Mitch Javidi, Ph.D, Founder & Chancellor, The National Command & Staff College

Mitch is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, and Technology.  As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, the International Academy of Public Safety, the Institute for Credible Leadership development, the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development and the MAGNUS Officers Leadership. 

He has trained at the Joint Special Operations Command “JSOC” and the US Army Special Operations Command “USASOC.” He was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999 and honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016.  He served as a tenured Associate Professor at NC State University for 16 years before taking an early retirement but continues to serve as an Adjunct professor without pay (by choice) at both NC State and Illinois State Universities. He is a member of the “Academy of Outstanding Teachers and Scholars” at NC State University and the Distinguished 2004 Alumni of the University of Oklahoma. 

Mitch is a published scholar with over 890 conference presentations worldwide.  His most recent books are entitled “Deliberate Leadership: Achieving Success Through Personal Styles,” “Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution, and “Moral Compass for the Law Enforcement Professionals” have sold over 10,000 copies. His new coauthored article entitled “Human Factors: Police Leaders Improving Safety While Developing Meaningful Public Trust” coauthored with Dr. Anthony Normore and Lt. Darius Bone was recently published by the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Mitch was the recipient of prestigious “Person of the Year” award by the National Society of Accountants ~ Senator William Victor “Bill” Roth, Jr. “Roth IRA” received the award in the following year.

Anthony H. Normore, Ph.D, California State University Dominguez Hills ~ President, The National Command & Staff College

Anthony H. Normore, Ph.D is professor of educational leadership, and department chair of Graduate Education at California State University Dominguez Hills in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Normore’s research focusses on urban leadership development in the context of ethics and social justice. He is the author of 20+ books including, Leading against the grain: Lessons from visionaries for creating just and equitable schools (2018, Teachers College Press); Foundations of educational leadership: The key to developing excellent and equitable schools (2017, Routledge);The dark side of leadership: Identifying and overcoming unethical practice in organizations (2016 Emerald);  Handbook of research on communication, leadership, and conflict resolution (2016, IGI Global publishers). He has published 150+ book chapters, reviews, and peer-reviewed articles in numerous professional leadership journals, and 300+ professional conference presentations. Dr. Normore is the AERA 2013 recipient of the Bridge People Award for Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association for his partnership work in law enforcement, corrections, and education including his leadership work with incarcerated men at Men’s Central Jail at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Organization. He is also the chair of the criminal justice commission, and co-creator of the Credible Leadership Development program  with the International Academy of Public Safety. The program was piloted with Los Angeles Police Department. Dr. Normore is the 2015 recipient of the Don Willower Excellence in Research Award at Penn State University for his work on leadership, social justice, and ethics in education.

His research appears in numerous academic journals including: Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Educational Administration, Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, Journal of Authentic Leadership in Education, International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Policy, Educational Administration Quarterly, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, International Journal of Educational Management, Canadian Journal of Education Administration and Policy, International Journal of Urban Educational Leadership, Educational Policy, and Journal of Research on Leadership Education. Dr. Normore’s police articles are published in law enforcement venues including, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Police Chief, California Peace Officers Association, Peace Officers Research Association of California, California Law Enforcement Journal, Law Enforcement Today, and Policing: International Journal of Theory and Practice.

Chief Bill Cooper, Northwest University

Bill Cooper is a retired Chief of Police, who also brings senior management experience from the private sector.  Bill is recognized as a management expert in leadership and high performance organizations, and the depth and breadth of his background has been described as being in the top 5% of the most diverse and comprehensive qualifications relevant to management.  Bill is the creator of the highly successful Cooper Management Model and the Cooper Management Institute; he brings training, coaching, and mentoring in leadership development, organizational development, budget development, and the hugely successful Lean Six Sigma methodology.  Using his model, Bill successfully changed public and private sector organizations, resulting in large-scale political, financial, and cultural benefits.

Bill has been featured on radio and his model has been the subject of several graduate theses.  He created the Cooper Management Model and has been featured on radio and television, and the Cooper Model has been the subject of several graduate school theses.

