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Capital Chatter

Monthly Newsletter for the ASIS National Capital Chapter

Issue #06,07 June/July 2017

In This Issue
  • ASIS Int'l Member Get a Member! Final Phase
  • ASIS NCC Valued Sponsorship Program
  • ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar & Exhibits
  • Chairman's Corner
  • June Happenings: 2017 ASIS NCC Security Seminar & Exhibits
  • July Event Recap - Annual Countering Terrorism Luncheon
  • Upcoming Event - 2017 ASIS NCC PSP Review
  • Upcoming Event - AFSFA/ASIS Region 5A Security Seminar
  • Member Spotlight -Robert Baggett
Member-Get-a-Member Final Push; Half Year Dues Kicked off 1 July

half yr dues

It is the final month of the 2017 ASIS Member-get-a-Member Campaign—and your last chance to compete for valuable prizes and the title of ultimate ASIS recruiter. Beginning this month,
new members can take advantage of half-year dues and enjoy full membership benefits through 2017.

As a member, you know from the day you join to the day you retire, ASIS will provide you with ​​the connections, tools, and ​information to excel in y​our field and advance your career.​

 By recruiting new members, not only will you help bring your colleagues the same access to valuable resources, networking opportunities and savings, you'll also be entered to win prizes which include $500 Visa gift cards and an ASIS Seminar package!

As you discuss joining ASIS with your colleagues and peers, you can encourage them to visit the ASIS website to join
Keep tabs on ASIS International Cup at #MyASIS on ​Twitter or Facebook

ASIS National Capital Chapter 2017 PSP Review


The Physical Security Professional (PSP)® credential provides demonstrable knowledge and experience in threat assessment and risk analysis; integrated physical security systems; and the appropriate identification, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of security measures. Those who earn the PSP are ASIS board certified in physical security.

It is our pleasure to announce that the 2017 ASIS NCC PSP Review is quickly approaching!

Our review will take place once again at the Sprint campus in Reston and is scheduled for three Saturdays in August - the 12th, 19th and 26th.

Please watch for your email invitation to this much anticipated event, or contact Loye A. Manning, CPP, PSP for further details.

ASIS NCC Valued Sponsorship Program

The ASIS National Capital Chapter relies on your financial support to provide our members with opportunities to learn from industry experts, network with fellow security professionals and participate in special programs such as Women in Security, Young Professionals and Mentoring.

Bring attention to your organization through sponsorship with ASIS International's leading Chapter.  We are offering several Chapter sponsorship packages as well as sponsorship opportunities for specific programs. 

Learn more about our Valued Sponsor Program.

ASIS 2017
ASIS International
63rd Annual Seminar & Exhibits

63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits
September 25–28, 2017
Dallas, Texas USA

Protection of data and infrastructure. Loss prevention,cybersecurity, and employee safety. Counterterrorism, financial, and facility security.
For every threat and security challen​ge that exists—there’s a solution to be
d​iscovered at ASIS 2017.


The 2017 expo floor will include:
-Thought Leader Forums
-Solutions Theater
-Career Center & Headshot Lounge
-International Trade Center
-Security Demo Stations...and more!


ASIS requirements are demanding and consequently, our security certifications are held only by a distinguished group of professionals. Applicants must meet education and work experience requirements to apply for board certification. In addition, the comprehensive exam requires a great deal of preparation—a commitment of time and energy. 

ASIS Board Certifications

-Encourage personal growth
-Demonstrate commitment to the      profession
-Improve skills and knowledge
-Validate expertise
-Increase opportunities and professional progress
-Hold worldwide recognition

Did you know?

CPPs, PSPs and PCIs can normally earn one (1) point towards recertification by attending monthly chapter meetings where educational sessions and briefings are included? 

You can also earn recertification points by volunteering to fill key chapter roles and by serving on committees. 


Chairman's Corner


I hope this finds everyone in the National Capital Chapter region well and enjoying the summer months.

