The Magazine of the FBI National Academy Associates
Sept/Oct 2015 | Volume 17, Number 5
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A S S O C I A T E Sept/Oct 2015 Volume 17 • Issue 5 The Magazine of the FBI National Academy Associates
Features 10 Highlights from the 17th Session of the Youth Leadership Program 12 What’s Happening at the FBI National Academy? Cafeteria/Board Room 14 2015 FBINAA Post-Conference Cruise to Alaska Gail Harris Columns 4 Association Perspective 7 Chapter Chat 18 A Message from Our Chaplain 19 Historian’s Spotlight 20 Staying on the Yellow Brick Road Each Issue 6 Strategic, Corporate & Academic Alliances Ad Index – American Military University 2 IBM 5 5.11 Tactical 9 Forum-Direct 25 Verizon Wireless – Justice Federal Credit Union Renovation Project Armand T. Quattlebaum
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Sept/Oct 2015 Volume 17 • Number 5
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On the Cover: FBI National Academy Session 261 stands in honor of slain Deputy Darren Goforth, Harris County (TX). Photo credit: Jeff Mankie/FBI Academy
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by President Joe Gaylord
Greetings! T his summer is coming to an end and before long another year has passed. The last session of the year (262) has started and the threat of a government shutdown has passed (at least for now). This summer there has been a lot going on with the Academy and the future is looking bright. The new cafeteria at the Academy has opened and it is sharp. Believe it or not, the food has improved with the new surroundings. It will continue to serve our students and all the training that goes on at the Academy. There is still a lot of construction going on at the Academy with the new fire suppression systems , and the remodeling of the auditorium and Hall of Honor . The Washington Dorm is still in the process of being upgraded and should take about two years to complete. If the remodeling turns out anything like the cafeteria, it will surely be outstanding. After the Washington Dorm is remodeled, the Academy has prom- ised the association the break room where the pool table is right now for the FBINAA store . This is the glass enclosed room at the bottom of the Madison Dorm and will be a great location for our store (there may be a possibility this may occur sooner but only time will tell). We have also been promised the business room where our office used to be located. This room is plenty big enough to house our entire staff. In the office, Steve Tidwell rejoins us as the Executive Director to lead our dedicated and hardworking staff. For a rundown of the current staff there is Korri Roper , Chief Financial Officer; Denise MacLane , Financial Accountant; Suzy Kelly , Sponsorship; Ashley Sutton , Com- munications; Liz Seal and Amanda Bachert , Merchandise; Laura Mas- terton , Special Projects; Angela Colonna , Academy Liaison; and Jenni- fer Watson , Membership Services. The staff is more than willing to help and/or assist any member and any student attending the Academy at any time.
This is my last column, as Barry Thomas will become the Presi- dent, effective October 15th. The board decided to align the presidents along with the national training event so Barry and I split our time this year in order to make achieve that goal. Barry will be President until the national conference in St. Louis, July 2016, and when Joey Reynolds is sworn in, he will be the President effective immediately. This should make for a smooth transition in the future and will also allow the person who is sworn in as a section representative to take office immediately. As my time comes to an end as President, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their support and guidance. It truly has been an honor and a privilege to serve such an outstanding organization as the FBINAA. It has been a highlight of mine that I will look back on and cherish. But of course my activity with the FBINAA will not stop since it truly is the best law enforcement organization in the world. Joe Gaylord WE’RE GOING GREEN! Did you know the Associate Magazine is available ONLINE? Join us and GO GREEN by opting out of receiving the magazine and read it online with our interactive FLIPBOOK! Thank you and God Bless, Joe Gaylord
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Bishop , Danbury Police Depart- ment; Lt. Roberto Rosado , Wil- limantic Police Department. n Eastern Region Representa- tive Michael Darcy Session , 234th Session, hosted the an- nual Eastern Region Luncheon at the Coast Guard Academy. This year the keynote speaker was NYPD Chief of Department James P. O’Neill . FLORIDA n On August 27, 2015, Ciro M. Dominguez , 218th Session was promoted to Major with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. n After 30 years of service to the Melbourne Police Depart- ment, Renee’ Purden , 238th Session, retired as Deputy Chief. And after a 4 month break she accepted a position as Deputy Director / Deputy Chief of Police at the Melbourne International Airport. n Chief Albert “Butch” Arenal retired from the Punta Goarda Police Dept. on Sept. 11, 2015, and on Oct. 1 he
n Chief Joe Brugman , 224th Session, recently took over as the Police Chief for the City of Safford. Chief Brugman is hap- py to return home to the city where he was raised. Prior to his new role in Safford, Chief Brug- man retired after 25 years with the Chandler Police Department and 4 years as the Police Chief in Coolidge, Arizona. CALIFORNIA n The California Chapter recog- nizes and congratulates Chief Brian P. Johnson , 218th Session, who was recently sworn in as
ARIZONA n If you missed St. Louis County Police Chief Belmar’s “Lessons Learned” presentation regard- ing the issues law enforcement faced in Ferguson, Missouri, you missed an excellent seminar. Hopefully no Arizona agency has to experience something like that firsthand, but learning from those that have is extreme- ly beneficial.
