GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–On April 5th, Goose Creek voters will head to the polls to vote for the city council race. Five candidates are on the ballot but only three will be elected.
Over the next few weeks, The Berkeley Observer will be introducing you to them. Brandon Cox is next on the list.
To view the sample ballot for the upcoming election, click here.
Below, we recently asked Cox the following questions:
1. Why are you seeking election?
My mission is to ensure that the great city of Goose Creek is a safe, affordable and vibrant place to live and raise a family. We need strong, independent, successful leadership in order to keep the city great and feel like I can benefit the community by bringing my 20 years of global experience to council.
2. What is your educational background?
US Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD)
US Navy Dive School
US Army Air Assault School
U.S. Department of State Worldwide Personal Protective Services
A.A.S Applied Science
3. What is your current profession?
President and Chief Executive Officer at Threat Management Group www.threatgroup.com
Wife and three children
5. What changes would you like to bring to Goose Creek?
Not many changes at all, but I would like to evaluate the way our city issues business licenses to identify where we can generate higher profits while creating incentives for business that want to come to our city.
6. Why should voters vote for you over the other candidates?
I am an independent candidate. I can be a team player, but pledge to be beholden to no one except the voter. I have a measured successful career that has spanned 20 years of service to my country from time in the military to now as the CEO of a National Security Contracting Firm. The tri county area is going through many changes and our city needs strong, independent, successful leadership to navigate the growth we are experiencing
7. Anything else worth mentioning?
(My condensed Bio)
Brandon is a military veteran, business professional, steward of US taxpayer dollars, but most importantly a husband and father. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and is part of the strategic planning team for Berkeley Forward. In addition to his active local community involvement, he is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a globally recognized National Security Contracting Firm named Threat Management Group (TMG) www.threatgroup.com
He has led TMG’s global effort for over a decade providing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to various military, foreign and civilian units in Europe, Asia, Malta, Libya and Afghanistan. Under his leadership, Threat Management Group has developed from a start-up company to the well-branded corporation of today.
Prior to his role as CEO, Brandon was active duty Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and a graduate of the U.S. Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD), U.S. Navy Dive School, US Army Air Assault School, U.S. DOS Worldwide Personal Protective Services as well as other certified DOD, DOS, DOE, DTRA and civilian courses. His work while active duty EOD included operations in North Korea, Australia, Europe, South West Asia, South East Asia and other hostile zones.
He later utilized those experiences while performing high end, high threat security for a private military contracting firm in Iraq. While holding a GS-15 (O-6) equivalent position, he was responsible for performing Personal Security Detail (PSD) work as the Agent-In-Charge (AIC). He protected members of various intelligence agencies, US military VIPs and numerous diplomats. During these missions, Brandon acted as the personal bodyguard for his clients while maintaining a sixteen man PSD Team as they traveled to locations of interest.
Currently, he and his team at TMG work directly with the professionals from the United States Secret Service (USSS), Department of State (DOS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Department of Defense (DOD) and other local, state and federal Law Enforcement and First Responders.
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