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Who Are We

Broadsword Defense (BSD) is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business established in San Antonio, Texas, by a U.S. Marine Corps & Law Enforcement Veteran, David Danel

Broadsword Defense strives daily to create an atmosphere of respect, maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards, and being faithful stewards of all entrusted to us. We do this by assisting our clients in achieving their desired outcomes and positively influencing all of whom come in contact with our company.

At Broadsword Defense (BSD), we are prepared to provide full range of risk mitigation, premium security services, protection, and consultation. Ranging from private individuals, government agencies, corporate clients, educational institutions across the nation and worldwide.


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About Our History

The call sign “Broadsword” comes from a long history in the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command and 1st Force Reconnaissance Company. History and lineage are hallmarks of a successful organization. “Know where you come from, and uphold the standards.”

David “DD” Danel 

Founder | Chief executive officer

David founded Broadsword Defense in the Fall of 2021. David has over thirty years of experience between Marine Corps Special Operations, Law Enforcement, Training, international and domestic Security. David attended the American Military University, where he majored in organizational management & leadership in 2013 while still on Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps. David served as a Peace Officer, working in a patrol car, Street Crimes Unit, Gangs, Vice, Narcotics, Crime Suppression Neighborhood Teams, and the Anti-Terrorism Liaison Officer for the San Diego Police Department’s most populated tourist division. David has deployed worldwide, including Iraq and Afghanistan on multiple combat deployments, during the deadliest of times and most recently to Ukraine. Now he brings those skillsets to Texas to continue providing the most qualified personnel to provide safety and security to our communities.

Aaron “AT” Moore 


Aaron has over 30 years of real-world experience in the industry. Serving twenty two years in the United States Marine Corps serving in diverse billets- Sniper/Sniper Team Leader, Recon Team Leader, Force Recon Team Leader, Assault Team Leader, Royal Marine Commando Exchange, UK, Security Forces, Exercise Director, retiring from Marine Special Operations Command. In addition, he has spent the last 5 years as a High Threat Security Consultant and Security Operations Manager for the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq.  Now he brings those experiences to our clients and our community.