Dial had a 27-year career in the LAPD and was one of the first five women in 1973 to work as a patrol officer for that depart- ment. She worked for three years as a deep cover intelli- gence officer and spent several years as a narcotic detective in street enforcement. A few of her other assignments included squad leader for an Internal Affairs Division surveillance unit; uniformed watch commander during the Rodney King riots; patrol captain in West LA dur- ing the OJ Simpson incident, and she retired as the area commanding officer for the Hol- lywood division. CONNECTICUT n Robert Crosby , 217th Ses- sion was promoted to Chief Wilton Police Department Timothy Edwards, 235th Session was promoted to Chief South Windsor Police Department William Covel, 241st Session, was promoted to Deputy Chief Waterbury Police Department Frank Koshes 224th Session, was promoted to Assistant Chief Waterbury Police Department. n 261st Session Graduates Session: Lt. TimMadden , Con- necticut State Police; Lt. Bryan
the Chief of Police for the Upland, California Police Depart- ment after serving for
n Congratulations to the most recent graduates from the Arizona Chapter: Chief Belmar (L) with FBINA Arizona Chapter President, Chief Ron Wheeler (R).
26 years as a Cap- tain in the Los Angeles Police Department. He was a second generation member of the LAPD and a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute andWest Point Leadership Program. n Retired Los Angeles Police Department Captain Connie Dial , 170th Session, published her fifth mystery novel, Unnatu- ral Murder , with The Permanent Press last year and her next book, Set the Night on Fire , will be available on March 31, 2016. Her picture on the inside flap of the book’s cover portrays one of her prized hard-earned posses- sions – the FBINA yellow brick. Brian P. Johnson
Session 260: Commander Ron Bayne –
Scottsdale Police Department, Commander Richard Bradshaw – Glendale Police Department, Lt. Bryan Cox – Chandler Police Department, Deputy Chief Reuben Nunez – Marana Police Department. Session 261: Asst. Chief Dave Harvey – Phoe- nix Police Department, Lt. Kara Riley – Oro Valley Police Depart- ment, Lt. Matthew Thomas – Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Daniel Wilkey – Yuma Police Department, Lt. Col. Douglas Whitehead – USAF
became the new Chief of Coconut Creek PD.
Butch is a FL
Chapter member and a graduate of the 193rd Session. n The FL Chapter is pleased to announce that Edward Hudak was officially named the sole, Albert “Butch” Arenal
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perma- nent Chief of the Coral Gables Police De- partment on Sep- tember 11, 2015. Chief
who was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 17, 2001. The Beyond the Badge run serves as a fundraiser for college scholarships. KANSAS/WESTERN MISSOURI n Our annual FBINAA Fall Retrainer was held at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO Sept 8-11, 2015. This is a combined conference held with the Eastern Missouri Chapter and it was well attended by members from both states. In addition, we invite Chapter members from surrounding states to attend as well! We enjoyed excellent training ses- sions, shooting, golf outings, and amenities at The Lodge of the Four Seasons resort!
Hudak is a graduate of Session 242 and is an area rep of the FL chapter. ILLINOIS n Don Norton , 106th Session, as of 16 May 2015 commenced his 56th year in the law enforce- ment profession. Don retired from the Illinois State Police with the rank of Captain, then accepted a position as a federal investigator with the United States Attorney’s Office, North- ern District of Illinois in Chicago, Il. After his career there, he re- tired and accepted a position as an Inspector with the Broadview (IL) Police Department. Interest- ingly, Don is now working at the BPD for Chief Luis Tigera of the 182nd Session. Chief Tigera, formerly worked for Captain Norton, District Commander, District 3, Illinois State Police, Chicago as Trooper Tigera. Chief Tigera rose through the ranks of the ISP to the rank of First Deputy Director, retired in 2013 and joined the BPD. Don retired from the USAO and joined his former employee, now his em- ployer in 2014. Don has no plans relative to retirement. INDIANA n On Sunday, September 20, 2015, four Indiana Chapter graduates participated in the 14th Annual Beyond the Badge 5K run . Mitch Thompson , 202nd Session, Scott Jordan , 217th Session, Ed Gebhart , 251st Session, and Brad Arnold , 224th Session, finished 6th place in the Law Enforcement Division. This annual event is dedicated to the memory of Jason Baker , Marion County Sheriff’s Department,
(L-R) Steven Bodway, Joe Mitzel, Adam Argenbright, Mark Logsdon, and Chapter Secretary Dan Galbraith.
Maryland/Delaware Annual Crab Feast John Campanella, Paul Campanella, Rob Hallman, and Dan Meadows.
