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Lee - Close Protection - Retford, England, UK

Steven Lee

Retford, England, UK


Close Protection

Work History

Head of Security Adnan Palace

Minister of Finance

September 2007 - December 2008

I was in charge of security at Adnan Palace Baghdad for the Minister of Finance/ Interior.

• Liaise with Ministers
• Liaise with PSD teams
• Administrate Iraqi guard force
• Carry out daily checks
• Train the Iraqi guard force
• Pay Parade
• Responsible for 250 force protection personnel
• PSD Operator

Physical Training Instructor for the Course Soldiers

Pioneer Regiment

July 2005 - January 2006

I was employed with the regiment in the training wing which was a very rewarding job because I used to take Senior private soldiers and turn them into Junior NCO's. My responsibilities included:

• Instruct Platoon weapons & Tactics
• Field Craft Lessons
• Drill Lessons
• Write Reports on the Soldiers every week
• Show them how to Teach, Execute and construct Lessons
• Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Lessons
• Map Reading Lessons
• Physical Training Instructor for the Course Soldiers

Recruit Depot Instructor

August 2003 - July 2005

I was employed at the depot as a Section Commander, Instructor. I worked effectively there as a team member and individually teaching the recruits there basic training. My responsibilities included;

• High and Low profile drill sessions
• Platoon weapons Lessons
• Tactics and Field craft Lessons
• Map reading Lessons
• Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Lessons
• Taking recruits on Adventure Training
• Getting the recruits to were they had to be on time

Section Commander

Rapid Reaction Corps

May 2001 - August 2003

I was employed with the Rapid Reaction Corps as a Pioneer Section commander it was a high and low profile job because we did a lot of demonstrations of or capabilities to high ranking officers and my responsibilities included;

• Looking after my section on exercises
• Take my section out on patrol
• Take my section and platoon on adventure training
• Run the Assault Pioneer demonstrations for the High ranking officers
• Physical training for my platoon
• Continuous training for my section and platoon

Assault Pioneer

January 1999 - May 2001

2i/c, driver and DFWES Instructor of which I sometimes worked independent from the EOD Sgt. I was teaching the battle groups DFWES and troubleshooting with the DFWES kit. My responsibilities included;

• Fitting Challenger 2 Tanks with DFWES
• Vehicle maintenance
• Collecting the explosives
• Blowing up misfired munitions
• Navigation
• DFWES/ Milan WES Instructor and trouble shooter for Battle Groups
• Maintain Satellite Navigation Real Time Tracking System for Battle Groups.

June 1994 - Jan 1999 Northern Ireland
Section 2i/c

I was employed in N/ Ireland as a Section 2i/c but because of the length of time I spent there I did a variety of jobs such as;

• Section 2i/c & Acting Section Commander
• Patroled Belfast for 3 yrs as Section Commander & 2i/c
• Physical Training Instructor
• Dog Handler ( Team Leader )
• Training wing Instructor

Gulf War

August 1990 - March 1991

Section 2i/c

I was employed in the Gulf War with 7 and 4 Armoured Brigade (Desert Rats) as a Section 2i/c of which I experienced various situations. My responsibilities included;

• Make Vital Decisions as a 2i/c & i/c
• Ammo Replens
• Fire Team i/c

Admin for the Section

Folkestone Model Making

May 1988 - May 1989

Folkestone (Junior Infantry Battalion)

I joined the army in 1988 I spent a year training at the junior infantry Battalion in Folkestone Shornecliffe then went to my Regiment. Whilst in the army I gained a wealth of experience which should stand me in good stead for the future.

Qualifications & Courses
• Longmoor Security Hostile Environment CPO course (HECPO)
• Longmoor FPOS Intermediate Plus Extended First aid Defib, Oxygen, Cannulation, Fluid Therapy, Blast & Gunshot injuries
• Medicine in Remote Area's (MIRA)
• Longmoor Tactical Fire arms Certificate
• Longmoor CQB Certificate
• Longmoor Surveillance Certificate
• Longmoor Tactical driving Certificate
• Professional Bodyguard Association (SAS High Risk Course)
• Sabre International Security PSD Course (Iraq)
• Skills in Team work in Close Protection
• Legislation, Communication and Conflict Management in Close Protection
• Risk Assessment, Operational Planning and Safe Route Planning
• Surveillance and Counter Surveillance
• Techniques in Close Protection Operatives
• Weapons and Tactics Instructor ( Range Qualifications ( B, E, F )
• Platoon Weapons Instructor
• CQB Pistols, Assault Rifle & SMG's Techniques
• Advanced Pistol User
• Physical Training Instructor
• Arrest & Restraint Instructor
• Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Instructor
• Military Skills Instructor
• Map Reading Instructor
• DFWES/ Milan WES Instructor (Direct Fire Weapons Effects Simulation.)
• Drill Instructor
• Assault Pioneer ( Explosives )
• Mountain Leader
• Combat Medic
• First Aid At Work HSE Course
• Protection Dog Handler
• Trained in; Self Defence Techniques, Disarming With Knifes, Shotguns, Pistols, SMG'S, Handcuffing and Batons Techniques
• MHE Operator
• Combat Driver
• Bowman VHF & HF Radio Operator

Qualifications & Certifications

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