Meet Our Team

Josh Palmer

Chief-Instructor & VP of Business Development

Josh is AS3 International’s Chief Instructor, a seasoned instructor with ample experience in Mexico and the United States, Josh is responsible for everything related to training in North America.

Staff Sergeant Army Veteran, Josh has more than 20 years of experience in the security industry, with a specialty in explosives and underwater maneuvers.

Joshua is also a Member of KDI’s International Executive Protection and Special Projects Teams.

Josh Solomon

Sr Instructor

Lt. Solomon presently serves as the Training Unit supervisor for the York County Sheriff’s Office, overseeing a contingent of around 50 instructors, as well as coordinating our Field Training Program which accounts for 14 additional FTO’s.


Prior to this assignment, He has served the York County Sheriff’s Office in many capacities, including the roles of Training Sgt, K9 Handler, SRO, Shift Supervisor, and Traffic Enforcement Officer.

South Carolina Training Officer’s Association

Vice President & Conference Organizer October 2014 – Present


  • Certified Training Manager – SCCJA
  • Certified BID – SCCJA
  • FTO Manager – SCCJA
  • MACP Instructor – US Army
  • Krav Maga Instructor
  • Tactical Shooting Instructor – NRA
  • Firearms Instructor – SCCJA
  • Driving Instructor – SCCJA
  • Defensive Tactics (PPCT) and Ground Defense Instructor – SCCJA
  • SFST Instructor – NHTSA & SCCJA

Karl De La Guerra

Executive VP


As a 38-year veteran of the Protective Services industry, Karl operates KDI Protective Services of South Carolina.

This licensed, statewide private-sector response agency delivers specialized support services to security agencies and other organizations in need of high-level protection operations and training.

Karl is also the Chairman of the International Bodyguard & Security Services Association (IBSSA) based in Hungary.