Background: Grant Murray has served in four different positions with two different federal government agencies. He is a former Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security specializing in counterterrorism. He was stationed in New York City, and also traveled overseas 52 times in support of counterterrorism operations worldwide, including countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He worked both covertly and as a member of an elite counterterrorism security team, in which he provided overt security for several transportation venues, national security events, and three U.S. Presidential details. Prior to working for the Department of Homeland Security, Grant was a Dive Operations Specialist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He was responsible for preparing astronauts underwater for their Extra-Vehicular Activity, or spacewalks. He served as a safety and rescue diver, underwater videographer, and technical diver. Grant then became a NASA Protocol Officer in Johnson Space Center's Public Affairs Office, where he served as a NASA liaison to members of the U.S. House and Senate, foreign diplomats, and celebrities. He is also an experienced and accomplished public speaker, having given presentations about NASA to various audiences around the country.
After his government service, Grant gained extensive private sector experience in both the security and film industries. He has recently provided security for some of Hollywood's highest-profile celebrities, and has provided security consulting for sports venues, industrial complexes, transportation hubs, and movie studios. Grant also advised the Los Angeles Police Department on implementing unmanned aerial vehicles, and is considered an expert on unmanned aircraft in security and law enforcement. Prior to his current position with 360 Group, he served as a tactical advisor to several film and TV productions. Grant holds a Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science from Texas Tech University, and a Master's Degree in Public Policy (National Security) from UCLA.
Expertise: Grant has been extensively trained by DHS, NASA, the Department of Energy, and former members of the Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, including training in: Tactical Operations/Close Quarter Combat, Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance, Hand-to-Hand Combat, Maritime Security/Counterterrorism Measures, Aviation Counterterrorism, Search and Rescue Operations, Nuclear Detection/Radiological Countermeasures, and all aspects of Spaceflight Satellite Communications.