CT/CI Training Partners LLC
Global Counterterror and Counterintelligence Training Solutions
A Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), established in November 2009,
specializing in innovative educational support to our government and private sector clients.

CT CI Training Partners
Intelligence and Counterintelligence Training Modules

Our "course catalog" organized by topic with detailed course descriptions.


Our Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals


Our Subject Matter Experts and Associates


Rusty Capps

One of the country's leading instructors and advocates for counterterrorism, counterintelligence and security awareness education, Mr. Capps is sought after by academic, public and private sector organizations to provide insight on issues relating to our national security. He is an accomplished educator who imparts passion for these topics and impresses upon students the importance they bear on our national security and foreign policy. He has extraordinary knowledge of cases and events relating to counterterrorism and counterintelligence and is able to speak on numerous different topics, many which are taken directly from his past experiences as an FBI agent.

Most recently, from September 2009 to the Present, Mr. Capps stood up Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence Training Partners LLC. This company brings together a number of noted experts in these professions to provide strategic and tactical training to a broad cross section of the intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterror, law enforcement and security communities.

From 2007 until October, 2012, Mr. Capps presented 31 runnings of the Practical Perspectives on Counterterror Operations (PPCTO) course under contract with the DOE Office of Counterintelligence Training Branch to more than 1100 students from the following local, state and federal intelligence and law enforcement departments and agencies:

DOD, Air Force OSI, NSA, FBI, OPM, US Coast Guard, US Capitol Police, DOE, TSA, DHS, 902d MI Brigade, ICE, JIEDDO, U.S. Marshals Service, ATF, INTERPOL, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, DIA, Defense Security Service Academy, Joint Chiefs of Staff, State Dept. Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Pennsylvania Task Force, Lancaster PD, Army Intelligence, National Counterterrorism Center, Mechanicsburg Police Department, NCIS, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, DTRA, the Federal Protective Service, NYPD, NY JTTF, National JTTF, US Navy Fleet Antiterrorism Operations, Montgomery County Police Department, Fairfax Police Department, Prince Georges County Fire and Police Departments, DC Metropolitan Police Department, US Bureau of Prisons, Federal Air Marshals Service, Coppin State University, Howard County Police Department, Aberdeen Police Department, Richmond Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland Stadium Authority, Minneapolis Police Department, Charleston Police Department (West Virginia).

From October 2006 to June 2007, Mr. Capps was employed by TKC Communications Corporation and inserted full-time into the Department of Energy’s Counterintelligence Directorate as a Senior Functional Analyst. In this capacity he developed and delivered counterterrorism and counterintelligence training to DOE personnel. While at DOE he developed and delivered a 5-day class called Practical Perspectives on Counterterror Operations. The PPCTO course is an overview of the evolution of the international and domestic terror threat; the patterns, myths, tactics and lessons learned from the study of terror group operations; and the security and counterintelligence tradecraft used to prevent, disrupt and neutralize terror attacks.

From March 1997 until May 2006, Mr. Capps was President of the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies. As CCISS president, he was responsible for administrative and operational functions as well as the preparation and delivery of the various educational products that the Centre provided. He has created and delivered a variety of counterterrorism and counterintelligence courses for government agencies, private sector companies and university graduate and undergraduate programs. Among the many subjects he has taught are recruitment; elicitation; double agent operations; denial and deception operations in WWII and Vietnam; counterterrorism and counterintelligence history, tactics and strategy; the evolution of terror; and the history of al Qaeda.

FBI Academy Graduation 1974


From September 1996 until March 1997, Mr. Capps was on the faculty of the National Intellectual Property Law Institute. As a professor of National Security Affairs, he was responsible for the presentation of courses and lectures on intelligence countermeasures and security topics.

Mr. Capps retired as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent in 1995 after 21 years with the Bureau. His first field investigative assignment as an FBI Special Agent was in the San Francisco Division from 1974-1978. There, he worked on the Patty Hearst case, bank robberies, thefts from interstate shipments, and other criminal violations. In 1978, he was transferred to the Los Angeles Division and worked undercover for two years in the Foreign Counterintelligence Program. In 1980, he was an investigator assigned to the Bell-Zacharski espionage case. In 1981, Mr. Capps began working counterterrorism cases and specialized in Iranian and Armenian terrorist groups. In 1984, he managed the Anti-Terrorist Operations Center during the Los Angeles Olympics and oversaw the activities of 300 analysts, investigators and surveillance personnel.

