Michael Owen

Michael F. Owen | President & Executive Director President | Executive Director

Captain Michael F. Owen | USMC

Captain Owen was born in St. Petersburg, FL. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kaplan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) program in October 2008.

Captain Owen was assigned to the 6th Marine Corps Recruiting District located in Tallahassee, FL to serve as an Officer Selection Officer (OSO) assistant from October 2008 to March 2009. Here he ensured that Officer Candidates were physically, mentally, and administratively ready for Officer Candidate School (OCS) located in Quantico, VA. He attended The Basic School, Infantry Officer Course, and The Martial Arts School of Excellence (MACE) instructor course from April 2009 to April 2010 and upon gradation he reported to 2nd Bn 4th Marines located aboard Camp Pendleton, CA. His first assignment was as rifle platoon commander for 3rd Platoon, Golf Company. Captain Owen led his Marines through various combined arms live fire exercises in order to prepare them for continuous combat operations. Within six months of assuming command of 3rd Platoon, Captain Owen was hand selected amongst his peers to report to Sangin, Afghanistan and serve as Platoon Commander for 1st Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Bn 5th Marines. He assumed command of a platoon of Marines following the passing of their previous platoon commander, Captain Owen and his Marines conducted continuous combat clearing operations in order to eradicate enemy activity in the Sangin River Valley. From October 2010 to March 2011 Captain Owen deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon return from his deployment with 3rd Bn 5th Marines, Captain Owen volunteered to re-deploy with 2nd Bn 4th Marines to Musa Qala, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned as an Afghan National Army (ANA) Advisor Team Leader, where he and his team operated independently from a remote location, training Afghan soldiers various combat techniques, tactics, and procedures. From August 2011 to March 2012 Captain Owen deployed to Musa Qala, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In June 2012, Captain Owen reported to the School of Infantry (WEST) and assumed duties as Executive Officer, Charlie Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry (WEST). After an initial training cycle as the Executive Officer of Charlie Company, Captain Owen was selected to report to The Republic of Georgia and serve as the Mentor Training Team Executive Officer for the GDP-ISAF mission in Tbilisi, Georgia. He and his team trained the 42nd Georgian Light Infantry Division on counterinsurgency operations, Combat Operations Center (COC) drills, offensive/defensive tactics, and Area of Operations (AO) assessments. From September to December 2012 he deployed to The Republic of Georgia in support of the GDP-ISAF mission. In January 2013, Captain Owen reported back to the School of Infantry were he would resume duties as Executive Officer, Charlie Company, Infantry Training Battalion for the duration leading towards his End of Active Service date (EAS). On September 30, 2013 Captain Owen was honorably discharged from active duty. Upon separation, Mike obtained his M.S. degree in Homeland Security from San Diego State University, graduating with honors. He is currently pursing his Doctorate in Strategic Security at Henley-Putnam University, and President|Co-Founder of Fidelity Security Solutions, LLC. Which is a Disabled Veteran Owned and Operated private security company located out of the Greater San Diego region in beautiful sunny California.

Captain Owen’s personal decorations include the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat distinguishing device, Navy Achievement Medal with combat distinguishing device, and the Combat Action Ribbon.