Engility  Engility was launched in 2012 as
an independent company made up of
leading businesses within L-3's
Government Services segments:
including MPRI, Command & Control
Systems and Software (C2S2), Global
Security & Engineering Solutions
(GS&ES), Linguist Operations & Technical
Support (LOTS) and Engility Corporation
and International Resources Group (IRG).
Constellis Group Constellis Group
comprises a family of companies
providing complementary security,
support, training and advisory services to
governments, multinational corporations
and international organizations working in
challenging environments worldwide.
Dynamics Research Corporation, a
publicly held company, is headquartered
in Andover, Massachusetts. DRC's
primary mission is to deliver solutions
and services to federal, state, and local
government.
AEGIS is a London based, privately
owned, British security and risk
management company with overseas
offices in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq and
the USA.
DynCorp International is a
multifaceted, global enterprise that
provides innovative solutions to the
diverse technology and professional
services needs of government and
commercial industry worldwide.
Erinys International can provide a
global personal protection service,
indigenous or expatriate, encompassing
overt high threat environments through
to more covert scenarios requiring tact
and discretion.
Evergreen International Aviation, Inc
Based in McMinnville, Oregon, Evergreen
International Aviation, Inc. is a privately
held global aviation services company
that is active through several subsidiary
companies.  Evergreen is recognized as a
world leader in air freight and aviation
services with a broad base of customers
including other air carriers, aviation
companies and governmental agencies.
KBR  Not only is KBR the largest
contractor for the United States Army
and a top-ten contractor for the U.S.
Department of Defense, it is currently the
world's largest defense services
provider.  
MVM Inc  Founded in 1979, MVM has a
29 year history of effectively supporting
Military, Law Enforcement and commercial
clients. Over the past 14 months MVM
has been awarded over $1 billion in
contracts in new and existing markets.
Northbridge Services Group specialises
in providing highly confidential and
effective security related services
designed to address the needs of
Governments, Multi-National
Corporations, Non Governmental
Organisations, the Corporate Sector and
Prominent Individuals.
Tier 1 Group (T1G) has the proven
capability to consistently provide
exceptionally reviewed training solutions
to top tier corporate, military and other
government agencies.
Triple Canopy, an integrated security
solutions company, mitigates risk and
develops comprehensive security
programs for government agencies,
private corporations and
non-governmental organizations working
in high-risk environments across the
globe.  
Private military contractors now come in
all forms from providing muzzle to
muzzle security to providing high tech
solutions for communications, logistical
and transportation services and  risk
management assessments.  As far as
politicians go, any talk of banning private
military contractors is just a lot of smoke
without the mirrors.  The need for
security related services will only grow in
a world of rising population, technology
and threats.

I've provided you with a list of links to
private military contractor websites to
give you quick reference to the services
and careers provided by some of these
firms:   
AirScan was founded in 1989 to provide
state-of-the-art airborne surveillance and
security services to U.S. government and
private sector customers.  
ACADEMI is an elite security services
provider.
Private Military
Contractors
"While the Hessians are commonly
referred to as mercenaries, most
were conscripted into service rather
than being paid for their service."
~ Barry M. Baker
During the 2008 presidential primaries,
presidential candidate Senator Hillary
Clinton introduced legislation to ban the
use of private military firms in Iraq.  
Barack Obama retained his standard
enigma status by simply saying that he
would not "rule out" the use of private
military firms.

One of the best ways you can prepare
yourself for a police career is to develop
an interest in politics, and – most
importantly – listen to what politicians
say.  Now, understand I didn't say
believe what politicians say, I just said
listen to what they say.  It's an excellent
exercise in separating fact from fiction
which will become a perpetual exercise
you'll continue during your police career.
Long before nations, in any form,
maintained standing armies, kings and
warlords conscripted or hired people to
fight for them.  A quarter of the British
force in the colonies during the American
Revolutionary War were Hessian troops.  
While the Hessians are commonly
referred to as mercenaries, most were
conscripted into service rather than being
paid for their service.  The payment for
their services went to the kings who
conscripted them and the commanders
who led them.

The dictionary definition of the noun
mercenary is, "a professional soldier
serving in a foreign army for pay."  Aside
from the definition being in conflict with
many military related operations over
history, the word mercenary has simply
become politically incorrect in today's
politically correct environment.  While the
definition could still apply to some private
military operations today, the activities of
today's modern private military
contractors have evolved well beyond a
soldier fighting for pay.  

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