Associate Magazine - FBINAA - Q3-2022

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F E A T U R E S 08 Meet New FBINAA President Tim Braniff 10 Cleveland National Annual Training Conference Highlights 16 FBI National Academy 2022 Memory Roll 22 FBINAA’s Gold Standard Leadership Certification Program: The First Graduate Ray Farris 24 FBI National Academy – A Retrospective Through the Eyes of a NA Grad Major Ed O’Carroll 30 Building Trust Through Engagement and Coalitions Fabienne Brooks 34 Pro-Equity Policing in the 21st Century – Liberty and Justice for Everyone Nicole Cuellar, Sara E. McClellan, Ph.D., Bryon G. Gustafson, Ph.D. 39 T-Mobile Emergency Response Team – Supporting Communities and First Responders Dale Stockton 42 Approaching Off-Duty Liability Risks With Courageous Leadership Jessica Robledo C O L U M N S 04 Meet the 2022-2023 National Board 07 National Office Update 19 National Academy Update 21 A Message from Our Chaplain 26 Historian’s Spotlight 28 FBINAA Charitable Foundation E A C H I S S U E 06 Strategic / Academic Alliances



A D I N D E X – 5.11 25 Special Olympics 32 Verizon-The Fallen Officers Fund

33 eSOPH 38 CRI-TAC 41 T-Mobile 43 Off Duty Management – JFCU


NATIONAL BOARD Association President / TIM BRANIFF Program Manager-Emergency ManagementSound Transit (WA),

Representative, Section II / LARRY DYESS Captain, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (LA),

Representative, Section III / TIM CANNON Special Agent Supervisor, Florida Lottery (FL),

Past President / KENNETH M. TRUVER Chief, Borough of Castle Shannon (PA),

Representative, Section IV / STEPHEN HRYTZIK Chief, Powell Police Department (OH),

1st Vice President, Section IV / SCOTT RHOAD Chief/Director of Public SafetyUniversity of Central Missouri (MO) (Ret.), 2nd Vice President, Section I / CRAIG PETERSEN Sales Account Manager, ProLogic ITS (MS), 3rd Vice President, Section II / BILL CARBONE Detective (OSI) NYS. Attorney General's Office, New York City Police Department (Ret.) (Ret.), Representative, Section I / JIM GALLAGHER Chief of Police, Central Arizona Project Police,

Chaplain / MIKE HARDEE Senior Manager, Covert Investigations Group (FL), Historian / CINDY REED Special Agent (Ret.), Washington State Gambling Commission,

FBI Assistant Director / TIMOTHY DUNHAM Assistant Director, FBI Training Division (VA)

Executive Director / HOWARD M. COOK Chief (Ret.), FBINAA National Office (VA),





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Q3 2022 | Volume 24/Number 3 The National Academy Associate is a publication of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.

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On the Cover: New FBINAA President,

Tim Braniff, addressing memebers at the 2022 National Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on August 2, 2022.

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President TIM BRANIFF Program Manager-Emergency Management, Sound Transit (WA)

Past President KEN TRUVER Chief, Borough of Castle Shannon (PA)

1st Vice President SCOTT RHOAD Chief/Director of Public SafetyUniversity of Central Missouri (MO) (Ret.)

2nd Vice President CRAIG PETERSEN Sales Account Manager, ProLogic ITS (MS

3rd Vice President BILL CARBONE

Representative, Section I JIM GALLAGHER Chief of Police, Central Arizona Project Police (AZ)

Representative, Section II LARRY DYESS Captain, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (LA)

Representative, Section III TIM CANNON Special Agent Supervisor, Florida Lottery (FL)

Detective (OSI), NYS. Attorney General's Office New York City Police Department (Ret.) (Ret.)

Representative, Section IV STEPHEN HRYTZIK Chief, Powell Police Department (OH)

Historian CINDY REED Special Agent (Ret.), Washington State Gambling Commission

Chaplain MIKE HARDEE Senior Manager, Covert Investigations Group (FL)

Executive Director HOWARD COOK Chief (Ret.), FBINAA Executive Office (VA)

FBI Assistant Director TIMOTHY DUNHAM FBI Training Division (VA)

