ARLINGTON, VA (April 21, 2015) – Global Guardian, the international security firm, today announced that General Peter J. Schoomaker, US Army (Retired) has joined the firm’s Advisory Board.

Former Commander of US Special Operations Forces joins board of global emergency response firm

"The globalization of the economy means more businesses are venturing outside traditional comfort zones and sending business travelers to what were once considered high-risk destinations,” said General Schoomaker. “Global Guardian’s visionary concept is timely and vital to addressing the risk management and duty of care challenges that businesses face when expanding into regions that present security or health risks to their employees. I’m proud to be a part of the team."

From August 1, 2003 to April 10, 2007, General Schoomaker served as the 35th Chief of Staff of the US Army. Schoomaker's appointment as Chief of Staff was unique in that he was recalled and returned from retirement to assume the position. Schoomaker served for over 35 years in a variety of assignments with both conventional and special operations forces. His other assignments include Commander – 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta (1st SFOD-D), commonly known to the public as "Delta Force;" Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command; Commanding General, United States Army Special Operations Command; and Commander in Chief, United States Special Operations Command.

Gen. Schoomaker is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Management from Central Michigan University and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Hampden-Sydney College.

“We are proud to have a leader of General Schoomaker’s experience and caliber on our Advisory Board,” said Dale Buckner, Global Guardian’s CEO. “His perspectives on contingency planning, risk management and global security challenges will help Global Guardian ensure quality management as we continue to expand the number of countries in which we provide security and emergency response services.”


Global Guardian is a McLean, VA based global security firm that provides its clients with access to a comprehensive suite of security services. Its capabilities include personnel tracking supported by a dedicated 24-hour Operation Center, a full range of personnel-based security and executive protection services, medical support and transportation, travel intelligence and emergency response and evacuation services in over 100 countries. Global Guardian’s suite of risk mitigation services provides organizations with innovative and cost-effective solutions to help them protect their staff and business operations around the world.

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