Bill holds an MBA and a second Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Washington State Law Enforcement Executive Command College.  He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. And recently launched his online Green Belt certification program.  He is an Assistant Professor of Public Safety Administration, a degree he wrote to deliver an education based on proven business skills.  He is also the creator of an MBA in Public Safety Administration.  He is the author of several books and published articles.  Bill was recently added to the Command College as its Provost.  Bill provides training seminars, lectures, coaching and mentoring, and keynote speaking.

Terry Anderson, Ph.D, Institute for Credible Leadership Development

Terry has studied and taught leadership at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has conducted executive coaching and mentoring, organization development, strategic planning, team development, and/or executive leadership development projects for corporate and justice and public safety agencies for over 30 years.   In public safety, he has been trusted by executives at Folsom Police, New Westminster Police Service, Vancouver Police, San Diego Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the LA County Sheriff’s Department and LAPD.  He is certified by California POST to facilitate the Executive Team Building Workshop.

In the business sector he has done similar work with small businesses, and executives in Fortune 500 firms such as General Telephone and Electric (GTE) and The TORO Company. He is result-oriented and seeks always to move best practices into practice.  He is the coauthor of “Every Officer is a Leader: Coaching Leadership, Learning and Performance in Justice, Public Safety, and Security Organizations,” 2013.

Sheriff Larry Amerson, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office (Retired)

Larry is a Calhoun County native and graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement. While attending the university he was employed at the Coosa Valley Detention Center in Anniston. During his tenure he was promoted to the position of Child Care Manager. Upon graduation he was hired at the Sheriff=s Office. In his 14 years service there he worked in the jail, in patrol and as an investigator. He graduated number one in his class from the Northeast Alabama Police Academy. He participated in a number of complex high profile investigations and was recognized for his performance. 

In 1988, he was hired as the Administrator of Calhoun County=s 911. He was responsible for implementing the new enhanced 911 service throughout Calhoun County working in coordination with 25 different public safety agencies. His accomplishments included the creation of a rural address system based on distance that was adopted by many other counties in the state. The agency was considered a model agency and recognized for a number of other “firsts” including a system to reduce misuse of 9-1-1, the first agency within the state to complete the telephone company 911 database, the creation of the first comprehensive digital county road map and was the first agency to capture 9-1-1call detail data in a digital form. He was elected as President of Alabama’s NENA organization in 1992. 

He served on a number of Boards and Commissions including the Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Commission for the Southeast, the F.B.I. =s Criminal Justice Information system Advisory Council, the National Steering Committee for the Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Initiative, the State and local Advisory Board of the Federal Law Enforcement and Training Center and served as Chairman of the Law Enforcement committee of Alabama=s Mutual Aid Task Force. He was selected Sheriff of the Year by the Alabama Sheriff’s Association in 2015. He was the first Sheriff in America to qualify as a Certified Jail Manager by the American Jail Association. He currently is an NSA Certified Correctional Executive and a Certified Homeland Protection Professional. 

Sheriff Amerson was a member of the U.S. Attorney’s Advisory Board for the Northern District of Alabama for 12 years. His agency participated with the U. S. Marshals Gulf Coast Task Force. He taught Civil Process at the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy. In his second term of office he started Calhoun County’s Most Wanted in partnership with the local cable television station. In 2004 he partnered with the local Crime Stoppers Board and Most Wanted became a 30 minute television program. As of this year, more than 3,000 Wanted Criminals featured on the show have been arrested. Working with local mental health professionals he was able to get legislation passed to establish a fully funded mental health officer position.

Sheriff Amerson is a Past President of the Alabama Sheriff=s Association and was a long time chairman of the Jail Committee. He has been a speaker in state, regional and national training conferences. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of NSA. He was elected without opposition to Sergeant At Arms of the National Sheriff=s Association and became President in 2012. In his years working with NSA, he served on a number of committees with including Chairman of the NSI Training, and Education (for 8 years), Vice Chair of the Court Security Committee, a member of Constitution and Bylaws Committee, and is the current Chairman of the Detention and Corrections Committee. He was appointed by the Executive Director as Chairman of the Leadership/Training Workgroup tasked with reworking the future of training for NSA and a member of the Board of Advisors for NSA Global Center for Public Safety. He is a member of the FBI Use of Force Task Force and a member of the Public Safety Advisory Committee for FirstNet. 

