The Roy A. Bordes Excellence in Security    

                          Scholarship Award

Many of us in the security industry have known and respected Roy for many years. He was a champion of progressive security techniques, and possessed the unique ability to embrace the things that worked, while steering clear of the passing fads. On February 12th 2008, the security world lost a significant contributor with the passing of Roy Bordes, a trusted friend and colleague. All of us at ATAB are deeply touched by his passing, and will miss his highly valued guidance, council and incite that was so essential during our early years. The success of our organization is epitomized by professionals like Roy.

After a successful tour in the U.S. Navy, Roy's inquisitive mind and logical thinking naturally led him to law enforcement, where he served with the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. Over the years, he was an investigator, agent, security professional, terrorism expert, teacher, philosopher, mentor, and to all those that knew him, a trusted friend.

In 1978, Roy founded The Bordes Group in Orlando, Florida. Throughout the years, other offices were established in South Carolina, Virginia, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The company is a professional security-consulting firm providing services to a wide variety of clients including, but not limited to, Fortune 50 firms, military, government and industrial facilities. The Bordes group specializes in the design of integrated electronic security systems. Many incorporate technologies related to access control, biometrics, closed-circuit television, communications, and perimeter protection. During his tenure, his involvement included sensitive security projects from homeland security to the design of complex and specialized security screening techniques.

For years Roy was recognized as a leading security professional and has been sought after by organizations such as Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Business Week, the Associated Press, Washington Post, and the Orlando Sentinel for his opinion and insights on Security and Terrorism. He also was interviewed on several television networks including FOX, MSNBC, and the ABC World News Tonight with the late Peter Jennings.

In keeping with Roy's dedication to teach and mentor new security professionals, ATAB initiated an annual scholarship in his name for the advancement of security professionals. Each year ATAB awards a scholarship in the name of Roy to an outstanding and qualified individual who demonstrates the forward thinking qualities consistently demonstrated by Roy Bordes. The scholarship includes ATAB membership, the cost of ATAB training and certification of his/her choice, and attendance at ATAB and affiliate training activities for a full year. Candidates must submit a presentation in MS-Power Point or a White Paper on a security or terrorism related topic. The submission will be evaluated by the ATAB Awards Committee judged by the ATAB Board of Directors for its professional content and merit. The nomination must include a short paper characterizing the individual as a professional with the same progressive nature, vision and energy as that demonstrated by our friend and colleague Roy Bordes.


            
ATAB 5 Year Distinguished Membership Award


Eligibility: Active ATAB members achieving status as a Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS) with at least one additional certification (i.e., CAS-Physical Security Manager, CAS-Cyber Terrorism response, CAS-Information technology, or CAS-Maritime Security Manager).

Requirements: (1) Maintain ATAB membership in good standing without Code of Ethics or By-Laws violation during the qualifying 5 year period; (2) Meet ATAB qualification and continuing professional education requirements; (3) Submit one comprehensive white paper, MS-PowerPoint presentation, or policy and procedure manual for each year of membership (total of 5 required) on any anti-terrorism, security, hazardous material (HAZMAT), explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), search and rescue, or other ATAB approved topic; and (4) Submit at least one (1) letter of recommendation attesting to your knowledge, skills, abilities and distinguished service


         
ATAB 10 Year Distinguished Membership Award


Eligibility: Active ATAB members achieving status as a Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS) or Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS) with at least two (2) additional certifications (i.e., CAS-Physical Security Manager, CAS-Cyber Terrorism response, CAS-Information technology, or CAS-Maritime Security Manager).

Requirements: (1) Maintain ATAB membership in good standing without Code of Ethics or By-Laws violation during the qualifying 10 year period; (2) Meet ATAB qualification and continuing professional education requirements; and (3) Submit one comprehensive white paper, MS-PowerPoint presentation, or policy and procedure manual for each year of membership (total of 10 required) on any anti-terrorism, security, hazardous material (HAZMAT), explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), search and rescue, or other ATAB approved topic; and (4) Submit at least one (1) letter of recommendation attesting to your knowledge, skills, abilities and distinguished service.



             
TheStaff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson CMAS               

        Counter Terrorism  Responder of the Year award.










Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson
Died August 23, 2016, Serving Operation Freedom's Sentinel

Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, died Aug 23 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his patrol while conducting dismounted operations. Thompson, 28, was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.


This award may be presented to any ATAB member in good standing for clearly exceptional contributions and achievements in the global war against terrorism during the qualifying period. At the discretion of the Board of Directors, ATAB may present this award to more than one recipient during each qualifying period.

Eligibility: Active ATAB members achieving status as a Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist or Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS).

Requirements: (1) Maintain ATAB membership in good standing without Code of Ethics or By-Laws violation during the qualifying period of not less than 1 year; (2) Submit a comprehensive biographical outline of knowledge, skills, experience and education; (3) Submit at least three (3) letters of recommendation for nomination; and (4) Submit qualifications, performance reports, commendations, training certifications, and other supporting documents attesting to your knowledge, skills, abilities and distinguished service.


                  
ATAB Distinguished Service Award


This award may be presented to any ATAB member in good standing, or other person as determined by ATAB, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service and/or achievements in the global war against terror. Performance must have been such as to merit recognition of individuals for services rendered in a clearly exceptional manner or whose actions result in achievement of a special requirement or of an extremely difficult duty performed in an unprecedented and clearly exceptional manner.

Eligibility: Active ATAB members achieving status as a Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist or Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS), or other person as determined by ATAB.

Requirements: (1) Maintain ATAB membership in good standing without Code of Ethics or By-Laws violation during the qualifying period of not less than 1 year; (2) Submit a comprehensive biographical outline of knowledge, skills, experience and education; (3) Submit at least three (3) letters of recommendation for nomination; and (4) Submit qualifications, performance reports, commendations, training certifications, and other supporting documents attesting to your knowledge, skills, abilities and distinguished service.


     
Petty Officer 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, CMAS                                Legion of Exceptional Merit Award












Keating IV joined the Navy SEALs and trained at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in California.  He was deployed to Iraq, supporting Iraqi Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces in an advise and assist mission in a 30-man unit. On May 3, 2016, Keating IV, a petty officer, first class, was killed by small arms fire during an ISIL assault on a Peshmerga position approximately 3 to 5 kilometers behind enemy lines, near the town of Tel Asqof, 28–30 km north of Mosul.


This award may be presented to any ATAB member in good standing, or other person as determined by ATAB, who while serving in any capacity against the global war against terrorism has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service in a position of great responsibility. The performance must be such as to merit recognition for service that is clearly exceptional and requires evidence of conspicuously significant achievement.

Eligibility: Active ATAB members achieving status as a Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS).

Requirements: (1) Maintain ATAB membership in good standing without Code of Ethics or By-Laws violation during the qualifying period of not less than 20 years; (2) Submit a comprehensive biographical outline of knowledge, skills, experience and education; (3) Submit at least five (5) letters of recommendation for nomination; and (4) Submit qualifications, performance reports, commendations, training certifications, and other supporting documents attesting to your knowledge, skills, abilities and distinguished service.


                    
The ATAB David E. Hare, CMAS, CGMEAS        

                   Lifetime Distinguished Membership Award
















This award may be presented to any ATAB member in good standing, or other person as determined by ATAB, for performance of exceptionally distinguished service spanning a period of 25 years or more in the global war against terrorism.

Eligibility: Active ATAB members achieving status as a Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS) with at least four (4) additional certification (i.e., CAS-Physical Security Manager, CAS-Cyber Terrorism response, CAS-Information technology, CAS-Forensic IT Analyst, or CAS-Maritime Security Manager).

Requirements: (1) Maintain ATAB membership in good standing without Code of Ethics or By-Laws violation during the qualifying period of not less than 21 years; (2) Submit one comprehensive white paper, policy and procedure manual, or MS-PowerPoint presentation on any anti-terrorism, security, hazardous material (HAZMAT), explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), search and rescue, or other ATAB approved topic; and (3) Submit at least three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to your knowledge, skills,abilities and distinguished service.

We would like to honor David Hare (far left) and Roy Bordes, both ATAB  Board Members and  Vice Presidents that have passed. These men were outstanding leaders in the Security industry

 

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ATAB Strategic  Counter Terrorism CouncIl (SCTC)

 

ATAB is recognized worldwide for our professional training materials and our high standard of members. 1000's of our members have obtained employment and of promotions due to their CAS and CMAS certifications. 

SCTC is a consortium of some of the most talented and experiences Counter Terrorism Responders in the world.




 Lance Bolton, CMAS has spent his career on the financial intelligence side of the counter terrorism world.  He has worked in conjunction with U.S., Israeli, English, Canadian, Philippians’, French, Columbian and Hong Kong intelligence and Military Special Ops units in locating and tracking illegal funds around the world.  Every terror organization requires funds to operate.  Mr. Bolton uses his skills, cunning and “Think Outside the Box” ideas to deprive terror organizations around the world of their assets and locating their benefactors.  He had a behind the scenes role in most of the major intelligence operations of the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s.

