Brooks Thomas joined Defenshield in October 2012, bringing with him a wealth of his industry knowledge and an extensive understanding of NIJ Standards, ballistic material make-ups, and knowledge of ballistic and blast testing learned over the years.
Prior to joining Defenshield, Brooks was employed within the defense industry as a Ballistic Products Division Sales Manager where he spent time working with various aspects of Federal Government Agencies, Police Department and Military, both domestically and internationally. During that period, he gained valuable experience in Sales, Business Development, Product Development (both new and existing), along with marketing material development focused on ballistic products.
Brooks began working directly out of high school for the local newspaper in Fredericksburg, VA, while going to College and receiving his Associates Degree in Business Administration. Prior to entering into the Defense Industry, in the early part of his career, Brooks spent time in the building industry and assisted in running a family business, managing 15 rental properties.
Brooks is currently in the process of graduating from Bluefield College with his BA in Business Management & Leadership. As he finishes up his BA, Brooks spends his free time honing his shooting skills, snowboarding, traveling, managing his fantasy football team and feeding an interest in cars and motorcycles.
Brandon Patty joined Defenshield in July 2016 and is responsible for Navy and Marine Corps accounts.
Brandon brings almost 20 years of experience in business, in uniform, and in government and takes pride in working closely with customers to identify and meet their needs.
A native Floridian, he is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and currently serves in the Navy Reserve Naval Command Central Intelligence 0174 Unit. He holds a Master of Science from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University.
Perry Hagaman joined Defenshield in September of 2016 as the Program Manager – National Guard, a role in which he is responsible for overseeing all actions and sales to the National Guard and Law Enforcement.
Prior to joining the Defenshield team, Perry was the Assistant Adjutant General for the Florida National Guard where he had primary directional oversight responsibility for both the state and federal missions for approximately 10,000 Army Soldiers from 5 Major Commands. Perry served in a variety of key military command and staff positions including Chief of Staff, Troop Command Commander, State Army Aviation Officer, Chief of Aviation Training, and State Safety Officer. Perry is Master Army Aviator and Instructor Pilot with more than 4,500 flight hours in a wide range of military and civilian aircraft. Perry also serves as a reserve deputy sheriff where he provides safety, tactics and weapon expertise across the law enforcement spectrum.
Perry is a graduate of Embry Riddle University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics and the Army War College with a Master’s in Strategic Studies. His military awards and decorations highlights include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal.
In his spare time, Perry enjoys golf, shooting, flying, and spending time with his wife Susan and two college age kids.
Bob Faille joined Defenshield in June of 2017 as the Vice President, International Business Development — a role in which he is responsible for expanding Defenshield’s business opportunities internationally.
Prior to assuming his current role, Bob served in multiple positions for Textron Systems as the Director of Business Development for Africa and The Levant; Director of Libya Operations; Program Manager for the Mobile Strike Force Vehicle program in Afghanistan responsible for the life cycle support and product areas for the COMMANDO™ Select vehicle line and Libya Business Development Manager. Bob previously held the position of Middle East Regional Business Development Director for Alliant Tech Systems (Orbital ATK) setting up ATK’s first international office based out of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
With over three decades of military experience, Bob served as a U.S. Army mechanized infantry officer and Middle East specialist before retiring as a colonel in 2009. He commanded through battalion level and held multiple positions within U.S. embassies among which were the Chief, Land & Air Defense Forces Division at the Office of Military Cooperation, US Embassy Cairo, Egypt and Defense Attaché and Military Assistance Program chief at U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan.
Bob graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle East regional studies and electrical engineering. He earned a Master of Science degree in Foreign Service and a Certificate in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. He was also a U.S. Army War College Fellow at Queen’s University’s Centre for International Relations in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Michael Barrett joined Defenshield in August of 2017 as the Program Manager – Army, a role in which he is primarily responsible for consulting and leading business development for the Army across the continental United States.
Michael brings over 23 years of business and military experience and continues to serve with the Florida National Guard as one of the state’s top Force Protection experts. He has years of experience in designing and implementing comprehensive force protection and physical security strategies in both garrison and deployed settings for the Army.
Michael is originally from the Detroit area, but now calls Northeast Florida home. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, as well as an MBA. He is a well-decorated multi-tour combat veteran and holds advanced Army and DoD credentials in Force Protection, Antiterrorism, Physical Security, and Operations Security.
When not helping the Army improve FPCON, he enjoys supporting autism awareness issues, serving the local community, running, and golf. He resides in Jacksonville with his wife and three sons.
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The Defenshield product line is available to U.S. Federal agencies through GSA Advantage (GS-07F-5660-P) and to state, local and municipal law enforcement under the Cooperative Purchasing Program.