Gen. Xavier Stewart (Ret.) | Dr. Babak Nayeri | Dr. Bruce Tefft | William Oberholtzer | Anthony John Piscitelli | Steven Martin | Paul Purcell | Alan D. Bock | Phillip E. Guffey | Carol J. Lewis | Nestor Colls-senaha | Sam D. Bernard

Mission Statement

The Eagles' Wings Foundation Educational Advisory Board members represent a diverse collection of first responders and emergency services professionals. These individuals are highly educated and trained in the areas of first response including military, medical, forestry, health care, law enforcement, homeland security, weapons of mass destruction, public health, healthcare management, forensic medicine, and emergency management.

With its combined knowledge and experience, the Educational Advisory Board is dedicated to providing national leadership and expertise in resource development with further education properties, information, networking and professional opportunties to advance those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting their communities and environment during emergencies and disasters.

Board Members

Gen. Xavier Stewart (Ret.)



Retired Brigadier General (PA) is a Senior Strategic CBRNE Functional Analyst for the US Government, private industry and state governments as a contractor for Stewart and Associates. He is a subject matter expert (SME) in Homeland Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Public Health, Healthcare Management, Forensic Medicine and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) for the Corporation and the U.S. Federal Government developing and promulgating strategic papers, policies and educational developmental courseware. He holds Top Secret SSBI / SCI: TK, HCS, G, RD, CNDWI, PN, and NATO clearances with LEA Polygraph.

He is a consultant and SME for the development of an All-Hazards CBRN Training Center developing a pilot program that established the foundation for a national training facility addressing at the time FEMA’s 15 National Planning Scenarios and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) programs. The training addressed the CBRNE arena enabling effective mass casualty care and integrated emergency response. He worked with numerous agencies, and exercised successful leadership in broad multi-organizational programs utilizing effective communication skills representing research programs to a broad community including foreign nations such as Mexico, Lithuania, Israel and Canada in policy-sensitive areas as a national expert in CBRN programs and in the field of cardiopulmonary sciences.

He was Special Assistant to the Adjutant General, PA and Liaison Officer for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Director of Intelligence (J2) Joint Staff, Joint Forces Headquarters-Pennsylvania. For the past 15 years, successfully managed multi-million dollars budgets and programs, met tight deadlines, and delivered projects on time and under budget. He has the ability to represent the National Guard to external audiences using various traditional media and social media outlets to build and maintain alliances with respect to the operational mission of the Guard. He developed Public Affairs verbiage and worked with media on articulating status of operations.

He was the owner and founder of several healthcare, ambulance, medical therapy, security and forensics businesses. He is a former hospital administrator having managed multi-million dollar profit centers. He provided executive consulting and management for local, state and national companies and U.S. government in the field of medicine and security investigative services. He developed centers of excellence using CQI and TQM.

He is a former Project Manager of the $35 Million Strategic Bio-defense Emergency Operations and Communications System at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He leveraged UPMC experience and developed for the PA National Guard, a solution that established the foundation for an electronic bio-defense information network that enabled effective mass casualty care and integrated emergency response. The solution comprised of four discreet but interrelated components: 1--a Bio-defense Incident Command System, 2--an Emergency Mass Notification System, 3--a Bio-defense Web Portal, and 4--a Bio-defense Schoolhouse. Together, these components established the proof of concept for a regional bio-defense information network for 13 counties in Western Pennsylvania that connected key civilian and PA National Guard response agencies, and served as a model for the rest of the country. His experience in designing and managing significant, outcome-oriented research programs was evident in his receiving numerous awards and Congressional recognition. He exercised successful leadership in broad multi-organizational programs utilizing effective communication skills. In addition, he represented research programs to a broad community and in policy-sensitive areas as a national expert in CBRN and cardiopulmonary sciences.

He is the former Commander, Joint Task Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) for the National Security Special Event, G-20 International Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania working with a staff of over 2,500 uniformed personnel for Major General Marchi, Joint Task Force Commander. He executed all CBRNE missions without incident for the President of the United States of America and 20 world leaders and the international community September 2009.

He supervised and led large multifaceted organizations as a military Commander. He managed a Joint Emergency Operations Center for catastrophic events such as Hurricane Katrina and Rita, large floods and snow emergencies, the anthrax attacks on the Homeland and other incidents of national significance. He co-jointly wrote and was Exercise Director for numerous Table-Top, small scale to large scale exercises such as Red Rose, Steel Rose, 10Kt, involving more than 70 agencies federal, DOD, State and local, 30 hospitals and many 100’s of participants. He has experience in organizing special staffs, as necessary to eliminate complex problems or barriers to ensure mission accomplishment, promote team building, and implement quality improvements, in response to regulatory compliance and customer requirements. He worked with Biological Warfare Agents and performed research on toxins and other agents at several BSL-3 labs and chemical surety facilities.

He was Commander, 3rd Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)-Civil Support Team, US Army from 1998-2005. In this capacity he was responsible for the employment of a rapid response team to incidents of WMD for the Federal Emergency Management Region III which encompasses Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. His Team deployed to 42 real-world WMD or criminal incidents and participated in more than 60 exercises. He was a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Board, American College in Forensic Examination International and is a Certified Homeland Security Faculty at CHS Level V. He designed CHS level IV and V courseware, testing and instruction.