Currently Mr. Bolton has been assigned the arduous task of locating and tracking terrorist funding to include numerous Hawala funding organizations and locations transferring funds between the Middle East, Australia, Asia and North America.  His expertise and knowledge have proved immeasurable in the success of this multinational operation.   His efforts have advanced multiple investigations revealing hundreds of participants as well as tracking the recipients of said funds.  His efforts exposed the connection between the off system funding networks and their access to the standard international financial system.  His efforts have brought to light the networks and actions of many fraudulent financial transactions as well as exposing the funding operations of human traffickers and money launders. 

In the past 11 years ATAB has had the benefit of Mr. Bolton’s experience and expertise.  He has become an essential part of the ATAB Training Committee.  Lance while serving on the ATAB Training Committee has developed financial terrorism training programs and is working on the Fraud and Financial Crimes program to be completed this summer.  He holds the ATAB Financial Crimes Examiner Certification.

 Mr. Bolton in his intelligence career has been an integral part of dozens of past and current investigative task with locating and tracking questionable and terrorist funds.  Some of the declassified activities that he has been involved with include being assigned to infiltrate several tier one families.  His work along with the Federal Reserve in NY resulted in the closing of BCCI.

Mr. Bolton set up an elaborate scenario to entice the movement of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi’s10+B of funds into the free zone.  Helped analyze and categorize the 17k people tied to Gaddafi’s money to effect their removal or educating while linking parts of the junk bond market into connection.

He set up a multilevel operation in LA to entice the Syndicate of the Japanese 10 year 10% non-callable CD's into play.  This caused the demise of Japans largest trading company while acquiring the originals of several of the multi Trillion notes issued by the Japanese to affect the flood of credits on Yen that threatened the dollar.  This forced the Japanese banks into compliance, resulting in the loss of 10 years.

Exposed and shut down numerous gold and money laundering operations over a 15-year period resulting in the conviction and confiscation of billions of dollars.  He assisted in acquiring hundreds of original and fraudulent AU certificates, isolating many of the master certificates. These actions allowed for the wholesale control of AU and Platinum deposits worldwide. 

Assigned to infiltrate the S&L world and worked through the Resolution Trust to attain many of the key indictments of that period.  He was then assigned to assist in the hedging up the 737B shortfall left by the crisis. 

While working with a “Money Laundering” Task Force he was responsible for making contract with bankers and drug cartel members to convince them to exchanged commercially backed T bills in exchange for endless amounts of moneys acquired through dubious means by families in US, Mexico and Columbia.  In this method the drug dealers brought the money in to authorities saving the expense and man hours to track down the multiple bank accounts and cash hiding locations.  The funds were then confiscated, rather then having to track down the cash and accounts individually.

Mr. Bolton played a key roll in the tracking and removal of members of Arafat's and Carlo's 42 key personnel, opening the door for Arafat’s Nobel Prize. 

Central in Gerry Adam's the president of Sinn Fein, window to meet the president and assisted with the results. 

He acquired the information necessary to convince President Bush Sr. to stand down the head of the coalition and place Schwarzkopf and Powell in command.

Mr. Bolton was integral in the operation that set off the coup in Algeria while restructuring their Central Bank's mechanisms to facilitate the pending shortfall of 28 +B left by the AU coined backed German Bonds that were to demonetized at his suggestion. This along with several other generated situations gave our enemies the confidence to ship the 4.5 mts of weapons grade material down the tip of the Red Sea to where we were able to acquire it. 

In his 30-year career he has targeted and removed or jailed a number of terrorists including one currently on the top 20 list.

His work with the Corruption and Crime Commission helped shut down corruption in Australia resulting in the isolation and removal of a number of Ministers, law enforcement and Political figures.  

Paul Viollis, CMAS


Prior to assuming the Chief Executive position of Viollis Group International, Paul's professional business resume includes: CEO of Risk Control Strategies; President & CEO of Corporate Risk Consulting; Senior Managing Director for Citigate Global Intelligence & Security; and Vice President at Kroll, where he served
on their post September 11th Threat Assessment Team.