Selected by the FBI in 1990 to be the first national manager of the Development of Espionage and Counterintelligence Awareness (DECA) program, Mr. Capps was assigned to FBIHQ and directed the activities of 56 field office coordinators, produced videos, wrote numerous articles, and briefed members of Congress, their staff, government contractors and private organizations. In 1994 he was assigned to manage the private sector outreach program at the newly created National Counterintelligence Center (NACIC), which was staffed with counterintelligence experts from across the US Intelligence Community.

Mr. Capps served on active duty as a Regular Army officer for seven years. His highest military grade was Major and his significant assignments included: an Aide-de-Camp to a Major General, command of an infantry company during the Vietnam War and executive officer of the 1/3 Infantry, The Old Guard. While serving in Vietnam, Captain Capps received 21 awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation medals for Valor.

Mr. Capps is a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Arizona, receiving a bachelor's degree in History in 1965. He also was awarded a master's degree in International Business from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona in 1971, and completed all course work for a master's in Psychology from California State University at Dominguez Hills in 1984. His FBI teaching experience includes appointment as an FBI Police Instructor in 1982, assignment to the staff of the Counterintelligence Training Unit at FBIHQ in 1990, and as an instructor at the FBI Academy at Quantico Virginia. He has taught graduate students as an Adjunct Professor for Boston University at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC, beginning in 1996 and as an Associate Professor at George Washington University in 2003. Mr. Capps has also taught undergraduate classes at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of Maryland, Flagler College in St Augustine, Florida and the School of Law at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

While a Special Agent in the FBI, he completed courses in counterintelligence, espionage investigation, undercover operations, international terrorism investigations, police training instructor, hostage negotiations, media relations, the US Air Force Soviet Studies course, the State Department Foreign Service Institute and the Dale Carnegie course.

Mr. Capps has been interviewed by national and international media including major newspapers, TV networks, radio stations, magazines and documentary programs on counterintelligence, counterterrorism and security matters. He has also spoken to numerous educational, service and public audiences including the 2005 Flagler College Forum held in St. Augustine, Florida.

Mr. Capps is married, the father of three children, a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, the Military Officers Association of America and a former member of the American Society of Industrial Security and the National Classification Management Society.

Mr. Capps held a Top Secret/Q clearance until November of 2013 when it was withdrawn in the wake of the Edward Snowden disclosures and the end of the DOE sponsorship of the Practical Perspective on Counterterror Operations.

Publications:

“Peer Counseling: An Employee Assistance Program,” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, November 1984, pp. 2 - 9.

“Peer Counseling: An Employee Assistance Program,” Police Personnel, pp, 90-96, Edited by Stephen D. Gladis, Human Resource Development Press, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1990.

“Espionage Awareness Programs,” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, September, 1991, pp.17 - 19.

“The Spy Who Came to Work,” Security Management, February 1997, p. 46 - 55.

Created and edited in 1992 “DECA Notes for Industry,” a classified FBI counterintelligence journal which provides intelligence collection threat data to Defense contractors and other government agencies.

Created and wrote the FBI’s Foreign Travel Briefing Program in 1988.

Participated in the development of the 1995 survey “Trends in Intellectual Property Loss” as a member of the Safeguarding Intellectual Property Committee of the American Society for Industrial Security.

Wrote or edited numerous speeches and articles for the Director and other senior FBI officials including:
“Counterintelligence Challenges in a Changing World,” FBI Director William S. Sessions, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, November 1984.
“Foreign counterintelligence: An FBI Priority,” by SAC James E. Tomlinson. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, November 1984.

Mr. Capps is currently writing a book on the growth of the intelligence discipline in the U.S. The preliminary title is “The Secret History of American History, the Evolution of the Intelligence Profession from the American Revolution to the Present.”

