Meet your Navy SEAL
Mr. Stephen Kaplan – Retired Navy SEAL. Vast experience in leadership, managerial positions, department head of manning/equipment, and numerous qualifications in various supervisory roles including military diving operations. Deployed all over the world in various warzones and other overseas locations working cross-culturally and across various government agencies. Over the past 5 years served as the Lead Diving Instructor for the SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE (SDVT-1) training seasoned Navy SEALs to become the world’s most elite combat divers. Spent many years in several foreign countries working with host nation’s key leader counterparts, US and foreign ambassadors, high-ranking State Department personnel, military flag officers, and many foreign and US politicians and dignitaries. Currently partnered with Jim Beck working with CBS Television Studios for the new Magnum PI TV series as their SEAL/Military Consultant as well as the hit TV series Hawaii Five-O as their SEAL/Military Consultant and occasionally function as a stuntman and actor.
Mr. James Beck – Retired Navy SEAL with over 30 years of experience working in highly demanding environments. Professionally trained in every skillset within Special Operations, and conducting 17 deployments worldwide. Collaborated with multiple government agencies including state and federal law enforcement agencies for various projects including protection details for three U.S. Presidents, one First Lady, and multiple Senators, Congressmen, Ambassadors, as well as multiple Foreign National Dignitaries. Dive qualified since 1990 with over 5000 dives. Holds military and civilian instructor/supervisor certifications in Open Circuit, Closed Circuit and Semi-Closed Circuit diving, Submersibles, UUVs and DPVs. Served as director for a Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Schoolhouse as a subject matter expert on Advanced Military Diving and Submersible Operations. Current projects include a distillery in SOCAL producing Liberty Bourbon; Integrity Group, a Military & Maritime consulting company which is leveraged by CBS on Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI.