National Command & Staff College

Senior Faculty

Anthony H. Normore, Ph.D, California State University Dominguez Hills

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.

Kenneth D. Gisborne, MA, CPP
Commissioner, National Command & Staff College

Kenneth Gisborne is a Trusted Advisor and Senior Consultant to other security businesses and to private industry, institution and government clients. This trust relationship with government includes current and past security clearances to work on sensitive project security issues. These services have been provided in sea and air port environments, as well as extensive facility and policing environments throughout Canada.  Ken has prominently worked in the background as a servant leader assisting institutions and organizations with security and policing program organizational issues. As an example, these services have been offered to communities and police departments conducting police service reviews towards the goals of better working relationships. In this line of interest, he has co-authored original and all subsequent versions of “Every Officer Is A Leader”. Ken has been a technical writer of numerous sensitive security and public safety reports and reviews. He holds a Masters Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University. A strong proponent of mind-mapping spatial presentation and analysis, Ken has been tasked by numerous organizations in synthesizing complex issues into understandable program analyses, and conducting workshops within those organizations. This has taken form in projects such as assisting in the development of the provincial government security program for the 2010 Winter Olympics, conducting an enterprise-wide security risk assessment against terrorist threats for the regional transit system, and developing information security and port security assessments and plans for a regional Port Authority.  In recent years, Ken provided his services through 3Si Risk Strategies Inc. from 2004 to 2015; 10 of those years as President. In April 2015, Ken stepped down as President of 3Si to focus his work energy on key clients and projects, both for 3Si and for KDG Security Management Consulting Inc., a private corporation he has had since 1998. Ken has been providing overall security program and technical security consulting to private industry for 27 years. Before that, Ken was a technical investigator, security consultant and Unit Commander within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a veteran Staff Sergeant of the Technical Security Directorate. In total, he has been providing security and policing expertise for over 47 years.

Rosanne Richeal, Founder of the Richeal Group

Rosanne Richeal, Founder of the Richeal Group, is an executive coach and host of ResurgentU-Today’s the Day! podcast, an author of the books Ascending the Ranks: Growing into a Reverent Leader and ResurgentU-Today’s the Day! Your Mindful Journal. She is currently writing two more books on leadership and strategies for promoting.  Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty with the National Command & Staff College and the Institute for Creditable Leadership Development, a certified speaker, trainer, and leadership coach with the John Maxwell Team, as well as a certified advanced relationship coach in Strategic Intervention.  

She specializes in leadership development, career advancement and personal growth. She has served over three decades in public safety. She has worked assignments in Patrol, Corrections, Airport Security, Problem Oriented Policing (POP), Street Crimes, Emergency Management, K9, Traffic and Employee Relations.

She has risen through the ranks to reach the proverbial glass ceiling as both a Sheriff’s Chief Deputy and as the first female Chief of Police for a city in the Sacramento region. She’s also had the distinct honor of becoming the first female motorcycle sergeant for the sheriff’s department. Prior to her law enforcement career, she served six years in the Emergency Medical Services as an EMT.

She is a graduate of the LAPD West Point Leadership Program and was responsible for overseeing the development of the Sheriff’s Leadership Program where she still actively participates as an instructor. She has developed and trained leadership concepts to the public and private sector as well as spoken at the City Clerks Association of California Conference (CCAC), the International Homicide Investigators Association Conference (IHIA), and the Women Leaders in Law Enforcement Conference (WLLE).   

Passionate, driven, and inspiring, Rosanne encourages her audiences to look into their mirror of personal truth to reveal and chart a path towards profound personal and professional change. Rosanne has developed many strategic frameworks she uses in her coaching and leadership business to propel her clients into new ways of thinking and being.    

