Personal Defense and Situational Awareness
Developing a ‘street-smart’ mindset will make it easier for you to avoid or evade dangerous situations. Danger is not limited to dark alleyways; it can be found in public parking areas, a college campus, a job interview site, the mall, or an airport. Awareness is the starting place of your ability to avoid being compromised. The next step is learning everyday techniques and safety games to keep you and your family safe.
About the Speaker
Ed Bollen – Trident Response Group Director of Foreign Operations
- U.S. Marine Corps: 10 Years (6 active, four reserve)- Combat Operations, the White House Military Office & Fleet Marine Force
- U.S. Marshals Service: 2 Years – Deputy U.S. Marshal – Fugitive Investigative Operations
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): 26 years – Paramilitary Operations Officer – Counterterrorism Officer – Chief of Station – CIA Representative to U.S. Central Command Post 9-11.
Mr. Bollen has served in Africa, the Middle East, Central Eurasia, Asia, and South America. He has worked or lived in over 73 different countries throughout his career. He has BA from Florida State University, a MA from The College of William & Mary and is a graduate of the U.S. State Departments Foreign Service Institute through Georgetown University in Washington DC. Mr. Bollen retired as a Senior Commissioned Foreign Service Officer within the U.S. Diplomatic Corps in 2010.