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A nother memorable National Annual Training Conference has come and gone. The 58th National Annual Training Conference in Cleveland was a great success at an incredible venue, outstanding educational sessions, networking, and social events. I applaud the Host Committee, Ohio Chapter , Eventive Group , and the National Team for executing an extraordinary event. A special thank you goes to this year’s Sponsors and Exhibitors who made the Conference a special and historic event. We had a record number of sponsors and exhibitors join us in Cleveland. As with every Conference, there’s the prestigious recogni tion of the new National Board members. We thank Ken Truver for his service as President and look forward to working with him in his new role as Past-President. We welcome Tim Braniff as our new Association President and congratulate Steve Hrytzik as being elected as the Section IV Representative. We will miss the leadership of Joe Hellebrand as he transitions off the National Board. We thank current and past National Board members for their leadership and commitment to the Association and our members. As I reflect on our accomplishments over the last 18 months, there are two common themes to our successes. These themes are stewardship and servanthood. The same integral themes and responsibilities in our roles as law enforcement executives. As I have mentioned in a previous communication to our mem bers, as stewards, we are accountable for sustainable growth and member engagement. Our responsibility at the member, Chapter, and National levels, is to provide our members with NATIONAL OFFICE UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Howard Cook

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timely assistance that reflects and supports the mission and vision of the FBINAA. That said, our mission is not to react with a message every time an incident happens in our world. We move and adjust to our environment by provid ing pertinent leadership train ing, services, and assistance as needed by our members. As you read this issue, let’s honor and celebrate the lives

of those members that are listed in the 2022 FBINAA Memory Roll on pages 16-17. Please take a moment to thank and reflect on those individuals, their families, friends, session mates, and departments. Let’s celebrate and honor their memory.

Stay safe, stay well...

Howard M. Cook FBINAA Executive Director FBINA 224




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MEET NEW FB I NAA PRES I DENT TIM BRANIFF Tell us why you first decided to take a leadership role at the FBINAA and how your involvement with the organization grew? sociation, my mission motivation will be interconnected with his financial sustainability and our membership growth, through valu ing work by current and lifelong members of our Association.

Along with tremendous support frommy family, Section I Chapter endorsements, and several past presidents before me, I now stand before you as the 71st President of the FBI National Academy Associates. I am so humbled and honored to help lead the most respected Association in the world. I was so blessed to be nominated by State Patrol Chief Lowell Porter to attend this prestigious training during the summer of 2006, Session #226. Being a fellow graduate, the chief asked of me upon graduation from the NA, to get involved. Fast forward, as a Washington Chapter Board Member, I attended several of the Na tional Conferences, and immediately recognized the importance of our Association and its influence on so many levels throughout the world, plus the everlasting return on investment with the access to training and a noble network. There were several discussions and support with my chapter leadership behind the scenes when deciding to run for the national board. I had the opportunity to sit down with Ken Truver prior to his election and with lots of encouragement and mentoring, he helped guide me to the right path to success. Over the past 10 years, Ken has taught me a lot about inter-strength and leadership. Also, I immediately discovered an ever-lasting professional connection from being around 250 executive leaders, and the carryover from that experience to our Association. The National Academy’s intended influence from a 70-day training session in the middle of one’s career can change you academically, emotionally, and mentally. Personally, it helped me during a pivotal point of my career, and for me it was a springboard to more than just checking the box or building a resume. Now, unlike any other, it has become a strong institution of training, spirited friendships, camaraderie, and the solidarity of our Association. It was an experience and a privilege to attend the National Acad emy, it is an honor and personal devotion to keep the experience alive through our Association. I can never forget where I came from, and when in a position to pay it forward to those who work hard, and are deserving, give them the same opportunities af forded to me.

My call to action or my “ROAR” , is a “Reach Out And Re-Engage” model and setting our sites to increase our membership by 25% or reaching 20,000 members in the next 12 to 18 months. If every chapter or every member set a goal of seven renewals per month and campaigned their inactive members, our goal of 20,000 will be achieved by next June. The time is right now and continuous, not waiting for the new year. If one reviews their chapter data and membership from the past, we continue to see a small deterioration of membership, espe cially among retirees. Why? I will be asking our chapter leaders to evaluate their chapter-level programs to not only find new ways to increase our membership, but how we can find way to utilize our retired members, their historic knowledge, skills, and experience about our profession. I ask that every member of our Association to call one or two in-active session mates, by reaching out to re engage in our Association. I continue to hear “there’s nothing that benefits me or nothing for me to do anymore.” The reasons vary from section to section, and chapter to chapter. My plan is first, help consolidate the sec tions into bringing their ideas to the table, then second, bring all chapter leadership together and build a fundamental play book that each chapter can work to support to increase our member ship goal. The Golden Ticket is strengthening sustainability through op portunity, value, and worthiness for every member. From the beginning, the leaders that built our Association never second guest their support, commitment or merit when making sure our Association would become the best. We need to continue to model those principles and pay it forward by a fortified strength of being active, involved, committed to our mission or specific initiative. There is no difference from being active or retired, everyone has a seat at the table. How do you see the FBINAA further collaborating with not only federal, state and local agencies but also supporting our retired members? We are asking a lot from our Association members, chapter lead ers, and our families. We are all very busy with our “real” jobs or everyday lives, then you ask for more help or support from another association or organization demanding more. continued on page 44

As you start your 12-month term, are there some specific initiatives you are planning to pursue?

