Mr. Patrick J. Malay is currently employed at PAE as a Senior Instructor for Command and Staff Operations Skills Course, Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), Rwandan Defense Forces. Previously, Mr. Malay was the Country Manager for the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) Program. Mr. Malay was responsible for all aspects of the execution of training for six Rwandan Infantry Battalions, a Level II Hospital Unit, a Logistics Battalion, and a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit. These Rwandan units successfully conducted Peace Support Operations in S. Sudan, Darfur, and Central African Republic.
Mr. Malay’s duties included supervisor of the small unit; specialty and senior staff training; daily interaction with top levels of the Rwandan Armed Forces; close coordination with the United Nations Institute for Training and Assistance, United States Institute for Peace; and daily interaction with the US Embassy, Kigali. Prior to working in Africa, Mr. Malay worked as a contractor conducting security assessments of the electrical power grid in the Chicago, Illinois area.
Mr. Malay started his professional career by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a Riflemen in the 25th Marine Regiment. He was commissioned via the Platoon Leaders Course upon graduation from the University of Buffalo. After completion of the Basic School and the Infantry Officers Course, Mr. Malay served in numerous units in the Fleet Marine Force, Marine Security Forces, Marine Corps Training Commands, and Joint Commands as a commander and as a staff officer.
As a Company Grade Officer, Mr. Malay held positions as a rifle, weapons, and reconnaissance platoon commander and a reconnaissance company commander. As a Field Grade Officer, Mr. Malay served as an Inspector/Instructor, a security force commander in the Middle East, an executive officer in a Light Armored Reconnaissance unit, and an operations officer. Mr. Malay served as an Infantry Battalion Commander, Regimental Commander, and Regimental Combat Team (RCT 5) Commander with multiple combat tours in Iraq. He was wounded in action and decorated for bravery for his service commanding 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, RCT 1 during the 2nd Battle of Fallujah.
Mr. Malay served in the I MEF Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) as the Operations Officer and Officer in Charge. While at SOTG, Mr. Malay was responsible for the training and certification of the Maritime Special Purpose Force and the Anti-terrorism/Force Protection training for the Amphibious Ready Group. Mr. Malay oversaw exercises in Gas, Oil Platform (GOPLATs) take downs; Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS); Close Quarters Battle (CQB); Urban Sniping and Breaching; and was the Officer in Charge of the Training in an Urban Environment (TRUE) exercises. Mr. Malay served in the Baltics and the Balkans as a European Command Joint Bilateral Affairs Officer with the Partnership for Peace Initiative. While in Lithuania, he worked closely with the Lithuanian Counter-terrorism unit, and in the Balkans he interfaced with the tri-party units of Bosnia Herzegovina, the Federation, and the Republika Srpska. Mr. Malay served at the senior command level in US Africa Command. Mr. Malay was the Executive Officer to the Commander and served as the Chief of Staff for the Operations and Logistics Directorate (J3/J4). His staff officer service during this period included the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi via execution of OPERATION ODYSSEY DAWN.
Mr. Malay finished his career while serving as the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Commander at Miami University of Ohio; screening, selecting, and training the next generation of officers for duty in the U.S. Naval Service. Through 33 years of service as a Marine, starting as a Private and retiring as a Colonel, Mr. Malay has first-hand experience across the spectrum of military operations ranging from peace support operations to high intensity urban warfare. He has held critical assignments in all three levels of warfare; tactical, operational, and strategic. Through his numerous overseas assignments, Mr. Malay has also developed a wealth of knowledge dealing with diverse cultures, some very hostile in nature, in several regions of the world. Mr. Malay holds two Masters Degrees: Syracuse University, MSSc and U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies.
Stuart Wahlers has over three decades of experience leading and mentoring people to achieve challenging objectives on five continents. He has multiple degrees, including advanced degrees in International Relations and Administration of Justice/Admin Law, and is currently pursuing an individual GIS certification and a PhD in Law with a concentration in Forensics and Biometrics for mass casualty scenarios. He is also a licensed polygraph examiner and a certified post conviction sexual offender training (PCSOT) polygraph examiner.
Mr. Wahlers has led a team, a squad, three infantry platoons, two special operations companies, and a special operations group. He has led and supervised a team of senior medical, legal, and administrative specialists evaluating thousands of wounded soldiers worldwide; managed a comprehensive emergency management program for ten million customers representing 526 Native American tribes, twelve area commands, 15,500 employees, and medical infrastructure located in seven time zones; supervised and synchronized the efforts of fifty senior inter-agency specialists managing programs and objectives in Europe, Eurasia, and the Levant; and much more.
Mr. Wahlers is currently an emergency management specialist at the Beale Air Force Base (BAFB) in California.
Brian O. Remmey has nearly 40 years of experience creating, leading, and coaching public and private organizations and teams in effective analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making methodologies.
Mr. Remmey built these skills during successive callings as an Infantry and Special Forces officer over a twenty-year active duty Army career. He continued to hone his abilities as a private defense contractor leading capture planning and contract management efforts and deploying on multiple missions in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom for almost a decade.
Currently, Mr. Remmey serves public and private sector interests as an Emergency Management Professional. He consults in the development, implementation, monitoring, and modification of all-hazards preparedness plans, cross-disciplinary training approaches, and discussion-based and operations-based exercise programs. He is a City/Area Coordinator for Team Rubicon in south-central PA and is the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for Drumore Township, Lancaster County, PA.
He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and possesses a Master of Science in Emergency Management (MSEM) and a Master of Science in International Relations (MSIR).
