MERLETTI GONZALES

Case Briefings

MIDDLE EAST 2011

The value of having a qualified Security Consultant

As the effects of the Arab Spring began to be felt in the kingdom, several US Corporations had significant sized offices in the Middle East. Media footage of violent protests on the streets understandably made the boards of the various companies extremely nervous leading to several organizations evacuating their staff and dependents to unaffected neighboring states.

Other companies assessed the situation differently. One such company had the services of an Arabic-speaking security consultant. This individual had developed relationships with the US and British Embassies, Ministry of Interior, the US Naval Base, Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) and other security advisors in the kingdom. He was also able to talk with local security forces personnel and even with protesters manning barricades.

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