Besides sustaining President Truver’s initiative for enhancing the ABLE Project and building financial sustainability within our As



(1) The Lester A. Davis Award is an annual award established in 2002, to recognize a person for Out standing contribution to the FBI National Academy Associates. This year’s recipient is Betsy McCreery . Presenting the award are Ken Truver and Howard Cook . (2) The FBINAA National Board presented Past President Joseph F. Hellebrand , NA Session 197, the Resolution of Appreciation , the Association’s Highest Honor. Presenting the award are Ken Truver and Howard Cook . (3) Tribute to Loyalty Award awarded to Edward Werder , NA Session 91, and Arnold Daxe , Jr. , NA Ses sion 91. Presenting the award are Howard Cook , Ken Truver , and Tim Cannon . (4) The Livio A. Beccaccio Award , which is a living memorial presented to an FBI National Academy Associate member who has demonstrated exemplary character through an act of heroism, outstanding community service, innovation in law enforcement, or leadership reflective of that by which FBI Special Agent Livio A. Beccaccio lived. This year’s recipient is Major Art Littlejohn , NA Session 192. Accepting the award for Major Littlejohn is Major Matt Davis , Assis tant Chief of Police, Lexington Police Department, NA 262, President of SCFBINAA Chapter. Presenting the award are Ken Truver , Tim Braniff , and Howard Cook . (5) The annual Legacy Gift was awarded to the Jimmy Malone Scholarship Program , Cleveland, Ohio. Accepting this year’s ward was its founder, Jimmy Malone . Presenting the award are Howard Cook , Craig Petersen , and Howard Cook . (6) Host Conference Section IV Most Valuable Mem ber Award presented to Carl Roark , NA Session 220. Presenting the award are Ken Truver , Tim Cannon , and Howard Cook . 7) FBINAA Charitable Foundation Virtual Yellow Brick Run Chapter Participation Award presented to the Hawaii Chapter . Presenting the award are Steve Cox and Kelli Bailiff . (8) FBINAA Charitable Foundation Science and In novation Award presented to Kevin Dillion . Present ing the award are Howard Cook , Steve Cox , Kelli Bailiff , Joey Reynolds , and Ken Truver . (9) This year’s SA Lauirie Volls-Fournier Scholarship winners included:

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Connor A. Rotolo – Sponsored by Scott A. Rotolo Wooster PD Ryan M. Werner – Sponsored by Michael J. Werner Eastlake PD Mason A. Sharpless – Sponsored by Tracy L. Sharpless Whitehall PD Kaden T. Moser – Sponsored by Keith T. Moser Massillon City PD Collin V. McNatt – Sponsored by Kimberly L. Spears-McNatt Ohio State University PD Presenting the award are Howard Cook , David Haren , and Ken Truver . This year’s Society of Former Agents Zeiss Scholarship winners included Krista Dillard and Elizabeth Melton . (no photo available)



