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Designated Defense was established by former Army Sniper Mathew Severson. Mr. Severson spent 6 years in the Military with a deployment to Iraq. After deploying to Iraq, he became a security contractor overseas for 10+ years. During these years, he serviced Department of Defense and Department of State clients in Afghanistan and Kuwait. He protected some of the most important people in the world as well as some of the most famous people in the world. While working overseas, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Security Management, graduating with the highest of honors as well as became an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.
Mr. Severson returned to Las Vegas and wanted to bring the team atmosphere to the Las Vegas market. After working in the local security market, he realized there was a need for a security company that cares for its clients and takes care of its employees. This is when he set out to establish Designated Defense Security Services.


Director Of Operations

A resident of Las Vegas for over 30 years, Mr. Landrove started his security career working in the casino security industry for several years. In 1999, he began his Law Enforcement career with the City of Las Vegas Department of Public Safety. During his career, he worked in multiple divisions including Training Division as an Instructor in Use of Force, Tactical Handgun, Field Training Instructor, Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) Commander and reaching the rank of Department of Public Safety Lieutenant. In 2021, he retired from his Law Enforcement career. Mr. Landrove has over 28 years of combined experience in Private Security and Law Enforcement, bringing all his training and experience to Designated Defense Security services.  He joined Designated Defense in 2023 as the Director of Operations.

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