May 16, 2017

ODS Awarded Government Contracts

The Georgetown, South Carolina based company, Optimum Defense Services, Inc. (ODS) has been awarded additional follow on government contracts for delivery of training in support of Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, SOTI Program.. “These additional awards are a direct result from our past performance with the program. Our team is dedicated to providing realistic practical training in order to exceed our client’s expectations. We strive to ensure that we deliver the highest quality product, to every client every time.” said Brian Hager, Chief Operations Officer. “Continued successful deliveries will only build our past performance, […]
January 22, 2017
Civilian Contractor Jobs

Overseas Jobs for Civilian Contractors: What you Need to Know

If you’re sitting behind a desk or lugging equipment to a job site each day knowing there has to be a better, more adventurous fit for your skill set – we may have the industry for you. Civilian contractors are sent to different locations across the globe, often in or near dangerous territories, and can make a pretty penny from a mostly tax free income. The list of sectors filled with civilian contractors is extensive. Most workers make anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000+ in fields of health care, security, engineering, education, construction, transportation, interpreters, advising, truck drivers, food prep, telecommunications, […]
January 22, 2017
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What’s your Home Defense Plan?

What’s your home defense plan? If a home intruder decides to make his way into your home, it’s not going to be when you’re sitting at the kitchen table having dinner with your family. If you’re at home, you’ll likely be asleep, disoriented and scared at the unfamiliar sounds of a window breaking or the house alarm going off. The FBI reports 38% of the assaults that are reported to law enforcement officials happen during the events of a home invasion, which suggests intruders are brazen and dangerous. Criminals have a plan when they break into your home, so you […]
January 22, 2017

Continued Training for Police Officers Crucial to Safety

Continued Training for Police Officers Crucial to Safety Aiming at a paper target is much different than what you’ll see in real-life scenario as a police officer. The stress, the danger, and the split-second decisions you’ll face call for preparation beyond basic training. To be effective as a law enforcement officer, you must have effective training. Police Officer Weapons Training Law enforcement officers are held accountable for every action taken, and if a weapon is fired, each move will be retrospectively analyzed to ensure lethal force was necessary. As a police officer, your training has to equip you to know […]
December 7, 2016

Optimum Defense Services, Inc. Awarded USDS, Bureau Of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs Contract

For Immediate Release: Georgetown, SC, – December 7, 2016 – U.S. based company, Optimum Defense Services, Inc. (ODS) has been awarded a government contract to research and develop curricula, to be used in a Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs course. “The award is a culmination of our team’s hard work, but it’s only the beginning. It’s an important responsibility that we have been assigned. As a new, start-up small business, this award gives us the opportunity to deliver a product, based on our capabilities,” said Brian Hager, Chief Operations Officer.  “A successful delivery builds […]
December 4, 2016
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Police Firearms Training Not Effective, Study Suggests

Police Firearms Training Not Effective, Study Suggests A unique study conducted by the Force Science Institute suggests police recruit firearms training doesn’t make officers any more skilled in shooting than someone who has never shot a gun. While that may seem outlandish, take a look at the details. Participants The test subjects consisted of 195 male and 52 female recruits and students. Participants were at three different locations – two police academies and one college that offered a law enforcement preparation program. About 25% of the subjects had previously completed academy firearms training; the majority had not. The participants were […]
December 4, 2016

Role of Private Military contractors in War Zones

Role of private military contractors in war zones While there’s been a massive effort to reduce the number of American troops from hostile areas around the world, an untold, and likely unfamiliar story to most is one that rarely makes news headlines. The number of American military contractors has increased by eight times from January 2015 to January 2016, according to a new Pentagon report to Congress. In the beginning of 2015, there were only 250 contractors in Iraq. In just one year, that number skyrocketed to 2,028. Of that number, 70% were American nationals. The contractors are mostly working […]
October 9, 2016

Women fastest growing demographic for gun buyers

Optimum Defense Services recognizes the fastest growing demographic in the firearms community, women. They are taking charge of their own security. Let us help you prepare. Contact us today! This article originally appeared: A new study by the gun industry’s lobbyist group shows that women are the fastest growing demographic for gun owners and how gun makers and sellers can keep the momentum. The National Shooting Sports Foundation introduced the study Jan. 21 during its annual convention, the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show, in Las Vegas. For years the gun industry, still very much dominated by males, strived to appeal […]
October 8, 2016

3 Tips on Choosing Firearm Training Classes

In today’s society, there are several options for everything, to include your firearms training. Optimum Defense Services recommends that you do your research and locate the best company that meets your needs. This article originally appeared: I recently had a co-worker ask me about an advertisement in the paper offering an out of state concealed carry permit class. As was I talking to him, I learned he really does not know what states our permit is honored in. In our state the permit system is a “shall issue” and does not have a requirement of taking a basic course. He […]
October 5, 2016

Surviving a Violent Encounter: Are you Prepared?

Always be ready, so you never have to get ready. Contact Optimum Defense Services and let us help you get ready! This article originally appeared: Surviving a Violent Encounter: Are you Prepared? By Brian Fitzpatrick As the owner of a firearms and tactics training school, I have found that most of our students—at every level of instruction—mention self-­‐defense, or defense of home and family as their primary reason for seeking training. We also get customers who list as their motivating factor for instruction, a desire to learn about firearms safety, to exercise their Second Amendment rights, to enhance their recreational […]