Videos:

“CI-TV”: The 150 part Series produced for the CIA from 1997 to 2004: writer, and segment host/narrator.

"The Unintended Victims of Espionage: The Robert Hanssen Case" 2004, writer, producer, director.

"Think Like a Wolf" 2003, writer, producer, director.

"Olympic Security" 2002, technical consultant for the security video for the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

“Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story,” CBS Mini-series, November 10, 2002, technical consultant.

“Something Wasn't Right” 1995, writer, producer and director.

“Economic Espionage – Piracy in the 20th Century” 1993, writer, producer and director.

“Counterintelligence: Past, Present and Future,” 1991, wrote and produced this Top Secret video prepared for the Clinton Administration’s transition team.

“Briefing the Foreign Traveler,” 1988, producer, writer, speaker.

“Espionage Alert,” 1988, technical advisor, speaker.

“Espionage2000,” 1987, assistant producer, writer, editing assistant.



Daniel J. Mulvenna
  • Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service officer. Experienced in counterespionage operations, counterintelligence analysis and counter terrorism.
  • For past 10 years lecturer on counterintelligence and counter terrorism to the U.S. and Canadian intelligence and law enforcement communities.
  • Featured speaker at intelligence conferences. Founder and leader of the 1997, 1999 and 2003 Spy Moscow Conferences and Tours of intelligence facilities and sites in Russia. Lecturer and Group Leader of 2008 Cold War Conference, Cambridge University, England and Moscow.
  • For 19 years Senior Executive responsible for Global Security & Risk Management for two multinational corporations with extensive operations and large numbers of expatriate and national personnel [55,000 to 75,000] in over 50 countries.
  • Hands-on experience countering terrorist groups in the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Russian and the CIS, and South East Asia.
  • For past 11 years international security & crisis management consultant to private sector companies and institutions operating in higher-risk environments

In 1978 Dan Mulvenna retired from the Security Service of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He worked in criminal investigations for 3 years before being assigned to the RCMP’s Security & Intelligence Directorate.

Following 3 years in the Government Personnel Security Branch he transferred to counterespionage field operations against the Russian target. He worked successively as a Senior Investigator and Desk Head on the Russian “Illegals”, GRU [Soviet Military Intelligence] and KGB [Soviet State Security] Desks.

After 12 years in field operations he was assigned to a senior position in Counterintelligence Research & Analysis at the RCMP’s Security Service HQ’s .

On retirement from the RCMP Mulvenna worked for two multinational corporations for 18 years as the senior executive responsible for global security and risk management.

He recruited and directed a diverse multinational professional staff of security managers, investigators, analysts and technical specialists providing security and support to operations and senior management in over 50 countries, many of them higher-risk environments.

Mulvenna has conducted intensive personnel security field training in such skills as surveillance detection, attack recognition, hostage survival, escape and evasion and instinctive driving, for senior executives and country managers on-site in such locations as Baku, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Beirut, Cairo, Caracas, Casablanca, Dubai, Islamabad, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kabul, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, Manila, Mexico City, Moscow, Riyadh, Tbilisi, Warsaw and frequently at a central European training facility in Vienna, Austria.

Field operations in FARC territory,
Colombia, 1998

Since 1998, through his Leesburg Associates LLC based in the Washington D.C. area, Mulvenna operates a global security consultancy for a number of Fortune 500 companies in the energy, pharmaceutical, financial and aviation sectors. In addition to developing pro-active programs to protect their personnel, operations and assets, he and his colleagues respond to crisis events, such as the targeting of personnel, operations and facilities by terrorists and organized criminal groups.

Since 2000 Mulvenna has lectured on counterintelligence and counterterrorism to agencies and personnel in the U.S. intelligence & law enforcement community. He has also provided CI, CT & Personal Security training for elements of the intelligence & law enforcement communities in Canada & the Netherlands.

Educated in the U.K. Mulvenna is also a graduate of Carleton University, Ottawa. From 1980 to 1988 he was an ad hoc Lecturer in the Criminology Department of Mount Royal College, Calgary, Canada. Mulvenna is an intelligence bibliophile and historian.