Larry Amerson was elected to six terms as Sheriff and retired on September 30, 2016.

Chief Harry Dolan, Dolan Consulting Group

Harry P. Dolan is a 32-year police veteran who served as a Chief of Police since 1987. As one of the nation’s most experienced police chiefs, he brings 25 years of public safety executive experience to Dolan Consulting Group. He retired in October 2012 as Chief of Police of the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department, an agency comprised of nearly 900 employees in America’s 42nd largest city.

Chief Dolan began his law enforcement career in 1980 as a deputy sheriff in Asheville, North Carolina and served there until early 1982, when he joined the Raleigh Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer. In 1987, he was appointed Chief of Police for the N.C. Department of Human Resources Police Department, located in Black Mountain. He served as Chief of Police in Lumberton, N.C. from 1992 until 1998, when he became Chief of Police of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department. He served in that capacity for nearly ten years before becoming Chief of the Raleigh Police Department in September 2007. As Chief, he raised the bar at every organization and left each in a better position to both achieve and sustain success.

Harry Dolan has lectured throughout the United States and has trained thousands of public safety professionals in the fields of Leadership & Management, Communications Skills, and Community Policing. Past participants have consistently described Chief Dolan’s presentations as career changing, characterized by his sense of humor and unique ability to maintain participants’ interest throughout his training sessions. Chief Dolan’s demonstrated ability to connect with his clientele and deliver insightful instruction all with uncompromising principles will be of tremendous value in the private sector.

Chief Dolan’s unbridled passion to achieve service-excellence is a driving force behind Dolan Consulting Group. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Sheriff Eric Severson, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, Waukesha, WI

Eric Severson serves the citizens of Waukesha County as Sheriff having served as a law enforcement officer for 32 years. Sheriff Severson maintains executive oversight of all activities of the office to include sworn operations, jail, work-release and administrative functions. Sheriff Severson has served in the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years beginning in 1987; 25 of those years having been spent in supervisory and command positions throughout the department. In addition to patrol command assignments, Sheriff Severson has commanded the department’s Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Unit, Tactical Enforcement Unit (SWAT), K9 Unit and was the founder and first President of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler Association (WLECHA). 

Sheriff Severson holds two bachelor’s degrees from UW-Platteville in both Criminal Justice and Technical Communication. He holds a Minor in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class 219, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Unit Commander Academy. Sheriff Severson also graduated from the National Sheriffs’ Institute in Aurora Colorado. 

Eric Severson currently is a member and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Sheriffs’ Association. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), and is the longest tenured member of the Wisconsin HIDTA Board of Directors. Sheriff Severson is a member of the FBI National Academy Association, the Badger State Sheriffs’ Association (serving on the legislative committee), and the Wisconsin Sheriffs’ and Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. In 2015, Sheriff Severson was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Appointment Selection Committee.

Cathy Greenberg, Ph.D

It takes someone with special insights into the workings of the human mind and the human spirit to help top U.S. military become even better at their jobs. Dr. Cathy Greenberg has those insights. For the past few years, this renowned entrepreneur, educator, bestselling author and leadership expert has applied her remarkable methods about creating fearless leaders to the elite within the U.S. Army, the Navy and Special Forces. Dr. Cathy Greenberg even helps those who’ve already achieved great things in life to recognize the power and potential they don’t know that they have.

For Dr. Greenberg – who has a PhD in behavioral sciences and is an internationally recognized authority on human behavior – the keys to becoming a fearless leader include optimizing one’s emotional intelligence, stretching one’s comfort zone and developing a guiding moral courage. She has created a system to help potential leaders develop these qualities. Dr. Greenberg is one of the few coaches and thought leaders to have realized the powerful insight that mindfulness – being present in the world – and balancing all aspects of one’s life and work create truly fearless leaders.

