Terence Brister

Self-defense instructor and trainer.

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T is a results-oriented individual with more than 15 years combined experience in professional security, law enforcement, military special unit operations, and private investigations. Skilled at collaborating with government organizations, corporate, and private clients. Accustomed to working with individuals at all levels of responsibility to protect assets, reduce liability, and promote crime prevention initiatives. Able to conduct interviews, investigations, undercover operations, and human resource related issues. Served as a diplomatic security officer at various United States Embassies, Cleared American Guardsman, State Police Officer, and Licensed Legal Investigator.

• Protection of personnel, property, and classified materials.
• Enforcement of SC state traffic laws.
• Experienced in internal and external investigations.
• Enforcement of policy, compliance and other human resource related issues.
• Surveillance and Undercover Operations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL FITNESS OF GREENVILLE- Owner/Operator 2005-present
Trained clientele who needed instruction in areas of personal protection, fitness coaching, exercise programming, weapons defense, nutrition counseling, sports conditioning, and wellness.

BRISTER INVESTIGATIVE AGENCY AND ASSOCIATES- Owner/Operator 1994-2005
CEO/ Director of Operations directly responsible for conducting special investigations and security. Conduct Investigations that included but not limited to domestic issues, workers compensation, corporate related issues, and complaints. Fugitive recovery unit and undercover operations.

MVM/CIS COASTAL INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC SECURITY US Department of State 1991-2005
Responsible for protecting US interest including US Department of State personnel, property, and classified information/material. Multi-site diplomatic security operations, report writing and evidence collection of incidents. Crime prevention. Served in La Paz, Bolivia and Tel Aviv, Israel.

SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER – Patrolman 1990-1991
Responsible to enforce South Carolina State Traffic Laws and conduct investigations. Prepared cases for trial and accident investigation, Evidence Collection.

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SPECIAL UNIT- Combat Engineer/MSG Battalion 1985-1990
Protection of United States diplomatic personnel, property, and classified materials. Dignitary protection, engineering duties, special clearance, Counter Terrorism Training, Training NCO. Served at Camp Lejeune NC, American Embassy Vienna, Austria, and American Embassy Niamey, Niger all with distinction and honorable discharge.

EDUCATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

1985 Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence SC
1986 USMC Basic Training and Combat Engineer School, Parris Island SC, Camp Lejeune NC
1990 SC Criminal Justice Academy State Police School
1991 Cleared American Diplomatic Guard Training and DOS Security Training, Falls Church VA
1994 State Licensed Private Investigator