His education consists of extensive training at the US Military Police School, NBC Defense School, Physical Security Course, Military Police Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Basic Correspondence Course, Military Intelligence Officer Branch Qualification Course (Basic), 20th Special Forces Northern Warfare Training, Military Police Officer Advanced Course, Company Level Pre-Command Course, NBC Defense School, Rites of Passage, Tactical Intelligence School, S-2 Combat Operations Intelligence Training School, Plans, Operations, Intelligence and Training Professional Postgraduate Short Course, Substance Abuse Prevention, Education, and Control Training, Command and General Staff Officer Course, Reserve Component Battle Focused Instructor Training Course, Chemical/Biological Countermeasures Course, Emergency Preparedness Course, RAID Orientation Course, Dynamics of International Terrorism Course, RAID Survey Course, Radiation Protection Officer Course, Medical Company Training Site Combat Lifesaver Course, Toxic Agent Training, Environmental Monitoring and Sampling, Hazardous Materials Operating Site Practices, Advanced Radiation Incident Operations Course, Emergency Response to Hazardous Material Incidents Training Course, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train the Trainer, Radiological Emergency Management Training, Hazardous Materials Incident Management Training, Joint Senior Leaders Course, Radiological Emergency Response Training, MSD RAID Pre Command Course, Special Operations Crisis Response Senior Seminar, Radiological Emergency Response Operations, Radiological Series Train-the-Trainer, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Department of Health EMT Course, Technical Escort Course, Environmental Sampling Course, OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Radiological Officer Course, Reserve Components Chemical Senior Leader Qualification Course, Biological Sampling and Detection Course, WMD CST EMT Medical Course, Advanced Radiation Science Course for Civil Support Teams, Homeland Security Conference, The Production and Use of Biological Agents, Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Managers Train-The-Trainer Course, Joint Task Force State Commander Course International Intelligence Summit, Dynamics of International Terrorism, DOD Defense Support of Civil Authorities Course, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Maryland; Peninsula General Hospital Respiratory Therapy Program and is a Nationally Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); Masters of Education from Salisbury University, Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NR-EMT) HACC, Pennsylvania; credentialed as D.ACFEI, BCFM, BCFE, D.ABFE, D.ABFM, CHS-V, Board Certified in Forensic Medicine, Board Certified Forensic Examiner from the American College of Forensic Examiners; Command and General Staff College graduate, completed post graduate work in Public Health and clinicals in Maryland, completed his Doctoral dissertation on the Clinical Application of Pulse Oximetry: A Self Study Model and holds a terminal degree in Public Health; obtained a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the prestigious U.S. Army War College, is a Registered Radiological Protection and Safety Officer, (RPO; PSO) with DOE and FEMA.

He is the recipient of 6 Meritorious Service Medals with Silver Star, Army Commendation Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Gold Hourglass Device, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal, Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal, Major General Thomas R. White Jr. Ribbon, General Thomas J. Stewart Medal, Delaware Medal for Military Merit, Delaware National Defense Service Ribbon, Maryland Commendation Medal, Governor's Unit Citation, and The Adjutant General's Staff Identification Badge.

He has over thirty three years of distinguished military service with assignments in the Military Police, Military Intelligence, Physical Security, Military Academy and Medical Service Corps arena. He held College Faculty appointments as Adjunct Professor for California College Respiratory Therapy Program, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Graduate School, Physician Assistant Program and Wilmington University Graduate School, Nurse Practitioner Program teaching Advanced Pathophysiology, visiting Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Services and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Adjunct Faculty of Biology at Wesley College, Delaware and Full-time faculty for Respiratory Therapy at Salisbury University. He is on the advisory board for Homeland Security at Long Island University, New York; Saint Joseph University, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania. He provided advice and homeland security course work for Pennsylvania State University as Adjunct faculty and co-developed a Master’s degree in Homeland Security for several universities. He has numerous published scholarly and scientific works in peered-reviewed national and international journals and has provided more than 100 lectures on 50 developed classes and courses ranging from continuity of operations, biological diseases, WMD, CBRNE, business continuity and healthcare. He is an active Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, a Gideon’s International member and sits on numerous philanthropic boards.


Dr. Babak Nayeri

Vice Chairman


A veteran healthcare executive with over 16 years of experience in complex health center operations, including the U.S. military health systems, Dr. Nayeri has dedicated his professional career to population health, health systems improvement, healthcare emergency preparedness, and teaching the future workforce. Currently he serves as the State of Arizona, Director of Healthy Aging.

Past leadership roles include: President and CEO of MDProvider and Chief Clinical Officer for Tigua Enterprises, Inc., which provided military health systems support initiatives. Dr. Nayeri further served as the Director of the RSIC Department of Health & Human Services with the largest ambulatory health center in Nevada. Under his leadership the medical team completed the Framework for Healthcare Emergency Management and emergency medical operations and subsequently received recognition for their model multiagency collaborative emergency preparedness plan. He also served in leadership positions for the U.S. Public Health Service, Indian Health Service.

Dr. Nayeri has led inter-professional teams to enhanced performance through strategic thinking, innovation, and proven business models. Nayeri is considered by leaders as an effective mentor to service teams and peers.

In his current duties as Director of Healthy Aging at the Department of Health Services, Dr. Nayeri serves as:

Chairman, Arizona Attorney General’s Health Care Committee (HCC)
Chairman, Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition
Advisory Board member, Office of the Attorney General’s Taskforce Against Senior Abuse (TASA)
Advisor-Liaison, Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging
Advisor-Liaison, Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force

Faculty appointments:

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

Adjunct Professor, University of Arizona, Mel & Enid Zukerman College of Public Health

Scientific Research Associate, Center on Aging, University of Arizona Scientific Member, Healthy

Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions & the College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Brain Research Network, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Former Assistant Professor, A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Associate Professor, A.T. Still University School of Audiology

Dr. Nayeri is affiliated with several professional organizations and carries added qualification credentials as Fellow and Diplomate levels.


