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American reality show following US Marine & Special Ops Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans.

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Question:  What is ‘American PSD’ (Personal Security Detail)

Answer:  'American PSD' is a completely unique reality show concept developed by Blue Diamond Strategies Founder and CEO David J. Carlson. 

The show will follow the main players of the Blue Diamond PSD in their various work capacities, as well as their interpersonal relationships, as they build a new executive protection company seeking the most elite clientele, from the ground up.  Follow these combat tested and proven Marines and Special Forces Operators as they transition from the battlefield to the boardroom.

American PSD can also serve as a forum for those who don't know much about our military or the struggles of our veterans, bringing together veterans who have a story to tell, with many of our fellow Americans who want to know more, but don't know how to ask or where to look...

American PSD is really one of a kind, and we hope to do our part to help raise awareness and bridge the gap between the small numbers of those who served with the large numbers of Americans who are grateful for their service.

Q:  What is Blue Diamond Strategies?

A:  Blue Diamond Strategies, LLC, is a new executive protection/security-consulting firm based out of Minnesota, looking to expand to strategic markets across America, and eventually several key international cities.  BDS primarily employs combat veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, statistically the most underemployed group in our workforce at more than twice the national average.   Blue Diamond is a Disabled Veteran Owned Business.

Q:  Why kickstarter?

A:  Kickstarter is about people with ideas, taking their projects to the people, and letting the global community have a voice in what comes in and out of the marketplace.  Too often in today’s economy, great ideas die because they never find the funding from traditional sources.

You name it, our team has tried it—and likely more than once.  Blue Diamond Strategies is about giving veterans an opportunity to find high quality employment that understands their needs.  Not owned by any Wall Street firm or Billionaire investor, BDS was started by one Marine with a vision, to take what he was doing in Iraq for our nation, and giving veterans like him, the opportunity to do the work they love, protecting those amongst us with the greatest security needs.    

By bringing together young, enthusiastic, and highly skilled veterans with elite clientele around the world, American PSD can help shape the image of the American veteran, utilizing our original reality show concept, showcasing the professional and personal lives of a close-knit band of brothers. 

Q:  What will the money be used for?

A:  Creating a product that people want to watch, while operating in the field of executive protection and security surely isn’t cheap.  Whether purchasing armored vehicles, equipment, training, or insurance, one can imagine the costs to get started. 

Your contribution will be going directly to American PSD for the purpose of  filming and creating our show project, marketing, and its distribution to either a network or to our youtube channel.  Our hope is that with your support, we can show the networks the kind of broad based, public support a show highlighting America’s veterans can be. 

Q:  What if you reach your goal?

A:  The more funding we can bring in, the more veterans we can hire, and the stronger foundation we can build for the company.  Our goals are not just short or medium range in nature, but a very comprehensive and well thought out long-term vision designed to make Blue Diamond a force in the global security market for many years to come. 

Q:  What can I do to help?

A:  Kindly contribute monetarily, share the link on any and all of your social media sites, blog and email about it, tell your friends about it—just spread the word!  Thank you!

Q:  Do you have any rewards for people wanting to give more than $10,000? 

A:  Yes, we have several.  Please email us @

Q:  When will you ship the rewards?

A:  As with all the rewards, they are dependent on us reaching our funding goal, and beginning and finishing filming and production.  We will make every effort to keep supporters abreast of our progress and timelines.

Q:  I Have No Idea How Kickstarter Works?

A:  If you're not familiar with Kickstarter or how it will work, here's a brief overview. For the next 30 days, you'll be able to make pledges to help support this project, ranging from $1 to whatever you decide to contribute. For your pledge, you can select one of the reward packages—listed to the right. Your credit card or other account will not actually be charged at the time you make your pledge, and you can change your mind right up to the final deadline.

If the final deadline comes and we've reached our goal, then everyone gets charged the amount they pledged at once, and we get to work on our project. However, if for some reason we don't meet our goal, then the whole thing is called off.  No one gets charged, no fees are applied, and everyone keeps their money.  So, there's no risk of putting up money and then losing it if we don’t reach our goal.  Of course, if we fail to meet the goal, then no one gets any rewards either…


Get involved and helped spread the word about American PSD!

You can tweet us on twitter @americanpsd or @davidcarlsonusa

David also has a facebook fan page @

Youtube us @

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