Aaron Cohen grew up in Los Angeles, California. After spending three years in Israel’s “counter-terrorist ” special operations unit, Duvdevan, he returned home and founded IMS Security, a consulting firm that specializes in providing tactical counterterrorism training to the United States military, to local and state police departments, and to various SWAT units around the country and offers protective services to politicians, business executives, actors, and rock stars.
Cohen’s bestselling first book, Brotherhood of Warriors: Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in one of the World’s Most Elite Counterterrorism Units, was published by HarperCollins in April 2008 and is now available in 6 languages. In addition to training Special-Forces units and providing elite security, Cohen was recently tapped by Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh as the special operations technical advisor for his upcoming 2011 Special Forces action thriller “Haywire”, starring Michael Douglas, Ewan Macgregor, Channing Tatum and Gina Carano. In addition to training all of the actors and designing all of the tactical action, Cohen was cast and held a supporting role in the film.
Cohen is a regular pundit specializing in on-air expertise including: CNN’s Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show, The Today Show, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, Access Hollywood, The Travel Channel, Telemundo, UPN 13, and Fox 11 News Los Angeles and has been featured in Playboy Magazine, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, Los Angeles Daily News, FHM Magazine, Elite Traveler Magazine, Razor Magazine, The Jewish Journal, and Lifestyles Magazine.
Cohen’s constant visible presence as a protector of Hollywood’s elite led to him recently being portrayed on the HBO hit series “Entourage”.