Terry Anderson, Ph.D

Dr. Terry Anderson serves as the Chief Leadership Officer at the International Academy of Public Safety and the President of Anderson Corporate and Executive Coaching, Inc.  He serves both the corporate and public safety sectors mainly on the West Coast of the US and Canada. He is also the founder, and past President and CEO and Board Director of a publishing and consulting firm, Consulting Resource Group International, Inc., which he sold to a partner in 2002.  He now provides strategic change consulting and leadership coaching services for business and police executives and has done so for over 30 years.  He is result-oriented and seeks always to move authenticated best practices into practice.  He is the coauthor of the renown book (now in its Third Edition) Every Officer is a Leader: Coaching Leadership, Learning and Performance in Justice, Public Safety, and Security Organizations,” (2017) www.CommandCollege.org/eoil/.  Dr. Anderson earned his B.A. (1967) in Psychology and his M.A. in Education (1973) from California State University, Chico, and his Ph.D. in Administration and Management (supervised by Faculty at the University of Massachusetts School of Management, and School of Counseling and Consulting), through Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California, (1991).  He has been trusted by executives at Folsom Police, New Westminster Police Service, Vancouver Police, San Diego Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the California State University, Fullerton Police Department, the LA County Sheriff’s Department and LAPD.  For letters of reference go to:  www.ConsultingCoach.com/testimonials/.   In the business sector he has done  imilar consulting and coaching/mentoring work with small businesses, and executives in Fortune 500 firms such as General Telephone and Electric (GTE) and The TORO Company.  Dr. Anderson is certified by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to facilitate the Executive Team Building Workshop; is Green Belt Certified in Lean Six Sigma; Certified as an Executive Coach by the International Association of Business Coaches; and is Certified in Strategic Management by the Haines Centre for Strategic Management and The University of San Diego.  Terry has served as a professor to over 8,000 students who took his field practice, leadership, interpersonal relations and problem-solving courses for over 38 years.  He has delivered useful plenary and keynote speeches, workshops and seminars to over 50,000 leaders in 9 countries where he has presented at conferences for the International Academy of Public Safety, BC Probational Officers; California Peace Officers’ Standards and Training; California Command College; the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia; the British Columbia Association of Police Chiefs; Court/Sheriffs Services Branch of the BC Government; Swedish Business Development Association; Meeting Professionals International; The Economist Entrepreneurial Conference in Budapest; Canadian Entrepreneurial Conference in Quebec City; El Centro Police Department; Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department; Los Angeles Police Department; Western Society of Criminology Conferences; and the First International Leadership Forum (1999) in the UK.

Chief Sam Spiegel, Senior Faculty, The National Command & Staff College

Chief Spiegel retired as Chief of Police and Director of Emergency Services for the City of Folsom, California in November of 2010. He served in that capacity for over nine and a half years. During his tenure as Chief, he also served as the interim City Manager / Assistant City Manager for the better part of 2006. A thirty-nine year veteran in law enforcement, he is recognized as a successful leader and problem solver with strong organizational and leadership development skills. He has proven experience working with community groups, education and training organizations, labor unions, city departments, developers, City Councils and both state and federal legislators.  Throughout his thirty-nine year tenure in law enforcement, he worked a myriad of assignments, and is a recognized subject matter expert on Pursuit Policy and Emergency / Critical Incident Management. He possesses his California Teaching Credential and has served as the Chair of the Folsom Lake College Administration of Justice Advisory Committee for over five years.  He has instructed and assisted in the development of many training programs that included Employee and Leadership Development, Continuous Improvement Teams, Interest Based Negotiating, Pursuit Policy Guidelines, Internal Affairs Investigations, High Risk Stops, Role of the Executive Assistant to the Chief and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. He has worked extensively on Economic Development, Business Retention and Planning issues in fast paced developing communities.  Until his retirement, Chief Spiegel was the Chairman of the Law and Legislative Committee for the California Police Chiefs Association. He still advocates for law enforcement as a subject matter expert on communications/9-1-1 legislative issues. He is a Past-President of the California Peace Officers Association and former member of the California Homeland Security Public Safety Advisory Council. He still serves as a Governor appointee to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Committee and currently the Chair of the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication Advisory Committee, (C.L.E.T.S.). He previously served six years as a member of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Advisory Committee as the Chairman of the Sacramento Operational Area for emergency preparedness and response, and a member of the Administrative Authority that reviewed and awarded grant funding for the region.

Gregory Saville
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SafeGrowth® AlterNation 

Gregory Saville is a criminologist and urban planner specializing in community-building, neighborhood safety and police problem solving, especially SafeGrowth®, CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)  and 2nd Generation CPTED, a concept he co-created. He has authored over 40 publications including 25 peer-reviewed articles, research studies and book chapters, and has presented 22 papers at academic or professional conferences. He has consulted around the world with private corporations and government agencies such as the US Department of Justice, the US State Department, the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the Japan Urban Safety Research Forum, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and dozens of city municipalities. He co-founded and is Distinguished Lifetime Member of the International CPTED Association.  He is founder and director of AlterNation, an international consulting firm specializing in community development, safer neighborhoods and helping change agents transform their communities. From 2011 to 2013 he was selected as member of a national planning team with the US Bureau of Justice Administration regarding police leadership in America.  From 2000 to 2005 he ran the Center for Advanced Public Safety Research at the University of New Haven where he taught as a research professor in criminology and with the National Security Program at that university, a joint graduate degree with the US Nuclear Sandia National Laboratories. Before that he was research associate at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University. He also spent 9 years as a Canadian police officer.  In 2005 his work expanded into anti-terrorism with critical infrastructure protection. He co-founded  ATRiM Group LLC. Along with co-owner and computer scientist Nicolas Bereza, he created ATRiM – the first automated, CPTED-based anti-terror risk assessment software for protecting critical infrastructures.  In 2007 he developed a new urban planning process for sustaining safer neighborhoods called SafeGrowth®. He launched the program at the United Nations Habitat program in Chile that year and has implemented it in cities in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and in the US with LISC, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. From 2000 – 2006 he co-developed with Gerard Cleveland two national training programs for the U.S. Department of Justice: the Police Training Officer PTO program and; the Problem Based Learning and Emotional Intelligence PBL program, both of which are now in use across the U.S. and Canada.

