Photo from the website of AGAPE Tactical, which specializes in providing military-style training and security services to religious organizations.

Company supplying former special ops forces for ‘election security’ is linked to a religious mission

The company, Atlas Aegis, works closely with another Tennessee company that provides military-like training to faith-based groups

Bill Conroy
8 min readOct 13, 2020


The Tennessee-based private security company that plans to send armed guards with special operations training to Minnesota to protect election sites from “looting and destruction” by a leftist boogeyman dubbed “Antifa” also appears to be closely associated with conservative religious groups.

The company, Atlas Aegis, is a partner and works closely with another Tennessee private security company, AGAPE Tactical — which specializes in providing protection services and military-style training to religious organizations.

The Washington Post and Minneapolis Star Tribune reported recently that Franklin, Tennessee-based Atlas Aegis posted job listings on a special ops recruiting site as well as its Facebook page seeking “armed security” personnel with special ops training to staff “security positions in Minnesota during the November election and beyond to protect election polls, local businesses and residences from looting and destruction.”

The recruits, according to the job ad, would be paid $910 per day for up to 30 days of work during and after the upcoming presidential election. Minnesota saw major protests this past spring in the wake of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May — protests that have since spread across the country.

This image of a knife blade above two promotional coins, one with the inscriptions, “Train Like a Warrior” and “Good Is the Enemy of Great” are found on AGAPE Tactical’s website.

Kenneth Alexandrow, founder and owner of Franklin, Tennessee-based AGAPE Tactical, a firm specializing in providing security and firearms training for faith-based groups, such as churches and religious groups, in an interview said his company serves as “the training arm” for Atlas Aegis.

“They have contracts and we just work to fill whatever need they have,” Alexandrow said, referring to Atlas Aegis. “I don’t know anything of what they’ve got going on in Minnesota. I don’t know who they’re working…



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