Over Paul's storied career in both law enforcement and security, he developed a diverse base of skills in various areas of the criminal justice system, ranging from his position as supervisor for the New York County's District Attorney's Office's Criminal Court Unit, Security Specialist/Supervisor under the United States Space Command, and CO of a Florida State Police Academy. He is a renowned public speaker and has served as a subject matter expert in private client security, workplace violence, behavioral analysis, workplace security, counter terrorism threat assessment, and is a Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist under the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board.

Paul is the author and lead editor for Jane's Publishing's book"Workplace Security': Contributing Editor for Jane's "School Safety Handbook" "Teachers Safety Guide" and "Crisis Communications Handbook" and most recently co-authored his marquee book, "Silent Safety - Best Practices for Protecting the Affluent': In addition, he tours yearly on the speaking circuit, presenting on issues ranging from workplace violence, private client security and workplace security. Paul is a regular contributor on FOX Business' Neal Cavuto Show and has appeared and been quoted in media outlets, including CNN, INSIDE EDITION FOX NEWS, MSNBC, Reuters, ABC, CNBC, CBS, ESPN, Wall Street Journal, The NewYork Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall StreetJournal Radio, National Public Radio, CSO, Forbes, Robb Report, Worth, Business Insurance and CFO magazine. Paul is the host of the TV Show " The Security Brief With Paul Viollis" and the CBS podcast of the same name.

His professional affiliations include the Florida Police Chiefs Association, lnfraGard, Business Executives for National Security. Paul holds the distinction of Honorary Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana. He holds a b achelor's degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

If you are in need of Paul's unique expertise and extraordinary experience Paul may be reached at info@viollis.com or at 212-315-0088.  www.viollis.com New York, Newport Beach, London

ATAB annual awards for exceptional achievements and Excellence in the terrorism responder industry.

ATAB Main Site at www.ATABonline.info

Eric Konohia, CMAS, CMEPS

Lance Bolton, CMAS, CFCE


With over thirty years of experience in law enforcement and security services, Mr. Konohia is president of BPI Security, LLC, and the Chairman of the Boanerges Group, LLC offering executive protection, investigations, security education/training services.
 
Mr. Konohia's professional experience includes his tenure as an Intelligence Analyst with the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA, where he conducted analysis of violent crimes in an effort to identify trends, patterns, and clusters to connect suspects to known crime trends or series. He also provided tactical reports and informational briefings to the Mayor of Baltimore, the Baltimore City Police Commissioner and other command staff regarding criminal activity. His analytical reports have assisted in closing numerous Homicides in Baltimore City. Mr. Konohia served as an executive protection agent for Vance International, Inc. assigned to the residential detail of the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States.
 
Mr. Konohia's tenure with the Maryland State Police included narcotics investigations and road patrol. Mr. Konohia testified on countless occasions as an "Expert" witness in undercover operations. Following his departure with the Maryland State Police he has instructed for the State of Maryland's "Top Gun" School for drug investigators. He is the former assistant instructor for Vance International. Mr. Konohia's special training includes Basic Criminal Investigator School, Advanced Criminal Investigator School, Federal Bureau of Investigation White Collar Crime School, Drug Enforcement Administration Investigator School, Drug Enforcement Administration Conspiracy School, Federal Law Enforcement Analytical Training [FLEAT]-DEA, Quantico, VA, Audio Intelligence Device Surveillance School, Vance International Executive Protection School, Protective Driving School, Certified Personal Protection Specialist, Solutions Group International High Threat Protection [WPPS] course, and Paul Howe's (CSAT) tactical pistol, Counter Assault Team training & tactics [CAT] and Basic SWAT training.


Mr. Konohia has developed and maintained relationships with Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in support of diplomatic security details; and has developed and implemented official standard operating procedures for protective operations that are currently being utilized. Mr. Konohia has instructed former members of the USSS Agents and Counter Assault Team members, current and former law enforcement officers, US military Special Forces and British SAS after they left their institutions and transitioned into the private sector. Eric Konohia has lead and managed multiple specialist details to include physically working [as Tactical Commander] alongside the Department of State Diplomatic. On another occasion one of Mr. Konohia's client/principal was treated as a foreign head of state which allowed him and his team to operate within the inner perimeter of the USSS/PPD Division. Private sector teams are rarely if ever allowed this type of clearance, yet Mr. Konohia has performed this on 3 occasions under 3 US President's. Eric Konohia maintains a daily blog on his company website www.bpisecurity.com that is endorsed by other leaders in the industry. Konohia is a frequent contributor as a security specialist for MSNBC. Mr. Konohia has contracted service provider agreements with 7 of the top 20 and over 35 in the top 100 corporations of Fortune 500 listing.
Mr. Konohia received is CAS and CMAS certification in 2013. Shortly thereafter he and Avery Mitchell began collaborating and developed the ATAB - CEPS curriculum.
Mr. Konohia developed and teaches the Front Right Seat Leadership Elevation Synopsis course. All but one of his attendees became employed full-time in the industry as a result of attending this hand selected course. He was selected twice as the Key-Note speaker at the YTI Institute.
 