Sheriff Matt Bostrom

Matt Bostrom has more than 34 years of law enforcement experience including service as Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Senior Commander, Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief of Operations, Assistant Chief of Support Services with the Saint Paul Police Department, and most recently as Ramsey County Sheriff.  As sheriff for six years, Matt’s daily operations were guided by core values of “Providing safety through community policing”, “Collaborating with public safety, community and justice partners”, “Preserving trust through fiscal responsibility”, “Encouraging diversity to reflect the community”, “Improving service through technology” and “Connecting with youth to build for the future.”  Matt was twice nominated as National Sheriff of the Year and both times he was awarded the Medal of Merit from the National Sheriffs’ Association. Some of his accomplishments include: reorganizing the department to improve effectiveness and efficiency by focusing on the vision, mission, values, and beliefs; co-founding the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council; launching professional standards, comprehensive training, and diverse hiring initiatives; and engaging with the community to build relationships and prevent crime.  The hallmark of his service as sheriff was a focus on increasing the level of trust between the community and police officers. Through listening to the community, he learned of their desire for police departments to hire for character and train for competence. In response, he launched a recruitment and hiring initiative that centered on selecting women and men who possessed four observable character traits: trustworthy, truthful, responsible, and respectful. This initiative has increased community trust and improved police officer work habits including sick time usage, discipline, and commendations.  The Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford is interested the developing a replicable model for increasing police trust and they invited Matt to complete a second doctoral degree and to lead research in this area. The objective of the research is to increase community trust in police officers by transforming the type of personnel who are recruited into the field of policing and reinforcing excellent character within police agencies.  Matt received his formal education at the University of Northwestern (Bachelor of Science), University of Saint Thomas (Master of Arts), Hamline University (Doctor of Public Administration), and will complete his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Oxford University in 2018. Matt is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and certified State of Minnesota Emergency Manager.  Matt authored “The Influence of Education on Police Officer Work Habits” which was published in Police Chief, and he co-authored “Character-Based Police Officer Selection” for the United States Department of Justice. Additionally, he has been an adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s University, the University of Northwestern, and Hamline University.  A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Matt grew up near Lake Phalen and graduated from Johnson High School. He is a member of the leadership team at CrossCultural Church. He currently lives in Saint Paul, with Cheryl, his wife of more than 35 years. Together they have three adult children.  Specialties: Government Administration, Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Higher Education, Non-Profit Boards, and Athletic Coaching.

Captain George F. Breedy, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Captain, Executive Assistant to Sheriff Greg Champagne

Captain George Breedy’s professional law enforcement career spans 34 years. He has served as a police officer, deputy sheriff, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force officer.  In 1983, Captain Breedy joined the Harahan Police Department where he graduated first in his class at the basic training academy. Captain Breedy served for just over five years with the Harahan Police Department in the capacity of Police Officer. In 1988, Captain Breedy was hired as a Patrol Deputy with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. In 1990, Captain Breedy was promoted to Detective in the Special Investigations Division where he worked narcotics and vice cases. He was then promoted to Sergeant in the Special Investigations Division in 1991. In 1995 Captain Breedy was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division. Captain Breedy was promoted to Lieutenant and detailed to the DEA as a task force officer in 1996, and remained there for over 18 years. During that time he worked drug cases on a local, national, and international level; at times operating as a translator and in an undercover capacity in foreign countries. In November of 2014, Captain Breedy was transferred to the Executive Department of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office as the Assistant to Chief Joseph Cardella and Sheriff Greg Champagne. He was promoted to his present rank of Captain in October of 2015.  In August of 2017, Captain Breedy retired from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office after 34 years of fulltime service to law enforcement. Captain Breedy remains employed with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office as an advisor to Sheriff Greg Champagne and an adjunct instructor of the training division.

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.

