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The Homeland Security Management Institute's
Faculty of Senior Fellows

The Long Island University Homeland Security Management Institute boasts an unparalleled faculty of highly experienced Homeland Security professionals who hold doctoral degrees and other outstanding academic credentials. "All members of our faculty of Senior Fellows, which includes four Fulbright Scholars, are highly experienced practitioners with exceptional academic and professional credentials who do the work they teach ."

"In conjunction with our renowned Board of Advisors, the Institute's faculty of Senior Fellows make our graduate-level Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management and our Master of Science in Homeland Security Management degree the nation's only programs that are designed and delivered by professionals, for professionals."


Neal Anderson, M.A.
Louis Barani, M.S. (HSM)
Bruce A. Blakeman, J.D.
Judith K. Boyd, M.A., J.D.
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Brian Dietzman, M.S.
Vincent J. Doherty, M.A.
Raymond Guidetti, M.A., M.S.
Vincent E. Henry CPP, Ph.D.
Joseph (Greg) Kaufmann, M.A., M.S.
Randall J. Larsen, M.A.
Sean W. Malinowski, Ph.D.
James F. McShane, J.D.
James F. Miskel, Ph.D.
Gregory Moser, M.S.
Daniel T. Mullin, J.D.
James W. Munday, CEM, MA. MS
Daniel Oates, M.A., J.D.
Joseph E. Pascarella, Ph.D.
Paul Rapess, M.S., M.S.
Lance Robinson, Ph.D.
Stan Supinski, Ph.D.
Thomas Tuffey, J.D., M.P.A.
Bert B. Tussing, M.S.S.S., M.S.N.S.S.S.


Neal Anderson, M.A.

Neal Anderson currently serves as North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD’s) and US Northern Command’s (USNORTHCOM’s) first permanent Senior Advisor to the Department of Homeland Security. In this capacity he works myriad issues across DHS and the interagency, focusing on strengthening collaboration throughout the homeland security enterprise to achieve national unity of effort. In November 2005, he relinquished his position as Director of NORAD / USNORTHCOM’s Washington Office, a position he had held since the establishment of US Northern Command in 2002. He has been a key architect of and partner in the maturation of DOD-DHS relations since 9/11.

Mr. Anderson retired as a US Army Colonel in 2006 after nearly 28 years of active military duty. He was commissioned an Armor officer on graduation from the US Military Academy at West Point and has held a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. From June 1995 to June 1997 he commanded the 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, which deployed to Bosnia as a part of NATO’s Implementation Force during Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR. He later served as the Senior Armor Task Force Trainer at the US Army’s Combined Arms Training Center in Germany and was a Senior Service College Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, DC. His most recent deployment was in 2004 to Baghdad as Chief of Staff, Strategy, Plans and Policy, CJ-5, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Mr. Anderson was also a China Foreign Area Officer, with postings in Hong Kong as a student and in Beijing as an Assistant Army Attaché.

Neal Anderson earned an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1986, is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute (Mandarin Chinese), MIT’s Seminar XXI (2000), and the US State Department’s Senior Seminar (2002). Since helping establish US Northern Command in 2002, he has also graduated from the Defense Support of Civil Authorities course, the Joint Task Force-State Commander’s course, the inaugural DHS Strategic Studies program, and the National Security Studies Management course at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Mr. Anderson serves as a visiting lecturer at the National Defense University and Army War College, as well as presenter and panelist at homeland security forums around the country on issues ranging from the military’s role in homeland security to the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. He also appeared on the PBS Frontline documentary “The Future of War” co-hosted by the Northwestern University School of Law and the Council on Foreign Relations. His publication include “Comprehensive Security and a Core Military Capability” in Revising the Two-MTW Force Shaping Paradigm, A Strategic Alternatives Report (Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, April 2001); “Overcoming Uncertainty: US-China Strategic Relations in the 21st Century” Regional Security Series, Occasional Paper Number 29 (Institute for National Security Studies, USAF Academy, October 1999); “Building an Asia-Pacific Security Community: The Role of Nuclear Weapons” (The Atlantic Council of the United States, May 1999); and “Peace with Honor: Enduring Truths, Lessons Learned, and Options for a Durable Peace in Bosnia” (Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Land Power Essay Series, November 1998).

Mr. Anderson’s military awards include the defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star, and he has earned the Ranger Tab and Airborne Wings. He and his wife, Debbie, have three adult children, of which they are most proud.

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Louis Barani, M.S. (HSM)

Louis Barani serves as Director of Security for the World Trade Center with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and formerly served as General Manager, Security Programs with the PANYNJ Office of Emergency Management. As Director of Security for the World Trade Center, Lou Barani is developing and will implement and oversee a strategic security plan for the Nation’s most sensitive and highest-value iconic target – perhaps the most sensitive and iconic terrorist target in the world. This program includes coordinating the security and safety of the World Trade Center site between entities that include the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NYPD, FDNY and other New York City agencies, as well as World Trade Center stakeholders and Lower Manhattan corporations and commercial properties. As General Manager for Security Programs, he provided leadership, subject matter expertise and technical assistance to Executive Management, Port Authority Police Department and the agency’s operating departments on security policy, planning, operations, emergency management and capital investment as necessary to reduce overall security risk and assure safe and efficient agency operations.

