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James LeMesurier

Vice President for Special Projects

Olive Group

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Olive Group

Background Information

Employment History

Principal

Good Harbor Consulting LLC


Deputy Head of the Advisory Unit On Security

United Nations


Intelligence Coordinator

Pristina City


Affiliations

Interior

Special Advisor To the Iraqi Minister


EU Mission

Advisor On Economic Crime


Education

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst


University College of Wales


Web References(6 Total References)


Good Harbor: Team

www.goodharbor.net [cached]

James LeMesurier
James LeMesurier James LeMesurier James LeMesurier Principal James LeMesurier JAMES LEMESURIER - Principal James LeMesurier is a Principal at Good Harbor in the Safety and Security Master Planning practice. He joined Good Harbor in January 2008 and is based in Abu Dhabi. Mr. LeMesurier specializes in risk management, emergency planning, and critical infrastructure protection. He has served in the British Armed Forces, United Nations, European Union, for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the commercial sector. Mr. LeMesurier was educated at University College of Wales (Aberystwyth) and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he was awarded the Queen's Medal (The Best Student Prize). He was commissioned into the British Army and saw wide-ranging operational service, including in support of the police in Northern Ireland. He was seconded to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, before deploying to Kosovo as the intelligence coordinator for Pristina City after the NATO intervention. Mr. LeMesurier left the British Army in 2000 and joined the United Nations as the deputy Head of the Advisory Unit on Security and Justice, the Special Representative of the Secretary General's security policy body within the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). In this position he acted as the political advisor to the U.N. Police Commissioner and represented the SRSG on civil-military-police coordination bodies. He led interdepartmental working groups developing the regulatory regimes for private security companies and weapon possession and control. Mr. LeMesurier then worked as an advisor on Economic Crime with the EU Mission in Kosovo, supporting units countering money laundering, terrorism, smuggling, anti-corruption and financial disclosure. For the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr. LeMesurier was appointed to lead a joint U.K./U.S. mission in Jerusalem, supporting the Ministry of Interior of the Palestinian Authority to implement the Ramallah Agreement. During the course of this two-year mission he learned Arabic to an operational level. After a further six-month immersion language course in Amman, Jordan, he was recruited as a special advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior in Baghdad, developing the specialist police capability. In 2005, Mr. LeMesurier joined Olive Group as Vice President for Special Projects where he deployed to Aceh in support of the tsunami recovery operation and to Lebanon during the 2006 war. He led project teams of 30 staff, developing the capability of security units to protect critical national infrastructure. James LeMesurier is a Principal at Good Harbor in the Safety and Security Master Planning practice. He joined Good Harbor in January 2008 and is based in Abu Dhabi. Mr. LeMesurier specializes in risk management, emergency planning, and critical infrastructure protection. He has served in the British Armed Forces, United Nations, European Union, for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the commercial sector.


