Kenn Rivers, Director of Surveillance
Kenn brings more than 30 years of experience to HRM. As a retired Special Forces Operator, Kenn also has experience in Military Police Operations, Intelligence Acquisition Specialist, Anti-terrorist training, Special Weapons & Tactics, Protective Security Detail and Investigative experience in both the Private Sector and the US Army. Kenn spent 8 years as a Military Policeman, 4 of which as a Military Police Investigator, Evidence Custodian and he worked Undercover with Criminal Investigation Command. He also performed Executive Protection (EP) duties for dignitaries at NATO HQ, Shape Belgium and across Europe.
In the private sector, Kenn worked as a Criminal Intel Analyst for the Washington State Patrol & Thurston County Sheriff’s office. He later performed duties as a contracted Management Analyst with Madigan Army Medical Center. Kenn has over 11 years of experience working in Surveillance and Counter Surveillance Operations both as a Team Lead, Manager/Evaluator and Team Member with over 1740 hours of multi-mode surveillance techniques and counter surveillance training. Kenn specializes in tactical and discrete foot & vehicle surveillance.
Kenn is a graduate of the Advanced Special Operations Techniques (ASOT) course. He is a Subject Matter Expert and retired Army Green Beret with over 14 years’ experience. His previous skills made him well suited to be a Special Forces Intel Analyst for 7 years. He is trained in Close Quarters Combat (CQB) and improvised munitions. As the liaison officer attached to the US Embassy Cambodia, Kenn provided on sight ground truth intelligence during Cambodia’s national coup and infrastructure break down. Kenn led the evacuation process of US personnel, NGO’s and other host nation personnel from northern Cambodia. Later, he spent several months as the tactical advisor in the Philippines during antiterrorist operations. He is certified in counterintelligence and anti-terrorist tactics, techniques and capabilities, and led SF teams on numerous missions in over 14 countries.