She has worked creating and fostering leadership for much of her career. Most recently, Dr. Greenberg created the above-mentioned custom-tailored leadership and self-actualization programs for the Special Operations community including SWAT, and Navy Special Warfare (which includes SEALs and Special Warfare Combat Crews as featured in Act of Valor). She also just completed a series of training videos for flag officers at the Pentagon.   In addition, Dr. Greenberg is an educator and entrepreneur, often combining the two fields in her work on behalf of fostering leadership, workplace efficiency and happiness, and in showing how emotional intelligence ensures better performance, greater job satisfaction, higher profits and overall corporate stability. She was named one of the Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs by Executive Excellence, a journal on leadership from the renowned pioneer in leadership studies, Warren Bennis.

Charles “Sid” Heal, The California Association of Tactical Officers

Charles “Sid” Heal is a retired Commander from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department with nearly 33 years of service in law enforcement, nearly half of which has been spent in units charged with handling law enforcement special and emergency operations.  At various times during his career he has served as an operations officer, watch commander, unit commander, incident commander, consultant and trainer in a myriad of law enforcement tactical operations, and is a court recognized expert in law enforcement special operations and emergency management.  As a collateral assignment, Sid was in charge of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s internationally recognized technology exploration program.  This program seeks to identify, develop, exploit and integrate new technologies for law enforcement.  The focus of effort for this program is on intervening with nonlethal options. Sid has earned three college degrees and is a graduate of the California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training, Center for Leadership Development, Command College, and the FBI National Academy.  He is the author of Sound Doctrine:  A Tactical Primer, and An Illustrated Guide to Tactical Diagramming, as well as more than 120 articles on law enforcement issues and has appeared on numerous television newscasts and documentaries and been quoted in many periodicals and newspapers.  Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences in Canada, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Brazil and Argentina, as well as throughout the United States.  In addition to his career in law enforcement, Sid recently retired from the Marine Corps Reserve after 35 years, with service in more than 20 countries and four combat tours.  As a result of both these careers, he has been personally present for the operations involving the 1992 coup d’état in Thailand, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, as well as the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in 2001 and a host of other disasters, natural and manmade.  He is the author of Sound Doctrine: A Tactical Primer and Field Command, as well as more than 165 articles on law enforcement issues.

Christopher Hoina, FBI NA # 222 ~ Director, Criminal Justice of the National Command & Staff College

Christopher Hoina, Sr. is an alumnus of the FBI National Academy, holding a Master’s degree in Public Administration from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Shaw University. He currently serves as a law enforcement subject matter expert for the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS) advising on law enforcement education as it pertains to the Institute for Credible Leadership Development. Prior to IAPS Christopher held the position as Director of Criminal Justice studies at Campbell University in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. With 25 years of law enforcement experience he served in a variety of roles to include: Commander of Training, Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Juvenile Investigations, School Resource Officers, Crisis Negotiation, Community Services, Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E., and Crisis Intervention Teams.

He has extensive teaching experience as a certified law enforcement instructor in both classroom and on-line, at the Academy, Community College and University levels; specializing in content related to Hazardous Materials, Bias Based Profiling, Hate Crimes, Crisis Intervention (CIT), Juvenile Minority Sensitivity, Juvenile Investigations, Crisis Negotiations (CNT), Crime Scene Investigations, Crime Prevention and School Resource Officer training.

Sheriff Dave Mahoney, Dane County Sheriff’s Office

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney has spent his career fighting crime, improving public safety and saving lives. He was first elected to lead Dane County Sheriff’s office, the largest law enforcement agency in the County and the fourth largest in the State, in November 2006 with 66% of the vote, after the retirement of long-time Sheriff Gary Hamblin. He was re-elected in 2010 with 71% of the vote.

As Sheriff, Mahoney has made good on the pledges he made during his first campaign: he has improved public safety by beefing up drunk driving and traffic patrols; helped end overcrowding in the Dane County jail while saving taxpayers $6 million and diversified the workforce in the Sheriff’s department so that the men and women in the department are more reflective of the people they serve.