(L-R) Dave Williams, Kevin Wingerson.
n Major Jerry Stanley , 252nd Session, retired June 19, 2015 from the Topeka, KS Police De- partment after serving 29 years in law enforcement! Major Stan- ley served with the Shawnee
Sheriff’s Department and has been with the Topeka PD since 1989! He contin- ues to serve the Topeka
n Chapter President DaveWil- liams hosted the Lake Retrainer and in attendance was Section II Representative KevinWinger- son (TX).
commu- nity as a civilian as- signed as a Supervi- sor with Topeka
PD. We are proud of Jerry and wish him well in his ‘retirement’ and new position!! MARYLAND/DELAWARE n Wilmington, DE - The National Academy Associates Maryland-Delaware Chapter held its Annual Golf Tourna- ment Event on Monday, August
The 14th Annual Beyond the Badge 5K run, (L-R) Mitch Thompson, 202nd Session, Scott Jordan, 217th Session, Ed Gebhart, 251st Session, and Brad Arnold, 224th Session.
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President Melissa Zebley and SAC Kevin Perkins.
3, 2015 at the Dupont Country Club. The proceeds from the tour- nament not only benefit both the Maryland and Delaware Special Olympics, but also the Chapter’s scholarship fund for deserving students. The tournament gener- ated thousands of dollars for these charities. Tournament participants were comprised of regional law enforcement leaders at the local, state, and federal levels. We also had the pleasure of playing with many of our sponsors and every- one enjoyed the luncheon.
n Grasonville, MD - The National Academy Associates Maryland- Delaware Chapter held its Annual Crab Feast Event on Friday, Oc- tober 2, 2015 at Fisherman’s Crab Deck. Over 100 members, guests, and sponsors attended the event despite the rain, wind, and fore- cast for Hurricane Joaquin. The event consisted of fellowship with Old Friends, Old Bay, heavy crabs, and a buffet filled with chicken, burgers, hotdogs, and beverages. A great time was had by all and everyone is looking forward to next year’s event. Not only is Maryland know for crabs... So is the Maryland Delaware Chapter of the FBINAA.
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 17th SESSION OF THE YLP
“The FBI National Academy Associates’ Youth Leadership Program was more than just a week-long experience, it was life changing. The life skills that I was exposed to while at the Youth Leadership Program were extremely beneficial to my future success. The friendships that we created during the FBI Youth Leadership Program will surely last a lifetime. I highly recom- mend the FBINAA Youth Leadership Program to any young person who wants to participate in a unique and exceptional experience. I feel privileged and blessed to have experienced this incredible opportunity.” – Carissa L. Cahill, YLP Session #10
T he FBI National Academy Associates supports the young leaders of tomorrow through the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) . YLP is designed to offer life- long enrichment opportunities in support of exceptional young leader’s drive for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world. The vision of YLP is to develop an influential community of socially conscious and service-minded leaders, connected through associa- tion who positively shape the world. The Youth Leadership Program is made possible and hosted by the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. This program focuses on 8 days of intensive instruction for 60 participants (ages 14-16). The program is run by a cadre of law enforcement training instructors. To attend YLP, students must have demonstrated high academic standards and good citizenship to be nominated for this program. Extensive coursework and classroom instruction focus on issues faced by the youth of today and provides tools that can enhance their indi- vidual core talents. Each year, students represent over 40 U.S. states and 4 international countries. The class is usu- ally split 50% male/female ratio, representing a diverse student population. The Youth Leadership Program is of- fered to the students at no charge. This year’s YLP, led by John Foster (220th Session), and a team of six coun- selors took place June 13-20, 2015. 59 students attended the 17th Session of the Youth Leadership Program.
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“I remember calling my parents that first night in a daze. Half of me wanted to go home and take the easy way out. The other half didn’t want to quit, and wouldn’t back down from this challenge. I told my family I missed them, and then I unpacked and settled in because I wasn’t going to give up. I was determined and I pushed myself harder than I ever had before. I ran faster and farther. I studied longer and harder. I listened and I learned. I strug- gled and I overcame. – Taylor Brown, YLP Session #14
DAILY ROUTINE Students start their day at 0530 with physical training. The day’s agenda is followed by classroom, evening time with coun- sel/book group, student or social time with lights out at 2200. PROGRAM CORE COURSES AND PRESENTATIONS
• Leadership & Organization • Ethics & Decision Making • Accountability & Responsibility • Social Media & Internet Survival • Juvenile Violence • Constitutional Law • Anti-Bullying • Critical Incident Response Group • Time Management • Goal Setting • Firearms Responsibility • Speech, Etiquette, & Dress • Media Relations
• Speech/Vocal Selections • Financial Responsibility
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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY? CAFETERIA/BOARD ROOM RENOVATION PROJECT
Armand T. Quattlebaum, PE Chief, Facilities Service Unit Quantico Operations Support Section
Originally constructed in 1972; building 9 housed several diverse functions spread over 5 floors. The 1st floor consisted of an indoor gun range and gun cleaning area, gun vault and associated gun repair and machining spaces, and a student lounge. The 2nd floor consisted of the cafeteria and kitchen, Executive Dining Room, Credit Union, PX and limited office spaces. The upper and lower level basement consisted of classrooms and office spaces. The upper most floor was a penthouse and consisted of building mechani- cal and electrical infrastructure.
