Joshua Waguespack was born and grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana. He enlisted in the military at 17 and started his military career with the U. S. Army when he was 18, immediately after high school graduation. He was deployed with the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division from 2003 to 2006. During that time, he served in Mosul, Iraq as an Infantry Team Leader. Subsequently, he served at the NCO Academy in Fort Lewis, Washington, as an Operations NCO Assistant. Next he served with the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division as a Section Leader in the Operations office prior to deployment and as a Squad Leader during deployment to Afghanistan. Joshua was wounded by a mortar round in November 2009, while serving in Afghanistan, when his combat outpost was attacked. He sustained a shrapnel wound to his leg and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. He was Honorably Discharged from the U. S. Army in 2010.
Based on his military training and experience, he was hired as a Training Administrator by Master Security, Inc., a security company in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area. Six months later he was promoted to the Director of Quality Control and Training/Contract Manager, in charge of the company’s security guard service contracts at 11 federal facilities. He left Master Security, Inc. in November 2013 to form his own company, Stryker Security, LLC, in Austin, Texas.
Today, Joshua is the owner of his own business - Stryker Security, LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) security company that specializes in federal and private armed security operations and high threat personnel protection. Additionally, he’s on track and looking forward to graduation from the University of Phoenix, Austin, Texas campus, with a B. A. degree in business management in December 2014.
Joining Joshua at Stryker Security, LLC is Lloyd Carroll II. Lloyd served on active duty as an Infantry Team Leader with Joshua in Iraq. He was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army in 2005. Since leaving the Army, Lloyd has provided private security to many high threat personnel, mostly in the Middle East, including the Vice President, Secretaries of Defense and State, Senators, Representatives, and Diplomats.
Stryker Security LLC is dedicated to fulfilling Joshua’s personal goal of ensuring that every soldier finds a job that enables him or her to best utilize their military skills in the civilian economy. To help achieve his goal, Joshua has created and trademarked Soldiers to Security program. Through the Soldiers to Security program, Joshua has developed a cost effective way to employ soldiers in the security field. He established connections with various nonprofit groups that sent him service members, and then fully certified them to perform security in federal facilities while upgrading their security clearance at no cost to the service member. Stryker Security, LLC intends to use the Soldiers to Security program to staff the security contracts awarded to it and provide qualified security personnel to other security companies in the area where the former soldier is located.