor.
• Management of Investigations into serious military crimes ensuring adherence to strict legal parameters while managing junior Investigators on casefile compilation and reporting.
Project Managers Diploma - (studying)
Advanced Security and Operational Management (City and Guild - SITO)
PTTLs - City and Guilds 7304 (studying) in teaching adults in the Life Long sector
SIA Close Protection licence: 0801 1001 9873 8801
All Arms British Military Weapons and Tactics Instructor
Advanced Trauma Medic, Paediatric and FPOS-I trained
Audi Advanced Armoured advanced and Police Standard 5, pursuit driver trained
Instructional Techniques Instructor


Operation Thornback

Managed a multi million dollar security contract in Baghdad, Iraq of 30 highly trained close protection operatives providing complete security to High ranking US Military Generals while they conducted operations and ministerial business across the Middle East. Compiling extensive operating procedures, security audits, contractual compliance checks and administration reports of the team.

Qualifications & Certifications

Diploma Project Management

Stonebridge College

Hemsworth High School

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