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110 WilliamB. Davis

November 11, 2021

73 JohnHBerryman

April 3, 2021

111 MalcolmEvans

March29, 2022

75 JamesP. “Pat”Wellington

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May27, 2021

112 Robert L. Venne

March7, 2021

76 EugeneL. Barksdale

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August 26, 2015

77 JerryL.Wells

March1, 2022

112 LouiseE. Russell

January14, 2022

86 BillyJ. Smith

January28, 2022

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March3, 2022

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May16, 2021

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April 26, 2021

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118 JohnW. Harkins

November 10, 2021

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September 20, 2021

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July29, 2021

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January16, 2022

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June14, 2021

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January3, 2021

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January26, 2022

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July6, 2021

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August 27, 2021

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February3, 2022

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December 15, 2021

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134 Charlos (Charlie)Ortiz

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April 9, 2021

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188 RonV. Skinner

February10, 2022

142 JamesA.Miller

September 26, 2021

192 LarryC. Bringhurst

December 17, 2018

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November 11, 2021

192 HaroldCline

October 4, 2021

144 EdwardM. Baumann

September 13, 2021

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March24, 2022

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July14, 2014

145 Robert Jones

January14, 2022

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January17, 2021

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August 1, 2021

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March17, 2022

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September 27, 2021

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September 25, 2021

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August 17, 2021

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March23, 2022

204 KevinR. Palmatory

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February1, 2022

207 Michael R. Ruth

May29, 2022

153 KenBright

February14, 2022

205 JimPryde

July29, 2021

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June21, 2021

208 HenryJ. Taveres

May31, 2018

154 TomTracey

January29, 2022

209 Mciej Borecki

November 16, 2021

154 DonaldG. Lofgren

January11, 2022

214 DennisD. Ewing

September 1, 2021

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February17, 2022

220 JohnJ.Marlot

May21, 2020

156 RogerBaker

January17, 2022

220 JamesRogers

March14, 2021

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July11, 2021

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December 17, 2021

163 Daniel T.Davis

February9, 2022

229 Scott Kellogg

September 20, 2021

164 Walter “Bucky”Bruckshaw

March14, 2022

231 BrianDella

October 5, 2021

165 FreemanE. Cooper

March24, 2022

231 JohnF. Carroll III

March25, 2022

166 CollinHorton

October 28, 2021

236 DavidBentley

July9, 2022

167 Daniel C.McClelland

April 14, 2021

238 MarkGilmore

March1, 2017

168 MiltonR. Riley

September 5, 2019

239 KoryNewbold

October 1, 2021

169 Michael Robichaux

May1, 2022

244 ThomasDaughtry

February13, 2022

170 CarlosE.Wells

July9, 2022

245 MarkDalsing

April 15, 2022

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March14, 2022

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May16, 2022

173 JamieRPage

July5, 2021

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July9, 2021

246 ToddGrossgebauer

July22, 2021

175 TimothyP. Ryan

September 26, 2021

254 RichardW. Smith

September 19, 2021

175 G. FredRiddle

August 14, 2021

258 NevilleColburn

February23, 2015

176 MatthewA. Peters

February6, 2022

258 DonaldDeming

June27, 2021

180 ArnoldStanko

January16, 2022

266 BobbyL. Anderson

May13, 2022

180 CharlesE. Caraway

February5, 2014

268 CarlosTrujillo-Tover

September 22, 2021

182 BillyJ. Smith

January28, 2022

274 DerekAsdot

September 28, 2021

185 WillieT. Scott Jr.

March1, 2021

277 Paul EddieDavis

July14, 2021

186 Michael DavidGreen

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Sherie Rebollo Unit Chief, FBI National Academy ACADEMY UPDATE O n Sunday, July 10, we welcomed National Academy Session 283 . It is exciting to have students back at the Academy after a four-week break. Our instructors and staff are rested and ready for a new session. We are also proud to announce the creation and implementation of the International Partnership Program (IPP). Historically, international students have faced numer ous challenges upon their arrival to the United States and to the National Academy. Among these challenges are culture shock; language barriers; distance from their loved ones; lack of communication resources, such as Wi-Fi and cell phones; lack of transportation to participate in outside events; and lack of networking opportunities. Pairing domestic students with inter national students immediately upon arrival can help eliminate many of these issues. The students will guide, support, and provide direction to one another. Both international and domestic students will learn

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from one another’s cultures and professions. The program will provide a platform for the students to share leadership values with each other and create long-lasting partnerships. Through various events, the students will gain mutual understanding, foster friendships, and create networking opportunities. The program is an added value to the National Academy Unit. The foundation of the IPP is based on three fundamental FBI values — leadership, compassion, and diversity. We are enthusiastic about this new program and look forward to the positive rewards it will yield.

IPP Session 282.