Dr. Bruce Tefft


Dr. Bruce Tefft served 21 years in the CIA, including 17 years abroad, many as a CIA Chief of Station; and was a founding member of the CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center in 1985. He has over 35 years experience in foreign affairs, intelligence and counter-terrorism. In addition to extensive research and teaching of counter-terrorism methods and techniques, he has also developed course material for Bachelor and Master-level degree programs in Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism.

Dr. Tefft has provided counterterrorism training for local and Federal law enforcement agencies in the United States, Canada, Italy, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico from 9/11 to the present. He has worked closely with major allied nation intelligence organizations and U.S. Government departments such as State and Defense; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Drug Enforcement Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; Defense HUMINT Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the U.S. Marine Corps. Prior to 9/11, Dr. Tefft was a guest lecturer at the U.S. Marine Corps University at Quantico and trained hundreds of Marines in California and North Carolina before the deployment of the Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs). Dr. Tefft prepared a Terrorism Awareness Security training course for 14,000 Amtrak employees that was delivered nationwide.

Since 9/11, Dr. Tefft has traveled more than 350,000 miles, training nearly twenty thousand law enforcement officers and first responders in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Mexico. He has served as the New York Police Department’s Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence advisor. Tefft has also taught terrorism courses at the US Marine Corps University in Quantico and George Mason University. Dr. Tefft runs an international open source (OSINT) collection network which reviews more than 2,000 articles and messages per day from law enforcement, intelligence, military, academic and media sources world-wide and disseminates approximately 10% of these to 15,000 subscribers with appropriate commentary.

Tefft is a former director of the CRA Threat Assessment Center and Vice President of the Rome think tank, the Western Defense Studies Institute.

Dr. Tefft has been awarded 3 CIA Awards for Exceptional Service under conditions of hazard and hardship; and 4 CIA Awards for Exceptional Performance and Superior Accomplishment. He is a member of the Special Forces Club, London; National Military Intelligence Association; Association of Former Intelligence Officers; International Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals; and Royal Canadian Military Institute.


William Oberholtzer


William Oberholtzer is a retired army officer with over 23 years’ service in the combat arms. A recognized visionary, he established the first research teams for the Army Research Institute for the Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, addressing the unique needs of the Special Operations Community and challenges of international terrorism. When the United States Army established the National Training Center, William was selected to help establish the Light Infantry Observer Controller Team to train and develop doctrine for light infantry forces undergoing free play, force-on-force training in the Mojave Desert.

Following active duty, William Oberholtzer was a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (J.R.O.T.C.) Senior Army Instructor for the Delaware Public School System. During his ten year tenure, he established the state’s first Magnet J.R.O.T.C. and built educational partnerships with the Army Research Laboratory, National Security Agency, Nation Aeronautics and Space Administration, Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Energy and numerous private and civic organizations. Additionally, William incorporated Emergency Management studies, into the curriculum, enabling students to receive college credit upon completion.

As President and CEO of VECTOR Inc., specializing in terrorism, counter- terrorism, civil and military preparedness, training and research and development, William was the initial designer of the National All Hazards Training and Simulation Center which has been used as a template for many of this Nation’s premier emergency services training facilities. In addition to training and curriculum development, VECTOR was sought after to develop table top and full scale exercises.

As an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland, University College, William developed, wrote, and presented the original curricula on Infrastructure Protection which addressed all aspects of facility hardening and personnel protection. Students were required to apply lessons learned from practical exercises to their personal and professional environments.

As an exercise writer for the National Guard Bureau, William Oberholtzer was key in the development of exercises scenarios designed to challenge the Emergency Response assets of this Nation’s 54 states and territories. Exercises incorporated fabricated disaster sites which required the employment of the CBRNE resources of numerous states, as well as local emergency response organizations, to mitigate disaster consequences.

William is the author and coauthor of numerous articles addressing training and emergency preparedness which appear in professional magazines and publications.


Anthony John Piscitelli


Currently adjunct professor in the Global Transportation Department at SUNY Maritime College teaching Maritime Security classes.

Former Chairman of the Board and President and CEO of American Defense Systems, Inc.

Mr. Piscitelli has been the principal of A. J. Piscitelli & Associates, Inc., the Company’s predecessor, for 8 years. He is an acknowledged expert in security and anti-terrorism physical security systems, with over 35 years of industry experience. Mr. Piscitelli has been active in all phases of the security business, working with prison systems, police departments and Federal agencies such as the U.S. Marshall Service, FBI, other classified agencies and the airlines. Mr. Piscitelli has a BA degree from St. Johns University (1969) and a Masters Degree from City University of NY at Queens College (1972), A Master’s Degree from Norwich University in Military History (2009), and a PhD in War Studies from Glasgow University (2015).

Mr. Piscitelli is a member of various professional organizations including; American Correctional Association, American Jail Association, American Society for Industrial Security, International Society of Security Professionals, Protective Glazing Council of America and recently made a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners for Homeland Security - Level V.

He is a current U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Deck Officer holding Master’s papers for Near Coastal, Steam, Sail or Motor Vessel 100 Gross tons with Towing Endorsement. Mr. Piscitelli is recently retired from the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, New York Naval Militia as a Lt. Commander and head of the Intel shop N-2.Lt. Commander. Piscitelli was also the Aide to Major General Robert, L. Wolf USMC –Commanding - New York Naval Militia.

Employment and Business Experience:

American Defense Systems, Inc. 420 McKinney Pkwy, Lillington, NC 27546 Founder, CEO and Chairman Retired: 2 November 2011.

