Mid-Atlantic South Division

Mid-Atlantic South Division - Central Virginia, Norfolk, Harrisonburg & Lynchburg

George D. Vincent

Executive Vice President

Mr. Vincent started with Admiral Security Services in 1981 as an Operations/Sales Manager. He is responsible for the overall performance of Admiral Security Services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Regions.  He has worked extensively with the Red Coats Family of Companies. Mr. Vincent serves on the Corporate Executive Committee, which directs all company policies and procedures. He has been an active member with the Building and Office Management Association, American Society for Industrial Security, Apartment and Office Building Association. He is the Corporate Security License Holder for the following states – Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. He attended Montgomery College and the University of Maryland with a Major in Criminal Justice.

Joe Maslanka

Divisional Vice President

Mr. Maslanka, a Certified Protection Professional, has been in the security industry for 18 years.  He has worked his way through the ranks, starting in 1994 as a Security Officer for a major security company in Philadelphia, PA.  He worked within several disciplines including recruiter, Account Manager, District Manager and Vice President/General Manager overseeing operations in Florida and the Mid Atlantic.  Over the course of his career Mr. Maslanka has earned awards for excellence in management and has received recognition for community work, most specifically for outstanding service in honoring Victims of 9/11 by the Miami Police Department in 2003. Mr. Maslanka joined Admiral in 2006, to work in the Richmond Metro area where he and his family have resided since 2004.  Under his leadership, Admiral Security Services has realized over 400% growth in the Central Virginia Division.
Mr. Maslanka served on the Private Security Services Advisory Board for the Department of Criminal Justice for the Commonwealth of Virginia 2007-2012.  He is a member of the Richmond, VA chapter of ASIS and received his recognition as a Certified Protection Professional in August of 2006. He also holds membership with Virginia Manufacturers Association and International Real Estate Managers Association where Admiral was recognized as an “Industry Partner of the Year" for 2010; he serves on the board for the Police Athletic League and the Government Sub-committee for the Richmond Business Council for the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a third Vice President on the board of the Central Virginia Crime Clinic.  Mr. Maslanka is a United States Marine veteran and graduated summa cum laude from Strayer University with a Bachelors of Administration Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources.

John Pancoast

Regional Operations Manager

Mr. Pancoast is a twenty-year veteran of the Richmond Sheriff’s Department, where he rose through the ranks to Captain overseeing training and recruiting.  Mr. Pancoast was a DCJS certified instructor for the Sherriff’s Department where he was responsible for training a staff of 400, keeping them successfully compliant and at the ready.
Mr. Pancoast joined Admiral in June of 2010 and has quickly established several process improvements and efficiencies in the areas of training and recruiting.  His leadership and experience have proven a tremendous asset to the overall operations throughout Richmond, and he has been an integral component in the outstanding growth of Admiral Security in the market.

Samuel Witty

Regional Operations Manager

Over the last eleven years, Sam has been a Branch Manager and Director of Operations for a regional security provider, and prior to that position was a leader in a large in-house security program at a major manufacturing facility in the Greensboro, NC, area. Sam is an NC PPSB-certified trainer. He has a total of 27 years of security and management experience, and his breadth of knowledge will be a true asset to Admiral Security.

Jon O’Dell

Director of Quality Assurance and Training

Jon has more than 11 years’ experience in contract security primarily engaged in the designing, development and implementation of security training for all manner of security clients, including government, manufacturing and commercial real estate customers. He is also an NC PPSB-certified trainer. Prior to working in the private sector, Jon spent nine years in law enforcement, and seven years in the US Army.

Jon holds many training certifications such as security awareness and preparedness, Department of Homeland Security surveillance detection course for commercial operators, Basic First Aid/CPR/AED, defensive tactics, OC pepper spray, tactical baton, tactical handcuffing, defensive driving course, unarmed security officer instructor, security officer instructor (SC), basic law enforcement certification 1994 and black belt instructor in Ninjutsu and Jujitsu.

Rick Thornton

Regional Operations Manager

With over 20 years of management experience and more than 10 years in the private security industry, Rick Thornton joined Admiral Security Services to work with a company focused on controlled growth and employee development. Rick is a veteran of the US Army and holds certifications as Compliance Agent, Campus Security Officer Trainer and soon has served as a DCJS Certified Instructor for armed and unarmed security officers. Upon his initial hire with Admiral in 2012 he was thrust into a large transition of a Class A office building and his diligence, experience and determination proved highly successful. Rick has proven a tireless worker and employee focused manager and developer of people.

Lynn McBride

Director of Business Development - North Carolina

Ms. McBride has 16 years of experience in the contract security industry, and is Admiral’s North Carolina Resident Qualifying Agent to the PPSB (Private Protective Services Board).  In total, Lynn has more than 36 years’ sales experience, with a clear understanding of the true meaning of customer service and the importance of maintaining open lines of communication and engagement with her clients.