Elias Patten has spent the last 11 years in various capacities. Four of those years were spent in the active duty component of the Marine Corps, a majority of which was attached to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines as an engineer asset, as well as the intelligence liaison for his squad, receiving information to generate briefings on current intelligence for his team.
Private sector experience included time working domestically and as a private military contractor overseas ; Upon return, He worked for DOI as an SRF officer, where he was part of a rapid response team for a National Critical Infrastructure facility. After this, Elias moved back into the private sector; eventually starting his own company, Garrison Concepts LLC, in 2020. Now, Elias provides security consulting, SOP and training development, risk assessments, and more for other companies in the industry.