Andrew Bringuel, II, II, FBI & FBI Academy

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Andrew Bringuel, II, (Ret.) MA.Ed. , an Agent Supervisor Instructor at the FBI Academy, has over 27 years investigative, management, research, and academic instructor experience. Mr. Bringuel’s investigative accomplishments include finding a key piece of evidence used in a bomb that killed Federal Judge William Vance. He was the case agent in a five year organized crime investigation involving a landfill and associates of the Genovese crime family. The landfill was closed with the largest environmental fine in the history of Alabama, and Mr. Bringuel received the Attorney General’s Award for environmental crimes investigation. Mr. Bringuel worked as an undercover agent for a year operating a cover company investigating intellectual property theft. Mr. Bringuel was a crisis negotiator during the Montana Freemen barricade, and a first responder to the Eric Rudolph abortion clinic bombing as well as the attack on the Pentagon 09/11/2001.  Mr. Bringuel was Weapons of Mass Destruction supervisor and program manager at the National Domestic Preparedness Office where he created, edited and co-wrote the Beacon newsletter as well as the On-Scene Commanders Guide for Responding to Chemical and Biological Threats. The NDPO published 25,000 copies of the job aid and a .pdf can still be found online.  Mr. Bringuel is considered a subject matter expert regarding combating violent extremism, relational policing processes, emerging technologies, and conflict and crisis management practices. From 2005 to 2012 Mr. Bringuel was the principle FBI instructor at the National Academy for countering terrorism and violent extremism. He taught 3 graduate level courses as an adjunct instructor for the University of Virginia as well as an undergraduate class for Catholic University. He has instructed at the National Fire Academy on interagency cooperation and crisis response. He instructs around the world for the DoS at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) on terrorism, functions of policing, intelligence analysis, conflict and crisis management, stress management and resiliency, relational leadership, developing human intelligence, and understanding criminal enterprise structures and effective government response. Mr. Bringuel has a long working history with the U.S military participating in red cell exercises, collaborative writing, and training military personnel from the Pentagon to Ft. Bragg, Quantico, Camp LeJeune, and Camp Pendleton.  Mr. Bringuel has published articles and books on the topics of terrorism and policing. He has been awarded the Thomas Jefferson award for research by the University of Virginia. He was the program manager for the Terrorism Research and Analysis Program (TRAP) and Behavioral Informatics and Technology Studies (BITS) program. The programs developed two evidence-based structured professional judgment (SPJ) tools, the Terrorism Threat Assessment Source Evaluation Report (TTASER) and the Group Analysis Protocol (GAP), the first is intended to improve the threat assessment process during an initial CT investigation and the second to improve potential confidential human source (PCHS) targeting, development, and recruitment. Mr. Bringuel is also working on a bio-optic sensor that is intended to improve a police officer/ war fighter’s emotional intelligence. Mr. Bringuel has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from St. Leo University, and a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Virginia.

Galia Cohen, Ph.D, University of Texas, Dallas

Dr. Galia Cohen is the Associate Director of the Justice Administration and Leadership (JAL) Master’s Program, housed in the Department of Criminology, at The University of Texas at Dallas. She specializes in human resource management and organizational behavior and has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and consulting in the public sector. She teaches: ‘human resource management for public sector’, ‘leadership in public and nonprofit management’, and ‘negotiation and conflict resolution’ at the graduate level for executives and professionals in law enforcement agencies across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.  Dr. Cohen received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Organizational Sociology from Bar-­Ilan University, Israel. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas. She has published academic articles and book chapters and her research interests include Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, conflict management and public safety administration.  Dr. Cohen is a District V representative for The American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) national council and an advisory board member for the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA).

 

Dr. Richard Conroy, Criminal Justice, FBI NA#150, Dallas Baptist University

Dr. Richard Conroy’s combined law enforcement and academic experience extends over four decades. Specific to law enforcement, he has served as a Director of Police at the university level, an Assistant Chief of Police at the municipal level, and a Special Agent in Charge at the state level. Prior to executive level leadership positions, he worked through the law enforcement career ranks, including communications, uniformed patrol, canine, undercover operations, and criminal investigations. Rich is a results oriented problem-solver with experience and career long work in the specialized area of public safety crisis intervention. He has participated in numerous critical incident stress debriefings (CISD) as a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).  Rich is a graduate of the 150th session of the FBI National Academy as well as a life-member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).  He is a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and has held membership in the FBI National Academy Associates in four different states.

Dr. Conroy holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Dallas Baptist University, as well as a master of science degree in criminal justice administration from Rollins College and a bachelor‘s degree from the University of Richmond. His dissertation research interest is in the area of emotional intelligence and performance measurement in law enforcement and included using the Multifactor Measure of Performance™ instrument to predict leadership styles in sheriffs’ and chief deputies throughout the United States. This was the initial use of the MMP3™ assessment tool in a doctoral level study and included a partnership with the National Sheriffs’ Association.

