From the CEO
“2017 proved to be one of the most violent years in history for crimes committed against journalist, aid workers, and missionaries throughout the world. During the past decade, my travels on behalf of the US Government have carried me throughout the Middle East, and to other parts of the globe. Many of my duties were focused on helping recover journalists, aid workers, and even missionaries who had gotten themselves captured by terrorists or criminals…” Read Full LetterBilly 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.