 

Constance Huff (CW4, retired, US Army)
Ms. Huff served in US Army military intelligence her entire 24.5 year career (Nov 1974-May 1999), specializing in counterespionage investigations and operations. Ms. Huff served as a Senior Instructor at the US Army Advanced Counterintelligence Training Course, US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), training DoD military and civilian special agents in advanced CI skills. In this capacity, she taught interviewing and interrogation, the conduct of counterespionage investigations, surveillance, tradecraft and offensive espionage operations.

Ms. Huff was recognized throughout the strategic counterintelligence community as one of the Army's premiere espionage investigators. She planned, conducted and supervised sensitive and complex counterespionage investigations.


She was the Senior Counterintelligence Investigator and team leader for the US Army-Europe's (USAREUR) highest priority espionage investigation during Desert Shield/Storm. This investigation stopped the hemorrhage of defense information to two Arab intelligence services (Jordan and Iraq), and resulted in a 34-year sentence for a convicted solider. This investigation led to Ms. Huff being named as the Department of Defense "Investigator of the Year” for 1992.

Ms. Huff wrote the definitive "how to" guide for the DoD Foreign Counterintelligence community on false flag or sting operations. She also authored the USAEUR Counterespionage Standard Operating Procedures for counterespionage investigators in the Army-Europe Theater, as well as various other counterespionage publications.

She has trained thousands of US Government and private industry security and intelligence professionals since retiring from the US Army in her role as a former instructor and Vice President for Training and Education for the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies.

Ms. Huff earned a Master of Education from Boston University. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 180). She has received numerous honors and awards for academic achievements, leadership, technical expertise, and initiative in training, investigations, interviewing and interrogations, including two Legion of Merit Awards.

 

 

Dr. Margaret Nydell

Dr. Nydell taught Arabic at Georgetown University from 1995 to 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics in 1970. She was the Director of Graduate Studies in the Arabic Department and served as Acting Chair from 1995 until 1998. She has taught beginning and intermediate level Modern Standard Arabic, Formal Spoken Arabic, Arabic Dialectology, and Egyptian Arabic. She served as Director of the Summer Arabic Program in Tangier, Morocco, from 1996 to 1999.

Prior to teaching at Georgetown, she directed Arabic training for Foreign Service Institute at the State Department. She has lived in Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia, and has traveled widely in the region. Dr. Nydell is a specialist in Arabic regional dialects, and she has written texts to help transition from MSA to six regional dialects, as well as a summary of features in colloquial Arabic. Dr. Nydell is also the author of a well-known book about Middle Eastern culture and society, Understanding Arabs.

Languages: Arabic (speaks, reads, writes)

 



Nigel West

Born in Lambeth, Nigel West was educated at a Roman Catholic monastery and London University. While still a student he worked as a researcher for the authors Ronald Seth and Richard Deacon, who both specialized in security and intelligence issues.

In 1977 Nigel joined BBC TV's General Features Department to make television documentaries, and he worked on two BBC Series, SPY! and ESCAPE!,. His first book, written with Richard Deacon, was based on the first series and was entitled SPY! Thereafter he was commissioned to write a wartime history of the Security Service, MI5, which was published in 1981, and since then he has averaged one book of non-fiction a year, including The Secret War for the Falklands released in January 1997.

He has concentrated on security and intelligence issues and his controversial books invariably hit the headlines. He was injuncted by the Attorney-General in 1982 and was served a Public Interest Immunity Certificate signed by the Home Secretary in 1987. He was voted 'The Experts' Expert' by a panel of other spy writers in the Observer in November 1989 and The Sunday Times has commented:

'His information is so precise that many people believe he is the unofficial historian of the secret services. West's sources are undoubtedly excellent. His books are peppered with deliberate clues to potential front-page stories.'

Nigel West often speaks at intelligence seminars and has lectured at both the KGB headquarters in Dzerzhinsky Square and at the CIA headquarters in Langley, where he once lectured on counter-intelligence to an audience that included the Soviet spy Aldrich Ames. He now teaches members of the intelligence community at the Counter-Intelligence Centre in Washington DC.

