Cody J. Perron is a former United States Marine and former Special Agent of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), and current C-Founder of Fidelis Global Group; a Security Risk Management Firm. He’s a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Criminal Investigative Training Program (CITP), the U.S. State Department DSS Special Agent course, DSS High Threat Tactical Course, Marine Corps Embassy Guard School, and the Marine Corps School of Infantry. For two decades Cody has protected the highest level government officials in some of the most volatile locations around the world including Iraq, Nigeria, Kenya, Russia, and more. He is a trained firearms officer and instructor, use of force instructor, is multiple times certified in OC spray, and in his twenty years of experience has trained in multiple defensive tactics programs including Marine Corps Line (combat system) training, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT), and Officer Response Tactics. He’s also personally trained in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the last decade.
As Chief of the Protective Operations unit at the U.S. consulate in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Cody led a unit of 150 personnel in Mobile Protection Teams that protected high level diplomats in the north of Iraq from the Syrian to the Iranian border. He created the U.S. consulate Emergency Response Team (ERT) and a Quick Reaction Force (QRF), developed the teams standard operating procedures (SOP) for compound defense, active shooter, emergency evacuation, and more. Cody’s SOP’s were put to the test when he successfully led the ERT in responding to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Erbil Iraq on April 17th, 2015. Cody has trained diplomats to keep themselves safe around the world while accomplishing their highly sensitive activities; no small feat as U.S. diplomats are often targets of hostile attacks.
Cody is the current author of “Agent Unknown - True Stories of Life as a Special Agent in the Diplomatic Security Service.”