Harold Underdown, Senior Vice President of Security Force Development
In this role, Harold is the functional champion for our 50,000+ OfficerForce.SM After a distinguished 30-year military career, Master Chief Special Operator (SEAL), Harold Underdown joined USA as Senior Vice President of Security Force Development, where he currently oversees the recruitment, selection, training, communications and development of our Security Officer force.
As a member of the U.S. Navy SEALs, Harold has completed numerous assignments and taken on multiple demanding leadership roles. Early in his career he was selected to serve as part of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group in Dam Neck, VA, where he served as Mobility Team Lead Chief Petty Officer. In this capacity, he completed numerous missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was also selected to serve as the J3 Master Chief of Special Operations Command assigned onboard Homestead Air Reserve Base in Homestead, Florida, from April 2010 to November 2011.
Harold was later assigned as Senior Enlisted Advisor for the East Coast Training Detachment based in Little Creek, VA. He was selected as Command Master Chief of SEAL Team Four. While assigned in this crucial role, he completed two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was then assigned the duties of Senior Enlisted Advisor at NSW Logistics, and was later assigned as Operations Master Chief of Naval Special Warfare Group Two, providing Operational support to all East coast SEAL Teams.
Harold has received numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal (V Device), two Defense Meritorious Service Medal awards, and numerous individual and campaign medals.
In his capacity as Senior Vice President of Security Force Development for USA, Harold is the functional voice of our field Officers, within our leadership team and the champion of our entire security team. In addition, he works closely with our Consulting, Investigations and International division to enhance our intelligence capabilities and client development opportunities.