www.mensjournal.com

Sweating in the 104-degree heat in Adana, Turkey, former British infantry officer James Le Mesurier is training a group of average Syrians to become members of the U.S.-funded Syria Civil Defense (SCD) team, an elite crew of battle-ready first responders.
It's September, and amid the confusion of President Bashar al-Assad's bombing campaigns against rebel factions and the U.S. airstrikes against ISIS, the 25-man SCD teams are working to save civilian lives. Le Mesurier's job is to get them ready - by re-creating an urban war zone at the SCD training center near the Syrian border. "We sourced all the materials to be exactly like what you'd find in Aleppo," he says, an unlit cigarette hanging from his lips as he stands beside the course's broken concrete and twisted metal. "If you're not killed in the blast, you can get trapped and then die from dehydration, bleeding out, or organ failure within 72 hours. Le Mesurier, 43, lights up: "Syria. It's the Mount Everest of war zones - an absolute nightmare." (Le Mesurier at the SCD training site in Turkey in September - Photograph by Mathias Depardon) "It's absolutely true that the allies help fund a group that will rescue people they're bombing," Le Mesurier says. Le Mesurier was deployed in Northern Ireland and Kosovo, but it was in Bosnia where he realized humanitarian aid was more effective at quelling war than an army. He left the military, worked for the UN and then the EU, but soon became disillusioned with "organizations that no one can describe as effective." Le Mesurier eventually began working for private security companies like Good Harbor, run by Richard Clarke, the former Bush administration counter-terrorism czar who famously accused Bush and Cheney of committing war crimes. Instead of the guys-with-guns operations of the private security world, Le Mesurier led "humanitarian portfolios and odd jobs. He trained several thousand citizens to become the oil and gas field protection force for the UAE, designed security infrastructure for Abu Dhabi - "everything from the potential of sea-level rise to political uprisings, shit you just don't think of, so you're sitting down with futurists in New York talking about what the world will be like in 30 years" - and ensured the safety of the 2010 Gulf Cup in Yemen, a regional soccer tournament held in the midst of fears of a potential Al Qaeda uprising. But eventually Le Mesurier became dissatisfied and wanted to make a more direct impact on the communities he was working in. "At the end of the day, that market is about guys with guns," he says. "The idea of being a civilian carrying a weapon and guiding a convoy in a conflict zone - that leaves me cold." Syria proved the perfect fit for Le Mesurier. In 2013, with help from Turkey's elite natural-disasters response team, AKUT, and $300,000 of seed funding from Japan, the U.K., and the U.S., he launched the first seven-day SCD course to teach 25 vetted Syrians how to deal with the chaos erupting around them. Within two days of finishing Le Mesurier's course, they saved their first life in Syria. Now over 700 Syrians have gone through the training process and rescued more than 3,700 people from the country's bombed-out rubble, using anything at hand from Leatherman tools to fire trucks. "They are ordinary members of the community who had a choice about how they were going to deal with their set of circumstances: Pick up a gun, join one of the militias, become a refugee, run away, or stay and do this," he says. The SCD pledge to help anyone in need is crucial to Le Mesurier. He believes the SCD has to maintain its autonomy within the country, and that includes limiting his own role - he has not set foot within Syria since the revolution began. Le Mesurier fears his presence alongside the team would compromise its local integrity. "One of the most challenging things is preventing outside political actors from trying to co-opt civil defense," he says. Everyone from ISIS imams to provincial councils has tried to use the SCD to their own gain. "If that happens," he says, "the whole operation is undermined." Although one in seven SCD members can expect to be killed or severely injured, the teams have a 98 percent retention rate. "These are things these guys have to deal with on a daily basis," Le Mesurier says, pulling out his smartphone to check in on recent trainees now operating in Syria. He scrolls through the latest updates: How many strikes today? How many dead? Our guys have any injuries? Le Mesurier looks up and says, "One of the Idlib guys was badly burned. He shows a picture. Aside from two eyes and a mouth grinning at the camera, it's just white bandages wrapping a body. Le Mesurier puts away his phone and lights a fresh cigarette as the team breaks through the concrete and tunnels inside. "None of my previous jobs have had the same impact as civil defense," he says, smiling as the trainees emerge triumphantly from the drill.


Good Harbor: Team

www.goodharbor.net [cached]

