Mccann, a former U.S. Marine Corps special-missions officer, is one of the most respected modern authorities on close-combat. He holds a master instructor rating in combatives and is a recognized subject-matter expert in close-combat as well as high-risk environment, close-quarter battle and protective-services tactics, techniques and procedures for various government agencies. In the 1980s, USMC General Alfred M. Gray, Jr. tasked Mccann with developing the U.S. Marine Corps counterterrorism program; his last assignment was with the nation’s most classified joint military unit. These accomplishments only begin to reveal Mccann’s unconventional military career—a career that saw him deploy with, train and lead some of the nation’s most elite tiered level units.
When he left the military in the early 1990s, Kelly founded Crucible Security Specialists, where he and his staff provided government agencies and Fortune 500 companies specialized training and protective services around the world, operating in such hot spots as Haiti, Kosovo, Columbia, Iraq and Afghanistan. In September of 2001, major news agencies were scrambling to find experts to provide analysis after the 9/11 attacks. Kelly soon filled this role, serving as a security analyst for CNN, and later, Fox News. In 2012, Mccann stepped down as Ceo/president of Crucible and founded Kembativz Brand, offering his unique training to civilians for the first time.