Director Michael Marks

mmarks183x229[1]Energetic, results-driven leader with a strong record of success through innovation in both large and small environments. Combines a Juris Doctorate degree, a Top Secret clearance and exceptional writing and verbal skills with considerable achievements as both an author and public speaker. Extremely well-traveled and globally astute, with significant experience working first hand with senior executive government, intelligence, military and law enforcement personnel in Israel, Europe, Africa, the Far East as well as both North, Central and South America. Maintains considerable upto- date expertise in the field of advanced counterterrorism training. Excels in multi-discipline / multi-agency environments managing competing tasks and priorities. Mr. Marks possesses a broad array of knowledge and experience related to a range of homeland security, emergency response and threat scenario simulation from which he has produced training programs that have been integrated into state law enforcement and emergency response certification requirements in 27 states, to include adoption within:

· Federal Bureau of Investigation · Drug Enforcement Agency
· Central Intelligence Agency · High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
· Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives · U.S. Secret Service

Mr. Marks independently authored The Emergency Responder’s Guide to Terrorism which has been adopted by such entities as the State of New York, the International Fire Service Training Association / Oklahoma State University, George Washington University, the American College of Forensic Examiners, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and the FBI Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, AL. Mr. Marks serves as an Adjunct Professor on terrorism/WMD at the George Washington University College of Forensic Science and develops courseware for the Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy’s Bio-terror curriculum. Mr. Marks is a frequently featured lecturer at venues ranging from the Washington DC Homeland Security Symposium, lecturing on Terrorism Response in High Security Facilities, to the national Fire Department Instructor’s Conference. He has been called upon to appear before various legislative bodies, such as the California General Assembly, to provide expert testimony on terrorism and other threat related topics. Commissioned as a Virginia law enforcement officer, Mr. Marks served the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad police department in the development of that agency’s bomb detection unit.

ADDENDA: On a personal note, Michael Marks has written one novel, Dominant Species, as well as numerous patriotic poems that have appeared in publications ranging from Stars & Stripes, The Washington Times to literally thousands of websites, magazines, newspapers and journals as well as holding award-winning status in the International War Veteran’s Poetry Archive. Mr. Marks was deeply honored to accept membership in the 390th Strategic Missile Wing Alumni Association as well as being named the Poet Laureate of the 9th Infantry Division (SONID). “When Titans Walked” hangs as part of the permanent display at the Titan Missile Museum in Arizona. In 2007, “A Soldier’s Christmas” was recorded and released by CMA award-winning country music superstar Michael Martin Murphy.domspeciescover101x141[1]