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Strengthening Global Security Through Resilience Support to International Allies

Recognising the interconnected nature of global security threats and the need for collaborative responses, UDSS extends its unparalleled expertise in resilience support to international entities by bringing trans-national expertise to bear when considering future strategies and contingencies.  

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UDSS' work ranges from advising on strategic defence protocols, cybersecurity countermeasures, and intelligence sharing to training military personnel in advanced combat techniques.

By facilitating a deep and comprehensive understanding of threat landscapes, UDSS works with companies, governments and their Armed Forces to develop proactive and reactive strategies, ensuring operational continuity and enhancing their capacity to safeguard their interests.

UDSS underscores the importance of solidarity and cooperation in building a more secure and resilient global community through these initiatives.

Meet Our Experts

David Shouesmith
David Shouesmith UDSS Director
David Shouesmith was formerly ACDS (Logistic Operations) in the UK MoD. He has extensive experience in operational military logistics and support acquisition in both the MoD and commercial sector.

His 28-year military career included service as ACDS (Logistic Operations) in the UK MoD and logistic command on operations from squadron to brigade level, from Bosnia to Afghanistan. He was also pivotal to many support transformation initiatives across Defence, in the land and joint domains, involving greater industry roles in delivering defence support. Since leaving the Army he has worked for large and small consultancies, advising commercial clients in a variety of sectors in strategy, critical programme management and strategic supply chain. David was the founding chairman of the Royal Logistic Corps Foundation, served as a colonel commandant of the Royal Logistic Corps for 15 years and is currently chairman of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Trust.

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Steve Thornber
Steve Thornber CBE UDSS Advisor
Steve retired from Regular Service in 2021 but has a continuing role in the RAF Reserve as Deputy Director in UK Strategic Command’s Integrated Cyber Electro-Magnetic & Effects Directorate. incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
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