After being closed for nearly 28 years, the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia reopened in 2018, with SOC guiding the standup of the mission as the trusted security provider in the region since 2017. In this austere location, SOC protected U.S. personnel, property, and assets providing specialized protective services and logistical support to ensure the safety of U.S. Mission personnel and facilities in Mogadishu, other locations within Somalia, and other countries. The mission was supported around the clock with mobile protective security, emergency response teams, roving patrols, fixed site security (perimeter and tower security, roving patrols, and access control points), protective security escort teams, and TOC support in a remote, challenging environment with limited infrastructure, austere living conditions, and evolving threats. SOC also provided all ancillary support to sustain the operations, such as life support, personnel protective equipment and housing, and medical support.
“Prior to opening the Embassy, SOC put together a new leadership team that proved to be one of the most capable teams that I have worked with in my 40 years of service in multiple war zones and high threat posts. [They] earned our complete trust and confidence. … the team has been thoroughly professional, extremely calm, and highly skilled in their reaction and thoroughly responsive to the needs of U.S. Diplomats and contracting personnel supporting operations.”