He believes that his greatest coup was tracking down the wartime double agent GARBO, who was reported to have died in Africa in 1949. In fact West traced him to Venezuela, and they collaborated on GARBO, published in 1985. He was also the first person to identify and interview the mistress of Admiral Canaris, the German intelligence chief, and he was responsible for the exposure of Leo Long and Edward Scott as Soviet spies.


His recent titles include Crown Jewels, based on files made available to him by the KGB archives in Moscow; VENONA, which disclosed the existence of a GRU spy-ring operating in London throughout the war, headed by Professor J B S Haldane and the Hon. Ivor Montagu: and The Third Secret, an account of the CIA’s intervention in Afghanistan. In Mortal Crimes, published in September 2004, investigates the scale of soviet espionage in the Manhattan Project, the Anglo-American development of an atomic bomb.

In 2005 he edited The Guy Liddell Diaries, a daily journal of the wartime work of MI5’s Director of Counter-Espionage. He also published a study of the Comintern’s secret wireless traffic, MASK: MI5’s Penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and a counter-intelligence textbook, The Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence.

He has lectured at the Smithsonian institute in Washington DC, speaks regularly for Hilton Special Events, on the QE2 and QM2, and for Seabourn, Regent Crystal Cruises. His topics include: GARBO: The Spy Who Saved D-Day; VENONA: The Greatest Secret of the Cold War; The Cambridge Five: The True Story of Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and Kim Philby. Anthony Blunt and John Cairncross; Double Agents of World War II; The History of the British Secret Intelligence Service; James Bond: The Fact and fiction of 007; Combating terrorism: How the IRA were beaten in Northern Ireland; Enigma: Bletchley Park and the Codebreakers; Molehunt: The Search for Soviet Spies.

In 2003 Nigel West was awarded the US Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ first Lifetime Literature Achievement Award.

 

Offer Baruch

Born in Israel, Offer has more than 25 years of experience in counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and physical security management. He was recruited by the Israeli Security Service (Shin Bait) in 1978. Over the course of his career, Offer became a member of the Counter Terrorism Division and has been involved in the interrogation of hundreds of terrorist incidents and suicide attacks in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Lebanon.

Offer has extensive experience in dealing with radical Islamic militant groups and became the director of a counter - intelligence unit for the Israeli Counter Terrorism Task Force. During this period of time he developed relevant counter - terrorism training programs. He later served with a specialized negotiation unit that coordinated counter - intelligence information with the Palestinian Authority.

Offer served as the Director of Security for several Israeli diplomatic missions with the Israeli Foreign Ministry. These included high-threat posts such as Egypt and Jordan where he facilitated executive protection details for diplomats and security oversight for expatriates. He also was responsible for all aspects of physical security measures at Israeli missions in these locations and worked to bolster local security for El Al Airlines.

As a Physical Security Expert, Offer provided professional opinion reports on the security measures at a project in Saudi Arabia, where six foreigners were murdered in a terror attack. This security assessment was provided for a Houston based law firm which represented some of the victims’ families. The professional opinion report served as one of the main reasons for a subsequent settlement between the plaintiff and the defendant.

Offer has developed an internationally recognized security training program for counter-terrorism, which has become a major asset for U.S. Homeland Security. Offer shares this unique security training concept with Federal, Local, and State law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Offer an internationally recognized speaker in the field of Global Fundamental Islamic Terrorism, “the suicide bomber culture,” and other counter-terrorism related subjects. Offer’s public speaking events include the following forums: FBI Academy, Quantico; Anti Terrorism Advisory Council Houston ( ATAC); Energy Security Council (ESC), Houston; City of Fort Worth Emergency Management; the HOTZON Houston; Airline Pilots Association (ALPA); Harris County Education Department (HCED); Texas Engineering Extended Services ( TEEX); Sam Houston State University (SHAU); American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); and NATO/Ankara, Turkey.

He has a bachelor degree in Israeli Government Politics from Bar Ilan University and has participated in a variety security courses with the Israeli Shin Bet, to include Aviation Security Management, Counter-intelligence and Interrogation Management. He is licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as a Security Manager.

