President, Diversified Management Systems, Lincolnton, GA, USA
Kevin Whalen entered the United States Army following the events of September 11, 2001 and volunteered to try out for US Army Special Forces – the Green Berets.
After completing the grueling Special Forces Qualification Course, Kevin was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group at Ft Campbell, KY. In the 10 years he was with 5th Group, Kevin completed seven combat deployments across the Middle East where he trained and led local forces in a variety of counter-terror and counter narcotics operations. Kevin also worked with civilian agencies and allied governments to conduct joint combat and intelligence operations.Kevin left the Army in 2014.
He has since served as a civilian instructor providing advanced skills instruction to the full spectrum of United States Special Operations Forces. When not working for the government, Kevin has provided training to civilians on situational awareness, personal self-defense, emergency preparedness and survival.
He has also been a guest speaker at local colleges talking about morality and ethics in combat. Kevin joined the Pinkerton’s Agency in 2018 where he has performed assignments related to corporate risk management and threat mitigation.
He has prepared and delivered numerous training seminars on workplace violence, active shooter response and situational awareness – including a specialized training program for television news crews preparing to operate in dangerous environments. Kevin formed Whalen Strategic Services, LLC in 2018 in order to provide an array of leadership and security related consulting services. This includes a partnership with Diversified Management Systems to provide ISO related services.
He is a certified lead auditor for ISO standards 9001 and 27001. As a consultant, he has helped multiple companies achieve certification in both standards.Kevin lives in Lincolnton, GA with his wife and two rambunctious dogs.