SCG International Risk

SCG International was founded in 1996 to provide government and private sectors with domestic and international security, logistics and training services. After SCG and its former CEO Jamie Smith lost a $9.5 million lawsuit, the Virginian-Pilot reported that SCG was apparently defunct and that Jamie Smith had left the United States.[1] In August 2012, the US Air Force debarred the company for a period of three years from any federal assistance. [2]


SCG International was established as the Delta Training Center (DTC) in 1996, and has operated as SCG International since 2002. Since its founding in 1996, SCG has been operated under the direction of experienced former United States government intelligence officers and military personnel. SCG personnel have worked with more than 1,200 clients (including nine Fortune 500 companies) in over 14 countries. SCG International provides training and security services to governments, law enforcement and military units, and to private and corporate entities. It was one of several private security firms employed following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.

SCG was one of over 60 private security firms employed during the Iraq War and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan to guard officials and installations, train Iraq's and Afghanistan's new army and police, and provide other support for coalition forces. Other executives within the firm came from US Army Special Forces, US Navy SEALs and the USMC. The company was bought out by a private party, closed its headquarters in 2012, moved all corporate operations to Abu Dhabi, and is engaged in anti-piracy, foreign military training operations, security and intelligence support contracts.

Jamie Smith

Blackwater employee Jamie Smith along Pakistani border in Afghanistan in 2002

Jamie Smith founded SCG in 2002 after allegedly being dismissed from Blackwater Security Consulting, ultimately departing from the company in 2010. He claims to have been involved in the founding of Blackwater Security Consulting and acting as the Vice President of the company at one time. His claims are disputed by former Blackwater founders and executives such as Gary Jackson and Erik Prince, who describe Smith as a low-level administrator who worked for 30 days overseas before being fired for "nonperformance." Additionally, Smith's claims of military service and educational credentials have also been called into question by former associates. [3] After his departure from Blackwater, Smith allegedly defrauded Craig Sanford and his wife Mary Jo of $12.5 million to form SCG. Sanford took legal action citing that the money that Sanford had loaned to Smith was never returned, and lost.[4]

Smith is known for his eccentricity and apparently exaggerated claims regarding his military and private military contracting service record. In 2009, Smith portrayed himself as a former Navy SEAL during a publicity event where he rappelled into a Virginia Beach church.[5] He also had claimed to have a background as a CIA officer in publications for SCG.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Sizemore, Bill (July 25, 2012). "Despite fraud, Air Force kept using Beach contractor". Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ "Notice of debarment" (PDF). Department of the Air Force, Office of the Deputy General Counsel. US Air Force. October 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ [Atkins, Ace and Fechter, Michael (10 October 2014). "The Spy Who Scammed Us". Outside Online. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ [Sizemore, Bill (20 September 2010). "Couple's suit claims Beach firm defrauded them of millions". Pilot Online. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ Mark, Martin (3 July 2009). "VA Church Finds Unique Way to Show Patriotism". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ Learn How to Be a Spy at SCG International: The Graduate School of Tactical Training

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