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Mike Hardee

Faith and Fairness

W e have all heard people say, “It’s just not fair that this hap pened to me,” usually followed with the question, “What did I do to deserve this?” Since childhood we’ve been taught to do good works, live ethically, gratefully and humbly and we will be rewarded. Then why do bad things happen to good people? A large part of my job as Chaplain is to send condolences to departments and families when one of our own has passed or an officer is killed in the line of duty. Each time I do, I’m reminded of the seeming unfairness of life — how could someone who so selflessly served his or her community be taken too soon? Until recently I did not know the full extent of the pain and sorrow these families and friends were experiencing. One Friday afternoon in April my 20-year-old grandson called me out of the blue. He had just received a promotion, along with a company truck, expense credit card and company phone and he wanted to tell me all about it. We talked about his adventures at work, his new apartment and living on his own for the first time. When I asked him how he liked his new home he said, “PeePa, I am living in paradise.” It was unusual for a kid his age to take 40 minutes out of his day to talk to his grandpa, but Wyatt was so proud of his ac complishments and wanted to share them with me. There was no way of knowing that that would be our last conversation and that he would not be having lunch with me that Monday as we had agreed upon before hanging up. Two days later, early that Sunday morning, I received a call telling me that Wyatt had been killed instantly in a horrific vehicle accident. I was gutted. Instantly I began wondering, “How could this happen to us? What did I do that was so wrong that God took Wyatt from us?” I simply could not fathom what I was being told - that a church going, hard-working, lovable kid who stood on the brink of a promising life could be gone. The two-hour drive to my daughter’s house was extremely confusing to me. The brightness of the day was nauseating. I felt sick, broken, and lost not knowing what to do or where to turn for answers. The closer we got to the house, the more I did not want to go and face the reality. When we arrived, my son-in-law Rod, who is a state wildlife officer, met us as we got out of the truck. Before I could even say a word, Rod grabbed me and whispered in my ear so no one else could hear. As if handing off the scene to his commanding officer, he told me I was in charge of the situa tion now — as the head of the family, everyone inside the house would be looking to me for strength, prayers and guidance. Something came over me at that very moment that empow ered me to stand tall and bring comfort and support to the family. That something, I am convinced, is the power of God arriving on the scene as the First Responder. In that moment, He worked through me. I knew I could not fall apart. It was my job to lead. But it was God who took control at that moment, not me. “Be strong and get us through this,” he said.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1-9) As He walked with me through that day, I suddenly felt He will get us through this . For us, the awesome power of prayer gave us tremendous peace. While we can’t ever know why these things happen to us, we trust in God to guide us and give us cour age to live our lives according to His plan. In times like this, our faith is all we have. Perhaps fairness is overrated for us mortals in that we feel a sense of entitlement, or an exemption to certain tragic experi ences in our lives. In truth, the question really is why not me ? What makes me think I’m so special? Why should I be exempt? It’s been a few months now and when we get together, we enjoy telling stories, sharing photographs and remembering Wy att’s wonderfully playful, caring and joyous spirit. It’s said that we can keep the departed alive in our hearts when we are moved to live as, in their higher moments, they themselves wished to live. I send my prayers to all the families, mothers, fathers, broth ers, sisters, co-workers and friends who have experienced the loss of someone dear. I know this firsthand now — I also know that God works to heal our heart, to strengthen our faith and, if we just recognize Him in prayer and ask for His help, He will hear us. When I am alone and memories become nauseating and real, I ask God for His hand to just be with me for a moment while I cry. He carries our burdens and shares in our sadness, this I know. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3-16)

God bless,

Mike Hardee FBINAA Chaplain Session 232

NOTE: There are a number of support resources available to those of us who are grieving, and I encourage you to seek professional assistance and counsel if you have the need. One such resource I found is the American Psychological Association article titled, Grief: Coping with the Loss of Your Loved One. March 2011 by Katherine C. Nordal, PhD.




A huge congratulations goes out to Captain Calvin Bowden of the Livingston Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office who was the first person in the country to complete the FBINAA’s Gold Standard Leadership Certification Program. He did this in an unprecedented short time as the program just started in January.

T he FBINAA launched its new Leadership Certification Program in partnership with Strategic Alliance Partner, Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute . The certification has taken off like a rocket across the country with more than 1,000 men and women participating in the program. The certification consists of attending three face-to-face courses covering topics ranging from fundamentals of effective leadership, personal leadership styles, antifragility and adaptability, developing leadership growth to participating in real-world scenarios. The coursework culminates with a final self-study research paper.

Captain Bowden finished the program in just a few months after its launch. A big thank you goes to Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Jason Ard (NA Session 233) for their support of the FBINAA and Captain Bowden. Since Bowden’s graduation, Livingston Parish has had numerous other officers graduate the program. Another recent graduate, ASAC Heath Luttrell with the TN Alcoholic Beverage Commission stated: “The FBINAA Leadership Series is amazing. This training has been some of the best I’ve ever

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(L-R): Ray Farris -FBINAA Director, Education & Training, Captain Calvin Bowden - First Graduate of the FBINAA Leadership Certification Program, Ken Truver- FBINAA National Past President.