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The B9 renovation project was awarded via a Naval Fa- cilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) contract to John C. Grimberg in September 2012 for $20.3M with an original contract completion date of April 2014. Due to several un- foreseen site conditions and associated time delays, cus- tomer requested changes and necessary infrastructure im- provements; the construction cost increased to $27M with a revised construction comple- tion date of July 2015. The scope of the project consisted of a full renova- tion of the cafeteria, kitchen, serving area, life health safety and ADA improvements (4 exterior staircases, new eleva- tor, Fire Alarm and Sprinkler upgrades), additional bath- rooms, new Lincoln Executive Dining Room, new Student Lounge area and a relocated PX and Credit Union to the first floor. Additionally, the proj- ect effected exterior masonry repairs, building infrastruc- ture replacements (plumbing, electrical switchgears and
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2015 FBINAA POST-CONFERENCE CRUISE TO ALASKA – IT WAS AMAAAAAZING! Gail Harris
Two days after the end of the Seattle 2015 FBINAA TrainingConference , 388 FBINAAGraduates, family and friends took off on a weeklong cruise to Alaska on the Royal Caribbean, Jewel of the Sea . As the Event Chair, I saw it as the culmination of a 2 ½ year organizing effort. It was finally here! While at times I felt like I was herding cats, it all came together and we had an AMAZING time (We learned to stretch that word out by one of the crew so that was our catch phrase for the week). Our group included Bill Blauer and James DeVaney , from Blauer Manufacturing who were our incredible sponsors. We couldn’t have had all the fun we enjoyed without their sponsorship!
Cruise Director Gail Harris and Nancy Carrol, suitemates in Session 190, welcome those boarding the Jewel of the Sea for Alaska cruise.
Our band of sailors, besides being from all over the United States, also came from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ger- many and the Philippines! We were greeted in Juneau Alaska by NA Gradu- ate Terry Vrabec (Session 186) – who hosted us to a great reception at the Coast Guard Buoy Deck lounge – com- plete with Reindeer Sausage. Then off to Skagway and a fun welcome by FBINAA graduates Ken Cox (Session 252) and Ray Leggett (Session 186). We were en- tertained at the Klondike Gold Dredge and Brew Pub. We panned for gold, had a dog sled demonstration (including holding puppies) and an amazing pre- sentation on all that goes into being an Iditarod musher. This was capped off with a delicious BBQ and a special brew made just for us – a big “Thank You” to the Alaska Chapter for the donation of that keg! continued on page 22
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NEW YORK/EASTERN CANADA
OREGON n A new slate of Oregon Chap- ter Officers was sworn in by immediate past president Henry Reimann. They included Cal Curths, Immediate Past Presi- dent; Dave Henslee President; Doug Treat 1st Vice President; and Dan Hendrickson 2nd Vice President (see image at right) . TEXAS n Students from the 258th Ses- sion were recently honored (see image at right) . UTAH n Stephen J. Marlovits Jr. , Chief of Police, Salt Lake City Interna- tional Airport PD, 194th Session, retired on June 30th, 2015 after more than 43 years in law en- forcement. He began his career as a Patrolman for the Tampa Police Department in October of 1971. He also graduating from the University of South Florida he joined the Tampa Airport Police Department as a Patrol Officer, advancing through the ranks to Lieutenant before retiring in 2003 after 26 years of service with that agency. Steve then served as the Chief of Safety & Security for Roanoke Regional Airport, Roanoke, VA for 2 ½ years before accepting the position as the Chief of the Salt Lake City Airport Police for the past 9 years. He and his wife of 44 years, Kathy , have purchased a home near the Smoky Moun- tains outside of Knoxville, TN and look forward to enjoying the next phase of their lives. Their retirement plans include a trip to Amsterdam and a Rhine River Cruise next spring. Stephen H. Mariovits, Jr. served as a Deputy Sheriff for the Hills- borough County Sheriff’s Depart- ment in Florida. After
n Captain Frederick J. Akshar II , 247th Session was appointed to the rank of Undersheriff on June 24, 2015. Fred has served the residents of Broome County, New York since 2002 and has been promoted through the ranks since that time. Fred suc- ceeds Alex Minor , who had 45 years of police service and was a graduate of the 145th Session.
(L-R) Bobby Johnson, D. Keith Latiola and Anthony Spennicchia.
LOUISIANA n A celebration was held in the summer to highlight and honor D. Keith Latiola ’s, 214th Session, illustrious career of 35 years with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and to spearhead his future endeavors. Keith was surrounded by his wife, Darlene , family, friends and sup- porters. He was especially sur- prised by two of New York City’s finest. His NA classmate Bobby Johnson (Retired) Detective Sergeant and Anthony Spennic- chia , a current NYPD Detective assigned to the 33 Precinct in Washington Heights traveled from New York City to Acadia to share in this happening.