Sheriff Mahoney’s  career spans 33 years, beginning with service as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Middleton from 1977-1985. He became a Dane County Deputy Sheriff in 1980, taking on assignments in the Dane County Jail, as a bailiff in the Dane County Circuit Courts and in the community on patrol. He was promoted to Detective in 1985, and investigated more than 1,600 cases including extensive work on sex crimes and domestic violence. As a Detective, Mahoney directed major homicide and drug investigations and served as a member of the first Domestic Violence Investigation Unit in the Sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Mahoney’s early career included work as a City of Middleton police dispatcher (1978-79) and as a police officer in the Village of Cross Plains (1979-80). He attended Madison Area Technical College (1977-80) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1984). He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin in 1994.

As Dane County Sheriff, Sheriff Mahoney is active on issues of national, statewide and county importance including service in numerous professional associations and committees such as the National Sheriff’s Association, the Governor’s Council on Domestic Violence, the Governor’s Council on Wisconsin Homeland Security, the Wisconsin Supreme Court Task Force on Mental Health and Criminal Justice System, the Dane County Enhanced Youth Gang Prevention Task-Force and the Badger State Sheriff’s Association.

Kimberly Miller, Ph.D

Dr. Kimberly Miller is a sought-after law enforcement speaker, consultant and trainer who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 13 years.

Dr. Miller has worked with agencies of all sizes at the city, county and state level around the US and Canada and is a highlighted speaker at national, regional and state law enforcement conferences.

Dr. Miller is known for her strength-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University, a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Colorado State University. In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Miller has significant experience in leadership and mentoring with over 25 years of serving in supervisory and leadership roles.

Sheriff Bob Mosier, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, VA

Bob Mosier is a native Virginian with a distinguished career as a law enforcement professional. Bob’s career spans over 30 years in local, county, and federal law enforcement both domestically and internationally. Bob started as a police dispatcher at age 19, and at 21 graduated with Top Overall Achievement as a Patrol Officer. Bob served at the local level and, based on his recognized skills and abilities, quickly moved up the ranks.

Bob began as a Deputy Sheriff in Fauquier County eventually serving as Commander of Special Operations, Patrol Division, and Criminal Investigations Division. Bob developed and implemented community policing programs, managed security for large public events, and distinguished himself by earning numerous Letters of Commendation, two Unit Citation Awards, a Distinguished Service Award, a Community Service Award, and a Valor Award.

The personal integrity, professionalism, leadership, and managerial skills Bob developed in local law enforcement made him highly sought after for international criminal justice assignments. In 1996, he was selected by the U.S. Department of State to serve in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the International Police Task Force as a Station Commander where he represented the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. Following this assignment, Bob served with the International Justice Mission, a human rights organization, as Director of Investigations working in Asia, Middle and Near East, Africa, and Latin America. Bob later served as a senior representative for a large and complex U.S. Department of Defense law enforcement program in which he provided daily oversight of all administrative, logistical, operational, and training requirements for 300 law enforcement professionals. Following this service, Bob became a GS-15 Deputy Senior Executive Police Advisor for the Iraq Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs with the U.S. Department of State with oversight of 150 Senior Police Advisors. Most recently, Bob supported the U.S. Department of Defense as the Senior Associate for Law Enforcement Operations with Obsidian Solutions Group before being elected Sheriff for Fauquier County Virginia in 2015 where he continues to serve today.

Dallas G. Pope, Maryland State Police / Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, MD (Retired)

Sheriff Pope’s background includes assignments in criminal investigation, homicide, internal affairs, and command leadership in intelligence, narcotics, and field operations.  He is well versed in policy formulation and implementation, ethics, legal guidance in best policing practice, staffing, and budgetary construction and analysis.

He concurrently served with the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Squadron Superintendent (now retired), and participated in several worldwide deployments and contingency operations.  Military skill sets included aircraft operations and readiness, deployment planning and exercises, logistics, and staff training and sustainability.

Sheriff Pope holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland in Business Administration, an Associate’s Degree in Business, and an Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science.  He has attended and supported countless leadership training events, and graduated from the National Sheriff’s Institute, later returning as a class mentor to new sheriffs.

