Jason Thompson is the Corporate Security Manager for Sonoco Products Company. In his current role, Jason has global responsibility for all security related matters for the company’s 20,000 plus employees working in over 350 locations in 35 countries. Jason also acts as the team lead for the Corporate Crisis Strategy Team and is responsible for overall crisis management.
Jason’s knowledge and expertise is constructed from his years of government service as well as private industry. Jason’s experiences began with his service on active duty in the United States Marine Corps when he was chosen to serve on the security detachment of Marine Helicopter Squadron One. In this role he supervised and carried out security duties relevant to the mission of the executive flight detachment, both to ensure the security and safety of the President of the United States as well as assets vital to national security.
After separating from the Marine Corps, Jason entered into law enforcement as an officer with the Henrico County Division of Police in Richmond, Virginia. He was quickly selected to become a member of the Homeland Security, Tactical Services Unit, S.W.A.T. element where he served as an Operator for over eleven years. Jason spent approximately six years as a Detective with the Organized Crime Division, Narcotics Investigations Team investigating cases on both the State and Federal level. Jason left department at the rank of Sergeant serving as a Uniform Operations Patrol Supervisor.