ADSI is currently one of the major manufacturers and installers of transparent armor and armor assemblies in the world. ADSI became publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange 31 May 2008 and is listed under the symbol of EAG.

Major Clients include US Secret Service, US Dept. of State, US Marshals Service, Dept. of Defense (TACOM, TARDAC, USMC, US Navy, US Army) New York Stock Exchange, Fox News, Dept. of Energy-NRC, FBI and the DC Metropolitan Police Department.

A. J. Piscitelli & Associates, Inc., Founded, 1994- A wholly owned subsidiary of ADSI: President

Maris Equipment Company, Exton, PA Manager, Detention Equipment Contracting, 1992 -1993

National Detention Group, Inc. Tampa, FL Partner & Executive Vice-President, 1990 - 1992

M. Malcolm MacGregor Associates, Inc. Ridgefield, CT Vice President, Sales & Marketing 1987 - 1990

Rockland Armor & Metal Corp. Congers, NY President, 1984-1987

American Safety Glass, Inc. North Bergen NJ General Manager & Dir. of Detention & Security Products, 1982 - 1984

Harry C. Partridge & Sons, Inc. West Nyack, NY Sales Engineering / Detention Equipment, 1979 -1981

Teaching Experience:

New York State Department of Education Certified Social Studies K-12 Permanent

New York State Department of Education Certified Mathematics 7-12 Permanent

SUNY Maritime College, Adjunct Professor, (Present)

Undergraduate: Senior Capstone in Maritime Security and Terrorism.

Graduate: Security and Supply Chain Management

U.S.M.C Scout Sniper School, Quantico, VA 3rd Segment-Specialty Instructor 2002 to 2007

Nyack College, Nyack, NY Adjunct Professor

Courses Taught: Organizational Management, Business Ethics, Macro Economics, 1997-2002

SUNY Empire (Hartsdale & New City) Adjunct Professor, CLEP Evaluator for undergraduate life credits Courses Taught: Social Science (US History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics) 1995-2001

Ramapo State College, Mahwah, NJ

Varsity Football Coach Division III Offensive Line, 1978-1981

Clarkstown High School North,New City, NY Teacher / Coach, Regents Social Studies, Football, Interscholastic Skiing, Baseball, Track, 1972-1981

St. Benedict School, Brooklyn NY, Teacher / Coach, Social Studies K-12 Westinghouse Project Plan, CYO Basketball, Baseball, 1969-1972


B. A. Degree: St. Johns University, 1969 Political Science, Football, University Senate, Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, Orientation Instructor, VP-Pan Hellenic Council

M. A. Degree: City University of New York / Queens College, 1972 Political Science, Coeditor, Journal of Contemporary Politics

M. A. Degree: Military History, Norwich University, 2009.

OTHER EDUCATION: 60 graduate credits; Athletic Management, Philosophy, Psychology, History and Mathematics.

Doctorate: University of Glasgow, UK. War Studies. June 2015


New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, New York Naval Militia; Lieutenant Commander, Special Operations, and Aide de Camp to Major General Robert L. Wolf USMC, Commanding. Awards: Recruiting Medal; Meritorious Service Medal.


F.B.I. Commendation for Meritorious Citizen Service 1996 Charlotte NC Field Office

American College of Forensic Examiners Distinguished

Service in the field of Homeland Security 2003

US Dept. of Defense, Cold War Medal & Recognition Award 2004

USMC Scout Sniper Assoc. US Defense Medal 2005

USMC Scout Sniper Assoc. 2006 Medal of Merit with NCO sword.

Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation (MCLEF)- Major Douglas A. Zembiec, USMC Memorial Award 2008 - for Extraordinary Volunteerism & Service to the U.S. Marine Corps.

Business Man of the Year 2008 - Confederation of Sicilians In North American.

Pope Leo XIII Medal for Work in the Holy Land, 2008: Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land: Guardian of the Holy Land Award, 2009.

Nassau County NY, Legislature Citation: Community Support.

Marine Corps Council of NY City: the “Iron Mike Award” for support of all Marines CONUS - OCONUS 2010.

Professional Organizations:

American Correctional Association Professional Member

American Jail Association Professional Member since 1992

American Society for Industrial Security

International Society of Security Professionals

Protective Glazing Council of America

American College of Forensic Examiners

Association of the US Army

Naval War College – Life Member

Marine Society of New York City

Naval Order of the United States


Department of Defense Clearance Top Secret Plus

USMM - Current: U.S.C.G. Merchant Marine Officer 1996 to Present Master, Near Coastal, Steam, Sail or Motor Vessel 100 Gross Tons with Towing and Sail Endorsement No.: 11135691-3rd Issue.


  1. The Commander, Haverstraw, NY to Newburgh, NY Sightseeing and Charter
  2. Old Salty II, Charter Northeast Dive Boat, Belmar, NJ Nantucket to Cape May
  3. Eagles Nest, Point Lookout NY Charter Northeast Dive Boat Nantucket to Key West FL
  4. Ocean Explorer, Ft. Lauderdale FL Commercial Dive & Res.V.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sector New York, Flotilla 10 -4 Stony Point, NY 1988-1998

  1. Courtesy Vessel Examiner
  2. Search and Rescue
  3. Patrol and Facility Vessel Piermont NY to Jones Point NY
  4. OP Sail and other Lower NY harbor security assignments.
  5. Aids to Navigation Inspection Officer
  6. Awards: Aux. AMOS Vessel Examination Unit Award [3 times]; Aux. Annual service Performance Award Examinations / Marine Dealer Visitation; Aux. Membership Service Award; Aux. Examiner Program Ribbon; Aux. Specialty Ribbon AUXOP; USCG Bicentennial Unit Commendation; USCG Unit Commendation; Aux. Sustained Service Award; Aux. Commendation Award; Aux. Award of Operational Merit.

