PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release - December 20, 2016
FANNIN COUNTY, Tx. – One of America’s safest communities will be directed by one of the most distinguished security personalities in recent U.S. history. Trident Lakes is proud to announce the naming of former U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated security diplomat Robert I. Kaneiss as its Chief Security Officer.
Kaneiss joins Trident Lakes with 23+ years of combined world-class experience in U.S. military special operations and the international security field. He has served or worked in 50 countries on five continents in roles as a SEAL team member, Special Operations anti-terrorism team leader, and U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security member. He has also been involved in numerous successful private security firms.
As CSO he will design, implement and manage Trident Lakes’ state-of-the-art Security Master Plan that will ensure the safety of the unique community’s approximate 2,000 residents in Northeast Texas.
“When it comes to an expert in the field of security, you won’t find a more impressive resume,” Trident Lakes CEO Jim O’Connor says of Kaneiss. “We’re honored and excited that Rob is going to bring his wealth of global security experience inside our walls. With his addition, we’re more confident than ever that Trident Lakes will indeed be one of the safest communities in the world.”
Kaneiss’ highlights include eight years as an experienced Navy SEAL operator, in which he engaged in reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence gathering, clandestine sniper operations, jungle warfare, counter drug/ counter narcotic [CD/CN] and foreign internal defense [FID] missions.
In the private sector, his numerous achievements include developing sensitive Security Plans, high-threat security education and training, asset threat and vulnerability assessments, and advising many African, Middle Eastern and Latin American governments in counter-terrorism. He has also served as Team Leader in numerous U.S. State Department and Department of Defense special programs within the volatile Horn of Africa where he wrote, implemented, and managed comprehensive host-nation security requirements and Standard Operating Procedure that provided safe passage for numerous international shipping companies, port agencies, and the U.S. Navy.
He has also founded three private start-up security companies: VxL Enterprises, MAGNI International Operations and, most recently, Alexius Global Advisors.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be involved in such a unique business model with the Trident Lakes community project,” says Kaneiss. “The leadership offers extraordinary opportunity to Trident Lakes residents that is unparalleled anywhere I have ever worked or conducted business. Providing a social safe haven and sense of community that, by design, begins with the absolute absence of risk is at the forefront more than any other business model I have come across. The team that has been strategically put together and the preparation and planning that have gone into the design-build phase are second to none. I am honored to be a part of Trident Lakes’ executive management team and can assure all investors, residents and stakeholders that all facets of security planning, addition of cutting-edge science and technology and operational execution will be world class.”
Kaneiss, 43, was born and raised in Wisconsin and now lives in Virginia with his wife and three children. The family plans on relocation to Texas for the Trident Lakes project.
About Trident Lakes
Trident Lakes will be one of the most secure and lavish master-planned resort communities in the world.
The project’s four construction phases will total approximately $320 million and will feature 500-plus Earth-sheltered, luxury residences highlighted by open views and access to the property’s white sand beaches and massive blue lagoons. The community will sit on 700 lush acres one hour northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth on Highway 56 between the towns of Savoy and Ector.
The development’s main entrance will feature – at 55,000-square feet - one of the largest fountains in the world.
Trident Lakes will also boast state-of-the-art security, safety and sustainability. Its upscale amenities will include a golf course, resort spa, 100-stall equestrian center, four miles of jogging/biking trails, recreational gun ranges, tennis courts, polo field, indoor gym and world-class restaurants.