From the CEO

“Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team has taken some significant leaps forward over the past year in our efforts to support those facing or having faced captivity. Kidnapping for ransom, sex trafficking, forced servitude, organ trafficking, and other heinous crimes are on the rise around the world. One of the trends we have noted is that, in areas where counter narcotics efforts are becoming more successful, kidnapping for ransom and human trafficking are on the rise. Criminal networks, terrorist organizations, and opportunists are able to morph, shape shift, or resurge in some other form. Diplomatic efforts, as well as government strategy, are often quick to declare victory when in reality, these groups are quickly adapting and remanufacturing old ways of exploiting humans for their own gain. Our hope is to continue building partnerships to help find a way to stop them and bring those held captive home. One of the questions we are repeatedly asked, is how well-developed our investigative techniques are. Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team members have several decades of experience investigating and analyzing terrorist and criminal networks throughout the world. We use the tried and tested methods developed and used by our elite Special Forces Units in Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa, and throughout the world. We look at the entire criminal or terrorist nexus, how they are organized, operate, and react to stress. In the process, we used an evidence-based approach to our analyses to bring captives home and to prosecute those responsible. Our crisis response capability has also been tested and proven. Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team has responded to several significant community crises, recovery events, and efforts to help individuals, families, and organizations through the aftermath of critical incidents. We have been invited to present some of our work at several international venues in 2019. Our training in Crisis Negotiation, Critical Incident Stress Management, and on the trauma of captivity have helped us develop into a strong stand-alone resource and a strong support resource. 2019 will be a significant year for our team as we continue to evolve, build partnerships, and work, both in our community, and internationally. We recently released a book this year called “365 Days of Survival” and will be releasing more work over the next year. We have partnered with North East Off-Road Adventures in Ellenville, New York. We are scheduled to teach several seminars at their Catskills location. These courses include our cornerstone, Anti-Kidnapping and Hostage Survival, and an additional course called The Covert Protector. We will also be teaching wilderness survival courses and others throughout the year. Our Virginia-based Private Investigative Services will support our community’s efforts to counter Human Trafficking when requested by families and agencies in need of help. Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team is also a Saved in America Quick Response Team and stands ready to respond to requests to help find missing and exploited children anywhere our licensure and credentials will legally permit. Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team is in the process of partnering with several companies, and ministries with global reach. We plan to support our friends in North Africa, Europe, and Asia as we fight against the scourge of human captivity. Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team is just getting started with a fusion self-defense and survival program. It was developed for multiple audiences and is overseen by our staff members with black belts in ten styles and training in over twelve fighting systems. Our self-defense system is unique as it blends our survival training and survival psychology into every aspect of our program. Keep your eyes open for our offerings. January 1, 2019 was the launch of an amazing year for our team. We truly hope to make a difference as we continue to build partnerships at home and abroad. Please contact us if we can make a difference by providing training, helping recover a loved one, or by providing crisis or post-crisis support. We stand ready, and hope to support you in any way that we can.

Warmest Regards;
Billy M. Jensen
CEO of Captive Audience PTRT

Billy Jenson, CEO Captivity Prevention PT & RT

Meet the CEO


Billy Jensen is a proven Personnel (Hostage) Recovery Professional and honorably retired Special Forces Soldier (Green Beret) with expertise in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Eastern and Western Europe, South Korea and North Africa. Billy has over a decade of experience coordinating strategic and tactical level joint service, and inter agency responses during attempts to recover captured, missing, detained or isolated military personnel and friendly civilians from non-governmental organizations, the press, and other civilian entities.

Billy is an expert on Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 30 “US Persons Kidnapped Abroad” and has worked at the interagency as well as at the tactical, and host nation level coordinating efforts to bring people home. These efforts included supporting crisis management and planning at the senior executive level as well as at the tactical level. Billy also spent his first eight years in the Army as a Combat Medic specializing in emergency and field medicine.

Billy specializes in planning and providing crisis management support for complex personnel recovery cases including crisis planning and operational support to the recovery of persons or groups from politically unstable or politically restricted areas. Many of these planning responses included dealing with complex medical planning issues, potential psychological barriers, and challenges caused by conflict and war. Billy has been trained as a crisis (hostage) negotiator as well as Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefer and Team Member. Billy’s training gives him the skills required to provide crisis support consultation to families, corporations, or government agencies on personnel recovery cases, as well as providing assistance to US and host nation law enforcement or military units involved in the potential resolution of a personnel recovery event.

Billy has led post incident support efforts following the release of persons held hostage abroad which included debriefing the returnee, coordinating medical and psychological support, and getting them home. Billy has a Master’s of Arts Degree in Diplomacy specializing in International Conflict Resolution and has a practical understanding of international law. Billy is an expert trainer and specializes in teaching both civilian and governmental entities how to avoid being kidnapped, how to survive a kidnapping event, how to capitalize on opportunities to escape, and how to get themselves rescued safely. Billy is also well versed on training organizations and corporations in establishing and managing crisis management teams.

Billy has significant experience with small arms, tactical shooting, small unit tactics, emergency and survival first aid, anti-terrorism and survival, evasion, resistance and escape. Billy is an advanced SCUBA Diver, Dry Suit, EAN, and Rescue Diver.