Barani has 25 years of private-sector experience in security risk management and critical infrastructure protection. His diverse experience includes vulnerability and penetration studies; design of physical security programs; participation in efforts to determine commercial aircraft vulnerability to Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS); Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Programs (HSEEP) exercises for U.S. military bases; development of a Design Basis Threat methodology specifically for the Port Authority, and providing technical expertise in the planning of perimeter intrusion detection systems for overseas military bases. He managed the development of an agency-wide risk assessment for the Port Authority, based on National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk-based methodology requirements. In 2010 he initiated the fourth agency-wide risk assessment using the same risk methodology and in iteration he will evaluate the Port Authority’s security risk profile using multi-hazard scenarios. Under his leadership, the methodology has evolved from a traditional risk assessment to a comprehensive All-Hazards Risk Management Program. As part of the World Trade Center security program he is developing a hybrid Physical Security/Identify Management System that will fuse and correlate information from 11 security and business systems for site-wide situational awareness.

Lou Barani earned his Master of Science in Homeland Security Management degree from the Homeland Security Management Institute, Long Island University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from St. John’s University. He is affiliated with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and other relevant industry organizations. He also brings 19 years of military experience with the US Navy, serving in Naval Special Warfare, Naval Coastal Warfare and Naval Intelligence units, and holds the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. Since September 11, 2001, Barani has been activated for military service and deployed four times in support of combat operations.

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Bruce A. Blakeman, J.D.

Bruce Blakeman, a practicing attorney and 2006 graduate of the Homeland Security Management Institute's Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management program, has been a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey since 2001. In this capacity, Mr. Blakeman serves on numerous committees managing all financial, risk management, and policy aspects of the nation's largest and most complex Port Authority, an entity with a $4.6 Billion annual budget whose transportation infrastructure includes JFK, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, Teterboro and Stewart International airports, the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth, the PATH Commuter Railroad, and the World Trade Center. Reflecting his particular expertise in homeland security and transportations security matters, Bruce serves as Vice Chairman of the Port Authority's Security Committee, and he is a member of the Construction, World Trade Center, and Legal Committees.

Mr. Blakeman is Associate Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Foundation, and he holds numerous law enforcement and homeland security positions that include honorary Sheriff of the City of New York, honorary Chief of the Hempstead, NY Police, and honorary Police Commissioner of Mineola, NY. Mr. Blakeman served as a panel member and subject matter expert for the U.S. Naval Institute's prestigious Homeland Port Security Conference in 2006, and he is a frequent panelist and commentator on legal, homeland security, and transportations security issues for media outlets that include CNBC, the Fox News Network, WLIW (PBS), and Court TV.

Mr. Blakeman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law. Bruce became one of the Homeland Security Management Institute's first graduates in 2006 when he earned the Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management.

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Judith K. Boyd, M.A., J.D.

Judith K. Boyd serves as the Deputy Associate General Counsel for Intelligence in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the General Counsel. Her primary responsibilities are working with legal, policy, and intelligence professionals to develop agency objectives, authorities and programs relating to the intelligence operations of the Chief Intelligence Officer and the Officer of Intelligence and Analysis. She has participated in numerous Departmental and inter-agency working groups and initiatives, to include serving as Legal Advisor to the inaugural Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) and a member of the Executive Order 13491 Special Task Force on Interrogation and Transfer Policies.

Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, Ms. Boyd spent eight years on active duty as an Army Intelligence Officer and Judge Advocate. She continues to serve in the Army Reserves, serving in assignments related to detainee operations, intelligence, domestic operations, and the rule of law.

Ms. Boyd has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, as well as dual B.A. degrees in History and English from North Carolina Wesleyan College. In 2006, the Department of Homeland Security selected Ms. Boyd to attend the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. She graduated in March 2008 with highest honors and her thesis, “Introducing the Future Now: Using Memetics and Popular Culture to Identify the Post 9/11 Homeland Security Zeitgeist,” was awarded the Outstanding Thesis Award.

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Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.

Dr. Steven P. Bucci is currently Associate Partner and Issue Lead for Cyber with IBM Public Sector, Global Business Services. A retired US Army Special Forces Colonel, former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Bucci brings over 30 years of leadership at the highest levels of our Government in response to threats to America. He is a recognized expert in the interagency process, the defense of US interests domestically, and the productive interplay of governmental and private sector entities in Homeland Security.

In his military career, Bucci held key senior leadership positions in the 82nd Airborne as well as the 5th and the 7th Special Forces. As a Foreign Area Officer, he completed graduate study, language training, and regional orientation in the Balkans. At the JFK Special Warfare Center, Bucci taught European Studies, Foreign Policy, and International Relations. He conducted numerous counter drug and development missions across Latin America, was the first ever resident Defense Attaché in Tirana, Albania and was the Defense Attaché in Sarajevo. As the Commander, 3rd Battalion of the 5th Special Forces, he led deployments to eastern Africa, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia, including Operation Desert Thunder.

Bucci assumed the duties of the Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on 1 July 2001, and served in that capacity during the 9/11 attacks and the War on Terrorism. Bucci led a team of 25 US military experts to Baghdad to directly assist the Coalition Provisional Authority. Retired from active duty military service in 2005, Bucci then served as the Staff Director of the Office of the Secretary, a Presidential Senior Executive Service appointment.

Bucci next served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Homeland Defense and Defense Support for Civil Authorities, overseeing policy issues involving the Defense Domains (Air, Land, and Maritime), National Guard domestic operational issues, domestic Counter Terrorism, all Readiness Exercises, and Defense response to natural and manmade disasters (e.g., floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and industrial accidents), acting as the primary civilian oversight of DoD’s US Northern Command. Bucci also helped lead DoD’s response to the growing cyber security threats facing the United States.

Bucci has published numerous articles on cyber security issues, as well as being the regular cyber contributor to Security Debrief, a leading national security blog. He speaks widely at cyber related conferences and is sought after for his insights into cyber issues, domestic and international terrorism, and other homeland security / homeland defense concerns.

