About

TEAM DVM

~James P
Founder – Editor in Chief – King of All Tactical Gonzo Journalists

James G is a Veteran Civilian Contractor who has worked in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for way too long; he has traveled to over 50 countries chasing fortune and glory. He spends his off time in Indonesia, California and Virginia getting drunk, shooting guns and writing poorly written articles.

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~Carlos C
Tech-Ops

Carlos is the reason why this site does not spontaneously explode in your face

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~Tom “Tomahawk” M

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Correspondent –  Director of DV Training Center’s Wilderness Survival School and Death Valley Expeditions Team Leader
Tom is a US Army Veteran (Scout Platoon , Pathfinder, Parachute Rigger, Cav Scout and Infantryman) and former International Civilian Contractor who has worked and lived in Africa and the Middle East. Tom is also a former wilderness instructor for several US and East Asian wilderness schools and has probably taken every wilderness survival course offered between 1980 and 2000. He spends his off times in Thailand Pubs telling drunken “I was there” story’s to impressed tourists.

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~Bubba G
Editor at Large

Bubba G. is an active protective professional presently performing contract duties in the Middle East and has well over 15 years of military, high risk contracting, international training and martial arts experience.

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Contributing Writers

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~Dr. David Sperow
Dental Medicine Correspondent

David is a US based dentist that works through La Cima World Missions to lead medical and dental relief teams to Honduras and Southeast Asia. Prior to founding La Cima, he and his wife ran a small mission clinic in the mountainous interior of Honduras in 2001 and 2002

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~Rob Krott
Foreign Correspondent

Rob was raised in McKean County, Pennsylvania, and educated at St. Bonaventure University and Harvard University.

A former US Army officer, he has traveled to over seventy countries and received military awards and decorations from ten foreign governments including Croatia’s Zahvalnica, awarded by the defense minister for combat missions along the Kupa River, and the Spomenicom Domovinskog Rata medal awarded by the Croatian president and personally presented to him by Ivica Racan, the Prime Minister of Croatia.

His exploits in the Balkans and Somalia were published in Save the Last Bullet for Yourself: A Soldier of Fortune in the Balkans and Somalia.

Krott has also served in the field with the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army and the Karen National Liberation Army in Burma. He is the military affairs correspondent for Small Arms Review and was previously mast-headed as chief foreign correspondent for Soldier of Fortune and as a columnist and foreign correspondent for Behind the Lines: The Journal of US Military Special Operations.

He has been working in Iraq as a private security contractor since 2003 with breaks for work as a “Risk Management Consultant” with The Discovery Channel; as a SERE-C instructor at Fort Rucker; and as a Socio-Cultural Advisor with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, AFRICOM, Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.

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~Norm W.
Chief Information Security Correspondent

Norm W. is an information security engineer currently employed as a CONUS civilian contractor. He has worked in the computer industry for the past 20 years and holds several security and non-security related IT certifications. Norm has worked with multiple agencies in the private and public sector as well as foreign companies and agencies to resolve information security issues.

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