Dr. Conroy has served as a law enforcement agency accreditation manager and has published in the Law Enforcement Today, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, The Sheriff and Deputy Magazine, and The Florida Police Chief magazine on public safety topics including emotional intelligence and crisis intervention. He has taught as a police academy faculty member and is a faculty member in the Caruth Police Institute (TX) leadership development series. Rich has also designed recruit level, role-play training as well as online training in crisis intervention across the curriculum for other certified trainers. He is a certified practitioner/consultant in emotional intelligence using the EQ-i 2.0 and the EQ360 assessments.

Dr. Conroy has held faculty or administrative positions at Weber State University, Columbia College (MO), Armstrong State University, and Dallas Baptist University. His academic responsibilities have included grant writing, online distance learning course development, campus director and leadership mentoring of adjunct faculty across disciplines—including criminal justice. He is currently an assistant professor of criminal justice and leadership, teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in crisis intervention, criminal law, criminal procedure, organization and administration, law enforcement ethics, and criminology. Dr. Conroy and his wife have been married for over 40 years and have two children and three grandchildren.

Chris Dreisbach, Ph.D, John Hopkins

Now in his 37th year of college teaching, Chris Dreisbach, Associate Professor, is Faculty Lead and Director of Applied Ethics and Humanities for the Division of Public Safety Leadership in Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. He has a joint courtesy appointment with JHU’s Carey Business School. He is Professor of Moral and Systematic Theology at The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University. He is a frequent lecturer on ethics for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and on moral and systematic theology for churches and other religious organizations. He also is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.  Chris received his MA in 1981 and his PhD in 1988 from Johns Hopkins University. With a research focus on public philosophy, he is the author or co-author of books, articles, and software in logic, education, ethics, the philosophy of dreams, and the philosophy of R. G. Collingwood. His four most recent books are Ethics in criminal justice (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Collingwood on the moral principles of art (Susquehanna University Press, 2009), Social and criminal justice in moral perspective (Bridgepoint, 2013), and Constitutional literacy: A 21st century imperative (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). His two most recent journal articles are “Vicious Duty: The Ethics of Osama bin Laden” (Think: Philosophy for Everyone, Summer 2011) and “The challenges facing an IC epistemologist-in-residence” (International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Winter 2011-2012).

 

David G. Dominguez, Vice President, Police Education and Development

David G. Dominguez is a retired Chief of Police with over thirty-three years law enforcement with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Riverside and Palm Springs CA police departments.  Chief Dominguez has the unique career experience working in a major metropolitan Sheriff’s department and two major municipal police departments as a dedicated leader with a long history of progressive leadership and command experience.  Chief Dominguez has held virtually every assignment within law enforcement with recognized expertise in internal affairs, criminal intelligence, risk management, law enforcement leadership and community policing.  Chief Dominguez has significant program management experience operating as Chairman of a regional gang and narcotic task force, regional HIDTA task force and managing numerous law enforcement grant funded programs.  Chief Dominguez is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Police (SMIP) from the John F. Kennedy Government Center at Harvard University and the Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) in California. Chief Dominguez holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a Master’s degree in public administration from California State University Fullerton and a teaching credential for California colleges and universities.  Chief Dominguez is past President of the California Peace Officers’ Association, (CPOA) and the Riverside County Law Enforcement Administrators Association.    Chief Dominguez is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) and the Program Management Institute.   Chief Dominguez is an active law enforcement “Executive Fellow” with the Police Foundation.  Throughout his career, Chief Dominguez worked very closely with the various branches of the United States Armed Forces; fundraising and supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, supporting the transition of military personnel from armed services to careers in law enforcement “Troops to COPS” program and supporting various Veteran’s programs. Chief Dominguez received the “Freedom Honor” public safety award in 2009 from the NAACP for community leadership in Riverside and the law enforcement “Public Safety Leadership Award” from the National Latino Peace Officers Association in 2010. Chief Dominguez retired in 2011 and contracts with the Federal DOJ, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) – as a senior law enforcement advisor. This has given him an opportunity to travel internationally and work with foreign governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism while providing international development assistance that supports both national security and foreign policy objectives.

 