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(L-R) Ed O’Carroll, Arnie Daxe, and Joel Leson.

There is something truly special about the people you meet when you attend the FBI National Academy (NA) at Quantico, Virginia and the connections you make along the way. Those connections never cease to amaze me especially when one of them has been 50 years in the making. I am in constant awe of the men and women who have walked the hallowed halls of the NA. One person in particular, U.S. Col. Arnie Daxe , retired, has a personal connection. When a gallon of gas cost 55 cents, a Ford Pinto was selling for $2,078, and Richard Nixon was serving as the 37th president of the United States, the FBI NA was going strong. The year was 1972 and Col. (then Major) Daxe attended Session 91 of the NA, only the second session to be held at Marine Corps Base, Quantico. Col. Daxe told me there was no Yellow Brick Road in 1972 so he made up for it in 2021 by running (actually a fast walk) on a local track and setting a record for an 80-year-old. I was fortunate enough to witness this amazing feat and adorned his neck with an NA commemoration medal!

Like so many of us who would be selected to attend the NA, I knew very little of the organization early in my career but would grow to learn more over the years. As I climbed the ranks to an executive position within Fairfax County Police Department, I was eventually selected to be a member of Session 269. Those three months changed the course and focus of my career in a way that only those who are graduates can understand. I had the personal pleasure to meet Col. Daxe in 1997 during my assignment as a Crime Prevention Officer working at the West Springfield District Station, one of eight district police stations in Fairfax County. Not surprising to those who know him, Arnie was serving his community as a Neighborhood Watch coordinator and later became chair of the Fairfax County Citizen’s Advisory Council. To describe his career after graduation from the NA as “active in service” does not do him justice. Col. Daxe served his country and his community with distinction well before he joined the elite class of alumni. He would ultimately serve 28 years in the U.S. Army in the Military Police Corps and retired in 1992. In ad dition to stateside service, he served our country with distinction overseas as well, serving abroad in Korea, Belgium, and a combat tour in Vietnam. During his service he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal (twice), the Meritorious Service Medal and two commendations for Heroism. A graduate of the Army War College, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from City College of New York.

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Our friendship has not only continued over the years, but it has also grown and remained strong. I am always amazed when I hear his stories of his military service or his World Bank Group days. His travels as a Security & Fire Life-Safety consultant took him to 37 countries in sub-Saharan Africa where he was when 9/11 hit. He would then go on to the IACP as a project manager assigned to a Returning Combat Veterans as Law Enforcement Officers project, a significant endeavor that examined the issues of sworn police officers who were members of the Guard or Reserve and saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of his latest projects is serving as the Dulles coordinator for Honor Flight Chicago where he is responsible for coordinating efforts to make sure law enforcement from the National Capital Region are present as an honor guard to welcome WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans to our nation’s Capital. The Honor Flight program provides these special Americans, some for the first time ever visiting Washington D.C. monuments and memorials, an outstanding tribute long overdue. Col. Daxe celebrated his 81st birthday in March and he re mains just as busy as ever. If he is not biking around D.C., Northern Virginia, or skiing in Colorado, you can find him at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport or Ft. Belvoir serving at the USO, where he is an active volunteer. In 2021, the Military Police Regimental Hall of Fame Class was announced and Colonel Daxe was selected to join an elite group of inductees. His son Jeffrey will join him at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri for the in-person ceremony in May 2022. I am honored to call Arnie Daxe not only my colleague but a dear close friend. He has been a mentor to me and a leader to so many. I speak for a host of colleagues, family and friends

(L-R) Ed O’Carroll, Arnie Daxe.

when I say thank you for your service, thank you for your commit ment and thank you for your passion and mentorship for all our veterans and our law enforcement family. Your professionalism, competence, and lifetime of service to others are engraved in the cornerstone words imbedded in the National Academy’s motto, “Knowledge, Integrity & Courage.”