Keith’s NA classmate, Bobby Johnson, also had a very noted and illustrious career. Bobby and his career have been featured in numerous books, including Brave Hearts authored by Cynthia Brown . Bobby and Anthony presented Keith with a prestigious award normally given to New York City Officers who have shown exemplary service or honorable retirement from law enforce- ment. Keith is currently serving the citizens of Acadia Parish as their Chief Criminal Deputy. We wish Keith all the best in the future!
(L-R) Frederick J. Akshar, Alex Minr.
n The NY State/E.Canada Chap- ter held its annual Bart Hose Memorial Shoot hosted by the Suffolk County NY Police De- partment, on Friday September 18th. It was well attended and culminated in the traditional Chili and Steak BBQ on Rogers Beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Westhampton. OKLAHOMA n Congratulations to Chief Durward A. Cook who retired from the Durant Police Depart- ment after 25 years of service.
Chief Cook began his career as a Durant Lawman Septem- ber 3, 1990 and
Durward A. Cook
retired on September 3, 2015. Durward Cook is a graduate of the 188th Session of the FBINA.
50 lbs. of Chili is being prepared by NY/E. Canada members (L-R), John Rowan 236th Session, Chapter Past President Bob Oswald 190th Session, FBI Agent Diego Redondo, Marty Flatley 195th Session, and Bob Edwards 229th Session.
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New officers being sworn in by immediate past president Henry Reimann: Cal Curths, Immediate Past President; Dave Henslee President; Doug Treat 1st Vice President; Dan Hendrickson 2nd Vice President.
Standing (L-R). Jeff Golden (CT), Larry Aiken (FL), Al Stoeckel (IL) Sitting (L-R). Paul Magee (MA), Alan Melvin (NC), Brad Smith (FL), Vern Foli (IL).
Collins received the award Wednesday, June 24, at the At- torney General’s annual summit. The Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award is a state- wide honor given to an officer who has
Collins received the award in recognition of his 10 years of work with the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Death Response Team, or LEDR. LEDR is a group that works to aid departments that have lost an officer in the line of duty, by suicide or off duty. 251st Reunion n Classmates from the 251st Session gather at Powers Lake, Wisconsin. September 2015. This was the third annual reunion, next year this crew is heading to Pensacola FL.
displayed admirable service and dedication to duty through- out his or her career. The winner of
Texas students from 258th Session.
WISCONSIN n Two Rivers Police Chief Jo- seph Collins , 236th Session, has been named Officer of the Year by the Wisconsin Department
of Justice, partly for his role in helping officers, departments and families whose members and comrades have fallen in the line of duty.
the award is chosen by a team led by Attorney General Brad Schimel .
Cafeteria/Board Room Renovation Project continued from page 12 electrical panels, HVAC and associated mechanical systems), and new energy efficient windows and storefront. Following a soft opening to limited student classes, the cafete- ria was open for full operations on Monday, June 22. The overall dining room seating has increased by approximately 200 to a capac- ity of 700 seats. The shift from a cafeteria to a Dining Hall is a re- sult of the construction renovations as well as several changes to the food service operations. The old “cafeteria” style food operation has been replaced with a “food court” style of service delivery. There are multiple food stations to include a pasta bar, pizza bar, grilling sta- tion, carving station, stir fry station and an expanded salad bar. The menu has been expanded and a licensed dietitian has been added to the staff along with an advanced culinary team. The Boardroom concept has been maintained with an after-hour bar and a limited
order menu. The Boardroom sign has been refurbished and installed over the bar while the stained glass is being redone to be re-installed as well. There are several large screen TVs installed throughout the dining room, lounge and boardroom area.
