Lieutenant Colonel Tim Gwynn 
U.S. Army Special Forces ( Retired )

 

2009-Present

Owner and Operator of Animas Security, LLC, dba Red Dawn Range and Security & Wolverine School of Personal Safety, Durango, Colorado
Owner and Operator of Animas Investigations, LLC since 2012

Animas Security LLC concentrates the business on physical security to include installation and usage of electronic surveillance systems.  The surveillance systems emphasize either Apprehension or Prevention, the choice driving the type and installation of the video systems.  Neighbor-to-neighbor disputes, shopkeeper theft prevention, physical security for installations and facilities are some of the targets for the company.  Event security is also provided when requested.  Investigations work continues as Animas Investigations, LLC, requests.  The two subsidiaries provide a location for firearms instruction and a frame work for providing instruction in various skill sets useful to the preservation of individual safety, family safety, and consultation for home, business and vehicular safety.  Provides expert witness testimony in matters of security.

The Wolverine School of Personal Safety operates the Red Dawn Range offering Concealed Carry Weapons training, and a wide range of shooting, and unarmed skills training. 

2005-2009, Owner and Operator of Animas Investigations, LLC, Durango, Colorado
Name change from DC Systems and expansion of investigative services and training and security services and formalizing an previous and ongoing professional relationship with the company.  Recent activities included a four month security with the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, CO, several investigations including two homicide investigations for the Office of the Alternate Defense Council in Colorado.  In addition numerous investigations with emphasis on surveillance were conducted in conjunction with an investigative agency in New Mexico.  The successful business was sold in 2009, maintaining a professional business relationship with the company.

2004-2005
Security Manager, TE-EPSS ASARS Project, Taji, Iraq
The position required the principal to take responsibility and authority for the physical security of the TE-EPSS Academy compound, including vetting of indigenous personnel, supervision of construction of security barriers, and leading a security force of twenty-two Americans and seventy Iraqis.  Security was intended to physically safeguard a large American presence and a much larger Iraqi student population in the face of probable attempts at infiltration or penetration of the perimeter.  Physical security requirements led to the clearing outside the perimeter security fence of the debris of the war and years of Iraqi neglect. The requirement also included the safe transport of personnel from Taji to Baghdad, Iraq.  The contract was ended by the U.S. Army Contracting Office after the first year.

1992-2004
Owner and Director of DCSystems of Durango, Colorado.
Conducted legal, private, and insurance investigations; provided Security Services and Training to individuals, corporations, and law enforcement entities.  Specialized in threat development with regard to physical security of persons, groups, facilities, and their activities.  Participated as a principle trainer of Federal Aviation Administration Air Marshals.  Operated as Security Manager for oil explorations in Algeria where the threat was religious fundamentalism.  In that regard the principal coordinated with the security officers of various country embassies; coordinated emergency evacuation plans for medical evacuation and wholesale evacuation; coordinated with and closely interacted with Algerian Military Forces for close-in armed security; advised the corporation on procedures and wrote security plan for facilities and personnel.  Conducted Security Survey for oil explorations and discovery operations in Colombia where the threat was street crime and Marxist guerrillas and narco-traffickers: Surveyed physical surroundings of both field and urban  locations for corporate and personnel security; devised, wrote and provided a comprehensive plan for physical and operational security; recommended measures for communications security.  Conducted Vulnerability Survey for a chemical redistribution company in locations in Mexico City and Guayaquil, Peru:  Surveyed sites for points of access by unauthorized persons, workplace hazards, financial and operating vulnerabilities and guard forces for competence and operating procedures.  Currently certified as Firearms Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, Port and Ship Security Field Analyst.

1990-1992
Training Officer, Drug Enforcement Administration’s Operation Snowcap, Washington,  D.C. 

1988-1990
Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. Army Office of Military Support, Fort Belvoir, VA

1985-1988
Special Operations Forces Action Officer and Acting Branch Chief, U.S. Army Special Operations Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

1984-1985
Chief, Security Assistance Control Team, Grenada. 

1982-1984
Special Warfare Officer, U.S. Forces Caribbean, Key West, Florida. 

1982
Student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia.  

1981-1982
Training Officer, U.S. Military Group, San Salvador, El Salvador. 

1980
Student, U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer Course, Ft Bragg, North Carolina. 

1980
Student, Defense Security Assistance Management Course, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

1977-1980
Battalion Executive Officer; Special Forces Company Commander, Third Battalion, Seventh Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Gulick, Canal Zone, Republic of Panama.
 

1977
S
tudent, U.S. Army Ranger School, Ft Benning, Georgia.  Winner:  Merrill's Marauder Award. 

1974-1977
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Control Officer; Headquarters Company Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. 

1973-1974
Student, U.S. Army Infantry Officer Advance Course. 

1973
Recovery Team Leader, Joint Casualty Recovery Center, Nakhon Phanom Air Force Base Thailand

1972-1973
Adjutant and Operations Advisor, Military Advisory Command Vietnam Team 67, Song Be, Phuoc Long Province, Republic of Vietnam. 

1970-1972
Team Leader, Special Forces Operational Detachment A-5, A Company, Eighth Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Gulick, Canal Zone, Republic of Panama. 

1970
Student, Defense Language Institute East Coast, Arlington, Virginia. 

1969-1970
T
eam Leader, Special Forces Operational Detachment A-205/Reconnaissance Company Commander, II Corps Mobile Strike Force, Pleiku, Republic of South Vietnam. 

1968-1969
Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs Officer, Special Forces Operational Detachment A-231, II Corps Tactical Zone, Tieu Atar, Republic of South Vietnam.  

1967
Student, Basic Airborne Course, Ft. Benning, Georgia. 

1967
Student, Officer Candidate School, Infantry Officer Basic Course.  Ft. Benning, Georgia. 

1966
Student, Basic Training and Advanced Individual (Infantry) Training, Fort Dix, New Jersey. 

1962-1966
Student, University of San Diego, San Diego, California.