Steve Sciarabba

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sciarabba the President for Champion Security Services has extensive experience as a Security Manager, Protective Security Specialist, and Security Trainer at both the State and Federal employment levels.  He is a veteran of both US Military and US Government Special Operations units, and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist program. 

Mr. Sciarabba between 2003-2010 deployed to the Middle East and Africa supporting Operations Iraqi / Enduring Freedom, serving as both a Security Manager and a Security Operator on programs and operations within the Department of State, Department of Defense, and Central Intelligence Agency. Additionally, he was used as an adviser and instructor under the Department of State responsible for training and mentoring the Afghan Border Police (ABP).  He was also assigned a US Representative consulting and assessing for the African Peacekeeping Forces (ACOTA) deploying to the Sudan region of East Africa; on the fundamentals for the reinforcement of their unit’s security tactics. He has performed high-risk Protective Security Detail (PSD) missions for a broad range of high-profile government and diplomatic officials, as well as individuals from the entertainment industry. These include Vice-President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, US Ambassador to Iraq L. Paul Bremer, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Chairman JCS General Mark A. Milley, Christiane Amanpour (CNN Anchor), Jim Nance (CBS Broadcaster), Dionne Warwick, Amy Grant, Loretta Lynn (American Singers), Jeff Goldblum, Gerald McRaney, (American Actors).

Mr. Sciarabba is a decorated US Army veteran (retired) who participated in major Military actions spanning three decades, and having served in Special Operations, Airborne and Mountain Divisions. His duties included Assistant Brigade Engineer Officer, Company Operations Officer, Company Training Officer, Platoon Leader and Engineer Sergeant.  He was also a member of the elite United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), serving as both a rifle instructor and a rifle competitor.  While on active duty he participated in Operations Urgent Fury (Grenada), Just Cause (Panama), Restore Democracy (Haiti), JTF-6 Border Patrol (Nogales, Arizona), as well as European Reinforcement in the Federal Republic of Germany.  As the Assistant Brigade Engineer Officer for Operations in Haiti, he was responsible for entire ground mobile reconnaissance missions controlling all engineer logistical assets during a 6-month deployment to a Combat Theater of Operations.  While performing Border Patrol duties for the JTF-6 in Nogales, Arizona he led a 35-member task force of Special Forces personnel in providing security & surveillance to a region along the US/Mexican Border in support of US Immigration & Customs Enforcement. 

Graduating from over 30 formal Law Enforcement and Military schools regarding leadership application, tactical operations, and special warfare; Mr. Sciarabba holds a Degree in Business Management and has completed advanced LE training in Protective and Executive Protection Teams, Tactical Security / Shift Supervisor Officer, Armed Customs Protection Officer, FEMA Emergency Management Officer, IEC Infrared Surveillance Systems Operator, Dieter Close Quarters Defense I and II, and the Anti-Terrorist Tactical Driving Course.  While serving in the Military he completed Basic and Advanced Leadership Development Schools, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC), Airborne and Air-Assault Schools, Sniper School, Advanced Demolitions School, Jungle and Mountain Warfare Schools, Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, and the Army’s Equal Opportunity Representative Course.  He is also registered as a Certified New York State Security Guard and LE Firearms Training Instructor.

 Additionally, he holds the distinction as being one of only a few individuals in the entire Nation to have simultaneously attained the “Distinguished Rifleman Badge,” the “Presidents Hundred Rifle Badge,” and the “German Armed Forces Marksmanship Gold Badge” – the three highest awards commissioned by the United States Government for excellence in Military rifle marksmanship competition.

Today Champion Security Services under the leadership of Mr. Sciarabba, and since our inception have procured a variety of Federal, State, Commercial and Industrial contracts, which have included: US Department of State, US Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, US Department of Labor’s Job Corp Centers, NY State Office of General Services (OGS), New York State Department of Labor; New York State Canal Corporation, State University of New York (SUNY) College, New York Power Authority (NYPA), Syracuse Regional Airport, and United Radio of Syracuse NY.