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President/CEO of Red Rock Global Security Group (https://redrockgsg.com). Regular media consultant on terrorism and national security issues. Licensed Private Investigator in the state of Colorado.

Proven counterterrorism agent/supervisor/senior level manager, with numerous extended deployments to the Middle East and Africa. 26 years of U.S. government and military operational experience working in both domestic and overseas environments. Extensive experience leading interagency operational task forces. Highly respected Middle East and radicalization expert, Arabic speaker, and extensively published regarding counterterrorism matters. Regular keynote speaker on the topic of radicalization, mindset, and psychology behind Islamic terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001. Former leader of FBI counterterrorism subject matter expert working group. Innovator of Islamic statement analysis both written and verbal (Decoding the Language of Jihad), expert on ISIS micro-theo

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President/CEO of Red Rock Global Security Group (https://redrockgsg.com). Regular media consultant on terrorism and national security issues. Licensed Private Investigator in the state of Colorado.

Proven counterterrorism agent/supervisor/senior level manager, with numerous extended deployments to the Middle East and Africa. 26 years of U.S. government and military operational experience working in both domestic and overseas environments. Extensive experience leading interagency operational task forces. Highly respected Middle East and radicalization expert, Arabic speaker, and extensively published regarding counterterrorism matters. Regular keynote speaker on the topic of radicalization, mindset, and psychology behind Islamic terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001. Former leader of FBI counterterrorism subject matter expert working group. Innovator of Islamic statement analysis both written and verbal (Decoding the Language of Jihad), expert on ISIS micro-theology, and former FBI Senior Advisor to DOD Special Operations Command. Former Ranger and Jumpmaster qualified Army officer with operational experience in Iraq.

Interviewed over 500 Jihadists during his career.

In 1998, deployed to Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda as part of the Al Qa’ida East Africa Embassy bombings investigation. Following the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks, deployed to Cairo, Egypt as part of the immediate investigation into the 9/11 hijackers. In 2004, completed a tour working in London as part of ongoing operational counterterrorism investigations. In 2006, deployed as the single FBI agent to officially open the FBI Attache office in Freetown, Sierra Leone, based on allegations that profits from blood diamonds were being funneled to terrorist organizations. In 2010, was hand selected to embed as the Senior FBI Advisor to SOCOM for a two year tour. While at SOCOM, singly advised the command leadership regarding all major joint counterterrorism operations around the world. At the completion of the tour was awarded the Joint Civilian Service Medal for efforts against Al Qa’ida. In 2014, deployed as the single FBI agent to Tunis, Tunisia in furtherance of counterterrorism investigations and establishing liaison with other joint agencies.

Since 2006, have had the following articles published in professional counterterrorism and law enforcement journals:

ISIS: Nothing New Under The Sun

Decoding the Language of Jihad: The Identification and Recognition of Linguistic Indicators of Islamic Militancy

Al Qa’ida Today: Recomposed Hierarchical Organization or Pan Islamic Ideological Movement

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Officer

State and Local Intelligence Fusion Centers and their Emerging Role in Fighting Crime and Thwarting Terrorism

Efficacy in the Prevention of Terrorism: Alternatives in Prosecution and Investigation, Counterterrorism Strategies: Understanding the Threat in the Local Jurisdiction

Counterterrorism Interview and Interrogation Strategies (West Point textbook: Terrorism and Political Islam).

In addition, the following article will be published in April 2016: Salafi/Takfiri Micro-Theology: The Non Illusive and Motivational Ideology Behind Jihadist Attacks in the 21st Century. This article specifically breaks down the Islamic theology behind ISIS and its surrogates.

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