COO/ Director of Sales & Marketing

MDSI’s lead consultant and sales person is Mark Perry; Mark has a four year degree from Livingston University. Where he was also a member of the LU basketball team. He taught school and coached football and basketball. He later moved on to sales and was a leading salesman for several companies. Because of his sports background Mark incorporates a team concept with MDSI and it’s clients. Mark has been with MDSI for thirteen years where he has consulted and participated in literally hundreds of drills, exercises, and audits for all types of clients including vessels, waterfront facilities, Ports, and oil drill platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. This means he has experience in CFR33104, CFR33105, and CFR33106 regulations. MDSI is currently providing compliance to many facilities throughout the southeast, gulf coast mid-America and the north east locations. MDSI has the knowledge and experience to conduct your drills, exercise, audits or training requirements and provide a comprehensive analysis of your security plan. 


CEO & Director of Compliance

Joseph Powell has been involved in the Law Enforcement industry for over 15 years. Joseph first started his career in the U.S. Coast Guard where he served for four years along the Mississippi Gulf Coast enforcing multiple federal regulations. From there Joseph was accepted among an elite cadre of individuals to join the U.S. Secret Service Foreign Missions Branch Operation Center, developed risk assessments to

better evaluate weak points in security for multiple foreign missions, and liaised between state and local police while assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force “JTTF”. In mid-2007, Joseph felt a need to return to Mississippi and use his skills obtained in the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Secret Service to better enhance critical infrastructure along the Southeastern United States.

He has conducted over 1000 safety/security audits in reference to the Maritime Transportation Act 2002 and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Joseph has also investigated safety/security violations and prepared after action reports specifying preventive action to be taken, provided TWIC training and implantation assistance for over 300 MTSA regulated facilities with a 100% success rate within the scheduled timeframe, provided Safety/Security Risk Assessments and Analysis, has been responsible for the creation, implementation, and maintenance of over 150 Facility Security Plans, and has facilitated and developed over 2000+ security drills and exercises for over 100 companies nationwide. Along with these attributes Joseph brings a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security & Emergency Management from Ashford University and certifications in multiple MTSA courses, HAZWOPER, First Aid, and CPR. Recently, Joseph has been made apart of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee working group, on the evaulation of the TWIC Card Program.

"Maritime Defense Strategy, LLC provides excellent work and are very knowledgeable. Their compliance audits are very extensive and help ensure the client understands not only what is required but why and what you can do to meet the requirements. Great company and good people to work with."

Rob Carney- Ergon Refining- Vicksburg, MS