Eric has published countless white papers and he has single handedly impacted the direction of the industry. In 2016 Mr. Konohia co-authored the book, "Securing the Sacred. Making your House of Worship a Safer Place". This book became Amazon's number-1 seller in the first week.
 
Eric received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Criminal Justice & Criminology. He currently resides in the Washington, DC area.


M. J. Kotch, Cheps

 









Mr. Kotch, CMAS, CHEPS, CFE

           SCTC Chairman

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Michael began his career in law enforcement in the early 1970s, and upon completion of initial training as a police cadet, he was employed by the local Sheriff’s Department. During the years that followed, he became involved in counter-narcotics and collecting and analyzing intelligence information about local street gang and low-level organized crime activities,  He later enlisted in the United States Army as a military policeman under the Stripes for Skills program.

Upon successful completion of Basic Combat Training, he was promoted and directly assigned to a Special Weapons Security Platoon as a Physical Security Specialist under the Department of Defense Personnel Reliability Program.  Shortly into his military career, Michael was approached for recruitment by several government agencies, including the White House Communications Agency.  He instead pursued a course of action that ultimately resulted in becoming a non-commissioned officer and criminal investigator.  

During his service in the Military Police, Michael worked with various US Government, Interpol, and NATO customs, white-collar crime, intelligence, counter-terrorism, and drug enforcement agencies.  He attended and successfully completed the US Army Physical Security Officer/NCO Course, the US Army Military Police Investigator Course (Honor Graduate), the US Treasury Department / Military Police Custom Inspector (Excepted) Course, the US Department of Justice / Drug Enforcement Agency International Course, as well as other law enforcement, counter-intelligence, physical security, executive protection, and related courses.  He received numerous awards, decorations and other formal recognition for his service.  He later joined the Office of the Provost Marshal at a US Army Reserve Garrison where he conducted military police investigations, performed AWOL apprehension and transport functions, gathered and analyzed human intelligence (HUMINT), and participated in physical security, counter-terrorism, and refugee/detainee management activities.  Michael was later selected to participate in the United States Army Simultaneous Member Program, joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) while attending college, and become a commissioned Medical Service Corps officer. 

 

Michael returned to active duty in the early 1980s and his assignments included Medical Platoon Leader supporting the health care needs of the 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, the Chief, Ambulatory Support Services at the Heidelberg Medical Department Activity, Executive Officer for 6 free-standing health clinics, and Commander, Headquarters Company of a 200-bed mobile Combat Support Hospital.  He was later assigned to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management at Headquarters, United States Army Health Services Command, where he worked in the Manpower Division.  Subsequently, he was selected by a panel of General Officers to direct and manage financial operations at Keller Army Community Hospital supporting the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he was also designated as Assistant Inspector General for Medical Affairs for a 5-State service area.  He received formal recognition by the US Army Medical Command for financial excellence in successfully managing the hospital’s a $50 million budget. 

 

Michael attended the US Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Armed Forces Combat Casualty Care Course, and the US Army Medical Department Health Services Comptroller Internship Program, as well as courses at the US Army Finance School, US Army Logistics College, and US Army Management Engineering College.  Michael is also a graduate of the US Army Combined Armed Services Staff School, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the Department of Defense Inspector General Course.  His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the US Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

 

Michael left military service in the mid-1990s and successfully leveraged his education, knowledge, skills, and abilities in the private sector.  Since then, he worked for various organizations in senior management positions and as a Subject Matter Expert in new business development, business operations and process improvement, regulatory compliance, and the prevention, detection, investigation and reporting of suspected fraud, waste, and abuse for Government health care programs.  He currently is employed by Veritage, a Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug managed health care organization.     


In 2000, Michael founded ISIS International Business Alliance, LLC and became a project manager and management consultant for managed health care organizations where he specialized in emergency preparedness planning, business continuity and disaster recovery, business operations and process improvement, regulatory compliance, and developing anti-fraud programs.

