Michael Van Wyk

Director of Training

Brief info

A 26 year military trained hostile environment close protection consultant with expertise in specialised training and personal security around the world. A physically fit operator dealing with security projects from start to finish with precision and strict attention to detail. Demonstrates a wide knowledge of business management skills through the role of Operational Supervisor , Team Leader ,Training Sergeant Major and Company Sergeant Major responsible for over 150 personnel. A highly organised and disciplined leader with a pragmatic approach and exceptional leadership, instilling a valuable skillset in trainees, coaches and mentors of all levels and ability.

Posts held:

from current : is training, management, command and control

Director Training The Viper Group International

Head of International Training The Viper Group

Close Protection Officer for CEO of International Media Network in London 2020-2021

SIA Level 3 Trainer at City Westminster college 2019

Operations Supervisor Wilson & James HS3 New Runway Project 2019

Team Leader Close Protection Teams CEO of Heathrow Airport  2019

Operations Supervisor CB Security HS3 New Runway Project 2018-2019

Close Protection Officer for Businessmen in London 2018

Residential Security for English Football Team,Russsian Business woman. 2019-2020

Asset Protection Amazon Project 2018

Asset Protection for Salisbury Poisoning 2018

Mobile Security Officer Mite Security 2017

Close protection Officer for Events for Hilton /Grande Hotel Brighton 2017-2018

Close Protection Officer at Labour conference Brighton 2017

Private Miltary Training consultant for Puntland Maratine Police Force (PMPF) in Basaso 2015-2016

PSD team member for the UAE management for PMPF contract in Somalia 2015-2016

Close |Protection officer for Celebrities on the Show “I am a Celebrity get me out of here “ 2015/2014

Cose Protection officer for IJET International 2014

Security Consultant for Lilly Pharmaceuticals construction Project in China Sujoe  Province 2013-2014

Training Sergeant major for Cape Town Rifles Military Unit Cape Town South Africa 2007-2014

Company Sergeant Major for Cape Town Rifles Military Unit Cape Town South Africa 2007-2014

Training Sergeant Major SANDF Special Forces School Basic Training Commando 2001-2006

Chief Instructor SANDF Special Forces School Basic Training Commando 2001-2006

Training NCO Group 10 Headquarters 1998-2001

Operations Officer Group 10 HQ 1993/4 1997/8

Groutville Commando Base Commander 1996

Platoon Sergeant Group 10 HQ 1993-1998

Qualifications:

  • FIRST RESPONSE EMERGENCY CARE (FREC LEVEL 3)
  • PERSONAL TRAINING DETAIL HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT
  • RONIN SA LEVEL 3 HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT CLOSE PROTECTION OFFICER
  • SIA LEVEL 3 CLOSE PROTECTION OFFICER
  • RONIN SA ADVANCED DRIVING
  • RONIN SA WEAPONS HANDLING
  • PEARSON BTEC LEVEL 3 ADULT EDUCATION TRAINER LEVEL 3
  • SANDF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ETDP LEVEL 4 FACILITATOR
  • SANDF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ETDP LEVEL 4 ASSESSOR
  • SANDF TRACKING INSTRUCTOR
  • IIFT PERSONAL TRAINER
  • SANDF SURVIVAL INSTRUCTOR
  • SANDF WEAPONS AND TACTICS INSTRUCTOR
  • SANDF MUSKETRY COACHING INSTRUCTOR
  • SANDF DEFENCE OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFAREINSTRUCTOR
  • SANDF FOREIGN WEAPONS INSTRUCTOR
  • SANDF RECONNISSAINCE INSTRUCTOR
  • SANDF ORGANISING AND PLANNING OF ALL TRAINING
  • SANDF SPECIAL FORCES INDIVIDUAL PHASE 1 INSTRUCTOR
  • SANDF SPECIAL FORCES INDIVIDUAL PHASE 2 INSTRUCTOR
  • SANDF PHYSICAL TRAINING HELP INSTRUCTOR.
  • SANDF MUSKETRY COACH INSTRUCTOR
  • SANDF FIRE FIGHTING
  • SANDF OCCUPATION HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • SANDF MINOR TACTICS INSTRUCTOR
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At Viper all our instructors are active in the security industry and come from an ex-military, ex-police, ex- fire and rescue or civilian background with many years’ experience in hostile and non-hostile environments.

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