Head-of-State-level security for superyachts
With a professional services provider roll that reads like a who’s-who in the international security industry, Command at Sea International (CASI), is set to become the premiere player in the private yacht security market.
CASI will be led by two extraordinary individuals whose vision is to provide yachts, their owners, guest and crew with the same level of security typically offered to world leaders.
Serving as CASI’s chairman is Joe Hagin, who served in senior management positions at the White House for 14 years, over the course of three Presidential administrations. Most recently, Mr. Hagin served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations from January 2001 to August 2008, and was responsible for managing the overall administrative, security, and military support structure surrounding the President of the United States. “By their very nature,” Hagin said, “yachts are vulnerable from a security risk standpoint: They are mobile and increasingly traverse inherently dangerous parts of the ocean, are highly visible, and offer the kind of reward pirates and other criminals are seeking.”
While most wealthy individuals employ security programs in their homes and places of business, Hagin and Peterman believe they remain vulnerable in their yachting activities. “We understand fully that yachts are seen as recreational escape vehicles from the stresses of day-to-day life, and thus security services are often viewed as an intrusion into the joys that yachting provides,” Peterman said. “But we believe strongly that good, extremely effective security can be virtually unobtrusive, and provide owners, crew and yacht managers with the peace of mind that comes from knowing the vast majority of threats have been assessed and managed by extremely competent professionals,” Hagin added.
CASI operates by taking the time to develop a thorough assessment of every yacht’s unique security risk profile. It then develops a comprehensive plan aimed at mitigating each of the risks. CASI sees itself as a full partner with other key professionals in the luxury yacht community, including yacht designers, yacht builders, project managers, yacht managers and crew agencies. “We are here to enhance an owner’s security, and we believe this can best be accomplished by providing information, skills, resources and experience-based perspective to the other key players in a yacht owner’s team,” Peterman said.
CASI’s experts include experts in the use of ballistic materials, cyber security, global intelligence, and high-tech deterrence equipment. “Our team, quite simply, is the best of the best in the modern security arena,” Hagin said, adding, “the kind of experts and expertise used by the leaders of the most powerful nations in the world.”
CASI is proud to be associated with Command Control Group, an elite global security firm that provides advisory security and strategic business development services to governments, corporations and high net worth individuals.