Raised in Dobbs Ferry, NY, Bucci graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1977 with a B.S. in National Security and Public Affairs. In 1986 and 1987, he earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, both in International Relations. Bucci graduated from the US Army War College, the Hellenic Army War College in Greece, and the Department of State Senior Seminar.

Dr. Bucci and his wife, the former Suzanne Sloane of Bettendorf, IA have two sons: Peter, who with his wife Jennifer, lives in Atlanta, and Philip, a 1LT in the US Army.

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Brian Dietzman, M.S.

Brian Dietzman is a US Army Major currently serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he teaches American Politics, Advanced American Politics, and the Homeland Security course. Brian received his military commission through ROTC upon graduating from the Sam Nunn School of Public Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a BS with High Honors in International Affairs and was Distinguished Military Graduate. Brian also graduated from the George Bush School of Public Service at Texas A & M University in 2005, earning an MS in International Affairs while focusing on Homeland Security and completing an internship at the Department of Homeland Security's Information Analysis Infrastructure Protection Directorate. A Fellow at the Integrative Center for Homeland Security at Texas A & M University, Brian also serves as Adjunct Professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service where he teaches the "Department of Defense in Homeland Security and Homeland Defense" course.

Brian Dietzman has presented at numerous conferences on defense issues associated with Homeland Security, including the role and structure of the National Guard and Reserves, the North American Security Perimeter, and Homeland Security education and curriculum development. His professional military education includes the Army War College's Defense Strategy Course, the Tactical Signals Intelligence Course, the Combined Arms and Service Staff School, the Military Intelligence Advanced Course and the Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal (with Star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Brian's military service deployments include Bosnia, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Vincent J. Doherty, M.A.

Vincent Doherty is a retired Captain and a highly decorated 25 year veteran of the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY), where he served as Company Commander of Hazardous Materials Company 1 and retired as the Executive Officer of HazMat Operations, Special Operations Command. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University and a Master of Arts degree in Security Studies from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School. Vincent is presently the Director of Program Outreach for the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security, and is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Naval Analysis and an instructor at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL. A highly regarded subject matter expert in such fields as Hazardous Materials, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Emergency Management, first responder communications, and various fire service specialties, Vincent was the CHDS 2005-2006 Senior Fellow/Practitioner at the Department of Homeland Security's Preparedness Directorate and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for ICx Corporation and EdgeVelocity Corp. A member of the Homeland Security Management Institute's distinguished Board of Advisors, Vincent also serves as Co-Chair of the Science and Technology Committee for the Interagency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability. A member of the Editorial Review Board of the peer-reviewed journal Homeland Security Affairs, Vincent Doherty teaches HSMI courses that include Emergency Management and Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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Raymond Guidetti, M.A., M.S.

Raymond Guidetti, currently a Lieutenant with the New Jersey State Police, has served with the department since 1993 in a range of staff, patrol, intelligence and investigative assignments, which include organized crime and counter terrorism. He is currently the supervisory intelligence manager with the interagency New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC). The ROIC, New Jersey’s fusion center, is the state’s hub for intelligence and includes input and personnel from the FBI, US Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, NYPD, neighboring State Police, and New Jersey’s state, county, municipal and non-governmental agencies. ROIC is also the home for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the state Emergency Operations Center. In September 2010, Lt. Guidetti was selected for a 12 month Fusion Center Fellowship at the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis through the joint DHS/Department of Justice Fusion Process Technical Assistance Program.

Lieutenant Guidetti has an M.S. in Education from Seton Hall University and an M.A. in Security Studies from the Center of Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School. For his investigative efforts as a member of the Joint terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and his role as lead case agent investigating the hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, Lieutenant Guidetti was awarded the US Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security, and he also received the New Jersey State Police Trooper of the Year Award. He was recognized nationally as the 2008 Fusion Center State/UASI Representative of the Year at the National Fusion Center Conference for advancing the concept of intelligence fusion at the state and local level. He also managed the team recognized as a semifinalist for the IACP Webber-Seaver Award for implementing the innovative and highly successful anticrime initiative Project Watchtower.

Lieutenant Guidetti’s applied research efforts are aimed at strengthening organizational intelligence capacities and interagency collaboration. He has collaborated on a variety of writing and policy projects involving intelligence-led policing, collaboration, and intelligence fusion, His writings and collaborations include “Navigating Your Agency’s Path to Intelligence-Led Policing” (Bureau of Justice Administration, April 2009); “Intelligence-Led Policing – A Strategic Framework” (Police Chief, October 2009); “Collaborative Intelligence Production,” in Jerry Ratcliffe (Ed.) Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence (2nd Edition), (Federation Press, 2009); and “Geospatial Statistical Modeling for Intelligence-Led Policing” (Police Chief, August 2010).

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Vincent E. Henry CPP, Ph.D.

Vincent E. Henry is Professor and Director of the Homeland Security Management Institute, Long Island University. He earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York (John Jay), B.A. and M.S. degrees from Long Island University (C.W. Post) and an M.Phil. degree from the City University of New York. A first responder to the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks, Dr. Henry retired from the New York Police Department following a 21-year police career in which he served in a wide variety of uniformed and plainclothes, patrol, undercover decoy, training, investigative, supervisory and management assignments.