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Encountering the Unexpected On Your Way to the Mountaintop by Dan Bateman A s 2015 winds down and we continue our theme of “Mountain tops and Valleys” , events on Mount Everest earlier this year reminded me how treacherous the trip to the mountaintop can be. On April 25th, an earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest resulting in the deaths of nineteen climbers and guides who were at base camp on the mountain. If you’ve seen the video of the avalanche taken by one of the climbers, the weather was clear and bright prior to the disaster. When the ground began to shake, the mountain climbers thought it just something odd as evidenced by their brief and quizzical conversation. While they felt something was amiss, it was only upon seeing the spec- tacular and deadly snow plume rushing down the mountainside did the climbers realize their lives were in danger as they used the precious few seconds they had to find cover. Terror and fear can be heard in their voices as the avalanche spread over them like the angel of death men- tioned in the ten plagues of the Bible. Just as quickly, the avalanche passed and the surviving climbers began the sorrowful task of recover- ing bodies of friends and guides. The irony of this calamitous event was the cause of the avalanche itself. It was not tons of snow unable to be supported by its own weight. Neither was it an unrelenting snowfall of such magnitude the moun- tain itself could not contain the snow. And, no, it was not the perilous perch of the base campers that threatened their lives. Ironically, the avalanche was caused by an earthquake whose epicenter was 140 miles west of Mount Everest. In some ways, it mimicked a devastating ocean tsunami hundreds of miles from an earthquake epicenter. But, in this case, instead of mil- lions of gallons of ocean water, it was tons and tons of snow racing and plunging downward from great heights; increasing in momentum and in life-crushing force as it hurtled down the mountain. In life, like in mountain climbing, the real danger facing us may not be readily apparent. Oh, we can prepare for the known and potentially expected inherent dangers of mountain climbing. We can train and pur- chase all the right equipment for the known hazards of scaling heights. But, no matter how much preparation we make, nothing prepares us for the unexpected danger that presents itself from an unknown quarter. We can learn some lessons of life from the devastating tragedy of the Mount Everest avalanche. While the analogy may be stretched somewhat, there is still value in realizing that in life, as in mountain climbing, there are unexpected dangers from events you could not possibly expect. The epicenter of the Nepal earthquake triggered an avalanche 140 miles away much like a series of events in life, wholly unrelated to your climb, can have devastating consequences. The overarching lesson in scaling the mountaintops of life, with all its known dangers, does not denigrate the value inherent in the ef- fort to reach the summit both in life and career. We face setbacks on our life journey all the time. And while we can expect and prepare for the usual, it is the unexpected event that can literally stop us in our tracks as we trek upward.
To some, the thought of not making it to the top may prevent further ascent. Others may reflect, pause, and think it was not worth the effort and live with regret. Some may view the calamity as proof life is not fair and descend, instead, into the valley of vindictiveness, de- spair, and depression. Still others may question their very foundational values faced with the threatening dangers of life’s “avalanches”. We may be able to take comfort and firm resolve in someone else who made it to the summit but failed to reach his goal, although he was able to see it from afar. Moses, of the Old Testament in the Bible, led God’s people from slavery to freedom in the Promised Land. On the arduous journey, Moses’ frustration with the people caused him to make an “avalanche” mistake by claiming, in one instance, the blessing of refreshing water from a rock was his doing rather than God’s. Be- cause of that, Moses was prevented from entering the Promised Land but was blessed to see it from a mountaintop. Lesser men would have given up or, worse yet, turn their back on God. Not Moses! He continued his leadership of God’s people with renewed vigor and commitment to serve... even when it meant he would not reach the goal! We would do well to follow Moses’ example and continue in our effort even when life’s avalanches come out of nowhere. In our careers and in our personal lives, the words of Theodore Roosevelt delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910 would be worth remembering: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them bet- ter. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Blessings as we journey together towards life’s mountaintops!
Dan Bateman, Chaplain firstname.lastname@example.org 586.484.3164
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M uch is written and verbalized these days about people who have “drank the Kool-Aid” ie; they have bought into a concept or ideology and practice it faithfully. Chief Robert “Bob”Oches , who recently retired after a near 40 year career with the Middletown, New Jersey Police Department, is one such man. Bob is a Middletown native who began his law enforcement ca- reer with the Middletown PD in 1974. His father had pushed him to become a police officer as it would offer him a chance to help people in need and provide assistance in many types of situations. Bob also had a relative who was a New York City Police Officer who had been assigned to Motorcycle #1. The NYPD relative would talk about the interesting people he met and the various issues he had to deal with. As a young man growing up in Middletown, Bob had many oppor- tunities for part time jobs due to the seasonal influx of people “headed to the Jersey shore.” In his younger years, much of the northern portion of the community consisted of summer homes occupied primarily on week-ends and holidays! Traffic for people heading to the Middletown beaches and the Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, New Jersey was terrible. Traffic was often backed up for 10 miles or more! Nowadays most of Middletown homes have been “winterized” and are occupied year round. The town is now basically a suburban bed- room community with strip malls but no industry. After a short career as an iron-worker Bob applied for and was hired by the Middletown, New Jersey Police Department in 1974. Bob spent his entire career with the Middletown PD because New Jersey law does not allow latter transfers from one department to another. (Not that he was ever