Reid is a former US Marine with operational experience in Vietnam, the MENA region, and Latin America. Following the military, he served in Law Enforcement before undertaking a career in high-risk executive protection and corporate risk management. The vast majority of his commercial career has been operating in non-permissive environments including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Central America; including extensive operational experience in Mexico.

Reid is fluent Spanish speaking and a renowned subject matter expert in high-risk protective details, close quarter battle (CQB), personal security, and advanced firearms tactics in relation to Executive Protection. He regularly teaches government agencies, and private organizations in personal security, tactics, and awareness. He brings to ETS Risk Management extensive operational experience, and oversees all North America ETS operations, including cross-border (Mexico/USA) protective services.