Defense Consulting Services LLC, San Antonio, Texas 866-384-3570

Defense Consulting Services provides multi-disciplined security, force protection, anti-terrorism, and consulting services to the U.S. Government and the Private Sector Industry.

Who We Are

Defense Consulting Services LLC (DCS) is a service-disabled veteran-owned firm (SBA-certified 8(a), SDVOSB, SB, SDB, VOSB) headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. DCS was formed in 2011 by Frank M. Crowder Jr., a retired veteran who served 22 years as a Security Forces member in the US Air Force. DCS provides multi-disciplined security, force protection, anti-terrorism, and consulting services to the U.S. Government and Private Sector Industry.

2-Time Winner of the Minority Enterprise Development Award from the San Antonio Business Opportunity Council (SABOC) for achievements in business enterprise and contract support (2017, 2019)

Our Core Values

CAPABILITY: DCS is committed to maintaining its ability and capacity for providing excellent professional services, personnel and multi-disciplined security expertise and services to the customer.

COMPETENCY: DCS personnel are committed to sustaining and expanding their knowledge, skills and abilities to enable the customer to succeed in their endeavors.

CREDIBILITY: DCS is committed to earning our customers’ loyalty, trust and confidence by providing excellent multi-disciplined security goods and services.

What We Do

Our mission is to provide our clients with the capability, competency, and credibility to execute their most sensitive, critical and innovative work through the delivery of multi-domain security and professional services solutions. We are the one-call multi-dimensional, professional services and security solutions provider, delivering capability, competency and credibility to our clients.


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Frank M.  Crowder Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

President of Defense Consulting Services (DCS), LLC. He served 22 yrs as a Security Forces member in the USAF where he performed a variety of roles & functions retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant, the pinnacle rank for an AF enlisted member. During his AF career, Mr. Crowder gained a unique understanding of the Law Enforcement and Force Protection industries. His background includes experience in physical security, information security, counterintelligence, training, antiterrorism, nuclear security, WMD & technology protection. In 2011, Mr. Crowder leveraged his extensive experience and entrepreneurial instincts and founded DCS. His aim is to provide outstanding consulting services to the U.S. govt, municipalities & private industry at affordable rates.

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Pamela Crowder

Director Strategic Alliances

As the Director of Strategic Alliances and a Managing Member, Pamela manages the overall daily office operations of Defense Consulting Services, LLC (DCS). She has oversight of 43 employees, nine government contracts and serves as a member of DCS’s Executive Team. Pamela also oversees the organization’s community outreach endeavors, the company newsletter, proposal development and the overall strategic direction of DCS. After graduating from Arizona State University in 1989, Pamela joined the United States Air Force where she served for four years in Security Forces. During her four-year tenure, she developed Barksdale AFB’s Crime Prevention Program and assisted with the installation’s Personnel Security Program. In 1993, Pamela separated from the Air Force and began a 21-year teaching career where she served as a Co-Department Chair, Literacy Leader, and Testing Coordinator. She is an Active member of the Alpha Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Donna Beck, PHR

Director HR & Contracts

Donna Beck brings over 25 years of management experience to DCS. As a Human Resource professional, with over fifteen years experience, designing and implementing proactive human resource strategies and programs she has a proven track record of developing business partnerships, facilitating performance initiatives, and coaching managers/employees to succeed with integrity in for-profit or not-for-profit and public or private environments. She has created strategic Human Resource offices from the ground up, strategically downsized operations while enhancing customer service and used expertise in technology to keep overhead at a minimum. She brings solid knowledge of labor laws, SCA, benefits administration, performance management and recruiting. She earned her (MBA) Masters in Business Administration in HR Management from the University of Phoenix and her (BS) Bachelors of Science in HR Management from St. Edwards University. She has a (PHR) Professional Human Resource Certification from HRCI/SHRM.

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Malcum T. Rogers

Director Operations

Mr. Rogers is the Operations Manager for Defense Consulting Services, LLC. With an educational background in Security Administration and 27 years of Air Force Security Forces experience in the areas of multi-agency security operations, force protection, crisis management planning and criminal investigations, Mr. Rogers provides strategic leadership and oversight of DCS’ operational programs and contracts. As an Air Force Security Forces member, Mr. Rogers served as the core manager for developing training curriculum and supervised over 10,000 Military Working Dog Presidential protective detail missions. These missions ensured the safety and security of many senior US and foreign dignitaries. For his efforts, he was recognized with the 2007 Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award. In his capacity as the Operations Manager, Mr. Rogers leverages his extensive knowledge of strategic planning, project management, staff development, financial planning, curriculum development, and training, to assist in business development, contract management and in overseeing daily operations.

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Richard G. Terrell

Director Government Relations

Richard G. Terrell is an accomplished and energetic executive who made his mark in the business world by building a reputation of having exceptional interpersonal skills, an appreciation for providing first-rate service to clients, business partners, and team members, and being successful in a fast-paced multi-market environment for over 25 years, which includes all levels of city, state, and federal government. Richard possesses in-depth knowledge of business development, business operations, finance and client services, and is active in active in civic and charitable organizations such as Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Military Transformation Task Force (MTTF), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), and the NAACP. Some of Richard’s strengths include capability-enhancing relationship building, as well as an established network within the business community. A motivational leader with strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills, Richard is committed to the highest levels of ethical, professional and personal excellence.

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Paige Crowder

Director Project Coordination

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James D. Privette

Director Regional Business Development

James has more than 27 years of business and professional government security experience. He is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force’s Security Forces. Following his military career, James continued to serve the nation at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Security Administration’s Los Alamos National Laboratory.

James is highly skilled at sales and client relationship management, customer-base growth, market identification, and cultivation of strategic partnerships. He earned a B.S. in Business Management from Colorado State University and M.S. in Homeland Security/Geospatial Intelligence from Penn State.

Federal Certifications

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified: 8(a)
    Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
    Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
    Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
    Small Business (SB)

State Certifications

  • South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA):
    African-American Business Enterprise (AABE)
    Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
    Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
    Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety Security Licensure
  • Certified Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

Business Registrations

  • CAGE: 6GXL5
  • DUNS: 968831300
  • Texas Security LIC: B09418001

GSA Schedule/Bonding

  • GS-84 SIN#: 246525; GSA-approved to accept Government Purchase Cards (GPC)
    Insured to $1,000,000
  • SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort NxG)-The Navy Department’s Multiple Award Contract

334290 Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing
541330 Engineering Services
541611 Administrative Management and General Management
541614 Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
541618 Other Management Consulting Services
541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
541990 All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
561110 Office Administrative Services
561210 Facilities Support Services
561320 Temporary Help Services
561612 Security Guards and Patrol Services
561621 Security Systems Services
561990 All Other Support Services
611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
611710 Educational Support Services


1095 Miscellaneous Weapons
5660 Fencing, Fences, Gates and Components
6350 Miscellaneous Alarm, Signal, And Security Detection Systems
6710 Cameras, Motion Picture
6910 Training Aids
6920 Armament Training Devices
6930 Operational Training Devices
6940 Communication Training Devices