Charles K. Redlinger
CK is a former US Marine Corps team leader and Close Quarters Battle instructor. Later, he joined the Dekalb County Police Department (Atlanta, USA) and served as a patrol officer, a detective in the Robbery-Homicide Unit, a sniper team leader on the SWAT Team, and as commander in the Vice and Permits Unit. CK earned over 20 commendations for actions in the line of duty. He worked on a close protection detail for the regional US Ambassador in Basra and as General David Pertraeus’ Security Manager at the Multi- National Security Transition Command in Baghdad, Iraq. He was selected to assist in opening the world’s premier Counter Terrorism Training Center (King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center) in Jordan. He developed the Business and Operations sections and ultimately held the position of Deputy Director (Acting). CK was instrumental in building KASOTC’s reputation as a center of excellence and establishing an international network of clients for this $200 million facility. CK is also co-founder of the tactical adventure company Mission X, specializing in leadership development, film/television technical advising and extreme adventure vacations.
Harry served with the 45 Commando Royal Marines and 22nd Special Air Service (SAS) regiment operating worldwide. He has vast experience in the commercial security world and was involved in an international anti-poaching operation in Southern Africa. He has undertaken KNR, PSD and instructional roles in a wide range of disciplines. He is qualified as a high alpine mountain guide (IFMGA) and continues to lead regular mountain adventures. Harry completed the first traverse of the ‘Pinnacles’ on Mount Everest’s ENE Ridge with Russell Brice in 1988, and summited Everest without supplementary oxygen in 1993. A former instructor at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC), Harry has trained counter-terrorism and special operations forces. Harry is CEO of the tactical adventure company Mission X specializing in leadership and development, film/television consulting, and extreme vacations.
Matthew Nyman is a Counter Terrorism and Emergency Management exercise planner and exercise control director for the Department of Defense. He leads multi-national, inter-agency whole-of-government exercise planning and execution of nuclear weapon related events, and large scale terrorist attacks. Mr. Nyman has worked for U.S. Northern Command beginning in 2011, and in his current role since 2016. He began his work with U.S. Northern Command as a senior operations officer and the Chief Operations Officer (COO) during the COO’s absence in Mexico, leading strategic
transformation with the Government of Mexico, with his team succeeding in adding career fields within Mexico’s military, and integrating Mexico’s federal police, military, judicial, and intelligence agencies into a single, and cohesive team to fight illicit crime within Mexico. He also led the training and conduct of fusing multi-source intelligence.
Mr. Nyman has extensive experience in synchronization of intelligence and operations in order to disrupt Violent Extremist Organizations, and other threat networks. He spent 12 years active duty with the U.S. Army Special Operations, with his final four years in Delta Force.
Bill has a 30-year career in the military serving on active and reserves status. He held a leadership position in the 172nd Mountain Battalion before taking a job at the Army Mountain Warfare School (MWS) as the Mountain Operation NCO. While at MWS, Bill worked in India, Pakistan, Nepal, South America, Alaska, Kyrgyzstan, Europe and the UK. While assigned to the British Military he skied the east coast of Greenland unsupported and was a member of the British Everest winter expedition team. Bill worked with many different units in training and support roles for GWOT. In 2003 Bill started Open Range Solutions (ORS), a business development company. He has worked in consulting positions for Armor Holding, BAE, ATK and Eagle Industries. Currently ORS works with five different companies focusing on sales to military and commercial markets. ORS held two military mountain conferences to unite an international group of military mountaineers and industry leaders. They worked together to find solutions to equipment and training shortfalls. These events were also major fundraisers for the Pointe Du Hoc Foundation and the Military Adaptive Ski Program. ORS has organized and conducted a Climb For the Fallen placing 5 active duty Rangers on the summit of Denali in memorial to honor their fallen comrades.
Lama has extensive communication experience working in international development projects and initiatives primarily in Italy and Jordan. Lama’s heightened technical and creative writing skills, have enabled her to conceptualize, produce, and disseminate, effective and persuasive communication material and communication strategies that have contributed to an enhanced positive image of projects and an increased awareness of key project messages. She has written and published numerous articles in local newspapers and has handled, and collaborated on, a wide range of PR and creative services. Lama’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit have also led her to establish several small creative business ventures.