The 50th Year Anniversary of the FBI National Academy at the Quantico Site – Remembrances of Roy Skagan, a member of NA Session 90 Cindy Reed THE HISTORIAN'S SPOTLIGHT

I t was early in July of 1972 when almost 200 police administra tors from across the nation (and a few foreign countries) were gathered in the new cafeteria at the newly finished FBI Academy near Quantico, Va. We were members of Session 90 and we knew we were going to be part of FBI history as the first session to be trained at the new site. The previous 89 sessions beginning in 1935 had their training at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. We were all honored just to have been nominated by our agencies to attend the academy, and here we were now at this famed institution and the first session in the building! I’m a long time retired assistant chief of police, Seattle Po lice Department. It was my personal honor to be included in this first class. I was a Major in 1972. On this first day of our National Academy experience we were gathered in the academy cafeteria to receive our welcome and orientation from J im Cotte r, the long-time director of the NA. Cotter was a legend in the FBI. He gave us our rules and responsibilities while at the NA. He then shared a vision of our role as leaders in our profession. You could have heard a pin drop for the next hour because we were in rapt attention at one of the most inspiring talks about our profession I’ve ever heard. His presence in our next 12 weeks at the acad emy was strongly felt. Back in this era, firearms training was still part of the NA’s curriculum. This was a nice break from the heavy academic schedule to get to the range for an hour twice a week. We were able to shoot the historic Hogan’s Alley made famous in the Dill inger days and in early Special Agency trainings from the 1930s on. Thompson Submachine Guns were being phased out of use by the FBI in the 1970s but some of us were able to test fire the few that remained in the armory. By the way, in my opinion, the range staff were among the finest marksmen in the country. On occasion they would put on remarkable demonstrations of their skills. One instructor, I think his name was Special Agent Sloan, made our jaws drop with his fast-paced demonstrations! While the Academy building was new on the base of the Marine Corps in 1972, agent firearms training had been taking place there since the early 1930s. Director Hoover received the cooperation of the Marines to use their ranges until the FBI se cured the funding to create their own ranges and courses of fire for law enforcement. A great partnership between the FBI and the Marine Corps has existed through the years. I could share some of the funny early difficulties at the new Academy – stuck elevators, wood planks between buildings to avoid the mud on a rainy day, etc. because the final touches were still being made in 1972.. But we all treated it with humor... if you were late for any class you could always say you were stuck in the elevator. Most of the instructors would be sympathetic as they had experienced it for themselves!

In writing this article, I dug out my 90th Session notebooks and class handouts. It was quite an emotional experience view ing it all from 50 years ago. Of course, much has changed in the past 50 years but the principles of leadership and our role in our profession is still inspiring and remains timeless. In the summer of 1972 we were saddened that famed Direc tor J. Edgar Hoover had passed away two months before we arrived in Quantico. He created and directed the FBI for almost a half century and made it the organization America has known now for almost 100 years, and part of that legacy includes our National Academy. Mr. Cotter and all the instructors assured us his presence and influence was there at the Academy and will always be. Some personal sad notes: My great roommate at the Acad emy was Capt. Donald Smith of the Rock Falls, Ill. P.D.. Capt. Smith later became an assistant chief but sadly passed away a few years back. The same is true of Mr. Cotter and as I would ex pect, a large number of our 90th Session members and instruc tors. But for those of us who are still here to reflect, we honor them all. The National Academy influenced our careers and our lives, probably even more than we would have guessed 50 years ago! I am proud to know that there is still a plaque displayed at the FBI Academy listing the names of all the members of the 90th Session who graduated on September 15, 1972. Let me extend, on behalf of all Session 90 members, our gratitude to the FBI and best wishes to those NA attendees that came after our 90th Session. Godspeed to all and especially to those coming in the next 50 years. Roy Skagen , proud member of the FBI National Academy Associ ates Historian comments: Roy’s wife, Noreen Skagan , attended the 96th Session in 1974 where Jim Cotter named them as the first married couple to have attended the NA. Noreen’s son Scott Kimerer attended Ses sion 232 in 2008 continuing the family tradition.. Their story can be found in the July/September 2020 edition of The Associate. It should also be noted that the Association’s original Historian, Dick Amiott , was a member of Session 90. Dick served as Association President in 1986 and provided strong leadership as the Historian for many years. Sadly, he passed away in May of 2017.

