SOURCE: SCG International

SCG International

December 31, 2009 14:46 ET

SCG International Names Mike Rush Company President

Industry Veteran and Former Homeland Security Unit Chief to Lead Security Services Firm

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA--(Marketwire - December 31, 2009) - SCG International, a U.S.-based global provider of fully integrated, domestic and international security support services, today announced it has named former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Unit Chief Michael Rush as president of the Company.

Rush joined SCG International in January 2009 as Vice President of Operations and Director of Business Development. He will succeed company founder Jamie Smith, who will remain CEO and Chairman.

Before joining SCG International, Rush served as a senior operations planner for the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, which followed a distinguished and decorated 23-year career in Special Operations as a Navy SEAL. Rush was also unit chief at the Department of Homeland Security, working with national and state officials to establish and implement security programs to ensure the protection of critical infrastructure. He also spent 5 years in the private sector in support of USG missions and multi-national corporations.

"Mike's broad experience in mission-critical programs and executive level management in the national security support industry will greatly benefit SCG as he leads our initiatives in high risk security, training, logistics and intelligence support," said Smith. "Since joining SCG, Mike has brought extensive contacts and a wealth of credibility within the national security support community which has translated into enormous accomplishments on both the domestic and international fronts and developed SCG into a security services firm second to none."

"Being a part of SCG has been one of the most personally rewarding and professionally fulfilling experiences of my career," said Rush. "We have built a vibrant and technically diverse company with a spirited and competitive staff, and I am looking forward to building further upon that winning energy; we are only just beginning to realize the possibilities of what we can accomplish."

SCG International is a global provider of fully integrated domestic and international peace and stability operations services to both the government and private sectors, and is recognized as a world leader in risk mitigation, intelligence support and training. Established in 1996, the organization offers clients practical solutions to promote stability and resolve conflict no matter how large or small. SCG International clients include Fortune 500 companies, entertainment and media conglomerates, financial institutions, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Army, U.S. Naval Special Warfare, the U.S. Marine Corps and high-profile individuals including dignitaries, politicians, celebrities, athletes, corporate executives, media personalities and other public figures.

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