Technical Diver Training:

  1. NAUI Basic Certification.
  2. NAUI Open Water I.
  3. NAUI open Water II.
  4. NAUI Decompression Certification & 160' Certification.
  5. NAUI and TDI NITROX Certification.
  6. NAUI and TDI TRIMIX I Certification 200' Certification.
  7. NAUI and TDI TRIMIX II Certification 350' Certification.
  8. TDI SDI Solo Diver Certification.
  9. NAUI TDI Rebreather Certification 200' Certification.
  10. PA State Trooper Search and Rescue Certification.
  11. NAUI Rebreather 300’ certification.
  12. Member, Eastern Dive Boat Captains’ Association.
  13. United States Military Academy, West Point NY & West Point Prep Ft Monmouth NJ - Recreation SCUBA Team Leader and Dive Guide Key West FL and St. Lawrence River NY: Technical Wreck Diving Expeditions.

Other Significant Associations:

  1. Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, Benefactor.
  2. Marines’ Memorial Association, Benefactor.
  3. USMC Scouts/Sniper Association, Ambassador.
  4. St. John’s Preparatory School Astoria, NY Board of Directors, St. Thomas More Society, Founders Circle.
  5. Wounded Warrior’s, Benefactor.
  6. NY Naval Militia Association.
  7. Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land Board Member.
  8. US Naval War College Life Member
  9. Norwich University: Board of Fellows – Engineering

Fraternal Associations:

  1. Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
  2. Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani
  3. Masonic Lodge 12 Trinity, NY
  4. Naval Order of the United States
  5. Gold’s Dragoons


Steven Martin


Executive Level - Management

Mr. Martin has accumulated over thirty years of international experience in the government and private sectors. He is currently the founder and part owner of Orion Protective Services, Inc., a twenty-one year old company that has developed into several highly profitable operating divisions. At this time, Mr. Martin desires to divest his shares and relocate to the southern U.S. to satisfy his active lifestyle. Mr. Martin’s career goals are to secure an executive level position in support of a medium to large sized firm. Mr. Martin’s greatest skill is his entrepreneurialism, which has allowed him to see opportunities early and develop products and services to satisfy those opportunities. Mr. Martin is a self-starter with strong analytical, problem-solving, and communications skills. He possesses strong leadership, initiative and decision-making skills. He has demonstrated excellence in C-level written and verbal communication skills. He has a long record of very high productivity working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. He is well adapted to handling shifting priorities, demands and timelines, making adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently. He has the ability to elicit cooperation, is adept at defusing tension within a project team, and achieving project success. He is very effective in prioritizing and executing tasks in a high-pressure environment. He is a published author, who has the ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies. Mr. Martin has also become recognized as a mentor and consultant to others involved in startup firms covering a range of products, technologies and services.

Professional Experience

Orion Protective Services Bel Air, Maryland 1993-present

Protective, distribution, and international security & risk assessment firm offering consultancy and services.

Founder & Owner

Spearhead all aspects of business functions, including marketing, expansion, and overall operations. Oversee upwards of 250 staff members across 3 states. Develop short, mid, and long-term goals. Collaborate with team, monitor performance, and ensure appropriate training. Evaluate client needs and design targeted plans to achieve and surpass expectations. Ensure regulatory compliance. Author industry white papers. Control budget and allocation.

Protective Services Highlights:

Deliver international corporate and government clients with security and protection, adhering to stringent deadlines.

Distribution Activity:

Provide commercial clients in logistics and manufacturing industries with outsourcing services, management, and production.

International Enterprises:

  • Coordinate consultancy for technology businesses seeking market access and / or venture capital.
  • Develop multi-disciplinary programs for companies in foreign nations by serving as corporate platform.

Selected Achievements:

  • Launched startup business leading to 20+ year success by cultivating exceptional client relationships, dynamically presenting products, and highlighting features to show clear benefits to client business.
  • Generated growth and built revenue by diversifying business lines, proactively generating leads, and securing contracts.
  • Improved customer reach by conducting proactive marketing, networking and communicating with prospects to secure contracts.

EVERGREEN SECURITY, INC. Bel Air, Maryland 1991-1993

Regional private security and protection services provider.

Director of Sales

Led sales operations in executive role, including developing business plans and profit strategies. Supervised managerial teams and monitored overall performance. Built key accounts through ongoing communication.

  • Boosted revenue by promoting client relations, gaining insight into specific customer needs, introducing optimal security services, and capitalizing on product interest.
  • Expanded company footprint by researching market trends to design effective growth plans.

Career note: Roles prior to 1991 include sales position with Rollins Protective Services. Details on request.


National Security Agency - Special Agent Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland

Headed and maintained physical security activities for NSA / CSS personnel and facilities. Identified and protected against acts of espionage, sabotage, and terrorism. Coordinated numerous special projects and multi-agency assignments. Trained and evaluated performance of 500-member NSA Police Force. Performed 700+ polygraph examinations. Conducted interviews and interrogations. Collaborated with federal, state, and local law enforcement.

Defense Investigative Service - Investigative Case Controller Ft. Holabird, Maryland

Oversaw constant investigative caseload of 400 investigations. Researched, vetted, and completed background checks on individuals requiring access to classified DOD information. Liaised with military and government agencies.