 

Michael’s academic credentials include an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement from Macomb County College, a Bachelor of Business Administration (Pre-Law) from Michigan State University, and completion of graduate level courses at the University of Texas, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the University of California at Los Angeles. 

 

Michael is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has been active in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) since 1997.  He was on the Board of Directors (Training Director and Director-at-Large) for the ACFE Central Florida Chapter, a member of the Board of Directors (Director-at-Large, Vice President, and President) of the ACFE Tampa Bay Chapter member, and is currently on the Board of Directors (Training Director) of the ACFE Southern Arizona Chapter. 

 

For the past 9 years, Michael has served on the Board of Directors for the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) and is a Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS).  He has been instrumental in developing, reviewing and editing anti-terrorism training courses and has materially participated in annual accreditation assessments for participation in the US Navy COOL Program, industry evaluations of US Navy Center for Security Forces Apprenticeship Programs for US Department of Labor approval, and providing strategic planning and advisory services.  Michael currently chairs the ATAB Anti-Fraud Committee and the ATAB Emergency Preparedness Committee.  He is also on the Board of Directors of IDRC Servicios Humanitarios Sociedad Anonima (non-profit) and ATAB Servicios Humanitarios Sociedad Anonima (non-profit) in Costa Rica.

 

Michael is a member of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the Silver Caduceus Association, the US Army Military Police Association, the 42d MP Customs Association, the American Legion, and is a former member of the National Health Care Antifraud Association (NHCAA). 

 


ATAB members work in all areas of Terrorism Response, Military, Law Enforcement, EMS, Security, Crisis Management, HazMat, Tactical Medicine,  Intelligence, Protection, and Private Security Contractors.

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Tom Conley is a former civilian police captain and is a senior-level commissioned officer in the United States Navy (Reserve). In the U. S. Navy, Conley has served in a number of critical national security positions, including law enforcement, criminal investigation and information security. He has also served as the Commanding Officer of a destroyer squadron detachment. He is a certified Master Training Specialist (MTS) by the U.S. Navy and a certified counter-terrorism instructor by the U.S. Department of Defense.
 
Mr. Conley has served on the ATAB Transportation committee, Chaired the Maritime Security committee and now utilizes his 5 plus years experience with the U.S. Navy Command as an Information Security Manager to serve on the ATAB Intelligence Committee.

Mr. Conley was directly involved with the development or the Maritime Security Managers certification and is now assisting with the Operational Security and Intelligence Certification, a state of the art intelligence program addressing actual "Trade-craft" for OpSec, Military Intelligence, Counter Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence as well as Covert Intelligence gathering.  In 2010 Mr. Conley was awarded the ATAB Legion of Exceptional Merit Award for work not only with ATAB but also for his unpublicized sacrifice and efforts in the Global War on Terror.         
In addition to his ATAB Certifications, Mr. Conley has been designated a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), by ASIS International, a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association as well as being as both a Certified Protection Officer (CPO) and a Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) by the International Foundation for Protection Officers. Additionally, Conley has been designated as a Certified Private Investigator (CPI) by the Academy of Private Investigators, is Certified in Homeland Security - Level III (CHS-III) by The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and has been designated a Certified Fraud Investigator (CFI) by the International Academy of Investigative Professionals.
 
Mr. Conley is a graduate of Executive Security International, a highly regarded executive protection academy, where he earned a certification as an Executive Security Specialist. He is a Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), has earned a bona fide Black Belt in Karate, and is a certified expert with handguns and rifles.
 
Tom Conley has Master of Arts Degree in Business Leadership with an emphasis in Quality Management from Upper Iowa University, where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He also earned two undergraduate degrees from Upper Iowa University: a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He graduated with honors from both degree programs. In addition to the testing and certification in the above disciplines, the CGMEAS requires candidates to have been published multiple times and having completed a comprehensive and in-depth peer review.
 
Mr. Conley, as a CGMEAS, has been endorsed by five esteemed professional colleagues as well as being an executive member of a recognized professional security association for his outstanding contributions in his professional work, and also his contributions as a volunteer. As a successful CGMEAS Candidate, Mr. Conley was required to have the unanimous approval of all members of the ATAB Board of Directors and the Certification Committee.
The Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board is very proud to announce they have presented Mr. Conley with the prestigious Certified Grand Master Elite Anti-terrorism Specialist (CGMEAS) and he has been formally granted this certification.

If you would like to learn more about The Conley Group you may find their website at: www.theconleygroup.com

Tom Conley CGMEAS