Crime and Intelligence Analyst, Security Researcher & Technologist, and Specialist in Anti-Terrorism and Protective Intelligence. Board Certified Forensic Examiner, Certified Forensic Consultant, and Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners and the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts.
Graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the F.B.I. Citizens' Academy. Professionally certified as a Protection Officer (CPO) and Security Supervisor (CSS) by the International Foundation for Protection Officers, Certified In Homeland Security (CHS-III), Intelligence Analysis (IAC) and Sensitive Security Information (SSI-Certified) by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, certified as an Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS) by the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board, certified as a Crime and Intelligence Analyst (CCIA) by the California Department of Justice and the California State University at Sacramento, and certified as a Cyber-Intelligence Professional (CCIP) by the McAfee Institute.
Amateur Radio Operator - KD7KLA Federal Firearms License Holder (C&R) NRA Expert - Rifle, Pistol, & Shotgun Black Belt - Hakko Ryu Jujutsu Practitioner - Krav Maga
Education: Trinity Theological Seminary - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Northcentral University - Doctoral Studies concentrating in Homeland Security American Military University - Security Management (M.A.) | Intelligence Studies (M.A) | Competitive Intelligence Columbia Southern University - Criminal Justice Administration (B.S.) St. John's University - Security Management (B.S.) Kaplan College - Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.) Ashworth College - Forensic Science | Paralegal Studies | Locksmithing American Institute of Applied Science - Forensic Science Pierce College - Emergency Medical Technician Defense Language Institute - German | Dutch
Specialized Training: Accurint for Law Enforcement | Bachelor, Master & Doctorate of Accurint - LexisNexis University, School of Law Enforcement Anti-Terrorism, Level II - US Army Forces Command - Anti-Terrorism Officer Level II Refresher (40 hours) - US Army Military Police School - Anti-Terrorism Officer Level II Refresher (40 hours) - USAF Air Education & Training Command Anti-Terrorism Instructor Qualification - US Army Special Operations Command Anti-Terrorism Officer Program - S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute Basic Criminal Investigation - Texas A&M University through the Texas Forensic Science Academy Basic Open Source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Western Region Counterdrug Training Center Certified Ethical Hacker (v.6 & v.7) - Federal Virtual Training Environment (US-CERT) Certified Ethical Hacker (v.8) – US Army CIO/G6 NETCOM IA Computer Security Techniques - Cleveland Institute of Technology Correctional Intelligence Initiative – FBI Virtual Academy Counter-Drug Analysis Course - Joint Military Intelligence Training Center Crime & Criminal Intelligence Analyst Course – US Army Military Police School Crime Analysis with Mapping - International Association of Crime Analysts Cyber Security Awareness Training - Texas Engineering Extension Service *General / Non-Technical Track - Information Security for Everyone (AWR-175-W) - Cyber Ethics (AWR-174-W) - Cyber Law and White Collar Crime (AWR-168-W) *Technical / IT Professional Track - Information Security Basics (AWR-173-W) - Secure Software (AWR-178-W) - Network Assurance (AWR-138-W) - Digital Forensics Basics (AWR-139-W) *Managers and Business Professionals Track - Business Information Continuity (AWR-176-W) - Information Risk Management (AWR-177-W) - Cyber Incident Analysis & Response (AWR-169-W) Digital Data Protection - Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy Essentials of Information Systems Security - Villanova University Force Protection Level II - USAF Special Operations School Force Protection Course – St. Petersburg College Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training - NW3C GAIC Information Security Fundamentals – FBI Virtual Academy High Technology Environment Training – FBI Virtual Academy - Basic Networking for Investigators - Exploiting Mobile Communications for Law Enforcement: Criminal Tactics and Investigative Techniques - Investigating Web Sites Law Enforcement: A Wealth of Information - Obtaining and Analyzing Digital Records - The Cloud for Law Enforcement: It's All About Communication - Tracing Email Addresses - Social Media: Friend or Foe Human Intelligence for Law Enforcement - S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute Information Assurance Fundamentals - JKO Information Assurance Security Officer Certification - US Army Signal Center Installation Law Enforcement Curriculum - US Marine Corps Intermediate Level Analytical Training - Western States Information Network (WSIN/RISS) Introduction to Criminal Intelligence - Canadian Police Knowledge Network Introduction to Criminal Intelligence Analysis - Canadian Police Knowledge Network Introduction to Human Sources - Canadian Police Knowledge Network Legal Investigations - Texas A&M University Texarkana Operations Security (OPSEC) Officer Level II - US Army OPSEC Support Element Penetration Testing - Federal Virtual Training Environment (US-CERT) Physical Security Course - US Army Military Police School Police Intelligence - Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training (MCTFT) / St. Petersburg College Professional Locksmithing - Foley Belsaw Institute Professional Lockpicking – Foley Belsaw Institute Surveillance Operations - MCTFT / St. Petersburg College USAF Security Forces Flight Nuclear Certification - Defense Nuclear Weapons School US Army Security Manager - Installation Security Office, Fort Lewis, WA
Military Service: US Army 1980-2001 - Counterintelligence Special Agent - Advanced Foreign Counterintelligence Training Course - Counterintelligence Force Protection Source Operations Course ASI S7 Foreign Counterintelligence SQI S Special Operations Support Personnel - US Army Airborne - US Army Air Assault - Canadian Parachutist Badge - Royal Thai Army Parachutist Badge
Member of: American Cryptogram Association American Society for Industrial Security Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Association for Intelligence Officers Association of Old Crows InfraGard - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Public Partnership International Association of Crime Analysts International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts International Society of Explosives Engineers National Sheriffs' Association Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs
Books Authored: Communications For Survival And Self-reliance Complete Guide To E-Security: Using The Internet And E-Mail Without Losing Your Privacy Digital Defense: A Guide to Personal Security in Cyberspace Don't Be A Victim!: How to Protect Yourself from Hoaxes, Scams, and Frauds Freeware Encryption And Security Programs: Protecting Your Computer And Your Privacy Privacy For Sale: How Big Brother And Others Are Selling Your Private Secrets For Profit Privacy Handbook: Proven Countermeasures for Combating Threats to Privacy, Security, and Personal Freedom Save Your Identity: ID Theft Awareness, Prevention, And Recovery Wilderness Evasion: A Guide To Hiding Out and Eluding Pursuit in Remote Areas
Practical Codes, Ciphers, & Secret Writing in - The Paladin Book of Dangerously Fun Stuff: For Boys Who Never Really Grew Up
Clandestine Communication Methods in - Intelligence and Private Investigation: Developing Sophisticated Methods for Conducting Inquiries
Honors & Awards: Delta Epsilon Tau - International Honor Society Omicron Sigma Sigma (Order of the Sword & Shield) Pi Gamma Mu - International Honor Society Kentucky Colonel (The highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky is that of Kentucky Colonel.)
My Top-40 Reading List for Hackers, Penetration Testers, and Security Specialists (or what I’ve been reading)... with links to Amazon.Com
When you come face-to-face with an armed violent criminal intent on killing you, your only real option for survival is to be armed yourself and trained to use your firearm to defend yourself and those around you.