Offer is fluent in Hebrew, English, and different Arabic dialects.

 

Ronald Olive

Mr. Ronald Olive spent thirty years in law enforcement. His first law enforcement experience was with the St. Louis Police Department and twenty-two years as a civilian special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). As a special agent, he worked criminal and counterintelligence investigations, counterespionage special operations and terrorist issues overseas and in the United States and held senior management positions in the Washington, D.C. area. His extensive experience within counterintelligence, technology transfer, and systems technology protection investigations and operations over the course of twenty two years was recognized throughout the Department of Navy and the Department of Defense. The experience gained throughout his career as a field agent, a mid-level supervisor and as an upper-level manager provided him with a definitive expertise in conducting major counterintelligence investigations, counterterrorism and counterespionage operations.

From March of 2002 until December 2009 Mr. Olive was a certified Department of Energy intermediate part time instructor with the Counterintelligence Training Academy providing instruction and training in counterintelligence matters to numerous Department of Energy laboratories and installations throughout the United States. This instruction included topics ranging from the foreign intelligence threat, elicitation at business meetings and terrorism awareness to economy espionage, the psychology of a spy and insider betrayal in government and corporate America.

Mr. Olive became well know in the intelligence community as a speaker and instructor. He was invited as a guest speaker or key note speaker for government, corporate and security organizations throughout the country. Some of these organizations include, but not limited to the National and local Association for Intelligence Officers, FBIHQ, CIAHQ, Bechtel Corporation, ONCIX, World Politics College, Naval Reactors Facility, Sandia Laboratories, IOSS Operational Security Conference, North East Maryland Security Counsel, Mid-American OSHA Education Center, JCITA, DACA, ASIS, DHS, DOI, DOD, OPM, US Department of Justice.

In October of 2006 Mr. Olive wrote his first non-fiction book, “Capturing Jonathan Pollard” - How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History was Brought to Justice,” Published by the Naval Institute Press. His book recently was published in paperback. Mr. Olive led the whirlwind espionage investigation and garnered the confession of Pollard, a Navy civilian analyst, to spying for Israel. Three major colleges in the area of international and intelligence studies make his book mandatory reading. It is currently in its third printing.

In September of 2000, he started his own company, Consulting & Confidential Investigations International, LLC. Since 1999, Mr. Olive has been associated with the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. He is now a retired law enforcement consultant with Team Adam, Missing Child Rapid Response System.

In federal law enforcement from July 1977 to Jan 1, 1999 he retired from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service after serving twenty two years of honorable service.

Some of his accomplishments include: the primary architect of the first felony crimes major case response team and successfully planned and implemented the first ‘Systems Technology Protection Program” for NCIS which ultimately became incorporated within the Department of the Navy. He led a large team of special agents into Italy and Crete, Greece on a “Counter-Terrorist Surveillance Detection” operation based on possible terrorist attacks posed by Saddam Hussein against navy installations and personnel, during operation Desert Storm. He was the architect and case officer on numerous successful double agent operations against hostile countries during the cold war and beyond. Several of those operations led to convictions in federal court of foreign intelligence case officers and the defection of Soviet KGB Colonel Vitaly Yurchenko via one of his double agent operations.

While assigned to the Naples, Italy field office, Mr. Olive was one of the first civilian agents allowed to interview two incarcerated terrorist from the Red Brigade and Prima Linea terrorist organizations. This interview resulted in uncovering a terrorist plot to assassinate the Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINCSOUTH - Naples, Italy). Mr. Olive conducted numerous protective service details throughout Italy and European countries for visiting Navy admirals.

During his tenure as division head of the Counterintelligence Investigations and Technology Transfer Division at NCISHQ, Mr. Olive was responsible for overseeing all counterintelligence criminal investigations and technology transfer investigations and operations on a worldwide scale. During a one-year period his division handed over nine thousand separate counterintelligence related actions, to include over three thousand eight hundred separate security violations. These investigations spanned both major and minor security violations to include espionage, and it was incumbent upon him to insure that all CI investigations and operations conformed to Department of Defense and U.S. Criminal code, as well as U.S. intelligence directives and guidelines. These intelligence guidelines are specific and unique compared to felony criminal violations. His expertise in this field was noted throughout the intelligence community.