The first American police officer to be named a Fulbright Scholar (Australia, 1989-1990), Henry also holds the American Society for Industrial Security’s Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credential. Among the academic awards Vincent Henry has received are the McCabe Fellowship (2001), the City University of New York’s Arthur Niederhoffer Memorial Fellowship (1994) and the Kenneth B. and Mamie Phipps Clark Fellowship (1994-1995), as well as the John A. Reisenbach Foundation Dissertation Prize. Vincent’s doctoral dissertation was one of three international finalists in the prestigious Council of Graduate Schools / University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award competition, and he was the valedictory Commencement Speaker at the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center’s Doctoral Commencement. Vincent has received the C.W. Post College of Management Dean’s Outstanding Alumnus Award as well as the C.W. Post College of Management Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Service to the Community. He also is a management consultant to numerous law enforcement agencies across the United States as well as in Australia, Japan, and South America.

As Commanding Officer of the Police Commissioner’s Office of Management Analysis and Planning’s Special Projects Unit from 1991 to 2000, Vincent Henry was a member of the Police Commissioner’s Executive Staff and played an integral role in developing and implementing policy initiatives throughout the agency, particularly those related to the COMPSTAT process and the NYPD’s reengineering. As Commanding Officer of the Police Academy’s Education Support Section, he and his staff developed the NYPD’s initial training program for first responders to terrorist incidents. He served as NYPD representative on the multi-agency New York Metropolitan Counter-Terrorism Committee (Training Subcommittee) following the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, and was part of the NYPD research team seconded to work with the Special Branch and other anti-terrorism entities of the London Metropolitan Police, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and the Garda Siochana (Irish Police) to identify and implement appropriate counter-terrorism strategies and terrorism intelligence practices in New York City.

Vincent Henry is the author of numerous publications in the fields of law enforcement management, police corruption and reform, psychological trauma, terrorism, and homeland security. His recent books include The COMPSTAT Paradigm: Management Accountability in Policing, Business and the Private Sector (Looseleaf Law Publishers, 2002) and Death Work: Police, Trauma, and the Psychology of Survival (Oxford University Press, 2004).

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Joseph (Greg) Kaufmann, M.A., M.S.

Joseph (Greg) Kaufmann concluded a 30-year career in the U.S. Army in 2005, retiring as a Colonel in Army Aviation focused on Strategic Plans and Policy. His final military assignment was to the Office of the Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, where he was initially the Military Assistant to the Deputy Chairman, then Special Assistant to the Chairman. Selected issues with which he was involved included establishment and execution of the ISAF mission, NATO support to counter-terrorism (CT) activities, coordination of NATO-Russian CT activities, and NATO support to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon retirement, he became Director and established the Institute for Global Security Studies at Austin Peay State University, and was also named to the Board of Advisors of the Tennessee Homeland Security Consortium. He is now an independent management and education consultant.

Greg Kaufman's previous assignments include Director (1999-2001) and Chief of Staff (1997-1999) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Balkans Task Force, where he served as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on all Balkans-related matters while overseeing all DoD Balkans-related policy issues; Commander of the 1st Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment (Corps)(Airborne) of the XVIII Airborne Corps (1993-1995), with concurrent deployments in Somalia, Haiti, and Kuwait; Executive Officer of the 4th Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment and Company Commander in the 501st Aviation Regiment in Seoul, Korea; Action Officer of the Concepts, Doctrine and Force Policy Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, HQDA; Deputy Executive Director of the, Human Research and Engineering Directorate at the Army Research Laboratory; and Assistant Professor of English at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also held leadership and staff positions in the 101st Assault Helicopter and 229th Attack Helicopter Battalions, both at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); the 222nd Combat Aviation Battalion; and the Electronic Research and Development Command's Flight Test Activity.

Greg was the CSA-selected Senior Army Fellow at Harvard University for 2001-2002, where he was in residence at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and where he remains an active Fellow. He earned an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University and an M.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He was an M.I.T. Seminar XXI Fellow in 1998-99 and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College's Defense Strategy Course as well as numerous other executive-level leadership and national security development programs. Dual-rated in both rotary and fixed wing aircraft, he holds the Senior Army Aviator and basic Army Parachutist ratings.

He has published widely across both professional and scholarly refereed journals, most notably with a 2002 article in the Harvard International Review on the U.S. national security and interagency system and the challenges facing a new Department of Homeland Security. His entry in the 1998 CJCS Strategic Essay Writing Competition on the pre-commissioning educational needs of military officers was selected as a Distinguished Essay. Greg Kaufmann's teaching focus is in the area of Homeland Security Leadership.

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Randall J. Larsen, M.A.

Colonel Randall J. Larsen, USAF (Ret.) is the Chief Executive Officer of the WMD Center, a not-for-profit research organization he founded along with former Senators Bob Graham (D-FL) and Jim Talent (R-MO). He also serves as the National Security Advisor at the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University, and a member of the Board of Advisors at Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University, a Department of Homeland Security National Transportation Security Center of Excellence.

He previously served as the Executive Director of the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (the WMD Commission), as founding director of the Institute for Homeland Security, and as Chair of the Department of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College where, in 1999, he created and taught the nation’s first graduate course in homeland security.

Randall Larsen was one of the first witnesses to testify before the 9/11 Commission, and since 9/11 he has served as an expert witness testifying before Congressional committees that include the Senate Armed Services, Senate Judiciary, House Government Reform, House Homeland Security, and House Budget Committees. He served on the 2003 Defense Science Board Summer Study on Homeland Security, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Colonel Larsen earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from Texas State University in 1974, and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1983.

Colonel Larsen is the author of Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions About Security to Protect You, Your Family, and America (Warner Books, 2007), AVOIDING THE ABYSS: Progress, Shortfalls, and the Way Ahead in Combating the WMD Threat (Air War College, 2005), What Corporate America Needs to Know About Bioterrorism (National Legal Center, 2003), and The Executive’s Desk Book on Corporate Risks and Response for Homeland Security (National Legal Center, 2003). His articles have been published in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, Business Week, and Ripon Forum. He is a frequent guest on radio and television including: CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, BBC, Fox News Channel, Larry King Live, Jim Lehrer News Hour, and Dr. Oz. He is the founder and principal author of http://biosecurityblog.com.

