J. Brian Brandley
Based in the UK and representing Space Coast Tactical in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, J Brian Brandley is an ex-soldier who served in French Foreign Legion in the 1970's and 1980's. His wide experience includes working for many years with military and police dogs and in intelligence/psyops. Since his time in the military he has been involved in several high value projects and was one of the founders of a UK data encryption company, 5% of which was sold to the then BT Cellnet and Reuters for $8m in 2000.
He is a highly competent technologist and for several years in the 1990's he was the Technical Director for a large multi-national group of companies based in the City of London, England. He is named on several patents and is the inventor of the "Internetwerkz" remote CCTV and DVR disaster recovery system, the "Centuryon" military grade industrial firewall appliance, and the "CueTease" platform for online gaming.
More recently he has worked in the Middle East and Africa, including delivering turnkey military & police dog installations and training programs at senior management level. He was the main architect of “Operation Border Watch” a Police K9 project in Eastern Europe executed from 2005 to 2007 in partnership with the Romanian Interior Ministry and publicly supported by Lord Lamont (Chancellor of the Exchequer under Baroness Margaret Thatcher - UK Prime Minister 1979 - 1990, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP - Current UK Prime Minister, The Rt Hon William Hague MP - former UK Foreign Secretary, the Europe Directorate of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and the Romanian Ambassador in London that worked towards strengthening Romania's eastern borders on the "North Balkans Route"against narcotics, firearms and explosives trafficking by terrorists and organized crime syndicates, before Romania's accession to the EU. He worked with senior Police Officers from the UK and Romania on a feasibility study looking at the use of phsycological profiling when trying to identify female victims of human trafficking under duress at land borders in Europe. Over the years, he has worked in undercover roles for law enforcement and has acted as a consultant on radical Islam for government intelligence services.
After Police dogs, his big passion is guns. He has extensive experience with many civilian and military firearms, both NATO and former Warsaw Pact including M16, AK47, FN & MAT Assault Weapons, GPMG, LRAC, Browning Hi Power, Glock. SIG and many others. He is a first class shot with both pistol and rifle. He has plenty of experience with targets that shoot back. He is a vocal proponent of standards in professional firearms training. He spreads his time between Florida and Europe.
Pet hate: Instant experts
EDC: Springfield XDM .45ACP Compact
He speaks English, French, Arabic (rusty) and Romanian (conversational).
Countries he has served and worked in include (in no particular order):
- United States
- United Arab Emirates
- French Polynesia