James McCaffery

Certified Executive Instructor

With the end of the Cold War our country entered the 21st century unprepared for the rise of global and domestic terrorism. Accompanying these events was the emergence of active shooter incidents at our schools and other public institutions. SSI Guardian provides the best and most robust training available.

– James McCaffery

Mr. James McCaffery brings a 30 plus year background in progressively responsible law enforcement, protective service and counterintelligence. James has served as an Executive Protection Consultant since 2011 conducting protection details for high profile clients including government officials and threat assessments for private institutions and major corporations.

While serving as Supervisory Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Mr. McCaffery formed and led the first ever full service executive protection detail for the agency’s administrator. During his tenure, his team protected Administrators John Brown, Asa Hutchins and Karen Tandy. He also created and steered a specialized unit designed to identify and dismantle drug trafficking organizations operating in the Washington metropolitan area. Jim has extensive criminal investigative experience in major crimes, including drug trafficking, violent crime and homicide investigations. Between administrators, Mr. McCaffery and his team carried out numerous security site inspections throughout the world at secured government facilities and laboratories.

Prior to his service with DEA Jim served as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) where he conducted counterespionage and counterterrorism operations, providing physical security assessments at MCB Quantico and global Naval facilities. Jim also ran executive protection details for the Secretary of US Navy, The Marine Commandant and numerous visiting high ranking dignitaries.

Mr. McCaffery is a certified as an Expert Witness in 3 Federal Court Districts in matters relating to drug trafficking. During his federal law enforcement career he earned numerous Awards and commendations highlighting dedication, professionalism and distinguished service.