Graduate Coursework in Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology

University of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Alabama

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

University of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland


Executive Roundtable Course, Overseas Security Advisory Council: Annual Threat Briefing, Importing & Exporting Training Courses, Finance for Non-Financial Managers, New Jersey Chiefs of Police Seminar, Seminar on Security & Investigative Services, Annual National Narcotics Seminar, White Collar Crime Seminar, Security Law, Drugs in the Workplace Seminar, US Inter-Agency Photographic Techniques & Applications, Industrial Security Systems Advanced Design & Applications, FBI National Academy Specialized Courses, Director of Central Intelligence Specialized Courses, NSA National Cryptologic School Specialized Courses, Recognition, Handling, Search & Evacuation Procedures for Explosive Devices, Polygraph Examiner Training Course, Basic Special Agent Training & Investigations Course, Defense Investigative Service, Personnel Security Specialist Training Course, US Government & State Weapons Course & Certifications


Civilian Advisor: Commander, 3rd Weapons of Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team, Briefer to Congress: International Security Matters & Advanced Technology Development, College Curriculum Development Consultant: Curriculum Technology Corporation, Business Development Consultant: Maritime Defense Systems International, Business Development Consultant: Center for Applied Systems Biology, Business Development Consultant: Geo Vision Solutions GIS Firm, Business Development Consultant: IP Flex Japan IC Chip Development, Business Development Consultant: Stewart and Associates Health and Homeland Security Issues, Briefer: Military Organizations, State & Federal Agencies on Homeland Security, Instructional Speaker: Counter Terrorism Seminars


In Addition to numerous White Papers on Technology and International Security Matters, Mr. Martin has authored several Masters level college textbooks including:

Continuity of Operations Planning

(2005, Pearson, ISBN: 0-536-82196-82004420242, DG/LD, 688 pages)

Entrepreneurialism in Homeland Security

(2005, Pearson, ISBN: 0-536-82195X2004420163, LM/RO, 438 PAGES)

Business Intelligence & Corporate Espionage

(2005, Pearson, ISBN: 0-536-82193-32005340045, EM/LD, 714 PAGES)


Paul Purcell


Coming from a background in the hospitality industry, Paul began his early investigative career in restaurant consulting which included a strong focus on internal and external security, and general risk management. He was approached in 1996 by an Atlanta area investigative agency to come on board as their security analyst. His early cases included an informal security analysis of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta conducted for a member of the Olympic Security Council.

In 1998, he, along with partners Frances Carter and Ben Willis, opened Info Quest Investigators, Inc., and has been performing security analysis for corporate and industrial locations ever since. As an investigator, Paul created "The Case File", an in-the-field investigative case management system in use by Private Investigators, Law Enforcement, and Attorney firms across the country. He also served as the Legislative Committee chairman in 2002, and state Secretary in 2003, for the Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators.

Currently, Paul is the co-owner, Vice President, and lead security analyst for Info Quest Investigators in Atlanta, Georgia.

As a post-9/11 contribution, Paul voluntarily submitted numerous vulnerability studies concerning the FAA, the CDC, the 2001 World Series Games, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the 2002 Super Bowl. Copies of these studies were shared with an agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and two weeks later, Paul was invited to join the DeKalb County Office of Homeland Security as a volunteer civilian security analyst. His duties included vulnerability studies of some of the county's sensitive infrastructure locations and the creation of terror attack scenarios.

During this same time period, he authored a regular civil-defense and homeland security issues column entitled "Paul's Corner" which appeared on Col. David H. Hackworth's "Soldiers for the Truth" foundation website and he served as an SFTT board member from 2001 to 2005. This column caught the attention of associates of Ross Perot's who invited Paul to attend a small homeland defense / civilian volunteer planning meeting in Baltimore, MD, in July, 2002. Shortly after that, Paul was privileged to assist the director of the Savannah area Public Health District in the formulation of emergency first responder protocols in preparation for the 2004 G8 Summit taking place on Sea Island, Georgia.

As a post-9/11 contribution, Paul voluntarily submitted numerous vulnerability studies concerning the FAA, the CDC, the 2001 World Series Games, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the 2002 Super Bowl. Copies of these studies were shared with an agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and two weeks later, Paul was invited to join the DeKalb County Office of Homeland Security as a volunteer civilian security analyst. His duties included vulnerability studies of some of the county's sensitive infrastructure locations and the creation of terror attack scenarios.

During this same time period, he authored a regular civil-defense and homeland security issues column entitled "Paul's Corner" which appeared on Col. David H. Hackworth's "Soldiers for the Truth" foundation website and he served as an SFTT board member from 2001 to 2005. This column caught the attention of associates of Ross Perot's who invited Paul to attend a small homeland defense / civilian volunteer planning meeting in Baltimore, MD, in July, 2002. Shortly after that, Paul was privileged to assist the director of the Savannah area Public Health District in the formulation of emergency first responder protocols in preparation for the 2004 G8 Summit taking place on Sea Island, Georgia.

The culmination of these experiences led Paul to embark on his personal quest to create a detailed training guide aimed at improving the emergency preparedness and protection of the average civilian. While good information was to be found through FEMA and the Red Cross, Paul felt that a great deal of detail, desired by a very intelligent general population, was missing and needed to be added. Hence Disaster Prep 101.

Since the completion of this book, Paul has been traveling, lecturing, consulting, and continually contributing to public safety whether through counter-terrorism planning or pandemic influenza preparedness.

He is also a member with the following organizations, The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP),The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS),The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (CHS) where he is a CHS-V (level V),The Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators (GAPPI),The Georgia Commission on Women (GCW) where he's a featured lecturer at Commission presentations on family preparedness for the "Safe Georgia - Prepare, Prevent, Protect" program. He's listed as a "Friend of GILEE," the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange program (GILEE). Paul has contributed to Spike TV's "Surviving Disaster," and has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show.

