SCG International Risk
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|Established:||August 4, 1996|
|Name Changed:||October 1, 2002|
|Offices:||2 CONUS / 3 OCONUS|
SCG International Risk is a private military contractor and security firm based in the U.S. state of Mississippi and Virginia with satellite support offices in Kabul, Dubai and London. The company describes itself as providing support to "military, government agencies, law enforcement and qualified civilian contracting entities in security, intelligence, aviation, training, targets and range operations."
 Corporate structure
SCG International consists of four companies:
 SCG International Risk
This is the ground operations arm of the company. "Risk" provides security services to US and Coalition personnel and other VIPs in war zones. Other operations include compound defense and support, camp management, training of military and law enforcement teams in tactics and procedures, logistical operations such as medical support, field and water sanitation, refueling operations, convoy security and other "ground operations". This company, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCG International (http://www.scgonline.net)
 SCG International Air
This is the aviation "wing" of SCG International's corporate structure. This company, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCG International, provides charter, cargo movement, executive travel and medevac (medical evacuation) services around the globe from their fleet of fixed wing and rotary winged aircraft. The majority of the company's cargo fleet are comprised of former Soviet aircraft such as the AN-12 and IL-76 aircraft. (http://www.scgair.com/index.html)
 SCG International Properties
This is a wholly owned subsidiary company of SCG International which apparently doesn't provide anything related to military or defense services. This company is a real-estate investment and development corporation.
 SCG International Operations Center
This company (http://www.scgopscenter.com), again owned by SCG International, provides a platform for governments, corporations, security, travel, risk and human resources pesonnel to receive intelligence on specific targets around the world. The collection capability includes continuously updated intelligence for 184 countries and 285 cities worldwide for the company's private clients. Information is gathered using sophisticated software which monitors over 500 news feeds around the world, as well as HUMINT collected from SCG International Risk's contractors and employees stationed and working around the world. The company also offers free of charge an early morning intelligence briefing available online by signing up at (http://www.scgonline.net/Contact/joinmaillist.htm). Registered users receive daily morning updates on events around the world and specific updates on breaking intelligence items covering such areas as terrorism, natural disasters (they sent out a earthquake warning just prior to the disaster in Indonesia warning of potential tsunamis resulting from the quake), health outbreaks and more.
Company literature claims the company runs "the graduate school of tactical training." The company's new facility, under development in Northern Mississippi, is composed of several ranges, indoor, outdoor, urban reproductions and has over 1500 acres of land.
 Structures Include
- Ballistic CQB Houses (2)
- Driving Tracks (4)
- Airstrip capable of handling C-130 aircraft
- Landing Zones and Drop Zones for parachute and rotary-wing operations/training
- Headquarters office (under development currently)
- MOUT (Military Operations Urban Terrain) villages (4)
- Known Distance Range (1500 meters)
- K-9 training and kennel area
- Jungle Lane Range (500 yards long)
- Bunkhouses for student lodging (2)
- Mess Hall for feeding staff / students (1)
- Armory for storage of weapons and sensitive items (1)
- Classrooms (4)
- Pro Shop (1)
SCG International Risk offers dozens of courses from hand to hand combat to sniping. Furthermore one could opt to enroll in the company's selection course and recruits are then engaged in a rather restrictive contract that places them exclusively in their service.
 Courses offered
- High Threat Protective Operations (8 Days or 14 Days in duration)
- SWAT Operations (5 days)
- Hostile Environment Security Training (5 Days)
- Tactical Convoy Operations (5 Days)
- Modern Army Combatives (5 days or 10 Days)
- Advanced and Basic Driver Training (5 Days)
- Tactical Carbine (5 Days)
- Tactical Pistol (5 days)
- LEA Sniper/Counter-Sniper/Defensive Marksman (5 Days)
- Close quarters battle (CQB) (5 Days)
SCG International Risk (http://www.scgonline.net/index.htm) was originally established as the Delta Training Center (DTC) in 1996 , and has operated as SCG International Risk since 2002. Since inception in 1996, SCG has been operated under the direction of experienced former U.S. Government Intelligence Officers and U.S. Military personnel. SCG personnel have worked with more than 1,200 clients (including 9 Fortune 500 corporations) in over 14 countries. SCG International Risk provides high-level training and security services to governments, law enforcement and military units, and to private and corporate entities. It was one of several private security firms employed following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.
CEO J. Smith came to SCG after having been the first Director of Blackwater Security Consulting. Smith left Blackwater USA in late 2002, moving to SCG International Risk. SCG is one of over 60 private security firms employed during the Iraq War and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan to guard officials and installations, train Iraq's and Afghanistan's new army and police, and provide other support for occupation forces. Smith is a former officer with the CIA. Other executives within the firm come from US Army Special Forces, US Navy SEALs and the USMC.
 External links
- Licensed to Kill, Hired Guns in the War on Terror by Robert Young Pelton (Crown, September 2006)
- National Public Radio broadcast of Marketplace. Subject: Recruiting soldiers for private security work worldwide describing SCG's recruiting and hiring practices in Iraq and Afghanistan by Steve Henn (April 13, 2004)
- The Left Coaster article entitled The New And Improved Hessian published April 2, 2005 describing the company's role in the Iraq War
- Article describing the company's role in the Iraq and Afghanistan war
- Robert Young Pelton's World: Traveling Right about SCG's training courses for those traveling to war zones
- SWAT Magazine article October 2003 edition. (Subject: SCG High Threat Vehicle Dismount training).
- People Magazine article on SCG International Risk CEO Jamie Smith and private security firms in Afghanistan and Iraq. Date: April 2004
- Nuts Magazine (UK) SWAT training discussed in interview with SCG Training Division Instructor Todd Smith. (Date: March Issue 2004)
- FHM Magazine (UK) article on SCG training SWAT teams. Author goes through SWAT training in USA w/SCG Training Division Instructors Todd Smith and Randy Lewis. (Date: March Issue 2004)
- SCG International Risk website