Custer Battles, LLC is a security company based in McLean, Virginia, that promotes its services as including “security services”, “litigation support”, “global risk consulting”, “training” and “business intelligence”.
The company’s founders are Scott Custer, a former US Army officer and defense consultant, and former CIA officer Michael Battles, who ran for Congress in Rhode Island in 2002 and was defeated in the Republican primary. Battles is a Fox News Channel commentator. Both Custer and Battles are often described in the media as “former US Army Rangers.” In fact, they are both mere graduates of the US Army Ranger course, a nine week US Army leadership school, and not former members of the US Army Ranger Regiment. Custer Battles was a newly formed company with no experience in the security industry