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I used the FBINAA Directory to locate other members of the 90th Session. There were nine members listed as Active but only six had an email address. I sent an email message to those six members in hopes they might have a memory to add. I was also able to locate the legacy plaque left by the 90th Session which reads at the top: Consecrate the present... Have faith in the fu ture... And forget not the 200 who baptized these hallowed halls. From James Antonacci , 90th Session, Eastern Missouri Chapter: This reminder has prompted me to reflect on my session. It is and always will be a part of me, even though it was oh so long ago. It saddens to know there are so few of us left, but our ses sion will always be the pioneers, so to speak. My memories are more general than specific. I remember the firearms tech, and the others, but the total professional ism and approachability of the agents remains at the top of my memory list. They were outstanding. Of course my fellow attend ees were great also as a resource and for companionship. Our main concern at the time was what to give the acad emy as our parting gift, which more inventive minds than mine solved. I will always be thankful for the honor of attending the academy. From William Stocker , 90th Session, Ohio Chapter: The fifty years since our 90th National Association ses sion have just flown past. I came to the session as a 39-year-old with 17 years in law enforcement serving on a small city police department, having been its Chief for four years. When I entered police work in 1955, basic training for small departments and some larger ones consisted of being paired with a seasoned of ficer for a period of time. While I had attended many worthwhile training seminars during my career nothing compared in scope to what I experienced at Quantico. Upon my arrival to the new F.B.I. Campus at Quantico, I was really impressed with the physical facilities. I thought both the teaching and housing areas had been designed exceptionally. There was of course the snafu with the elevators not working. Since I had driven to Quantico and would be going home some weekends my luggage was lighter than most. Since I was quar tered on the third floor, lack of elevators was less of an imposi tion for me.. Having a car on base also made me popular on those weekends I didn't go home. Later, I also became impressed with the instructors. They all seemed very knowledgeable about their subjects, were able to impart that knowledge to their students and at times were quite entertaining in their deliveries. I also very much enjoyed our time at the range. Our final assignment was a research paper.. I really struggled with this assignment but finally finished it..Several years later I received my master’s degree in public administra tion from the University of Akron. I was able to use this research paper as a basis for developing my master’s thesis. Turning 90 this year, I have long since retired. But during my 41-year career in public service as a police officer and ten years as a city administrator, the knowledge and techniques learned at the Academy served me well. The National Academy was certainly one of the major highlights of my career. Thank you to National Academy and the FBI for that experience!

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Ray Skagan.

The plaque presented by the graduating class of Session Ninety (1972) of the National Academy, who had the “honor” of breaking in the new facilities at Quantico.

Noreen and Ray Skagan.



I t is hard to imagine that your Charitable Foundation has now been assisting our members for 12 years. As many of you know, this past year has been one of the busi est for the Foundation in providing support to our active members. Louisiana was hit extremely hard with numerous storms. We were able to provide assistance to 19 of our members in that state alone. Additionally, we provided $1,000 college scholarships to 21 students beginning their freshman year. The Charitable Foundation also has been extremely active in connecting with members at chapter conferences and events. One of the best ways to accomplish this was through the creation of our Ambassadors Program. This program started three years ago when many of our members became interested in assisting the Foundation in a variety of ways. Since the board is limited to a set number of members, this is an alternative way for individuals to get involved and to represent their chapters as well. I have listed those names if you wish to reach out to them. AMBASSADORS: Neil Stratton , California; Mike McCann , New Jersey; Don Tuten , Florida; Jeff Kruithoff , Ohio; Greg Guiton , North Carolina; Mike Werner , Ohio; Chuck Hauber , United States; Jimmy Bartholomae , Louisiana; Bill Sorrells , Tennessee; Doug Horton , South Carolina; Greg Laurain , Michigan; Max Santiago (Legacy Videos), California; Jennifer Baskerville , Texas; and Bob Rosch , Wisconsin. If you do not see your state listed and are interested in getting more involved with the Foundation, please contact a board mem ber at I have to brag on the Foundation board members also. They work hard to assist all members, and there is a tremendous amount of time-consuming work that goes on behind the scenes to handle the various fundraisers and special events. Our business partners are also invaluable. 5.11 has been with the Foundation for many years, beginning in 2012 with their kilt fundraiser. That program transitioned into the annual St. Michael t-shirt fundraiser. Each year that fundraiser alone brings in more than $30,000.

Ed Fuller , former president of Marriott International, current owner of Laguna Strategic Advisors and renowned author, has graciously sponsored our Hawaii trips, which brings in more than $20,000 annually. Lastly, Robert Rose , B ansbach Easylift Gas Springs, had to step down from his board position at the end of 2021 due to work. However, he committed to support the Foundation and is handling the packaging and shipment for our Yellow Brick Road fundraiser. That alone has saved the Foundation thousands of dollars and hundreds of man-hours. I cannot say thank you enough to each one of you for all you do for our members. Lastly, the Scientific and Innovation Award , chaired by Co Chair Steve Cox , enters its fourth year. Please look at any partner ships that may fall into that award recognition criteria for the 2023 conference presentation in Denver. It is a real honor to work with this great group of individuals. I also appreciate all of the support from each chapter and their members. Stay safe and healthy.

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