Larsen retired from the US Air Force in the rank of Colonel in July 2000 after serving in both the Army and Air Force for a combined total of 32 years of military service. His flying career began as a 19-year old Cobra pilot with the 101st Airborne Division, and he flew 400 combat missions in Vietnam. Colonel Larsen also served as military attaché at the US Embassy in Bangkok, as the chief of legislative liaison at the US Transportation Command, and as the commander of America’s fleet of VIP aircraft at Andrews AFB. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, 17 awards of the Air Medal (3 with “V” Device for Valor), and the South Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

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Sean W. Malinowski, Ph.D.

Sean Malinowski, a Lieutenant with the Los Angeles Police Department, is the Assistant Commanding Officer of LAPD’s Regional Crime Center. The Crime Center provides late-breaking investigative information to officers and detectives throughout the City of Los Angeles and the surrounding region and provides data mining, geo-profiling, suspect identification, and follow up services for Area and specialized unit detectives responding to emerging crime patterns. The strategy drives crime reduction efforts by using available information to shorten the careers of criminals, reducing their opportunity to victimize innocent people across the Los Angeles metropolitan region.

Malinowski has recently been tasked by Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as the Commanding Officer of the COMPSTAT Unit and to conduct a needs assessment of the Department’s Command Accountability system resulting in recommendations to take COMPSTAT to the next level. Initial recommendations include a restructuring of the unit itself. a revision and enhancement of the measures used to gauge performance and technological improvements aimed at reducing the amount of time command staff are spending to prepare for the COMPSTAT meeting.

In 2009, Malinowski managed the design of a new Emergency Operations Center facility that houses the Crime Center, and he serves as the Principal Investigator on an effort to solicit federal funding in support of the “The Los Angeles Predictive Policing Project” to develop and test methodologies for deploying discretionary police resources based on highly sophisticated predictive analysis models. In August 2010, he presented a tutorial on predictive policing in Washington, DC to US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Sean Malinowski earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Illinois in 2003. During his graduate studies, he was named a Fulbright Scholar and studied police training and counter-terrorism at the Egyptian National Police Academy in Cairo. He graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy in 1994. Malinowski has worked patrol assignments in South Central Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley and in the West Side beach community of Venice, as well as working in Internal Affairs’ Training Division and serving as the Executive Officer for former LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton.

Sean Malinowski previously served on the advisory board for the Study of Violent Groups at Sam Houston State University, where he provided advice and subject matter expertise in research design and database protocol for this major Department of Homeland Security-funded research program. In the past, he held a university appointment as Executive Director of the Office of International Criminal Justice (OICJ) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, providing opportunities for criminal justice academics and practitioners to collaborate on research and training in 35 countries across the world. Sean also taught Criminal Investigation, Introduction to International Terrorism and Comparative Criminal Justice Issues courses at UIC and lectured extensively in countries throughout the world including in China, Vietnam, Egypt, Cuba, Hungary, England, Poland and Russia.

In 1996, Malinowski was appointed by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley as Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on Police Integrity, where he designed the Commission’s research study and authored its Final Report in response to Chicago’s police corruption scandal of 1996. He is also the founder of “Cop to Cop,” the State Department’s international police exchange program in Eastern Europe.

Lt. Malinowski is the author of numerous articles on topics ranging from Sharia Law and Moslem Women to the Measurement of Police Corruption to Criminal Profiling. He has co-authored articles with former LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, including “Police Performance Management in Practice: Taking COMPSTAT to the Next Level” (Policing 2(3), 2008).

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James F. McShane, J.D.

Jim McShane joined Columbia University as the assistant vice president for the Department of Public Safety in January, 2004. Jim is responsible for security and safety at both the Morningside and Medical Center Campuses. He oversees all uniformed operations and investigations, and is responsible for security technology and fire safety.

Jim McShane is a 24-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. He began his career on patrol in the 52nd Precinct. He was promoted to sergeant in October 1984 and served as a patrol supervisor in the 41st and 42nd Precincts. After graduating from St. John's University School of Law in 1986, he obtained a leave of absence to work as an associate attorney at the Law Firm of Rogers & Wells. Upon his return to the Department in October, 1987, he was assigned to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters and then to the Office of the Police Commissioner as legal advisor to Commissioner Benjamin Ward.

Promoted to lieutenant in November 1989, Jim McShane was soon assigned to the staff of First Deputy Commissioner Ray Kelly. He was promoted to captain in January 1992 while attending the Kennedy School of Government where he received a Master of Public Administration degree. In the fall of 1992, he returned to the Police Commissioner's Office as legal advisor to then Police Commissioner Kelly. In 1994, Deputy Inspector McShane commanded the 47th Precinct in the Bronx. Thereafter, he was assigned as commanding officer of the First Deputy Commissioner's Office under Commissioner John Timoney in January 1995.

In August 1996, he was assigned as commanding officer, Narcotics Borough Manhattan South, where he served until June 1997, when he was transferred to the Traffic Control Division. He served in traffic for nearly six years, as both the executive officer and as commanding officer, and was a first responder to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon the World Trade Center. He was promoted to deputy chief in January 2002. In March 2003, Chief McShane was appointed executive officer of the Narcotics Division, his final assignment in a 24-year career with the Department.

Prior to joining the New York Police Department, Jim McShane taught mathematics in the South Bronx for five years; first at St. Angela Merici Elementary School and then at Morris High School, where he also served as dean of students.