James LeMesurier
James LeMesurier James LeMesurier Principal James LeMesurier JAMES LEMESURIER - Principal James LeMesurier is a Principal at Good Harbor in the Safety and Security Master Planning practice. He joined Good Harbor in January 2008 and is based in Abu Dhabi. Mr. LeMesurier specializes in risk management, emergency planning, and critical infrastructure protection. He has served in the British Armed Forces, United Nations, European Union, for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the commercial sector. Mr. LeMesurier was educated at University College of Wales (Aberystwyth) and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he was awarded the Queen's Medal (The Best Student Prize). He was commissioned into the British Army and saw wide-ranging operational service, including in support of the police in Northern Ireland. He was seconded to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, before deploying to Kosovo as the intelligence coordinator for Pristina City after the NATO intervention. Mr. LeMesurier left the British Army in 2000 and joined the United Nations as the deputy Head of the Advisory Unit on Security and Justice, the Special Representative of the Secretary General's security policy body within the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). In this position he acted as the political advisor to the U.N. Police Commissioner and represented the SRSG on civil-military-police coordination bodies. He led interdepartmental working groups developing the regulatory regimes for private security companies and weapon possession and control. Mr. LeMesurier then worked as an advisor on Economic Crime with the EU Mission in Kosovo, supporting units countering money laundering, terrorism, smuggling, anti-corruption and financial disclosure. For the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr. LeMesurier was appointed to lead a joint U.K./U.S. mission in Jerusalem, supporting the Ministry of Interior of the Palestinian Authority to implement the Ramallah Agreement. During the course of this two-year mission he learned Arabic to an operational level. After a further six-month immersion language course in Amman, Jordan, he was recruited as a special advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior in Baghdad, developing the specialist police capability. In 2005, Mr. LeMesurier joined Olive Group as Vice President for Special Projects where he deployed to Aceh in support of the tsunami recovery operation and to Lebanon during the 2006 war. He led project teams of 30 staff, developing the capability of security units to protect critical national infrastructure. James LeMesurier is a Principal at Good Harbor in the Safety and Security Master Planning practice. He joined Good Harbor in January 2008 and is based in Abu Dhabi. Mr. LeMesurier specializes in risk management, emergency planning, and critical infrastructure protection. He has served in the British Armed Forces, United Nations, European Union, for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the commercial sector.


Good Harbor: Team

www.goodharbor.net [cached]

James LeMesurier
James LeMesurier James LeMesurier Principal James LeMesurier JAMES LEMESURIER - Principal James LeMesurier is a Principal at Good Harbor in the Safety and Security Master Planning practice. He joined Good Harbor in January 2008 and is based in Abu Dhabi. Mr. LeMesurier specializes in risk management, emergency planning, and critical infrastructure protection. He has served in the British Armed Forces, United Nations, European Union, for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the commercial sector. Mr. LeMesurier was educated at University College of Wales (Aberystwyth) and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he was awarded the Queen's Medal (The Best Student Prize). He was commissioned into the British Army and saw wide-ranging operational service, including in support of the police in Northern Ireland. He was seconded to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, before deploying to Kosovo as the intelligence coordinator for Pristina City after the NATO intervention. Mr. LeMesurier left the British Army in 2000 and joined the United Nations as the deputy Head of the Advisory Unit on Security and Justice, the Special Representative of the Secretary General's security policy body within the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). In this position he acted as the political advisor to the U.N. Police Commissioner and represented the SRSG on civil-military-police coordination bodies. He led interdepartmental working groups developing the regulatory regimes for private security companies and weapon possession and control. Mr. LeMesurier then worked as an advisor on Economic Crime with the EU Mission in Kosovo, supporting units countering money laundering, terrorism, smuggling, anti-corruption and financial disclosure. For the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr. LeMesurier was appointed to lead a joint U.K./U.S. mission in Jerusalem, supporting the Ministry of Interior of the Palestinian Authority to implement the Ramallah Agreement. During the course of this two-year mission he learned Arabic to an operational level. After a further six-month immersion language course in Amman, Jordan, he was recruited as a special advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior in Baghdad, developing the specialist police capability. In 2005, Mr. LeMesurier joined Olive Group as Vice President for Special Projects where he deployed to Aceh in support of the tsunami recovery operation and to Lebanon during the 2006 war. He led project teams of 30 staff, developing the capability of security units to protect critical national infrastructure. James LeMesurier is a Principal at Good Harbor in the Safety and Security Master Planning practice. He joined Good Harbor in January 2008 and is based in Abu Dhabi. Mr. LeMesurier specializes in risk management, emergency planning, and critical infrastructure protection. He has served in the British Armed Forces, United Nations, European Union, for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the commercial sector.


Good Harbor: Team

www.goodharbor.net [cached]

James LeMesurier


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