Aaron Spradlin is the President and CEO of Pale Horse Global Risk And Security (Pale Horse GRS), a private security consulting firm. Spradlin started Pale Horse GRS in 2009 and has more than 24 years of experience collectively obtained during his military career and from his work in the private sector. He is a former U.S. Army Paratrooper that served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC and the 20th Special Forces Unit in Decatur, Alabama. During his military career, he also served with the 16th Calvary in Ft. Knox, KY where he trained lieutenants coming out of West Point Military Academy.
Prior to founding Pale Horse GRS, Spradlin worked as a Private Contractor for the U.S. State Department in Kabul, Afghanistan where he served as a Team Leader on the mobile response team assigned to the U.S. Embassy. He also served as a Team Leader working in international extradition while attached to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In the private sector, Spradlin has a seasoned background in the areas of executive protection, personal security detail, tactical training, self defense training for women and children, threat and risk assessment (including active shooter training for school systems and businesses) and investigation. He has provided executive protection and personal security for an extensive list of clientele ranging from high profile business executives, celebrities, actors such as Billy Bob Thornton, musical artists such as Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean and political figureheads at both the State and National levels ranging from former Tennessee Senator Mae Beavers, Tennessee House Representative Mark Pody to US Senators Marsha Blackburn, Lindsey Graham and John McCain just to name a few. In 2017, the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives passed Joint Resolution Tennessee SJR460 commending Spradlin on his distinguished security services provided to Senator Mae Beavers and the entire General Assembly during the 2017 session.
In February of 2016, Spradlin was given a directive from the Highest Power to save God’s children. He began devoting his resources and team to fighting child sex trafficking throughout South and Central America. After discovering that child trafficking was not just an international problem but one that is occurring in every major city and small town in the United States, Spradlin decided his mission would be to prioritize the fight against child trafficking here in the United States. In 2021, Spradlin co-founded the Mission America Foundation, a 501c(3) dedicated to empowering military veterans to utilize their specialized skill sets to help eradicate child trafficking. He has made it his lifelong mission to rescue child trafficking victims and see to it that their perpetrators are brought to justice.