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About Viking Defense, Inc.

- Certified as MICRO/ Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Section 3 Certified.

- December 14, 2012 we received our Security Officer Training School Permit to start our D- License training classes.

- Featured in the Miami Herald and Miami Today for being one of first businesses to receive a small business loan from Miami Bayside Foundation.

- Received the “Small Business Person of the Year” 2014 award in the South Florida District from US Small Business Administration (SBA).

- Received Certificate of Appreciation from Volunteers of America South Florida for hiring Homeless Veterans.

- Received a certificate of completion from Broward College for Corporate and Continuing Education by Turner School of Construction Management Program.

- Certificate of completion from Florida State University, College of Business for Global Entrepreneurship Small Business Executive Program sponsored by the Jim Moran Institute.

- A graduate from US Small Business Administration (SBE) Emerging Leaders Class 2014.



As President and CEO of Viking Defense, Inc., Ricky Brantley brings over 17 years of law enforcement experience with the Department of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and over 16 years of security background. Ricky is a graduate of Miami Northwestern Sr. High School, and also attended Miami Dade Community College. Ricky is a native of Miami Florida, where he met and married his wife Annette Brantley.

As Vice President of Viking Defense, Inc. Annette brings years of experience from here diverse background. Annette attended Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and graduated from Miami Jackson Senior High in 1975. She is a graduate of Morris Brown College, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. Annette is now a retired Miami-Dade County school teacher who trains members of the community how to become security officers.

Ricky and his wife decided to combine their strength and passion to start Viking Defense, Inc. on April 15, 2008. In that time they have accomplished getting incorporated, properly licensed, and insured. What started out as a company with one contract and two employees has grown to a full-service security firm working 23 contracts and more than 51 employees. From quality driven employees to quick emergency responses, we work hard to provide affordable solutions to meet our clients need. Whether you need nightly or scheduled service, our team is committed to your complete satisfaction. Call or email us today to discover the many ways we can save you time and money.