Dr. John P. Dentico – Founder, LeadSimm LLC

Dr. John P. Dentico is a leadership maverick.  He is the author of the forthcoming book titled: Throttle Up: How to Accelerate the Impact of 21st Century Leadership.  Throttle Up’s central theme is that leadership occurs as a practice or intended action rather than residing in the traits or behaviors of particular individuals.  For Dr. Dentico, there is a difference between being a leader and doing leadership.  Dr. Dentico is the President of LeadSimm LLC, a leadership impact and simulation-learning veteran owned small business.  His 21st-century model of leadership represents forty-eight years of study, thought, and experience in the areas of leadership and management that includes forty years in the design, development and implementation of a wide variety of simulations. For nine years, he taught strategy and tactics to senior Naval Officers in a national program and for three years, he co-directed the SEACON Wargame, the largest computer war-game held annually at the Naval War College, Newport, RI.  Dr. Dentico is an avowed “nuts and bolts’ guy whose interest in the art and practice of leadership led him to develop the LeadSimm leadership impact simulation method.  The LeadSimm simulation method is a non-computer based 21st century leadership practice field.  It has been used to instill 21st century leadership practices in those faced with such complex issues as: counter terrorism, narco terrorism, airport security, emergency response, crime reduction, gang warfare, opening day of a new baseball stadium, protection of petroleum facilities, vital ports and bridges and mass transit systems throughout the United States. His LeadSimm program completed in the City of San Jose California was evaluated as one of nine out of 95 best leadership learning programs by the US Department of Justice.  In addition to his work at LeadSimm LLC Dr. Dentico served for ten years as a special consultant to the Division of Public Safety Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University.  He also served for twelve years as an instructor in the LEEDA program at the FBI Academy.  While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dentico presented and co-facilitated a strategic thinking session for a multi-disciplined group focused on the crime of identity theft.  Additionally, he co-wrote the National Strategy to Combat Identity Theft a grant from the USDOJ COPS office.  At the FBI Academy, he devised, developed and facilitated LeadSimm counter terrorism and narco terrorism simulations for over 1000 senior law enforcement officers from around the globe.  Dr. Dentico holds a Doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego.

Jeff Green, Ph.D, President/CEO, Center for Police Leadership & Ethics International

Jeff began his career in law enforcement in 1984 as a police officer in Nottoway County, Virginia. In 1986, he joined the Chesterfield County Police department serving in the positions of Patrol Officer, Vice and Narcotics Detective, and Sergeant. In 1997, Jeff joined the FBI spending the majority of his career investigating international drug cartels and serving in various training settings at the FBI Academy and in the field. Jeff spent 10 years at the FBI Academy instructing in the FBI National Academy and serving in the senior management positions of Chief of FBI Leadership Development and later as Chief of Faculty Affairs overseeing the majority of instruction in the FBI National Academy. Jeff served many years as an adjunct professor with the University of Virginia and Capella University’s Ph.D. program in Public Service Leadership. Jeff retired from the FBI in 2017 and founded the Center for Police Leadership & Ethics International, a nonprofit organization committed to the betterment of the law enforcement community.  Jeff earned BS and MS degrees in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Capella University. While his research efforts primarily focused on the relationship between personality and leadership effectiveness, Jeff has published numerous articles on topics concerning ethical leadership, leading change, human and organizational development, context and leadership, power and politics, and leading in a multicultural environment. He published his first book, Graduate Savvy: Navigating the World of Online Higher Education, in 2008, with a 2nd Edition in 2011 and 3rd Edition in 2015. Jeff also authored Decision Point: Real-life Ethical Dilemmas in Law Enforcement, which was released for publication in 2012 and a 2nd edition in 2015.  Jeff has been married for 29 years and has a son attending Regent Law School and a daughter attending Christopher Newport University’s neuroscience/pre-med program.

Chief Mark A. Garcia 

Mark A. Garcia served in law enforcement for 31 years.  Chief Garcia served as the Chief of Police for the City of Redlands for 6 ½ years, retiring in 2018.  Prior to becoming the Redlands Chief of Police, he served San Bernardino Police Department for 24 years ascending to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police.   Chief Garcia’s experience includes being Narcotics Bureau Commander, Tactical Commander, District Commander, Investigations Commander, Personnel and Training Commander, overseeing Internal Affairs and serving as the department’s Public Information Officer.  Chief Garcia has received numerous awards including the Medal of Valor, Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year.  Some of the highlights of Chief Garcia’s career include being the point car in President Reagan’s motorcade, being responsible for external security for President George W. Bush’s visit to San Bernardino, leading Redlands through the December 02 terrorist incident and developing future leaders.  Chief Garcia’s passion for character-based leadership development led to starting Blue Virtue Leadership and he has taught hundreds of officers how to develop their leadership capacity, how to build character, how to enhance organizational culture, how to build a Virtue Based Policing structure, how to create organizational ethics programs, Service Oriented Leadership and Strategic and Tactical Decision Making. He has made numerous presentations on leadership, ethics and culture, including the Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium, California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management, California College and University Chiefs of Police Conference, Faith and Justice Summit, University of Redlands and Cal State San Bernardino.  Chief Garcia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and a Master’s of Science in Management.  He considers himself to be a lifelong learner having completed many certificate programs including the prestigious Leadership Decision Making Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education; Josephson’s Institute of Ethics Train the Trainer Program, Master Instructor Development Program and is a certified leadership development trainer for the John Maxwell Team. He serves on the California Police Chief’s Association Training Committee, and serves on the Police Public Safety, Image and Ethics Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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.

