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About C-T Watch

"Identify & Secure"

C-T Watch, Inc. is a global provider of security consulting and training dedicated to counterterrorism, intelligence, and special operations.  Counter-Terrorism Watch, Incorporated is a registered US Defense Contractor, professional security consulting, and training organization. The core of our directors and instructors stem from highly specialized units from within Federal Law Enforcement, State Law Enforcement, Intelligence Community (IC), and the US Special Operations Community. Our instructors are equipped with many years of real world Counterterrorism experience. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality Counterterrorism Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to meet today’s global security needs.

Our History

C-T- Watch Incorporated is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and traces its roots to maritime special operations,  counterterrorism, intelligence and security consulting.  Prior to C-T Watch starting in 2009, two retired US intelligence officers (Wicker Sr. & Everett Sr.) with over 100 years of combined special operations and intelligence experience discussed their assessment of the upcoming threats of terrorism and potential gaps in law enforcement, intelligence community and in special operations when it comes to combatting terrorism for the next century to come.  One of these gaps included the lack of highly specialized training for the Intelligence Community, Military and Law Enforcement as well as the lack of effective community engagement and awareness programs such as public and private partnerships.  These gaps once filled would fuse key information and resources from the private sector along with information the US government has in order to create the ultimate force multiplier in combatting terrorism in the Homeland.





The prolific use of technology such as social media and encryption by terrorists to communicate, train and radicalize our youth online to commit acts of terrorism is and has been beyond the control of any government – essentially making it more difficult for the government to spot the important signs necessary to stop future terrorist threats in its tracks.  An effective Counterterrorism strategy to combat this ever-growing threat of online radicalization will have to come from public and private partnerships.  One solution to countering-terrorism in the immediate future will be the reliance on Human Intelligence (HUMINT) combined with public and private partnerships to increase awareness in our communities to protect the Homeland.  It was with this vision that C-T Watch was born.

In 2010 C-T Watch was awarded a US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) contract to provide coursework and training in support of their OPE (Operational Preparation of the Environment) program expansion into the US Special Operations Forces (SOF). In conjunction with these courses C-T Watch expanded into HUMINT, C4ISR, Cyber Warfare, Tactical Driving, Defensive Tactics, Small Boat Tactics, and Intelligence courses of instruction (COI) for the Special Operations, Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement agencies.

In 2011 C-T Watch started looking inward towards the detection and prevention of terror attacks in the United States against Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR).  C-T Watch started working with US based intelligence fusion centers and private industry to assist in identifying future threats and personnel training gaps.  Filling these gaps has strategically assisted both private industry and the public sector to work together in identifying threats early and mitigating them prior to the commission of a crime or terrorist act. 


In 2018 the CEO of C-T Watch, Inc. (Mr. Wicker) was awarded as “National Sector Chief of the Year” by the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) and current FBI Deputy Director Paul Abate for his contributions to the US Infrastructure Protection Program.  The InfraGard program is a partnership with US Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources and the FBI.


George R. Wicker

1898 - 3rd US Infantry. Wounded in the Spanish American War during The Battle of Sugar Point, MN.
1899 - Fought for American Indian rights.
1917 - MN State Representative and started the first MN State Police (Wicker-Nolan Bill)
1919 - Wrote & passed Co-op bill
1927 - Founder & 1st CEO of Growmark, Inc. an $8 billion dollar agricultural co-op


The Wicker Tradition Continues

The Wicker tradition in the service of the United States of America and its security goes back over 200 years and continues today with C-T Watch, Inc.  The company has positioned itself as a world leader in counterterrorism, special operations,  intelligence, complex investigations, security consulting and maritime security in support of Homeland Security.

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Kelly R. Wicker, USN, CIA, Ret.

US Navy Captain and was part of the US Navy Diving & Salvage teams in the late 1930's and early 1940's.
1942 - Worked with Dr. Lambertsen & assigned to the OSS diving program called OSS Maritime Unit.
1945 - 1947 OSS dissolved, assigned to SSU then to CIG and to OSO and in 1947 the CIA. 1989 - Retired from CIA 




Part of CTW's expansion in 2011 was the addition of SWAT / EOD and K9 interoperability training for Federal/State/Local and Tribal Law Enforcement agencies.



FBI Deputy Director Paul Abate presents Mr. Wicker with the Sector Chief of the Year Award for his contributions in the protection of US Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources (CIKR).



CTW was awarded the contract by US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) for the provision of OPE (operational Preparation of the Environment) training.

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