Utilizing over 20 years of real-world experience in the Military and Special Operations community; we provide specialized training and consultation to our next generation of Warfighters, Leaders, and Professionals.



Our specialized consultants are able to assess your team/organization and create a specialized training program to enhance your ability for mission success.



Founded in 2006, GSSG, LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business led by Sean Clifton, US Army Master Sergeant (retired). Sean has over 21 years of military experience, to include over 15 years in US Army Special Forces. Sean is trained and qualified as a Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant (18F) and is certified in Advanced Special Operations tradecraft. Sean has multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sean has supported multiple government agencies during his 20+ years serving our country, to include over 5 years working directly for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). His support for the FBI includes work as an Analyst on the Joint Terrorist Task Force (JTTF) as well as direct support for FBI SWAT.

Sean earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security) and a Master's of Science in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security) from Tiffin University.

For additional background and information on MSG Sean Clifton, please visit his personal website: www.SurviveAndThrive.ws



Our consultation team are a diverse group of experienced leaders with decades of experience in the Special Operations community; to include qualified US Army Special Forces ("Green Berets") personnel, as well as "Quiet Professionals" from all walks of Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Our team are able to develop a custom training experience on a vast array of formats to include (but not limited to): Leadership Seminars, Teamwork Immersion Exercises, Functional Fitness Seminars, Tactical Training Scenarios, and other training to support the needs of our military, first responders, and corporate leaders.


Teamwork is the foundation of success. Great leaders inspire others to embrace teamwork in order to meet goals and accomplish the mission. Utilizing our leadership experience and training methodologies - along with the ability to create specialized courses, clinics, and seminars for your organization - we want to turn your good leaders into GREAT leaders.



GSSG, LLC currently supports a vast array of clientele that spans spectrums of military, law enforcement, and corporate entities. Examples of current clients and organizations include:

  • Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
  • Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC)
  • Silverback 7 (SB7)
  • Cubic / NEK
  • Far Ridgeline Engagements (FRLE)
  • The Ohio State University
  • Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
  • United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)


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