Carrie Hill, National Sheriffs Association

Carrie Hill is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant.  She has dedicated her twenty-nine year career to providing professional development seminars in correctional law, along with criminal justice consulting, to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry.  Ms. Hill’s passion for and expertise of corrections law is known nationally.  She makes the law come alive and applicable regardless of rank – from report writing techniques and legal-based policy development to risk assessment and offensive approaches in the event of prisoner litigation.  Ms. Hill’s contributions to corrections go beyond professional development to consulting for and defense of correctional facilities, management and staff.  She is also the former General Counsel to the Utah Department of Corrections, Editor of Corrections Managers’ Report and most recently, the Senior Administrative Manager to Sheriff Richard Stanek in Hennepin County, MN.  Carrie has recently accepted a new role with the NSA as the Director of the National Center for Jail Operations (NCJO).

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

Christopher Hoina, Sr. (ret. Cary PD) is an alumnus of the FBI National Academy, he received his Master’s degree from NC State University and his Bachelor’s at Shaw University.  He is the co-founder of the Institute for Credible Leadership Development and serves on the executive board for the International Academy of Public Safety.  Chris is also the co-founder of the North Carolina Public Safety Leadership Academy at Wake Tech.  Chris has served as Faculty and Director of Criminal Justice studies at Campbell University in Research Triangle Park. He has 25 years of law enforcement experience; from patrol officer to team commander.  During his tenure as a police officer he served as supervisor within the following commands: Training, Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Juvenile Investigations, School Resource Officers, Crisis Negotiation, Community Services, Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E., and Crisis Intervention.  Chris has an extensive teaching record in both classroom and on-line.  He has taught at the Justice Academy, Community College, and University level.  He has taught a variety of topics to include Hazardous Materials, Bias Based Profiling, Hate Crimes, Crisis Intervention, Juvenile Minority Sensitivity, Juvenile Investigations, Crisis Negotiations, Crime Scene Investigations, Crime Prevention, School Resource Officer and Implicit Bias.  For the past several years his focus has been on leadership development and self-improvement for criminal justice professionals.  Chris is the co-author of the book the Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals, and the essay titled Virtues of Magnanimous Officers.

Colonel Craig S. Kozeniesky USMC, Retired

Craig is a native of Albuquerque, NM and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1988-2016, retiring as a Colonel and as Deputy Commander of MARSOC. Throughout his career, he served in the USMC infantry, reconnaissance and joint special operations assignments. He served as a foreign exchange officer with the British Royal Marine Commandos at 45 Commando Group in Arbroath, Scotland, as well as the Norwegian Army in Oslo, Norway. He served with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company and also at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California. He was assigned to the USMC Initial Force Contribution to U.S. Special Operations Command, Marine Corps SOCOM Detachment ONE, leading ‘Task Unit Raider’ during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.  He commanded 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, deploying with 31st MEU (SOC) and to Ar Ramadi, Iraq for OIF during the ‘Anbar Awakening’.  As Commanding Officer of Camp Fuji, Japan, he led ‘Task Force Fuji’ in disaster relief operations at the Sendai Airport as part of Operation Tomodachi from March-April 2011. He served with a joint special operations task force based in Ft. Bragg, NC, deploying to Afghanistan.  He is a recipient of the British Royal Marines Commando Medal.  He presently lives in Incline Village, NV on the north shore of Lake Tahoe and works at a consulting company.

Linda Shaffer-Vanaria, President and Founder of Enterprise Coaching of Carlsbad
Commissioner, The National Command & Staff College
U.S. Naval officer, Test pilot, Squadron commander, and Director of the Navy’s Pacific leader training (Ret.)

Linda Shaffer-Vanaria served as career U.S. Naval officer and was a test pilot, squadron commander, and Director of the Navy’s Pacific leader training unit responsible for training 11,000 leaders each year.  She commanded an operational logistics squadron of over 500 people operating from Southern California, Asia Pacific and embarked on all deployed Pacific Fleet Air Carriers.  Her organization was awarded its first operational excellence award in its 21 year history.   Linda’s first leadership assignment in the Navy was as the Squadron Legal Officer for which she received 6 weeks of Legal School on the Uniform Code of Military Justice, an experience she credits for enabling her to lead confidently with accountability and discipline throughout her career.  Following her military tenure Linda was invited to be amongst an elite leadership development team of 40 change agents enabling business transformation initiatives throughout a major oil company.   For the past 15 years, she has been a Global Consultant and EDGE Performance Thought Leader in her own practice working with large corporations and entrepreneurial organizations, as well as multiple federal government agencies.  She has coached one-on-one more than 1000 leaders across all levels of leadership and diverse roles which provides her a breadth of experiences and examples to help levels at every level connect the dots between strategy and action.  In her leadership development coaching with Defense Logistics Agency, she has coached many police officers, firefighters and safety professionals.  Linda is a #1 International Best Selling Author.  She has authored PERCEPTION POWER: 10 Skills to Get Your Team to Buy In, Take Action and Gain Momentum.  She also authored Piloting Your Edge, a book on leading at the EDGE.  Linda has a BSE in Systems Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and was recognized as the 9th Distinguished Graduate in 20 years by the Moore School of Electrical Engineering.  She also holds a MS in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee Space Institute and is a Naval War College Graduate.

