Chief Executive Officer/Senior Instructor
Mr. Brig Barker retired after 21 years as a counterterrorism agent with the FBI. During his career he spent the majority of his time on a Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) with extensive overseas deployments. He originally spent five years working as a case agent on a JTTF where he was a SWAT operator and FBI certified sniper.
Further, Mr. Barker was a JTTF Squad Supervisor and Counterterrorism Program Coordinator in two separate FBI divisions. In addition, Mr. Barker was selected and served as the embedded Senior FBI Advisor at DOD Special Operations Command. During his career with the FBI, he conducted numerous Counterterrorism deployments throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.K. In 2015, he completed a deployment to Tunisia. Mr. Barker further deployed to Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda in 1998 as part of the Embassy Bombings investigation, as well as to Cairo, Egypt immediately after the attacks on 9/11/2001. In 2006, Mr. Barker opened the Freetown, Sierra Leone LEGAT office to lead the FBI's Blood Diamond investigation. Further, he spent two years as a full time interrogation and counterterrorism instructor at the FBI Academy teaching both New Agents and the National Academy (FBINA).
Mr. Barker has committed his post FBI career to training law enforcement and military personnel on the strategic and operational approaches to thwarting the terrorism threat in their jurisdiction.
Chief Operations Officer/Senior Instructor
Bob Dougherty worked for 25 years as an undercover Operations Officer for the CIA. He has deep operational experience in the U.S., Europe, Central America, South America and the Middle East. Bob has successfully worked against foreign terrorist groups such as The Islamic State, Al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Sendero Luminoso, Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, the Japanese Red Army, and the Palestine Liberation Organization. In addition, Bob has extensive experience in working against Iranian state sponsored terrorism, and government of Iran intelligence and procurement operations worldwide.
Bob has served as a subject matter expert instructor on terrorism and countering terrorist cells inside the U.S. and overseas for a variety of classes attended by law enforcement, U.S. government federal officers, U.S. military personnel, and civilian specialist first-responders.
Bob is a senior instructor on HUMINT and Counter-Terrorism for U.S. military special operations elements including Naval Special Warfare units. Bob is also an adjunct professor at the California Specialized Training Institute – the State of California POST training entity for law enforcement personnel.
Bob has personally developed, managed and carried out multiple high-profile operations during his career that lead to the capture of several high-profile terrorists, and the effective dismantling of terrorist networks.
Bob has spoken at several National Level conferences as a keynote speaker and has published articles and analytical pieces on International Security issues.