Jim McShane holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fordham University, a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law, and a Master's of Public Administration from Harvard University. He also is a 1994 Graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University and was awarded a Fulbright Grant as a lecturer at the Police College of Finland in Helsinki, Finland in 2000.

Jim and his wife, Joan, are the proud parents of two daughters, Kerry and Caroline. They also are the proud grandparents of Aiden James.

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James F. Miskel, Ph.D.

James Miskel is an Emergency Management and Defense Industry Consultant in Rhode Island and until 2005 was a professor of National Security Affairs and Associate Dean of Academics at the U.S. Naval War College. Before joining the War College faculty in 1993, he was an executive at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Director for Defense Policy at the National Security Council under Presidents Reagan and Bush I. During 2005-7 James was also a consultant to the State of Rhode Island and designed and conducted homeland security tabletops for nineteen municipalities. James is widely published in the national security field. His most recent books are: Disaster Relief and Homeland Security: What Works, What Doesn't (Praeger, 2006) and A Fevered Crescent: Security and Insecurity in the Greater Near East (co-author, University Press of Florida, 2006). James's undergraduate degree is from Boston College and his graduate degrees are from the State University of New York.

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Gregory Moser, M.S.

Gregory Moser was appointed the Executive Director of Homeland Security Programs at the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies in January 2007 and has been a member of D.U.'s homeland security graduate program since its inception in early 2001. He also created an innovative "HLS Classroom-to-Workplace" program that provides internships and entry-level job placement for students. As an adjunct instructor for the Naval Postgraduate School, he supported the design and delivery of a four-course certificate for the Army National Guard. Gregory is routinely invited as a guest lecturer at colleges and public events throughout Colorado.

Gregory also has seven years of practical experience in state and local homeland security and emergency management. He served in the Colorado Office of Emergency Management as the state's terrorism preparedness coordinator from 1999-2003, assisting local communities and state agencies with a wide range of grants, planning and training programs. As the plans, training and exercise coordinator for Jefferson County Emergency Management from 2003-2006, Gregory coordinated a wide range of activities to enhance local level all-hazards prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Gregory is also a retired U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer, and in that capacity he supported a wide range of joint and combined combat operations and military operations. In addition to supporting worldwide airborne warning and control missions and strategic airlift operations, he also served as the U.S. Intelligence Advisor to Kuwait (1994-1997), and developed the Intelligence Support to Multi-National Operations for the National Military Intelligence Training Center at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Gregory Moser holds an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College, a B.S. in International Affairs, and an Area Certificate in Africa and the Middle East from Oklahoma State University.

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Daniel T. Mullin, J.D.

Daniel T. Mullin is the senior director for Security and Facility Management for Major League Baseball (MLB). Dan is involved with the security and evacuation planning for all 30 major league ballparks. He has direct responsibility for security planning at all of MLB's major events, including the All-Star game, the World Series, and the World Baseball Classic. He has oversight of all investigations involving players, coaches and other major league employees. Dan also helps coordinate Department of Homeland Security drills at ballparks around the country. Dan is currently serving on the Department of Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure working group.

Prior to joining Major League Baseball, Dan served 23 years with the New York City Police Department, retiring as a deputy chief. He last served as the executive officer of the Bronx, where he supervised more than 3000 police officers. He also served as the executive officer of the Narcotics Division, as well as the commanding officer of the Manhattan District Attorney's Squad, Staten Island Detectives, and the 114th and 103rd precincts. Dan was a first responder at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and at the crash of American Airlines flight 585.

Dan is a graduate of St. John's University and New York Law School. He has been an adjunct professor at John Jay College (1993-2000) and at Seton Hall University (2001-03). He has recently provided training for both the California and Utah Departments of Homeland Security. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Assembly Managers.

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James W. Munday, CEM, MA. MS

James W. Munday, a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), currently serves as the Senior Manager of Emergency Readiness, Office of Emergency Management of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In this capacity, he leads Port Authority executives, operating managers, and public safety staff in the development and implementation of agency-wide emergency response and recovery plans, business continuity plans, and training and exercise programs for the nation's largest and most complex transportation infrastructure system. He designs and facilitates emergency response drills and exercises, in conjunction with other local, State and Federal partners to ensure corporate readiness to mitigate, respond to, and recover from a crisis event at one of the agency's facilities and/or in support of another regional agency.

Mr. Munday's focus has been on establishing the building blocks for emergency preparedness through a structured program of incident command training, staff evacuation drills, and emergency response exercises at the facility, corporate, and interagency level. In May 2009, Mr. Munday, as the Exercise Co-Director, developed and coordinated the largest ever Full Scale Exercise (FSE) at the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City and the largest First Responder response (over 800 First Responders) to the WTC since 9/11. The WTC FSE addressed response and recovery operations for a mass casualty incident, with over 200 victims, on the Port Authority Trans-Hudson rail transit system.

Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr. Munday worked for the Walt Disney Company where he was Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Communications for the Disneyland Resort. Under his leadership, Disney conducted the largest and most complex exercise every attempted at a resort complex involving over 200 simulated casualties and 500 responders from multiple Federal, State, and local agencies.

A retired US Army Infantry Officer with 21 years of service, James Munday held key leadership positions that include Battalion Commander, Brigade Executive Officer, Instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Commander of the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington D.C.

Mr. Munday holds the International Association of Emergency Managers' Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential and serves as the Faculty Advisor to the International Association of Emergency Managers Student Association (IAEMSA) at the Homeland Security Management Institute. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and subsequently earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California. Jim received his Master of Science in Homeland Security Management degree (with highest distinction) from the Homeland Security Management Institute in May, 2008.