Captain Dan Willis, FBI # 241

Capt. Willis served nearly 30 years with the La Mesa (CA)Police Department as a crimes of violence, child molest, homicide detective and SWAT Commander, as well as his agency’s Wellness Unit Coordinator. He is a graduate in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University, as well as the FBI National Academy Associates (NA 241) where he studied Emotional Survival. He is the author of the award-winning emotional survival guidebook “Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart.” He now travels the country providing emotional survival and wellness training to first responders in order to enhance resiliency and coping ability, prevent or mitigate PTSD, suicide prevention, while providing proactive strategies to heal, protect, and enhance survivability. With suicide being the #1 cause of death annually for officers with another 1-5 suffering from PTSD – emotional survival and wellness training is essential to enable officers to sustain and enhance health, wellness, and professional service.

Angela Workman-Stark, Ph.D, Chief Superintendent (Ret.) with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Angela Workman-Stark is a recently retired Chief Superintendent from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. With more than 24 years in policing, her experience has consisted of roles in general patrol, criminal intelligence, money laundering/proceeds of crime investigations, undercover operations, human resources, terrorism prevention, and organizational development.  For much of the past decade she has held significant leadership roles in implementing organization-wide transformation related to leadership and culture. Prior to her retirement, Angela was responsible for overseeing the implementation of an organization-wide action plan in furtherance of the RCMP goal to effect significant cultural change relative to diversity and inclusion.  Angela is currently an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University in western Canada, where she teaches, researches and writes on the topics of organizational change, leadership and creating inclusive workplaces. She also works extensively with Police Services in Canada and internationally on these same themes. Angela has delivered numerous national and international conference presentations, keynotes, and workshops, and she is the author of the recently published book, Inclusive Policing from the Inside Out.

Larry W. Long, Ph.D, Provost, National Command & Staff College

Dr. Long served as Professor and Executive Director of the School of Communication at Illinois State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Speech, Education, Mathematics) from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science (Communication, Educational & Psychological Research) from the University of North Texas, and a PhD (Organizational Communication, Management, Research Methods, Computer Science) from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, he received the honor of being named as the 1998-99 “Person of the Year” by the National Society of Accountants for his work in developing their strategic plan and process decision making systems.  Dr. Long has been qualified as an expert witness in product liability litigation, particularly in the areas of warning label efficacy and research methodology. He is a retired artillery and infantry officer who completed 21 years of honorable service with the Army National Guard and is an honorary member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sheriff Ray Nash, Police Dynamics

Sheriff (Retired) Ray Nash began his law enforcement career as a police dispatcher while still in high school. He has since served in law enforcement for over 36 years and brings a wide range of experience to the profession. After serving as a reserve officer with the Irmo Police Department in South Carolina, Ray joined the force full time in 1981, working through the ranks to become Chief of Police in 1983 at age 23. He served the next two years on the training staff of the Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. In 1987, Ray became Chief of the Summerville, SC Police Department where he served until 1994. Under his leadership, Summerville was recognized for its outstanding community policing initiative. Ray next served as a consultant to law enforcement agencies nationwide in the areas of community oriented policing and leadership skills. In 1997, he began serving his first of three terms as Sheriff of Dorchester County. During this time, he developed a character-based leadership program called Police Dynamics and founded the Police Dynamics Institute. Agencies throughout the U.S. and overseas have adopted the program and are reporting great success in fighting crime, building community trust, improving officer performance, and reducing ethical failures. In 2009, Ray retired as sheriff and went overseas to support the international police reform effort in Afghanistan for the next three years. He served in a number of capacities including Criminal Justice Advisor for the US Embassy in Kabul and Professional Development Director for the International Police Coordination Board.  Ray holds an A.S. in Criminal Justice, a B.S. in Adult Education (workforce development) from Southern Illinois University, and an MS in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. He continues to provide law enforcement leadership training through the Police Dynamics Institute and the International Academy of Public Safety where he serves as VP of Training  and Development.

Lt. Col. Wellington Scott, Institute for Credible Leadership Development

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, the National Command & Staff College and is a co-author of the book, Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals.

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.”