Ret. Lt. Col. Wellington R. Scott, Director, Admission & Records of the National Command & Staff College

Lt. Col. Scott is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Administrative Officer’s Management Program, and an honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
He was a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for 28 years and retired as the Deputy Commander in 2013. He directed the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s First Line Supervisors School where he developed curriculum and provided instruction for newly promoted First Line Supervisors. Lieutenant Colonel Scott served as a Troop Commander, Unit Commander in Charge of Promotion and Performance Management, Director of Support Services, Director of Professional Standards, Director of Field Operations, and Deputy Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

He received Specialized Instructor Certifications in Defensive Tactics, Fitness Specialist and Biomechanics, Verbal Judo, and Performance Management Instructor Training from Developmental Dimensions International. He is a contract instructor for the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center and the Central Piedmont Community College – Public Safety Leadership Institute.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Field Training Officers, and is an Honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Lieutenant Colonel Scott now serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the International Academy of Public Safety and is a co-author of the book, Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals.

Colonel Ted Spain, US Army (Ret.)

Colonel (Retired) Ted Spain is a native of Wendell, North Carolina.  He graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  He also holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Webster University and a Masters Degree in Military Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.  His military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College.  Colonel Spain entered the Army as a Private First Class in June 1978 and was commissioned from the US Army Officer Candidate School in December 1978.  He was inducted into the US Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in March 2006 and inducted into the US Army Military Police Regimental Hall of Fame in September 2009.  Before joining the Army he was a police officer in Greenville, North Carolina.  He is the co-author of a recently released book entitled, “Breaking Iraq: The Ten Mistakes That Broke Iraq”, where he reveals his first hand involvement in the planning for, and the execution of, the ground war and the first year of the occupation of Iraq in 2003-2004, while serving as the Commander of the 18th Military Police Brigade.  Some of his awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (awarded seven times), Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Iraqi Campaign Medal (with one service star), and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals.  He earned the United States Army parachutist badge, the parachutist badge from the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Military Police Silver Order of the Marechanssee.

Timothy Turner, Ph.D, Anderson University

Dr. Turner retired as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) after serving 22 years with the FBI. Dr. Turner’s last assignment was as a Program Manager for the Leadership Development Institute of the FBI Academy, at Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Turner served as Adjunct Professor at Columbia Southern University as well as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Virginia and instructed at the National Academy and the University of Virginia Northern Center. After retiring from the FBI.

Dr. Turner worked with Homeland Security at the Law Enforcement Leadership Institute located at the FLETC were he provided instruction to supervisors from Federal Agencies as well as to the International Law Enforcement Academies. Dr. Turner currently works as the Dean for the School of Public Service and Administration at Anderson University. Additionally he is the CEO for Inspirational Leadership, a leadership and personal development company working with public sector agencies and private enterprises developing multidisciplinary projects and training. This work includes the U.S. State Departments Anti-Terrorism Training Programs conducting Criminal Justice training programs throughout the
world.

Dr. Turner coordinated the development of the FBI’s Supervisors Desk Reference Guide and has facilitated numerous presentations regarding leadership, anagement and emotional intelligence topics. He has been responsible for the oversight of a variety of training and operational programs including crises coordinator, hostage negotiator and aviation coordinator.  He was a presenter at the COPS leadership roundtable, FBI Health Care Fraud Manager’s Conference, International Conference on Emotional Intelligence and provided key note addresses at the International Association of Women Police 46th Annual Training Conference and the Police Commissioners Conference Australasia and South-West Pacific Region.  Prior to his assignment at FBI Headquarters, Dr. Turner was the original case agent for Major Case 98, the primary terrorism case in the United States at the time. Dr. Turner was the administrative case agent in the case known as the Ballad of Little River, the first use of the federal hate crime statue in the United States. Dr. Turner was perationally involved with the John Gotti and Robert Hanssen cases, Talladega Prison Riot, Los Angeles Riot, was negotiator/pilot for the Waco Standoff and was an EAP counselor and Evidence Response Team member at the Pentagon for 9/11. Prior to entering the FBI, Dr. Turner served as a United States Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam, Naval Aviator and Commander of 1064th Maintenance Helicopter Detachment, Nebraska National Guard.

