Raffaele Di Giorgio is an experienced professional protector with over 25 years of personal security, law enforcement, protection, and emergency medical services experience. He has dedicated his life to the protection of others.
Following an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he spent time as a Law Enforcement Officer before transitioning into international protective and medical services. He has worked in complex environments throughout the U.S., Afghanistan, Iraq, Kurdistan, Africa, Jordan, Pakistan, Italy, and Mexico. He is co-owner and CEO of Global Options & Solutions, a company that provides protection and consulting services globally.
As a thought leader in the industry Raffaele’s career in protection and tactical medicine has led him to roles instructing and mentoring a wide variety of candidates, including but not limited to the Various special operations units within the U.S. federal government and DOD, Presidential Protection Detail in Mexico; the Iraqi National Emergency Response Unit; Iraqi Diplomatic Protection Unit members/medics; South African Military, Afghanistan National Police, Jordan Special Protection Group units, Yemen Protection units and Pakistani Police units.
Raffaele is a mentor, instructor, and a field operations specialist. When not actively engaged in teaching, Raffaele stays active in the field at various operational levels, providing government agencies with protection and medical services throughout the world, including the provision of support to the cabinet and ambassadorial level protection details in high threat and non-permissive environments.
He is an accomplished instructor and team leader for the US Department of State on their Global Anti-terrorism (GATA) and counter-terrorism programs, Worldwide Protection Services (WPS) as well as their Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, (CPATT). US Government agencies rely on Raffaele and Global Options and Solutions for subject matter expertise and senior instructor support in VIP-Protection (VIP-P), VIP Protection – Tactical Support Team (TST), Protection of National Leaders (PNL), Protection of National Leaders-Mentor (PNL-M), Protection of National Leaders (PNL)- Tactical Support Team (TST), Instructor Development Course (IDC), Explosive Incidents Countermeasures (EIC), Crisis Response Team (CRT) and Advanced Crisis Response Team (ACRT).
He is also a standing member of several associations that promote professionalism and higher standards in both the protection and the medical fields to include Diplomatic Security Special Agents Association (DSSAA), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Military/Tactical Affairs Committee Member (2009-2014), Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board(ATAB) Original Executive Protection Committee Member.
He is a sought-after author, lecturer, instructor and mentor; providing services throughout the world. When not working, he can be found spending his time with his wife Jeannie and their two dogs.
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Raffaele has written two books:
Emergency Medical Planning for Large Venues: How to Reduce Chaos and Injury
Legal Considerations for Tactical Medical Responders: For Both the Individuals and Agencies
International Security Driver Association, along with the founders and members has always propelled me forward, trying to keep up with the peers in this group is a full-time job in and of itself.