interested in transferring of course!) The Chief of the Middletown PD in 1974 was Joseph M. Mc- Carthy . He became a role model for young Officer Bob Oches as he was described as “the most selfless police officer” which Officer Oches had ever met. Chief McCarthy was involved in his community and had community involvement long before the term of “Community Policing” was even thought of! Chief McCarthy was a member of many com- munity service groups and was a founding member of a local food bank called “Middletown Helps Its Own” which is still in existence today. Chief McCarthy had a sign in his office which read, “It’s nice to be im- portant, but important to be nice!” Bob Oches gives full credit to Chief McCarthy for the great assistance these early lessons were to his career. During his career with the Middletown PD Bob Oches rose through the ranks from Patrolman to Detective to Detective Sergeant, then Detec- tive Lieutenant then Captain then Deputy Chief and finally Chief, from March 2005 to August 2014. Like many law enforcement personnel, Bob took somewhat of a lackadaisical approach to his college education in his early career. He attended college classes off and on initially but it wasn’t until 1993 that he started pursuing his college degree in earnest. by Terry Lucas A Man Who Drank and Enjoyed the NA “Kool-Aid” THE HISTORIAN’S SPOTLIGHT
Bob attended the 182nd Session of the FBI National Academy from July thru Sept, 1995. The credit hours which Bob earned at the Academy helped him to finish requirements for his Bachelor’s degree in 1997. Bob had earned Associates Degree in Criminal Justice in May 1995 and went on to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Public Administra- tion in 1996, and in 2000 he received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Bob enjoyed all of the classes at the National Academy but most remembers the class “Management, Planning and Budgeting” which was taught by SSA Vern Harry. Bob believes the class provided him with an in-depth understanding of the management and budgeting process. The class gave him a much clearer understanding of the nexus between finances and personnel... This information allowed him to make deci- sions during his career which balanced effectiveness with efficiency. As all married men and women who have attended the Academy know there are/can be challenges for their families. Whenever a spouse is separated from home and family for three months there are bound to be things happen. Bob’s lovely wife Joanne Oches admits to some moments when she wishes Bob would have been home to assist with his then 18 year old son Robert , and 15 year old daughter Kristen . Things which were usually handled by the absent spouse can sometimes seem insurmountable but somehow things get done and life moves on. There is no doubt it is easier to look back on the Academy experience then looking forward to the “challenges” which many families face in times of absence! Bob and his NA roommate Ted Lambert from Asheville, North Carolina were about as opposite as two people can be but the three months together developed into a lifelong friendship. The two old roommates converse weekly and have shared many family highs and lows in the twenty year interval since they were assigned together in 1995. This lifelong friendship is typical of the many relationships which develop during the time at the Academy. Fellowship and improved lines of communication have always been the norm for the Academy and Bob and Ted are a great example of how successful those concepts are! Not only are they lifelong friends but they have worked together to share law enforcement needs and concerns over the years. This communication has resulted in improved law enforcement effectiveness between their agencies. Bob has remained active with the New Jersey NA Chapter since his graduation in Sept of 1995. One of his highlights has been serving
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• I’m proud to be an American; however, we are overfed and undertrained! I will stop my rant. Let’s get to the literature and application. DR. ANDREW FRY – University of Kansas • Transfer Index – If the stuff in the weight room does not transfer to the field of play, we are all wasting our time chasing numbers - My number one goal for every athlete is to increase one’s body weight to strength ratio. The strong will always be tougher to kill! • Video Analysis is mandatory – I use my Dartfish App on my I Phone on a weekly basis to provide fantastic slow motion biomechanics. It is a steal for $6.99. DR. ROB JONES –Chiropractor • Stop doing Burpees! This statement was shocking to me because we do these on a weekly basis with everybody. I use the termi- nology of Up Downs instead of Burpees. His point was that there is tremendous lumbar spine flexion in the transition phase from the floor to the jump. This made perfect sense to me. The only argument I have is that I need my athletes to sprawl and jump. In the future, I will separate the drills to protect the spine. • Stop doing Russian Twists! A traditional favorite for an abdomi- nal blast. I retired this drill a long time ago and Dr. Jones rein- forced my decision. He mentioned that this drill is the fasted way to herniated disks. A deadly combination of flexion and rotation of the lumbar spine in a seated position. The majority of our training must be standing in a combat stance, period! • Trunk Integrity – Prep it, brace it, & stack it – it will give you all the power you need - A powerful message to warm-up better (prep), stabilize (brace), and progress to loading (stack) to get better - We must remember that the lower back is a stability joint, not a mobility one • Those who have more range of motion in their back have a greater risk of future problems. The key is to focus on stability of the entire kinetic chain. • If someone does not know what to do with a barbell, don’t grab one. Repetitions over 5 in a fatigued state demonstrate spine buckling and a loss of scapular protection. JORG CARVAJAL – Performance Enhancement Specialist with NFL, MLB & Olympic Athletes • Our job is to absorb, accept, and redirect force - A homerun statement when discussing sports and defensive tactics • The land is more important than the takeoff in the jump - Triple flexion in the ankle, knee, and hip when we land is critical to reduce ACL injuries • Getting stronger is the best corrective exercise to reduce injuries • Eccentric strength i.e. the lowering phase held to 2-5 seconds will elicit tremendous strength gains - Prepare for some soreness with this protocol initially but huge carryover • Deceleration must be drilled in speed/agility development - Building or rebuilding the high performance engine without the brakes equals a car crash – Work those front and side planks!
