David has operated around the globe for over 30 years in every climate and terrain as a humanitarian, military veteran, search and rescue veteran, defensive tactics instructor and certified bodyguard for high risk areas. He has an in depth unconventional background in special operations with the military, rescue and recovery, executive protection, hostage rescue and anti-human trafficking. David is a successful entrepreneur and has created successful multi-million dollar enterprises from the ground up.
OVERVIEW - I have an in depth unconventional background in business, special operations, the military, rescue, executive protection, hostage rescue and human recovery operations.
MILITARY VETERAN - My military service with the United States Air Force includes over a decade of honorable active duty service. My experience includes Intelligence, combat communications and close air support.
SEARCH AND RESCUE VETERAN - I am a veteran Search and Rescue instructor and a former Dive Rescue International Public Safety SCUBA Instructor.
SMALL ARMS EXPERT - Distinguished graduate of several advanced small arms certifications
NATIONAL TAEKWONDO CHAMPION - AKTA
PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR - Over 16 commercially released films
FOUNDER OF THE URBAN WARFARE CENTER - After the 9/11 attacks I founded the Urban Warfare Center and the Combat Stress Program. Thousands of soldiers, federal agents and police were trained to win the fight in through his branded stress inoculation training. According to senior military and law enforcement leadership these programs saved lives and reduced casualty rates.
AUTHOR OF DEFENSIVE TACTICS SERIES - I am the creator of the Defensive Tactics self-defense system which has been featured internationally and can be found commercially streaming or on DVD.
HUMANITARIAN and BODYGUARD - Some of my recent missions include Burma with the Karen Army, Thailand, Nicaragua with the RAMA Indians, Costa Rica, Japan Tsunami Recovery Operations, and Alabama Tornado Relief Operations.
In 2010 I was selected as the chief of security for the Utah Hospital Task Force for post Earthquake Haiti. His duties included protection of the Task Force Commander, a former advisor to President Reagan, as well as ensuring the protection of 120 doctors, nurses and translators. This event was the largest loss of life in modern recorded history.
I look forward to sharing my journey with you and your team!
- David Burnell