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Daniel Oates, M.A., J.D.

In 2005, Daniel Oates became the 10th Chief of Police for the City of Aurora, Colorado. The Aurora Police Department, comprised of 642 sworn officers and 778 total employees, provides comprehensive police services to a diverse city of 320,000 residents encompassing 160 square miles. In his first four years in office, Chief Oates has overseen a 30-percent reduction in major index crime in Aurora and introduced new initiatives to apprehend dangerous fugitives and increase investigative support for victims of sexual assault and gun violence.

Prior to his appointment in Aurora, Chief Oates served for four years as Chief of Police and Safety Services Administrator for the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he oversaw police, fire, emergency management, and code enforcement operations. During his tenure, Chief Oates oversaw a 24-percent reduction in violent crime in Ann Arbor. In the face of significant budget pressures, he also reduced the size of the police and fire departments by 20 percent over four years without diminishing services.

Chief Oates served 21 years in the New York Police Department prior to moving to Ann Arbor. He finished his NYPD career as a Deputy Chief and the Executive Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. He previously served as the Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Division, in which capacity he was a member of the Police Commissioner’s Executive Staff and principal advisor on citywide security and intelligence matters. Chief Oates’ prior NYPD assignments included Chief Counsel and Commanding Officer of the Legal Bureau, and Commanding Officer of the Police Cadet Corps.

Chief Oates earned a Juris Doctor degree from the New York Law School, as well as an M.S. in Management from New York University and a B.A.. in English from Bucknell University, and is admitted to practice law in Colorado, New York and New Jersey. He is the immediate past president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as Chairperson of the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium (CISC), a collaboration of chiefs and sheriffs that built a state-of-the art network for sharing and analyzing law enforcement data to fight crime across Colorado. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Police Executive Research Forum and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Oates also serves on the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council, the national advisory council of police chiefs that advise the US Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security on intelligence and security strategies in a post-9/11 world. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Ralph Smith Innovation Award, a coveted peer honor for statewide leadership efforts on behalf of the profession.

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Joseph E. Pascarella, Ph.D.

Joseph E. Pascarella, Ph.D., currently is a captain in the New York Police Department's Office of Management Analysis and Planning and has been an adjunct assistant professor at Queens College. He also is a consultant for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Dr. Pascarella obtained his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 2003.

In 2003, Joseph Pascarella received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to lecture and conduct research at the Police College of Finland in Espoo, Finland. A first responder to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, he is the editor of a forthcoming Prentice-Hall text entitled "Homeland Security for Police Administration: Recruitment, Retention, and Organizational Strategies," which is scheduled for publication in 2005. Dr. Pascarella also is the author of "Health Performance and Age Restriction Policies in Policing," forthcoming in The International Journal of Police Science and Management, 8 (1). His research interests include homeland security practices and policies for managers in police and law enforcement agencies, police organizational management and strategic initiatives, and transnational crime and criminal networks.

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Paul Rapess, M.S., M.S.

Paul Rapess is currently the Director of Public Safety at Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus. Under his leadership, the Department of Public Safety has organized and conducted various drills including a shelter-in-place, active shooter, and dormitory evacuation to develop relationships with local police, fire department, and emergency medical services to heighten the awareness of first responders and the campus community to the needs of a college campus during emergencies.

Paul is a retired Lieutenant and 20-year veteran of the NYPD. After the merger between the NYC Transit Police and the NYPD, he was assigned to the Applicant Processing Division as Unit Commander, to the Auxiliary Police Section as Executive Officer, and to the Intelligence Section of Internal Affairs. Prior to joining the NYPD, he worked as an EMT/paramedic and was an instructor of CPR, EMT, and first aid for over 10 years with various hospitals in NYC.

Paul Rapess holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from St. John's University, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Long Island University, C.W. Post. Paul will receive his Master of Science in Homeland Security Management Degree from the Homeland Security Management Institute in May 2008.

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Lance Robinson, Ph.D.

Lance Robinson is the Battelle Homeland Security Education program lead under contract to NORAD and USNORTHCOM to administer the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium (HSDEC). In that position, he has led the effort to implement the homeland security education vision of NORAD and USNORTHCOM through a series of regional and curriculum workshops, the two HSDEC annual symposia, the HSDEC internship program and the HSDEC funded research program. Lance is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with over 23 years of service, including aviation operations, weapon system acquisitions, and five years teaching experience in Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Claremont Graduate School in 1997. His published and presented work focuses on executive power and American political thought, in particular on the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt and the political thought of the progressive era.

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Stan Supinski, Ph.D.

Dr. Stanley B. Supinski is an Associate Professor at the Homeland Security Management Institute, Long Island University; the Director of Partnership Programs for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security; and an independent homeland security and defense education consultant conducting program development and management for a variety of homeland defense and security organizations.

Dr. Supinski was formerly the Deputy for Training and Education for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and US North Command (NORAD and US NORTHCOM), where he developed the organizations’ academic training and education programs. He also is the founder and former Director of the Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium (HSDEC), a network of over 300 federal, state, military and private civilian educational institutions. The HSDEC laid the foundation for homeland security/defense education and academic research, and has been instrumental in establishing this evolving discipline.

He retired from the United States Air Force in 2003 following 27 years of active service. Dr. Supinski served in two capacities during his military career: as an educator with the United States Air Force Academy and as an intelligence officer in numerous locations and capacities. At the Academy he held positions in the Department of Foreign Languages as an Associate Professor of Russian, Chair of the Strategic Languages Division, Director of Instructional Technology, Director of the Language Learning Center and Director of Operations. For his last military assignment, he served as the Academy’s Faculty Squadron Commander, where he oversaw faculty personnel, administration, security, and facilities.