The Highlight Reel - PART 2 B efore I dive into the Part 2 content from the 2015 Midwest Sports Performance Conference on May 8th and 9th at the Uni- versity of Kansas, here are some of my airport observations from a fit- ness addict: • I saw more Mothers than Fathers holding their children and pushing the stroller at the same time – Shame on those de- conditioned Fathers! • Do all luggages have wheels these days? Carrying stuff is one of the best exercises in the world for every grown man and woman. We do farmer carries with every tactical athlete at Quantico to protect lower backs and enhance grip strength. • I was refreshed to see people reading books and newspapers instead of staring at their box i.e. cell phone. I am a traditionalist, my youngest son and I get the newspaper every morning at home. • Why do we eat and talk? Please enjoy the refueling process. Trust me; I might enjoy breaking someone’s ribs someday with my advanced Heimlich maneuver skill set. • I witnessed a multi-tasked female athlete. She was charging her phone and practicing yoga. What a great opportunity to stay connected with technology and creating homeostasis. • My consistent morning coffee habit started in 2003 with the Dunkin Donuts brand. I needed much higher octane when my kids arrived. I joined the Starbucks cult in 2010 and I’m loyal. I went back to my roots and ordered DD and forgot to mention “just black”. Lots of cream and sugar accompanied my java which turned into a hot liquid dessert. E.J. O’Malley
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REMEMBERING EARLE CONNER – One of the Original Four National Secretary/Treasurers
LOREN LANDOW – Strength and Conditioning Coach for NFL, NHL, MLB and UFC Fighters • Trust the Process -Deliver a consistent message, pick battles, and be patient - He also mentioned that being a parent has made him a better coach • Slow Cook the warm-up to – Activate don’t Annihilate - Our movement preparation of 5-10 minutes must be optimized before the meat and potatoes of our training • When we lose neutral spine in any drill, we must rest - A common theme throughout the conference with respects to the low back - When we deviate from any protocol is when we get hurt, the micro trauma will eventually lead to the macro trauma • Attack and Relax with any running drill - There must be 1 day of easy running and 1 day of a sprinter’s mentality Earle was active in the following organizations associated with the city of Sugar Creek: Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, past President of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, past President of the Metropolitan Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Association, Past Chairman for the Board of Directors – Jackson County Drug Task Force. He was also President, Vice President, Secretary/ Treasurer of the Kansas-Western Missouri chapter of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates and served for many years as the National Secretary Trea- Staying on the Yellow Brick Road continued from page 20 L eslie Earle Conner , 78, Sugar Creek Mo., passed away peacefully at his home July 28, 2015. Earle was born Dec. 18, 1936, in Independence, KS. His wife and best friend, Marjorie , of 53 years pre- ceded him in death as well as three sisters and two brothers. He leaves behind his loving son Brian Conner (Buck) his loving wife Brenda (Ms. B) and his loving granddaughter Blake (Mookie) of Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation was at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Independence, MO on August 1, 2015. He was laid to rest at Mt. Grove Cemetery. Earle, the son of Daniel and Lucile Conner, dedicated his life to his family, his country, state and the community of Sugar Creek, MO. He attended Independence High School in Independence KS. and was a graduate of Central Missouri State University (now UCM) with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He served in the United States Naval Reserve for 8 years. He also worked as a paper salesman for Butler Paper Co. from 1956-1967. He started working for the City of Sugar Creek in 1955 at the newly opened swimming pool as a life guard and joined the police department in 1962 as a reserve police offi- cer and municipal court clerk. Earle became a full-time officer in 1967. He was elected Chief in 1969 along with fire chief duties in 1988, 31 years as police chief and 12 years as fire chief. Earle Graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy’s 118th session in 1979. He also played a major role in the formation of the Metro Squad and later the Jackson County Drug Task Force during his 31 years of service.
It will always feel good to come home. There is simply no better feeling in life than coming home to see my wife and three boys. This 4 day business trip represented the longest I have been away from my family in the last 6 years. It brought tremendous perspective for me with the National Academy schedule for our students. Being away from the people who we cherish the most is a stressor. I have to admit that Apple’s Face Time brought joy and comfort to end each day. It shows how re- silient our students are being gone for 10 weeks. I’m so thankful that I have a passion that doesn’t require time away from my family. Make no mistake; I enjoyed the learning opportunity and the peace of the hotel. However, my new normal of sleep deprivation, lots of crying, continu- ously attempting to multitask, and dishing time-outs is where I want to be. I will not be unsuccessful at being the best husband and father that I can be. This is my priority and work will always be a paid vacation. About the Author: E.J. O’Malley is a Health and Fitness Instructor at the FBI Academy, Physical Training Unit. He earned his B.S. from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and M.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. surer of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates. Earle was named the Police Officer of the Year in 1981 by the Kansas City Metropolitan Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Association and also received the Clarence M. Kelly Meritorious Service Award from the F.B.I. National Academy Associates in 2002. He also received the Citizen of the year award in 2004 from the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. After retiring in 2002 Earle purchased Binger Shaw Auctioneers and began a new career of “Slinging Bids”. Earle loved a good auc- tion. Earle’s hobbies included fishing at Bennett Springs, bass fishing at Pomme de Terre and El Salto in Mexico. He loved spending time with his family and a good softball game. Earle loved his association with the Missouri Peace Officers Association.
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