The private security contractor Asymmetric Solutions deployed its military-level “High Threat Team” to provide security for a client in Ferguson this week.
The Missouri-based company is headed by former Navy SEAL Jared Ogden and is staffed by other SEALs, as well as Green Berets and former SWAT and FBI officers, according to its website, which states, “Asymmetric Solutions additionally employs adjunct staff from a variety of military special operations units, government agencies, and law-enforcement tactical units.” The company also provides military-level security and combat training to private and government clients.
We’ve been to Baghdad, Kabul, KL, Manilla, Peshwar, Bogata. Never guessed we would deploy a high threat team in our own city. #furgeson
— Asymmetric Solutions (@AsymmetricUSA) August 19, 2014
“We have staff working to augment an outside security detail of an individual who is visiting the Ferguson, MO area from outside the state,” the company stated on its Facebook page Wednesday. “We are not working to protect the state, police, individuals who are exercising their right to speak and assemble, or to keep peace in any way.”
“Normally our security services group is needed only in the most high threat of environments. We are saddened that they are required in the area,” the company said. “This incident is not representative of what is normally a peaceful and harmonious city full of good people. We hope it is resolved quickly.”
The company stated that it ended its mission Wednesday night. Daily Caller correspondents also met at least one self-identified private security professional during their coverage in Ferguson.