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
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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