As an intelligence officer, Dr. Supinski served primarily in the human intelligence field, managing intelligence collection and conducting operations using the Polish and Russian languages. His assignments included Deputy Commander at Field Operating Base, Korea, Defense Intelligence Agency; Operations Officer for the European Special Activities Center in Munich, German; and as team lead and Executive Officer at the Air Force Special Activities Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. From 1999 to May 2000, Dr. Supinski deployed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he served as the Central Air Forces’ senior intelligence representative to Joint Task Force, Southwest Asia.

Dr. Supinski holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Design from Florida State University and a master’s degree in National Security Affairs from the US Naval Postgraduate School. He has conducted research and authored numerous articles on homeland security and defense, technology support to education, and language acquisition. His research includes development of the Daily Knowledge Vitamin, a technology-based distributed learning methodology used to maintain and incrementally increase linguists’ knowledge and skills. The methodology has been used by military linguists worldwide, and has been adopted by the US Coast Guard and other DoD and civilian organizations.

Dr. Supinski is married to the former Jennifer Sue Wood of Helena, Montana and they currently reside in Colorado. They have two daughters, Erin and Sara.

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Thomas Tuffey, J.D., M.P.A.

Thomas Tuffey retired as a Lieutenant following a 22-year career with the NYPD in 2006. He served in a variety of roles and functions including Patrol, Community Affairs (Youth Division) and Training. As a Sergeant, Tom was assigned to the NYPD Legal Bureau in 1994 where he served as part of team providing legal advice to police personnel in the field. Tom was subsequently assigned to the Legal Bureau's Legislative Affairs Unit, where he helped write legislation favorable to the Department and was named Managing Attorney in 1997. As the Legislative Affairs Unit's Managing Attorney he was responsible for coordinating all Police Department legislation, intergovernmental affairs, and appearances before legislative bodies.

In 2000, Tom was assigned to the Office of the Mayor as its Deputy Director of City Legislative Affairs, and was responsible for coordinating all city agencies' legislative issues with the City Council. Following 9/11, the Police Department assigned Tom to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to create, implement, and oversee DCAS' Post September 11 Security Plan at its 55 city-owned facilities. Tom served as that agency's first Assistant Commissioner for Security and oversaw an annual operating budget of over $9 million. Tom served as Assistant Commissioner for Security with DCAS until his retirement in 2006, when he joined Forest City Ratner Companies (the nation's largest publicly-traded commercial real estate development company) as Vice President for Government and Public Affairs.

Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Iona College in 1984, a Master of Public Administration degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1989, and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1995. Tom was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1996. He has also served as an Instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Institute and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Government at Wagner College in Staten Island.

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Bert B. Tussing, M.S.S.S.., M.S.N.S.S.S.

Bert Tussing graduated with honors from The Citadel in 1975 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. During his 24 year career in the Marines, Mr. Tussing served operationally with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; the 2nd Marine Division; Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One; Marine Helicopter Squadron One (where he was designated a Presidential Command Pilot); and with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). Over the course of his career he participated in multiple humanitarian relief exercises in the Caribbean; Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada; operations as a part of the Multinational Force in Beirut; Operations Provide Promise and Deny Flight in Bosnia; and the final withdrawal of U.S. forces from Somalia.

Following his operational assignments, Tussing was assigned to the Pentagon where he served as Marine Corps Analyst to the Secretary of the Navy in the Office of Program Appraisal. While there, he participated in the Secretary of the Navy’s focus group for the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, and served as consultant to the Defense Science Board on “Tactics and Techniques for the 21st Century.” He was subsequently selected for a Brookings Legislative Fellowship and served on the staff of the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Personnel Subcommittee. Following the fellowship, he assumed duties as Deputy Legislative Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Bert Tussing joined the United States Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership in October, 1999. His focus areas include Homeland Defense, Homeland Security, Terrorism, and Civil-Military Relations. Since the spring of 2001 he has led and served in multiple forums and studies focused on homeland defense, homeland security, and military support of civil authorities. He has served on three Defense Science Boards and has hosted, organized and facilitated numerous symposiums and workshops dedicated to domestic security in support of the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, the United States Northern Command, and the National Guard Bureau. In 2006 he initiated the formation of the Consortium for Homeland Defense and Security in America, partnering the Army War College with George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Heritage Foundation, and providing for an annual forum dedicated to addressing the challenges and complexities of domestic defense in the modern era.

In December 2009, Tussing was named the Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies at the US Army War College, an honorary academic Chair given for distinguished service through teaching, scholarship, research, and academic service in direct support of the US Army War College’s teaching and research mission. He is a senior fellow of George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute; a member of the Board of Experts for UC-Irvines’ Center for Unconventional Security Affairs; on the Homeland Defense and Security Advisory Board of Penn State University; and a steering committee member of the Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium Association (HSDEC). He is a reviewing editor for both the Homeland Security Affairs Journal and the Journal for Homeland Security and Emergency Management. In December 2009 he completed an appointment to the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, advising the development and execution of the Department’s Congressionally-mandated Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR).

Bert Tussing was a Distinguished Graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies (Seminar XXI). He is a graduate (with Highest Distinction) of the United States Naval War College, from which he was awarded a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and the United States Army War College, where he received a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with a Combat V, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Presidential Service Badge, the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award.

Bert Tussing is married to the former Dianne Day, his wife of 35 years. They have two daughters, Amber Christine Tussing and Crystal Dianne Deitch, and one grandson, Parker Lee Deitch, born on the 223rd anniversary of the founding of the US Marine Corps.

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