Mr. Purcell resides in Atlanta, GA area.


Alan D. Bock


Mr. Bock is a certified court expert and security professional with over 30 years of experience. He has worked in both the government and private sector in addressing security deficiencies and making recommendations for improvements for over 20 years. After the attack on the World Trade Centers on 9-11, Mr. Bock was asked to develop protocol for assessing and responding to events at schools, public and private facilities to include major outdoor sporting events for the South Florida Area.

Mr. Bock is currently with ABSG Consulting Inc., Knoxville, TN, and Senior Security Consultant.

Formerly with, Aware Digital Inc., Miami, FL, Director of Operations 2010-2013

State of South Dakota, Director of Homeland Security, Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor, SAA, 2009-2010.

Broward Sheriff’s Office, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Police Supervisor, Homeland Security / Critical Infrastructures, 1978-2006.

Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Justice Programs, Tallahassee, FL, Adjunct Instructor, 1984 – Present.

ITT, Criminal Justice Programs, Miami, FL, Adjunct Instructor, 2011 – 2013

City College, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Adjunct Instructor 2012 - 2013

Alan Bock has served in these capacities:

ACAMS Security Survey Methodology, South Dakota, As the State Director of Homeland Security, Mr. Bock, working with the Federal Department of Homeland Security, brought the ACAMS Security Survey Methodology to the state to later be used as the state standard. Mr. Bock oversaw the ACAMS reviews at water plants and local and state buildings.

Regional Security Domestic Task Force (RDSTF), Region 7, Mr. Bock held the position as the Co-Chair of the RDSTF Critical Infrastructure Committee that was responsible for standardizing and implementing security surveys for over 100 cities in 4 counties in Southeast Florida.

Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Mr. Bock Chaired the committee that wrote the first Elementary School Resource Officer Safety manual. Included in this document were guidelines for preventing, responding to and recovering from critical incidents in the elementary schools within the county.

Privacy Policy for Fusion Center, South Dakota, Mr. Bock authored the first privacy policy for the state fusion center that was later accepted and approved by the Department of Homeland Security.

State Homeland Security Grant Program, South Dakota, As the state director, Mr. Bock was responsible for the developing of need, projecting, budgeting, and implement of Homeland Security grant projects for the city, county and state governments. The budget for these programs exceeded $20 million annually.

Buffer Zone Protection Programs (BZPP), Fort Lauderdale and South Dakota, Mr. Bock was directly responsible for the application for funds, completing security reports and coordinating with federal agencies related to the safety and security of critical infrastructures to include but not limited to; dams, water plants, chemical facilities, government facilities and national icons.

Critical Infrastructure Assessments, Broward County, Florida, Mr. Bock conducted and reviewed over 1,000 critical infrastructure assessments including but not limited to private businesses, banks, air ports, Port Everglades, Fuel Pipe Lines, Government Buildings, Police Stations, Water Plants, and Public Gathering Facilities.

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Bock is a Senior Security Consultant to the ABS Security Consulting Group ensuring that the risk-based performance standards for the security of our nation’s chemical facilities are met.


AS., Criminal Justice, Broward College BAA. Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University. Holds the Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner, FCPP, Certified in Homeland Security, CHS-V Certifications.

Mr. Bock resides in Marysville, TN.


Phillip E. Guffey


Mr. Phillip E. Guffey is a respected Criminologist and CPP Certified Protection Professional, who earned his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, focusing his studies on the rationalizations of human behavior, and is an educator, public speaker, and consultant in the Indianapolis Indiana area.

Mr. Guffey has accomplished 36 years of public safety, law enforcement and security management experience with strong business, leadership, and organizational skills. Hi specializing in organizational management, counterterrorism, emergency management, policy development, and strategic planning, has earned him a respected position as a consultant and public safety advisor.

Mr. Guffey is a Criminologist, received his Master of Science Degree Criminal Justice.

Certified Protection Professional

At present with Roche Diagnostics, Corporate Security Department

Was with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department as a police officer and was in the United States Army, ASA group.

Mr. Guffey resides in the Indianapolis Indiana area.


Carol J. Lewis


Mrs. Lewis is the President and Founding Member, Disaster Solutions, LLC a company that provides innovative solutions to Emergency Managers.

Co-Founder of The Eagles Wings Foundation, Inc., and a non-profit emergency relief organization focused on homebound disaster victims.

Co-Founder & Member, Mountain Creek Estates, LLC, Clayton, Georgia. Vice President, Scott Lewis Gardening & Trimming, Inc., Director of Planning, JFK Hospital, Lake Worth, and FL. Obtained State required Certificates of Need and assisted with the development of the Open Heart Surgery Unit, Outpatient Surgery Facilities, Ambulatory Care Facilities and Services and Home Health Care Program.

Specialist in Outpatient & Ambulatory Care, the American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL. Developed training programs and conferences for hospital administrators. Administrative Assistant, U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare, Washington, D.C. Served as assistant to the U.S. Surgeon General and Presidential appointees in Department of Health & Human Services.

Additional Disaster Management Experience, Hurricane Irene, 2011, Finance Section Chief for Pathfinders deployment to Cat Island, Abaco & Eleuthra, Bahamas to gather disaster impact data for Bahamian Government using Disaster Solutions’ new phone software.

Finance Section Chief for Pathfinders’ deployment to Japan and subsequent deliveries of relief supplies purchased with donations from U.S. Citizens. Has been involved and worked several hurricanes in Florida and including the BP Oil Spill 2010. She was the base unit manager, Finance Section Chief and Training Unit Coordinator for 30+ Disaster Solutions’ employees hired by BP to map and track oil and boom in the Gulf of Mexico for six months using Disaster Solutions’ new phone software. BP identified Disaster Solutions’ among its “Best Practices” during and after the oil recovery effort.

