2012 HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit Announces Training and Education Lineup

2012 HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit Announces Training and Education Lineup

2012 HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit Announces Training and Education Lineup for Military Delegates

 

  • Multi-Jurisdictional Homeland Security Event Features Instructors from Department of Defense, CIA, FBI, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Communities
  • Delegates to Receive Hands-On Training in Close Quarters Combat, Low Light Tactical Operations, Force on Force and more

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 25, 2012 – The 2012 HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit (October 29 – November 2, 2012) today announced its course and training lineup, designed for all stakeholders in the national security apparatus, including military, law enforcement, first responders, government agencies and private corporations. In a historic move, the Summit will transform San Diego’s famous 44-acre Paradise Point island into a counter-terrorism battle lab. Delegates will participate in land-based and maritime tactical training scenarios, live-action demonstrations featuring the latest weapons, gear and technologies, and course education from subject matter experts. The Summit’s keynote speakers include: General Michael Hayden (ret.), former director of the CIA and NSA; Deputy Chief Michael Downing, Commanding Officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Counterterrorism and Special Operations Bureau; and Alejandro Poiré Romero, Secretary of the Interior, Mexico.

The HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit’s multi-track training environment will educate and prepare delegates on the most current and relevant threats against the United States. Over 30 courses will be offered, including hands-on, experiential training classes. A full listing is available at www.thehalosummit.com.   Course highlights include:

  • Al-Qaeda’s Penetration of the U.S. Army, FBI and CIA – David Major (former FBI Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs; National Security Council appointee)
  • Cartel Threats to the U.S. (aka Mexico’s Drug War) – Sylvia Longmire (ret. Air Force Captain; former special agent with Air Force Office of Special Investigations)
  • Close Quarters Combat – Tony Blauer (Blauer Tactical Confrontation Management Systems)
  • Defining the Terrorism Problems: Myths and Facts – David Major (former FBI Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs; National Security Council appointee)
  • Defining the Terrorism Problems: Myths and Facts – David Major (former FBI Director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs; National Security Council appointee)
  • Domestic Counter-Terrorism Insurgency Operations – Douglas Ollivant (Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to the Commander, Regional Command-East at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan; Director for Iraq at National Security Council)
  • Extreme Close Quarters Conditioning – (Wes Doss, Khyber Interactive Associates)
  • iPhone Forensics & Exploitation for Law Enforcement – Remy Baumgarten (ANRC; Booz Allen Hamilton)
  • Low-Light Tactical Operations – Ken Good (former Naval Special Warfare operator; author of Strategies of Low-Light Engagements: A Law Enforcement Officer’s Guide)
  • Managing a Terrorist Attack & Investigation: On-Site Commanders’ Lessons Learned (David Williams and Richard Marquise, onsite FBI commanders of the Lockerbie and Khobar Tower attacks)
  • Narco-Terrorism – Greg Ferency (International Tactical Officers Training Association)
  • The Radicalization Process: An Insider’s View – Dr. Tawfik Hamid (Senior Fellow and Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies)
  • The ER is Full: Deploying the ER to the Field – Dr. Steven Phillips (Director, Specialized Information Services, and Associate Director, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services)

 

“The Summit’s education and training scenarios will require delegates to evaluate, problem solve and execute outside of a standard classroom setting, whether it be a border incursion, a maritime incursion, a natural disaster or a cyber-terrorism scenario,” said Brad Barker, president, HALO Corporation. “In an immersive environment, war fighters will each be able to take a piece of the scenario and have a better understanding of how to work together effectively without having any true physical threat to life and limb.”

About the HALO Corporation

Founded in 2006, the HALO Corporation is a California-based security organization comprised of former special operations, national security and intelligence personnel. HALO exists to provide safety and security for those in need and to improve all aspects of physical and information security, disaster response and humanitarian aid. Through its three core divisions – training and education, operational services, and science and technology – HALO supports the U.S. military, government and law enforcement agencies, and corporate and international clients. HALO operational services and specializations include: counterterrorism; kidnap and ransom (K&R); executive protection; critical infrastructure protection; disaster management and response; maritime security and force protection; and intelligence, threat reporting and surveillance operations. For more information, please visit www.thehalocorp.com.

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