BARG, LLC specializes in government consult regarding armor research projects and has contracted ballistic research since 1997.
Dr. Aaron J. Westrick is the Director of Research and Composite Development for a major body armor company, and has a background of Ph.D. Sociology (psycho-physiological reactions to being shot in armor), Wayne State University; M.S. criminal justice (human behavior during violent events/management), Wayne State University; B.A. social science (criminal justice), Michigan State University. He is also the principal of Ballistic Armor Research Group, LLC.
Dr. Westrick is very familiar with ballistic fabrics, composite limitations/specifications, exploratory ballistic testing and has managed many projects concerning sensitive information. Dr. Westrick is a police supervisor with 31 years of law enforcement experience having served in many capacities including corrections supervisor, assault (SWAT) team member, hostage negotiator and major case detective. He is a highly decorated officer. Because of his status within law enforcement and the commercial body armor industry he is able to access most ballistic fabrics. Dr. Westrick is a recognized expert in the application of body armor and ballistic use of force issues.