John Murray

John Murray

Counter Insurgency (COIN) Consultant



Counter Insurgency (COIN) Security Consultant

Security and Investigations Industry June 2012 - Present

Counter Insurgency (COIN) Security Consultant, based in London, United Kingdom and currently working abroad under contract.

Managing Director

Real Estate Industry  2010 - May 2012 (2 years) London, United Kingdom

Managing Director of an exclusive residential 'off-market' property sales Company, selling Prime Central London property in Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Kensington and Chelsea for High Net Worth Individual Clients (HNIs) who wish to maintain their privacy.

Managing Director

Real Estate Industry April 2004 - December 2011 (7 years 9 months)

Residential Sales and Lettings agency based Kent, England, UK.


British Army - Intelligence Corps & Royal Corps of Signals 1980 - 2004 (24 years) Worldwide

A retired Army Officer, having joined the Army's Royal Corps of Signals (R Sigs) as a Radio Technician in 1980 aged 16 yrs old. Transferred to the Intelligence Corps, promoted to Warrant Officer (Class 1) Regimental Sergeant-Major (RSM). In 2002, Commissioned into the Intelligence Corps as a Captain (INT CORPS). Served as the SO2 Training Officer at the HQ Directorate Intelligence Corps (HQ D INT CORPS), forming and delivering training policy for the INT CORPS. An Operator and Instructor on a wide variety of military Special Duties.


I began my 1st career when I joined the British Army aged 16 years old, as an Apprentice Tradesman (back row - 4th from the left) at the Army Apprentices College in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England as an Apprentice Radio Technician in the Royal Corps of Signals (R Sigs). I graduated in 1983 in the rank of Lance Corporal (LCpl) and embarked upon a 24 year military career in the British Army. I gained promotion to the rank of Sergeant, R Sigs and qualified as a Class 1 Radio Technician.

As a Sergeant, I transferred to the Intelligence Corps (INT CORPS) and gained promotion to the highest rank a soldier can achieve - Warrant Officer (Class 1) and in the position of Regimental Sergeant-Major (RSM INT CORPS). In 2002 I received the Queen's Commission, becoming an Officer in the rank of Captain, Intelligence Corps. One of the Honours and Awards I received during my service was to be Mentioned In Despatches (MID).

I left the Army in 2004 to fulfill another goal - running my own business. In 2004 I began my 2nd career, and first business, for the following 8 years running my own residential sales and lettings agency in Kent and London - 2004 to 2012. I joined BNI (Business Network International) in 2011 and became an Assistant Director and Chapter Director of BNI in Kent, England. I look forward to re-joining BNI when I return to the UK.

Current Position

Security Consultant, currently under contract.


I have a BSc (Open) Social Sciences with the Open University (OU) and also an OU Diploma in Government and Politics. I am passionate about life-long learning and personal development. I am currently in the process of writing a book on business and also scoping an on-line Personal and Business Development Course on Success.

Think & Grow Rich - Business & Personal Success Group

I lead a Business and Personal Success Group and welcome those with the desire to be successful, who have or seek to develop a positive mindset and are willing to make the changes required to THINK and to be SUCCESSFUL to join. I am currently studying with the Napoleon Hill Foundation the complete life works and courses from Napoleon Hill on Success.

Currently, I am studying the first of three courses to become a Napoleon Hill Foundation Certified Instructor. Course 1 is Napoleon Hill's Science of Success Course - Your Right To Be Rich. This will be followed by an internet-based course and finally a 7 day residential course.


A member of MENSA. Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world. Activities include the exchange of ideas through lectures, discussions, journals, special-interest groups, and local, regional, national and international gatherings; the investigations of members' opinions and attitudes; and assistance to researchers, inside and outside Mensa, in projects dealing with intelligence or Mensa.



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Milton Rodrigues

"John Murray is a man of great Experience, Principles & Integrity.! I have always found him to be very honest & straightforward to deal with. Moreover, he is always willing to assist those who are prepared to listen. Very Highly Recommended !"

William Buist

"John is a remarkable character, now doing some of the most challenging work in one of the hardest places in the world. He's a visionary, knows how to communicate and support others and always acts with openness and fairness. A pleasure to know and to talk to."


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