Dr. Turner earned a BS degree from Baylor University; M. Ed’s. from Mississippi State University and the University of Virginia, and an MS in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University. He also attended the University of Nebraska, School of Law. Dr. Turner completed his Ed.D. in Leadership from the University of Virginia. His research efforts have focused on the use of emotional intelligence for succession planning.

Chief Randy Watt, Ogden Police Department

Chief Randy Watt is the Chief of Ogden Police Department in Utah.   Randy holds a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College, a M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Police Science degree from Weber State College, and is a graduate of Session 191 of the F.B.I. National Academy.  Randy retired from the Ogden Police Department, Ogden, Utah, in October of 2011.  At the time of retirement he was serving as Assistant Chief of Police, with thirty-two years of service in a multitude of assignments and at all levels of supervision and leadership. 

Chief Watt is a recipient of various medals and commendations, including the department’s Medal of Valor (twice awarded).  A long-time member of the Ogden/Metro S.W.A.T. Team, Chief Watt has extensive experience in tactical operations, ranging from high-risk warrant service to hostage rescues.  Chief Watt is a nationally recognized expert in the field of law enforcement special operations and counter-terrorism.  He is involved with projects supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).  He is an expert witness on Law Enforcement use of force and counter-terrorism. 

He is a lead instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association (N.T.O.A.) in a variety of S.W.A.T. Leadership and Terrorism courses, and is a regular presenter at the N.T.O.A. Conference, as well as at various state S.W.A.T. Association conferences and training events.  He is the past author of the “On Leadership” column for the N.T.O.A’s Tactical Edge magazine.  Prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, then-Lieutenant Watt, was co-chair of the Tactical Response Sub-Committee and spent three years studying terrorism, writing the tactical response plan for protection of the Olympic Games, and conducting security assessments for Olympic venues.  Chief Watt has taught hostage rescue tactics and techniques to foreign military and police units and is a consultant to myriad local, state and federal tactical units.  He is an instructor at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, AZ.  Randy is also a Colonel in the Utah Army National Guard, currently assigned to the Joint Forces HQ.  From June, 2011, to December, 2013, he was the Commander of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), commanding 2200 Special Forces soldiers located across 9 states. 

With 32-years of active duty and reserve Special Forces experience, he is a graduate of numerous Special Operations courses and schools, and is a Master Parachutist and Military Free-Fall Parachutist.  Leadership schools include the Infantry Officer’s Basic/Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Service and Support School, Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, and the resident U.S. Army War College.    Colonel Watt’s combat service includes year-long tours of Afghanistan, 2001-2002, Iraq, 2006-2007, and Iraq again in 2010 through 2011.  All assignments were at leadership levels of counter-terrorism units.  As a result of his service, he received the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for valor in combat, three Bronze Star Medals for meritorious service in combat, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the G.W.O.T. Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three stars, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.  He was featured in the March, 2003, ABC television special Profiles From the Front Lines, and the August, 2003, issue of Men’s Health magazine.  He is the author of “One Warrior’s Creed.”

Chief Bradley Wentlandt, Founder & Director, Wisconsin Command College

Chief Bradley Wentlandt began his career with the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist / Explosive Detector Dog Handler and later served as a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper before his appointment to the Greenfield Police Department in 1991. Chief Wentlandt earned a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and holds the designation of Certified Public Manager (CPM) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

Chief Wentlandt is the Northcentral Region Chair of the State Associations of Chiefs of Police, a division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as a member of the IACP Guest Speakers Bureau to promote the concepts of 21st Century Policing. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, Past President of the Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association and Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Police Executive Group. In 2014 he was appointed by Governor Walker to the Wisconsin Interoperability Council.

Chief Wentlandt is the founder and director of the Wisconsin Command College, a joint venture of the Department of Justice and the University of Wisconsin. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor, lecturer and Program Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin – Madison Certified Public Manager Program.