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Michael A. ("Tony") Reid, LCDR, USN (Ret) Joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems

NEWTON, N.H., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul C. Jensen, CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today that Michael A. ("Tony") Reid, former United States Navy Director for Anti-terrorism, Force-protection (AT/FP), has joined HMDS as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on threat analysis and systems integration.

"We are honored to have someone as experienced and well-respected in the industry as Tony Reid to join our team in helping counter the threat of small boat attacks around the globe," said Jensen. "Tony brings a combined total of 38 years of government service, much of it in the area of physical security."

Mr. Reid, a native of Texas, enlisted with the United States Navy at the Armed Forces Enlistment Center in Houston, Texas in November 1976.   During his active duty service, he completed major deployments to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean during the fall of Tehran. He also transited the Panama Canal, participated in deterrence operations off the coast ofNicaragua and Law Enforcement operations in support of the Coast Guard in the Caribbean, including the seizure of the civilian freighter Durango Kiss.

Reid completed Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida en route to USS Saratoga (CV60).  Among his subsequent assignments: NSB Kings Bay, Georgia with temporary duties at Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic (SWFLANT); Navy Criminal Investigative Service and CNO N34 Staff; Commander Navy Europe AT Program Director; Navy Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters C4I Program Manager for AT; and CNIC Operations Directorate, Antiterrorism Headquarters Program Director. While at CNIC he established the Navy's Access Control Program, Automated Vehicle Entry systems and orchestrated the development and improvement of the Navy's Physical Security Engineering Standards.

"As adversaries continue to grow in capability, HALO's innovative barrier solutions fulfill an absolute requirement to increase waterside protection at critical assets around the world," said Reid.  "It is both an honor and pleasure to join an organization with such a recognized track record of accomplishment and steadfast commitment to quality and I believe that my experience in AT/FP will add to their already impressive team."

About HALO: 
HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS) provides state-of-the-art, floating Security Barrier Systems to protect strategic maritime assets like ports, naval bases, nuclear power plants, oil and gas facilities and other critical infrastructure. The HALO™ barrier represents a new type of security barrier system employing advanced composite materials and designed to provide systems that are by-design effective, low maintenance and eco-friendly.  HALO™ is not a line of demarcation but rather a formidable, stable deterrent that physically denies access to vital maritime assets.  Perimeter security begins at the sea.

CONTACT: Mark Hogan, 603-259-4411

SOURCE HALO Maritime Defense Systems