Gregory Metzger

Gregory Metzger (Metz) commenced his professional life with the South Australia Police.  After graduating as the Dux of course he spent a short time at city and metropolitan patrol bases before being seconded to the Anti-Corruption Branch and then the Police Academy. 

Subsequently he was accepted into the STAR Force (Special Tasks and Rescue) where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, specialising as a bomb tech, rescue air crew man, tubular assault trainer and response team leader.  During this time he attended numerous high risk incidents, provided security at the 2000 Olympics, as well as VIP protection for Presidents and Prime Ministers.  Additionally, Metz completed the Police Dog handler’s course and was an interpreter for the team of negotiators.   

Gregory  then joined the Federal Police Air Security Officer's program as a Senior Air Security officer and trainer.  Stepping out of the government sector, Metz commenced life as a private consultant accepting a role in Iraq as a special weapons trainer for the Coalition rebuilding the Iraqi Police Specialist Units.  Subsequently, as the Country Manager for a private training organisation contracted by the coalition in Iraq he oversaw the training of over 40,000 Iraqi police.   

Upon returning to Australia, Metz fulfilled a number of roles; including the management of 8 security contracts in Afghanistan (Tarin Kowt included), as well as Quality Assurance and risk audits for Australian companies operating overseas.  Prior to his current role as the Regional Manager for First 5 Minutes he was the State General Manager for a national security company.