Timothy Vetter’s career in security covers 24 years of experience providing physical security and personal protection in cross-functional operations and management positions in government, military and private sectors. His proven record of successfully maintaining safety and protecting government and civilian personnel, facilitates and information in challenging international environments. Timothy’s expertise is in strategic planning, personal supervision, logistics, investigations and front line operations. He is proficient at coordinating complex day-to-day operations, special assignments and emergency response preparations. Timothy is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and currently holds a Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. State Department.
Timothy started his service in 1996 when he joined the U.S. Navy and graduating from Basic Training and then Navy “A” school with the Navy rate of Operations Specialist. He served aboard the U.S.S. Merrill DD-976 during a WESTPAC deployment to the Arabian Gulf for 6 months with Destroyer Group 7. Aboard the U.S.S. Merrill, he served on the V.B.S.S. (Visit Board Search and Seizure) Team, for maritime boarding actions and tactics. Timothy also served onboard the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard LHD-6 and Amphibious Ready Group 3 with the Marine Expeditionary Unit 15 (15th MEU) during their 6-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf. There he served with the ships defense force, conducting VIP escorts and protection of embarked dignitaries and the ships Captain. Further training with the defense force also included advanced weapons training and CQB (Close Quarters Battle) or CQC (Close Quarters Combat). He also received advanced training in combat air control and graduated first in his class as the Navy’s first Sea Combat Air Controller (SCAC).
Timothy is a member of the U.S.S. Merrill DD-976’s DECOM CREW (decommissioning crew) and a PLANKONWER of the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard LHD-6, partaking in her maiden voyage around the South American continent from Florida to her homeport in San Diego, conducting multinational naval war games with Brazilian and Chilean Navies.
Timothy served 4 years active and 4 years reserve and was Honorably Discharged in 2004, having been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, and two Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medals during his service.
Timothy continued his service with the U.S. State Department in 2005. He deployed to Afghanistan were he lead a 25 man team that protected the U.S. Ambassador. There he honed his skills in motorcade operations during principal movements, gathering intelligence on venues, creating site surveys and preparing site reports, along with assessing threat situations and deployment of the QRF (Quick Reaction Force). Timothy became the liaison with many multicultural and national organizations and government’s throughout Afghanistan. Becoming intimately familiar with U.S. Government and Afghan officials, militaries, local and federal law enforcement. Not only was he a mentor and leader but he also conducted training and supervised training of Mission Essential Training Lessons (METL’s) approved by the U.S. State Department. Many of those lessons conducted involved weapons handling, medical, small unit tactics, mission planning and he also authored and co-authored many S.O.P.’s (Standard Operating Procedures) in low profile motorcade operations, low profile venue security, emergency action plan and base defense.
Timothy conducted over 4,000 high threat protective missions in austere/hostile environments without a single principal lost.
After more then 8 years in Afghanistan, Timothy was transferred to Israel with the U.S. State Department to be promoted from Team Leader to Detail Leader. There, He would manage and facilitate a $500 million dollar U.S. Government security contract. He would oversee 100 personnel, 6-8 security teams, a joint tactical operations center (JTOC), logistics, administration and local sub contractors.
Timothy is an expert in U.S. government security polices and procedures with an intimate knowledge of government contracts and regulations in I.T.A.R. (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and F.A.R. (Federal Acquisition Regulations). He is a proven complex problem solver and coordinator, having worked in austere/hostile environments all over the world, to include complex security moves for the U.S. President, First Lady, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Members of Congress, Celebrities and VIPs. Timothy has supervised and led hostage rescues, active shooters and vehicle ambushes. Timothy supervised a multinational crisis drill R.O.C. (Rehearsal of Concept Drill-NATO) that is a shared resource, security, rule of law, transparency and accountability drill with the United States and 26 other NATO nations.
Timothy has been awarded and recognized with numerous letters of appreciations and commendations by U.S. Ambassadors and U.S. State Department Regional Security Officers (RSOs) for exemplary and honorable service.
In June 2017, Timothy Vetter joined Sierra Delta. Timothy is fully licensed in the State of Texas as a non-commissioned security officer, commissioned security officer, personal protection officer and private investigator. Timothy has 257.5 hours of completed approved US State Department course curriculum in Worldwide Personal Protection Services (WPPS/WPS) training, ranging in skillsets as, multi-weapons qualifications, techniques of terrorism, protective security details, chemical/biological defense, tactical combat casualty care (TCCC), land navigation, driving operations, principle recovery and extraction (PRE), off road driving, mass causality, night time weapons qualifications, night vision, low profile protection and mission/intelligence briefs, along with over 40 hours completed in supervisory training. Timothy continues to work in executive security, security consulting and private investigations throughout the country and overseas.