Mrs. Lewis carries a Master’s Degree in Health Administration & Planning, University of Washington, Seattle and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, University of Massachusetts, and Amherst.


Nestor Colls-Senaha


Nestor served 23 years as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advance Courses; Command and Staff Service School; Command and General Staff College; and received his Master's of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, Rhode Island. Nestor is pursuing his Doctorate in Strategic Leadership and Organizational Management.

Nestor currently serves as the Forces Command Southeast Regional Lead for the Asymmetric Warfare Counter-IED Integration Cell and is responsible for the Counter-IED pre-deployment, integration and sustainment training for the 3d Infantry Division.


Sam D. Bernard


Sam is owner and President of Bernard and Associates, P.C. his Chattanooga-based private practice and consulting firm focusing on various forms of trauma and crisis intervention and disaster mental health. He is also a founding member and President of the Board of Directors for the PAR Foundation, a registered non-profit that provides preparation, assessment and response for various psychological crisis. He provides individual and group therapy, organizational consultations, trainings and public speaking concerning various psychological crisis, disaster mental health and suicide locally, nationally and internationally.


  • PhD: Counseling Psychology focusing on disaster psychology and crisis intervention
  • Internship: Crisis Management International, Atlanta, GA (1 year)
  • Residency: Erlanger Medical Center’s Level One Trauma Center, Chattanooga, TN (1 year)
  • MA: Clinical Psychology focusing on psychological testing and therapy
  • Internship: Harriett Cohn Mental Health Center & Clarksville Hospital’s Psych Ward (6 months)
  • BS: Psychology with a minor in Sociology and Biology;
  • Internship at SW State Psychiatric Hospital’s Geropsychology Unit, Marion, VA (3 months)


  • Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner – Health Service Provider in Tennessee
  • National Certified Counselor
  • National Certified Gerontological Counselor
  • National Certified Psychologist
  • Traumatologist; Green Cross
  • Board Certified in Comprehensive, School and University Acute Traumatic Stress Management - Certified Traumatic Stress Consultant; The Institute for Traumatic Stress
  • Psychological Autopsy Investigator and Researcher; American Association of Suicidology
  • Certified Traumatic Stress Consultant
  • Fellow and Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
  • Certified in Homeland Security – Level III


  • International Critical Incident Stress Fdn (ICISF): Instructor of 18 courses; Nat’l Road Show faculty; International faculty
  • FEMA / SAIC: Center for Domestic Preparedness- Nobel Training Center, Anniston, AL: Advanced Public Information Officer course
  • American Red Cross: Basic & Adv. CPR; Stress Mgmt.; Disaster Mental Health Services
  • Resiliency Sciences Institutes: Instructor, Crisis Leadership; Univ of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS): Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management (CATSM); School ATSM; University ATSM; Excellence in Teaching Award
  • New York Academy of Medicine: Psychosocial Aspects of Terrorism
  • Green Cross Projects: Traumatology and Compassion Fatigue Instructor; Training Site Coordinator
  • FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, MD: Advanced Public Information Officer
  • International Trainer: NAV Portugal (air traffic controllers, pilots, cabin crew) in psychological crisis intervention

Board Member

  • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: Board of Scientific & Professional Advisors; recipient of AAETS’s Excellence in teaching Award
  • PAR Foundation, Founding member, President Board of Directors
  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, Founding member, Chair & Emeritus Chair of Governor’s Advisory Council
  • The Institute for Traumatic Stress: Board of Scientific and Professional Advisors

Volunteer Service

  • American Red Cross: Retired after 30+ years beginning in 1975 (15 years old)
  • CISM Team: Northeast TN CISM; Tri-State CISM Tm; Suicide Postvention Response Tm; School Crisis Support Cooperative;
  • Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary US Air Force: Joined in 1990; holds the earned rank of Lieutenant Colonel; served as Public Affairs Officer at Squadron and Wing levels; holds the “master rating” in PAO
  • TN Suicide Prevention Network: Founding member; elected 2007 and 2008 Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Board; first recipient of the “Emeritus” status
  • Consultant to the TN Department of Agriculture & TN Department of Homeland Security: Agriterrorism and Psychological Impacts
  • Hamilton County Health Department’s Medical Reserve Corp

Incident Response

Local, regional and national events: robberies, workplace violence, suicide, homicide, lost person, fires, tornadoes, aviation incidents, etc. National & international responder: NYC 9-11: 3 weeks; GA EMA: Tri-State Crematory: 2mo; Deputy IC with FSU’s Green Cross Projects: Tsunami & Katrina & Rita & Miami post Haitian earthquake. Child & family trauma consultant, The Cupcake Network addressing pediatric trauma after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Philosophy of Training Emergency Responders

“Bring Cognition to Chaos” – applying disaster mental health research for “field” application. “The same professionalism you provide to others, you deserve yourself!” – helping to keep the helpers healthy and doing what they love to do.


Married; Native of Kingsport, TN; Only child; Home in Chattanooga, TN; Licensed private pilot; People-To-People High School Student Ambassador 1980 and 1981 – visited Austria, Germany, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia in 1980 with homestays in Austria, Germany, and Greece, then France, Egypt, Israel, China and Japan in 1981 with homestays in France and Japan; Survivor of an aviation incident in Karachi, Pakistan while serving as a People-To-People High School Ambassador in 1981; Pet therapy with “Buddy” (petit sheltie) until his death in 2010


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