Mr. Olive was instrumental in the planning, development and implementation of a counterespionage awareness training film for the Department of the Navy wherein he was also the technical advisor and actor. This film was mandatory viewing throughout the Department of Navy for security training credit.

His expertise in counterespionage operations and techniques began young in his career. and continued for over a decade. In one such operation he vetted and recruited a Department of the Navy civilian to participate in a sensitive double agent operation against the East German Intelligence Service. He personally planned, developed, and trained the asset from its earliest stages before he was transferred overseas. This operation later terminated with an East German Intelligence Officer being the first foreign national arrested, tried and convicted, in U.S. Federal District Court for committing espionage against the United States while on foreign soil. Since that time, throughout his management career, Mr. Olive became an expert in training and providing direction and guidance to NCIS field units on counterespionage operations on a worldwide scale. He successfully implemented and personally controlled several double agents operations at one time, in separate overseas environments.

Mr. Olive played an instrumental role with other U.S. Intelligence Committee counterparts in a U.S. Double Agent National study that was presented to the National Security Counsel through the Counterintelligence Operations Board and the National Advisory Group on Counterintelligence. This study was approved and was implemented within the entire intelligence community.

He was instrumental in briefing members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and their staff on significant and sensitive counterintelligence matters. As a participating member of the Operations Chiefs Working Group (OCWG), he directly represented the assistant director for counterintelligence and the director for NCIS on all CE operational matters.

Upon his retirement he was the first NCIS recipient of the Career Counterintelligence Achievement Award.

Mr. Olive is well aware and continues to stay in the loop on the terrorist and espionage threat which grows stronger and goes hand and hand though the fist decade of the 21st first century. The current traditional threat from espionage and terrorism, as we once knew it, has deeply expanded to new non-traditional threats to the U.S. The ever expanding transitional demographics of our country as it pertains to the current intelligence and terrorist threat to our government and corporate economic espionage has increased ten fold. This is a topic Mr. Olive is well versed in and has provided warnings and training over this threat his entire career up to the present day.

Mr. Olive served honorably with the United States Marine Corps for over five years. While assigned to the 3 rd Reconnaissance Battalion, “D” Company, he was awarded the Bronze star with combat “V” for valor, while taking heroic action under heavy enemy fire against enemy communist insurgents in the former Republic of South Vietnam. His inspiring leadership and selfless devotion to duty throughout were instrumental in reducing friendly causalities while inflicting causalities on the enemy.

Mr. Olive was certified by the Department of Energy in Risk Assessment Methodology for United States water treatment plants against terrorist and other criminal attacks. He was also a certified Department of Energy training instructor.

Mr. Olive graduated from Webster University, St. Louis, Mo., Master of Arts (1977) Administration of Justice-with Business Management (minor). Mr. Olive is an associate professor for the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment.

Mr. Olive is currently a member of the following professional organizations:

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  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
  • National Military Intelligence Association
  • U.S. Naval Institute
  • Association For Intelligence Officers
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service Association
  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • International Homicide Investigators Association
  • Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Since his retirement from NCIS, Mr. Olive has been interviewed by numerous newspapers, TV networks, and radio stations and a major magazine on counterintelligence, terrorism and security matters.  The following is a sampling of media organizations:

  • NBC TV nightly news with Brian Williams
  • International Spy Museum - feature speaker
  • C-SPAN book TV
  • Israeli TV channel 10, Tel Aviv- Prime time
  • Israeli newspaper interviews and a published OP-ED in the Jerusalem Post
  • GQ magazine
  • Local Arizona newspapers
  • Military.com – pod cast
  • International Spy Museum-Spy cast
  • NPR radio - St. Louis, Mo.
  • NBC TV- local affiliate, St. Louis, Mo.
  • FOX TV, AZTV - local Phoenix affiliate
  • Numerous other radio interviews throughout the country