The BSG Team

R. Kent Morrison

Kent Morrison is a leading expert on firearms and personal security, and an experienced, insightful team leader and trainer.  Through BSG, he and his team provide a range of services, including criminal investigations for some of the region’s most infamous cases, executive security for a host of VIPs and training for law enforcement in firearms tactics.  He also provides a cadre of intensive corporate team building services designed to push executives to extreme confidence while learning how to work together to achieve critical objectives.

Kent’s extensive expertise is derived from his 16 years of service to the United States Navy where he garnered expertise in numerous areas as a leader, instructor and logistics specialist.  A former member of Naval Special Warfare, Kent is a highly decorated veteran of the first Gulf War, Operation Noble Eagle and numerous other assignments around the world.

While continuing to serve as an Active Reservist with the Navy, Kent entered into the corporate security sector and worked for Pinkerton Security at Dell.  As a security specialist, he has undertaken a range of mission-critical assignments, including leading the private security staff at the facility hosting the 2000 Bush Presidential Campaign.  During this assignment, Kent collaborated closely with the U.S. Secret Service and received official recognition for his outstanding security contributions.

With instructor-level expertise in executive protection, armed security, scuba diving, martial arts, rappelling and firearms, Kent is focused on helping his clients surmount obstacles and gain confidence in any circumstance.  Whether the goal is to keep individuals safe, learn how to use the latest in firearms, understand the intricacies of a pending case, or breakthrough barriers professionally, Kent is an engaging instructor, strategist and team building leader.

Kent is also passionate about women’s safety and frequently holds women-only introductory firearms and other self-defense classes.  He is committed to empowering women to defend themselves in any situation.

Kent holds a license by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Private Security Bureau as a Personal Protection Officer.  He is a Commissioned Security Officer, a Private Investigator and Level IV security instructor.

Freddy Erdman

Freddy Erdman joins BSG with over 6 years experience in corporate security, focusing in such areas as asset protection, internal investigations and global/domestic site security.  Freddy has a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice Administration, certification in the J. Reid method of interview/interrogation, California POST Reserve Officer Police Training, NRA Pistol/Home Defense Instructor, California Dispute Resolutions Mediator and has extensive training in numerous martial arts.  Freddy is an alumnus of the Executive Protection Training Program at Blackwater Training Academy and is currently licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Private Security Bureau as a Private Investigator, Commissioned Security Officer and holds his Personal Protection Officer

Jason Hayley

Jason has over 5 years INCONUS EP experience for private sector clients, including Team Leader assignments. He has performed protective functions and teams leader roles during Hurricane IKE relief efforts in the Texas gulf coast area and has been team leader for protective details for A-List celebrities.  He is a graduate of the Executive Protection Training Program at Blackwater USA and is currently licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau as a Personal Protection Officer and Private Investigator.

Bill Ferris

Bill has a long history as a competitive shooter, in USPSA/IPSC as a Master Class Competitive Shooter. He also competes in IDPA pistol, NRA "F" class 1000yd Rifle, USPSA Three Gun and IDPA Carbine Competitions. In addition to his extensive shooting experience, Bill is a Certified NRA Instructor for Basic Pistol SHooting, Home Firearm Safety and Personal Protection and is an NRA Lifetime Member.  Bill also has his AAS degree in Aeronautical Technology from San Jacinto College and is an FAA licensed Pilot. He is currently registered by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Private Security Bureau as a Personal Protection Officer, Private Investigator and Commissioned Security Officer.


Russ Friesz

Russ is a graduate of numerous specialized training programs including, Blackwater, Thunder Ranch, Tactical Response, and other programs. He has been a member of various INCONUS protection and security details over the years and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University in 1993.  Russ is currently licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Private Security Bureau as a Commissioned Security Officer and holds his Personal Protection Officer authorization.

John Plumb

John has an extensive security and law enforcement background spanning 25 years, including time as a Police officer, Military Special Agent and in Federal Law Enforcement. John is currently licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Private Security Bureau as a Personal Protection Officer, Commissioned Security Officer and Private Investigator with The BlackStone Group.

 

Steve Smith

Steve served 17 years in the British Army, and received All Arms Airborne and Commando training, Sniper/Counter Sniper training, and served as a Counter Terrorist Team Operative in Northern Ireland, Central America, Africa and the Middle East.  Steve is currently licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Private Security Bureau as a Personal Protection Officer, Commissioned Security Officer and Private Investigator with The BlackStone Group. He is also a CHL instructor, a TCLEOSE Patrol Rifle Instructor and Firearms Instructor.