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Dwayne Morgan Dip Pol Prac, Cert CP, Cert Pol

Dwayne is the founder and Director of Special Programs. He comes from a variety of backgrounds and experience, having first joined the military in New Zealand in 1994 as a 16 year old.

He originally joined the New Zealand Navy where he was a Marine Electrical Mechanic and trained on the ship’s machinery as well as training with numerous weapon systems when he became part of the ship’s boarding and landing party. He eventually left the navy after a short time and joined the New Zealand Army.

Here he trained as a Communications Operator in the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals and in 2001 he was posted to Signals Troop 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Group which is part of Support Squadron. Dwayne worked alongside these elite soldiers, deploying with them to Afghanistan on active duty in 2004. While deployed to Afghanistan he also worked alongside the U.S. Navy SEAL Team 2.

In 2005 Dwayne joined the New Zealand Police where he worked his way from a frontline response Constable through to being a qualified Detective. He worked as uniform presence on a number of ministerial protection jobs, worked as the Officer in charge of a number of high level serious crime investigations and specialised in running and controlling Human Intelligence Sources or Confidential Informants.

He trained and worked as a Public Order Policing member. He was frequently seconded as an acting supervisor in a variety of roles within Police including Front Line Policing, Pubic Order Policing, Traffic Safety, Investigations and others. In 2018 Dwayne left the Police to start Special Programs Security.




Robert Hutchins NZGM

Rob comes from an extensive military background emerging from the Special Forces as a highly skilled operator. He is an experienced leader and manager of large teams with an operational focus. His experience has been in some of the most complex, chaotic and high-pressure situations anyone can work in.

These situations have required Rob to know the people in his team, understand the key elements of the given situation, relate to and liaise with other stakeholders, utilise available resources and select appropriate options to come up with a plan to get real time results for the team.

He has completed these tasks both tactically, within hours of the required result and more strategically over months to obtain the desired outcome.

Rob has a reputation as a leader and manager that he is both proud to have gained and passionate to maintain. Rob’s skills, experience and attitude have proven adaptability, from high end Special Forces military operations, through softer security interventions and non-military outcomes such as business administration, capability building, budgets and people management.

Special Forces Managers and leaders are often underestimated in their worth outside the military, but Rob exemplifies the ideals of a true leader excelling in every pursuit he undertakes, be it from a tactical standpoint or in business.

Rob excels in motivation, the pursuit of excellence, humility and the desire to get the job done. 




Damian Riccitelli

Damian is a U.S. Navy Cryptologist that has extensive experience from deploying to Afghanistan with Joint Task Forces operating out of Bagram and Kabul. He returned to support Naval Special Warfare & Army Special Forces as well.

He directly participated in over 25 direct action missions resulting in enemy high value target captures via air, vehicles and on foot also surviving IED ambush attacks.

Damian then left military service to attend college and worked on personal protection security details for celebrities, became a gang-unit corrections officer and head of physical security at campuses for both a large pharmaceutical company and defense contractor.

Upon returning to the U.S. Navy Reserves, Damian worked under the NSA and mobilized back to another Naval Special Warfare unit. Damian has attended numerous military schools, holds a B.A. in Strategic and Organizational Communication from Temple University and is currently finishing an M.S. in Cyber Security Technology from the University of Maryland (UMUC).

Damian is a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in his free time and has a beautiful family of three children with his wife Jennifer.