A native of Pittsburgh and a resident of Northern Virginia, the author is a former Special Agent of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), U.S. State Department.
His career included criminal investigations and dignitary protection in the Miami and Washington field offices, as well as a tour in MSD - or the DSS Mobile Security Division. With MSD he provided training, tactical support to protective details and emergency security enhancement to high threat embassies and consulates around the world.
Assigned overseas, he was a member of the Regional Security Offices in El Salvador, South Africa and China.
Prior to retirement, he served as the Chief of the DSS Counterintelligence Division.