About Us

You won't find a more experienced team of professionals in the ETX Region. We have over 70 years of experience between our staff in Executive Protection, High Threat, Close Protection, Force Protection and Special Teams across the globe.

Reach out with your needs and questions you may have for any level of security or consulting and you will quickly realize you won't need to look any further.

Paladins : Who We Are

KELLY SMITH (CO-OWNER/MANAGER)

Marine Veteran, Active Law Enforcement, Special Teams, DEA Task Force, Executive & Dignitary Protection Instructor, Personal Protection Officer, Licensed Security Consultant, Licensed Security Instructor, TCOLE Instructor, GST Instructor

RAY BARRON (CO-OWNER/DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS/TRAINING)

Air Force Veteran, Security Consultant, Licensed Security Instructor, Personal Protection Officer, High Threat Protection Agent, Executive & Dignitary Protection Instructor, DPS Active Shooter Instructor, Multi Level Firearms Instructor, Close Protection Instructor, Church & School Safety Consultant/Instructor, ALICE Instructor

NICK GAINES

Army Veteran, Medical Instructor, 18 Delta SF, High Threat Protection Agent, TCCC (Tactical Medicine) Instructor, First Aid/CPR Instructor, Stop The Bleed Instructor, National & State Registered Paramedic

Just some of the Clients/Areas our Team has worked & Consulted

Home Depot
Paula Zahn
AT&T
Public Storage
Motel 6
Holiday Inn
Marriot
Sam's Club
Walton Corp
Apple Inc
USAF
US Congressman Gohmert
US Senator Ted Cruz
Texas Republican Party
President Clinton - Perimeter Detail
Matt Walsh

LT Col Allen West
Mike Huckabee
LT Col Dave Grossman
Neal McCoy
Beastie Boys
Sublime
Neil Young
Phil Roberston
Whiskey Meyers Band
Curtis Grimes Band
Love Field Airport Emergency Services
FBI
FBI Behavorial Health Unit
Hellenic Police - Counter Terrorism Unit
US Border Patrol
Us Dept Of State

Us Dept of Energy
US Department of Defense
US Drug Enforcement Agency
Mercy Ships International
Youth With A Mission International
Teen Mania
JAMA Global
Samaritans Purse
El Paso County Sheriff
Smith County Sheriff
Texas Department of Public Safety
Wood County Sheriff
Van Zandt County Sheriff

Dallas County Sheriff
Lindale PD
Tyler ISD PD
Mineola PD
Lindale ISD PD
Tyler PD
Quitman PD
Winsboro PD
Longview PD
Kilgore PD
University Of Texas

Tyler Junior College
Stephen F Austin University
Over 60 churches
Over 15 School Districts
100s of Business's, Venues and Events
Hurricane Katrina Support
Hurricane Harvey Support

Freedom Defense Instructors:

Ray Barron/ Owner & Manager

AF ST Veteran , High Threat Protection , Executive, VIP and Dignitary Protection, Co Owner Paladin Solutions ,LLC Protection Agency , Industry Consultant

Nick Gaines / Co Mgr

Army Veteran, Special Forces 18 Delta, Private Contractor , State Department Contractor , SAR Technician , Paramedic , Industry Consultant

Kelly Smith /Instructor

Marine Veteran , 20 plus years Law Enforcement , Special Teams , DEA Task Force , Executive & Dignitary Protection, Co Owner Paladin Solutions, LLC Security

Seth Capps/Instructor

Marine Veteran Sniper. Precision & Long Range Shooter, Law Enforcement Officer ,Industry Consultant

Nathan Lundstrom/Instructor

East TX Krav Maga Instructor, Industry Consultant

Charles Mosimain

Range Safety Officer , Personal Protection Officer

Brooke Wedgeworth

Police Officer , Female Handgun and Personal Safety Instructor