JADE HELM and Private Military Corporations

There has been much fear and loathing regarding JADE HELM 15 in the independent media, where hyperbole is infectious…

InfowarsJade Helm Update: They’re About to Drop The Hammer!

Before It’s NewsJade Helm is Operational! Militia Units Fired Up! Gun Grabs Are Back! Jade Helm IS NOT A DRILL!!!!

Dave Hodges The Common Sense ShowThe Interconnections Between the TPP, Jade Helm, ISIS and the Elimination of Christianity

Veterans TodayDHS: “America is now under Wal-Martial law” – that one is satire.

The “infection” began around the Ides of March this year, with the release of two Power Point presentations titled “Request to Conduct Realistic Military Training (RMT) Jade Helm 15” at…

All News Pipeline‘Jade Helm 2015’ 8-Week Summer Special Ops Exercises Prep For End Game And ‘Mastering The Human Domain’

Listed as contacts in the documents are Mr. Thomas Mead JADE HELM Operations Planner/MSEL, Mr. Francisco Oquendo Jr., JADE HELM Operations Planner, and Mr. Richard Kimmich, JADE HELM Project Lead. Of the latter we know little; he is apparently one and the same Command Senior Enlisted Leader CSM Richard Kimmich, USA, listed in this Joint Special Operations University 2011-2012 Academic Handbook.

The name of Thomas Mead has come up in news stories where he has interfaced with local officials agreeing to conduct the realistic military training exercise in their jurisdictions…

WTAWGreen Berets Are Coming to Aggieland

mySouTexMilitary exercises to be held in county

American Contractor – Jade Helm 15 Mastering the Human Domain

On December 8, 2014, the Goliad County Commissioners Court approved a request from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command to conduct military exercises in the county. The individual who presented the military operation is a military contractor who now has the role of Operations Planner, Thomas Mead…

Mead and Oquendo both have ICE Inc. email addresses. On its news page, we find a 6/30/2014 entry that may refer to a Jade Helm related contract, presuming that Richard Kimmich would be the USSOCOM liaison…

Intelligence, Communications, and Engineering Inc. (ICE Inc.) has been awarded the USSOCOM Enterprise Wide Training and Exercise Program (UEWTEP) contract…

Another ICE Inc. contractor who has come to our attention (from DAHBOO777 and TRronic-Kontra News) is Mia Kelly…

Mia Kelly | LinkedIn

Summary – TOP SECRET/SCI – 30+ years working with DoD – 15 years working with Special Operations – Experienced in Cyber Operations and Electronic Warfare Planning, CI/HUMINT, and Information Operations – Strong written and oral communications skills – Detailed operational planner – Expert at developing viable courses of action for complex problems – Mentor and trainer


Cyber/IO Planner for Exercise JADE HELM – ICE – August 2014 – Present (10 months)Fort Bragg, NC

Cyber/IO Planner – JADE HELM – VATC – January 2014 – August 2014 (8 months)

Senior Cyber/Information Operations Planner – Northrop Grumman – September 2007 – December 2013 (6 years 4 months)

IO Planner/LNO USASOC 2007 – December 2013 (6 years)

Sergeant Major US Army, 1st IO CMD 2004 – 2007 (3 years)

First Sergeant US Army 1999 – 2004 (5 years)

Her previous employer, VATC Inc. (Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting, Inc.) is a subcontractor to ICE Inc. on the UEWTEP contract referenced above…

VATC Inc. PressVATC Supports Tailored, Cost-Effective Training at Southern Strike

On their LinkedIn pages, both Mead and Oquendo list NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc. (dead link – expired 4/22/2015) as a former employer…

Francisco Oquendo | LinkedIn


USASOC JADE HELM Operations Planner – ICE INC – July 2013 – Present (1 year 11 months)Fort Bragg, NC

Operation Planner for JADE HELM, Uncoventional Warfare Exercise.

Observer/Controller – Oak Grove Technologies – April 2013 – June 2013 (3 months)

Vice President of Operations in Latin America – NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc. – February 2010 – February 2013 (3 years 1 month)

Company SGM – 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Thomas Mead | LinkedIn


Site Lead – Metris – July 2012 – Present (2 years 11 months) Fayetteville, North Carolina Area

IW Instructor – NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc. – March 2012 – October 2012 (8 months) Camp Lejeune, NC

Customer Account Executive – DynCorp International – September 2010 – February 2012 (1 year 6 months)

MSG, Special Forces – US Army – October 1990 – November 2010 (20 years 2 months)

His current employer: Metris Global

Previous employer: NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc. | LinkedIn

NEK’s mission is to provide our clients the highest quality Special Operations related services and capabilities possible in response to unique contracting requirements. The Company combines competent, highly experienced Special Operations Forces (SOF) professionals with a combination of corporate flexibility and rapid responsiveness to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. Our readily available services alleviate inherent governmental restrictions in order to meet rapidly emerging foreign and domestic requirements. NEK will work with each customer to identify training requirements and objectives in order to develop a custom training program that satisfies those requirements. [our emphasis]

What does alleviation from “inherent governmental restrictions” entail? Consider the September 2005 statement of Brigadier General Karl Horst, deputy commander of the Third Infantry Division charged with Baghdad security, regarding Mead’s former employer DynCorp and other private military contractors…

Special ForcesThe private military contractors (PMC)

These guys run loose in this country and do stupid stuff. There’s no authority over them, so you can’t come down on them hard when they escalate force… They shoot people, and someone else has to deal with the aftermath. It happens all over the place.

That was in post-invasion Iraq. What then will the PMCs do under “domestic requirements,” where the “inherent governmental restrictions” include the U.S. Constitution?

Constantine ReportUS to Investigate Charge of Multiple Child Rapes by Dyncorp Employees in Colombia

As we said, hyperbole is infectious.

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