Chris Randolph has a distinctive background that includes senior positions in combat operations, law enforcement, immigration enforcement, information technology, cyber coordination, legislative engagement, intelligence, and acquisition.
In his 25 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard, he served as the Information Sharing Executive, the Continuity of Government Program Director, the Coast Guard’s first State, Local, Territorial, Tribal Program Director, the Intelligence Representative to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, and the first Coast Guard Cyber Liaison to DHS.
He led the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter (NSC) Program, the largest and most successful acquisition program in the Coast Guard’s 228-year history. While leading this program, he developed and implemented a 30-year, $65 billion staffing, operating, training, intelligence, maintenance, and information technology budget for three classes of Coast Guard ships totaling 91 hulls.
Mr. Randolph worked his way through the Coast Guard ranks starting as a young enlisted deck seaman to ultimately commanding his own ship, circumnavigating the globe, deploying twice with the U.S. Navy to the Middle East, saving 45 lives at sea during his 16 years at sea, and serving as the Deputy On-Scene Commander of New York Harbor on 9/11, leading the evacuation of over 750,000 people.
As the Maritime Interdiction Coordinator for the United Nations in the Middle-East, and while conducting Iraqi Leadership Interdiction Operations in the Mediterranean, he coordinated combat and law enforcement training with coastal and naval units from Singapore, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, UAE, Seychelles, Mauritius, South Africa, Barbados, Panama, Crete, Sicily, Spain, Canada, South Korea, France and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Tina S. Brookes, MSW, LCSW, Ed.D has over thirty years of field experience as a clinician specializing in the work of crisis and trauma. Her goal is to promote resilience by harnessing lessons learned from post-traumatic stress and building a culture of post-traumatic growth.
Dr. Brookes is sought after nation-wide as a presenter, trainer, consultant, and interventionist. She incorporates EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Recent Traumatic Event Protocol with military and law enforcement who have experienced trauma in theater and on the streets. Dr. Brookes’ work is grounded in Systems Theory and Chaos Theory with a focus on fostering cooperative global networks.
William Habacivch is a founding member of Sandbox Industries Inc. (SII), a non-profit company focusing on retooling, repurposing, and redirecting veterans to accomplish new missions by training them to create self employment opportunities. SII is an intense twenty-five week immersion program into entreprenuership that launched in August of 2019 at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, PA.
SII is working with Temple University and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to deliver a unique, experiential training program to our veteran population. Mr. Habacivch is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Administration and Leadership Studies program. He is focusing his doctoral dissertation on veteran entrepreneurship.
Prior to returning to graduate school and teaching in higher education, Mr. Habacivch successfully launched and operated a number of small businesses in central Pennsylvaina helping to create hundreds of jobs. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Economics from Temple University and a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of South Carolina. He was a member of two United States Marine Corps Gold Medal winning infantry Super Squads (1982 and 83) attaining the rank of Sergeant of Marines.
Arthur Gordon is a 33-year federal law enforcement veteran who is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of (SOS LLC.), a security consulting firm located outside of Washington, DC. Mr. Gordon has a large cadre of retired federal agents on staff with hundreds of years of law enforcement training experience.
Mr. Gordon is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), possesses a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science from George Washington University, and is a recognized law enforcement expert. While serving as the National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) for over 4 years, Mr. Gordon testified before Congress and was frequently consulted by Cabinet-Level officials and Federal Agency heads on law enforcement matters.
During his 30-year tenure with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Mr. Gordon was both a street agent and a law enforcement manager. He oversaw large scale multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations; served as an Organized Crime Coordinator, a Supervisory Special Agent, and the National Program Manager for ATF firearms training programs; and trained and developed the first tactical teams for the agency.
Mr. Gordon also spent 3 additional years as an Assistant Federal Security Director of Law Enforcement at TSA within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), overseeing major terrorism investigations, security of major airports, rail operations, and ports within the state of Maryland.
Since his retirement from federal service, Mr. Gordon has managed two security consulting firms that provide law enforcement training and security consulting services to government agencies.
Charles Wise is an attorney and international consultant with over 30 years of law experience. He has law licenses for the Supreme Court of Ohio and the D.C. Court of Appeals and has received multiple awards and certificates throughout his career.
Mr. Wise began his career in 1988 after graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Ohio State University. Over the last 30 years, his attorney work has included eight years as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of Ohio - White Collar Crime portfolio, two years as appointed Legal Extern and public defender in U.S. Federal Court, two years Night Director of Columbus City Attorney's Office, and more.
Among Mr. Wise’s international accomplishments are leading the civilian-military team that restored the rule of law to Anbar province, Iraq, in 2008 and 2009; planning and implementing the 2009 election in Anbar for the United Nations, U.S. government, and government of Iraq; advising Hungarian Parliament on reform of their constitution and holding their first free election; directing local counsel in Iraq, Italy, France, Brazil, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and China; and writing and teaching nine courses as Professor of Law and Humanities at Hungary's oldest university.
He has performed extensive counter terrorism work, most notably spending several years with the U.S. Department of State as Senior Rule of Law Advisor (Iraq), Iraq Course Coordinator, and Senior Iraq Training Coordinator where he was the senior legal advisor to multiple military teams and divisions; developed innovative diplomatic and legal engagement of former enemies to convert them into allies which led to historic reduction in U.S. government casualties, capture of tens of thousands of terrorism suspects, and defeat of Al Qaeda in Iraq; developed policy recommendations on various Department of State committees; trained 2,500 U.S. government civilians each year; trained 8,000 army personnel; and redesigned the training for U.S. government personnel deploying to high-threat posts.