We recently experienced a great turnout for our annual ASIS NCC CPP Exam Review, and on behalf of the NCC Chapter, I offer our best wishes to all those who will be sitting for the prestigious CPP Certification Exam. Best of luck to all who attended.

In addition, the annual ASIS NCC Security Seminar was held in June, which featured sponsors and speakerships with  various topics. It is always our goal to bring the best and latest information on the security subjects relevant to you and your careers.

I know from past communications that many of you will be pleased to learn our Chapter's 2017 PSP Review has been scheduled for three Saturdays in August. The Review course will take place on August 12th, 19th and 26th at the Sprint campus in Reston, Virginia.

Please watch your email for your invitation and reserve your seat early for this much anticipated yearly event.

Please also note the agenda items listed below for the Air Force Security Forces Association Security Seminar, which will be held in conjunction with ASIS International Region 5A, and mark your calendars for one or all three of these informative and educational sessions.

As always, I thank you for your continued dedication to our National Capital Chapter, as the success of our chapter would not be possible without you!

John E. Gallagher

June Happenings: 2017 ASIS NCC Security Seminar

This year, the National Capital Chapter held its annual Security Seminar on June 14, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia.
We graciously thank our program sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

sponsor ameristar2

Center for Personal Protection & Safety

The daylong event included presentations by Richard Wright, CPP, Chairman, ASIS International Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council;

Steve Rutledge, COO, SJR Security Consulting Services, LLC;

Drew Jenkins, Director of Operations, Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS);

Israel Rivera, Cybersecurity Practice Lead, MBL Technologies

Seminar attendees were also presented with an opportunity to view a live canine demonstration by Explosive Countermeasures International.

ASIS Info Resources
ASIS International table of Information Resources
Explosive Countermeasures International, Inc.
Center for Personal Protection and Safety

 Israel Rivera MBL.4
Left, Steve Rutledge, SJR Security Consulting Services
Right, Israel Rivera, MBL Technologies

Thank you again to our Sponsors and all those who contributed to this annual event!

August Event: AFSFA & ASIS Int'l Region 5A Security Seminar
The Air Force Security Forces Association (AFSFA) in association with ASIS International Region 5A, is sponsoring a half day security seminar at the Westin Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA on Thursday morning, August 24, 2017, between 8:00 and 11:00am.  Three one-hour educational sessions will be offered, each is eligible for 1 CPE credit for members holding ASIS certifications.  The planned agenda includes:

0800 - 0900:  Workplace Violence - Applying  Psychology to Pre-planning and Response:

- Chuck Tobin, President and Chairman, At-Risk International and President, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)

- Russell Palarea, Ph.D., Founder and President, Operational Psychology Services, LLC and 2nd Vice President/President-Elect Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)

0900 - 1000:  Trends in Terrorism:

- Lt Col (USAF Ret) Joseph L. Rector, CPP, PSP, PCI, Deputy Director, 11th Security Forces Group, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland and member ASIS Professional Certification Board.

1000- 1100: Policing in the 21st Century:  

- Hank Stawinski, Chief of Police, Prince George's County, Maryland Police Department

All metropolitan Washington DC area ASIS members are invited to attend one or all sessions.  Cost for the event will be $20.00 per one hour session or $50.00 for all three.  Certificates of attendance and course syllabus will be available at the conclusion of the event for those attending.  Please contact Jim Saulnier, CPP, ASIS Region 5A Vice President ( for registration or further information


JULY RECAP - NCC Annual Countering Terrorism Luncheon

The NCC was pleased to welcome members and guests to its Annual Countering Terrorism Luncheon on July 12th, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Following the Call to Order by John Gallagher, Chair, networking and lunch, David Gilmore, CPP introduced our featured guest speaker for the event, John Cooper. Gilmore, who has worked diligently over the years on this annual event is also the Chair of the NCC Terrorist Activities Committee. He once again put together an informative meeting with a first rate speaker.

John Cooper, Chief, Protective Operations at Kiernan Group Holdings has enjoyed a career encompassing 28 years of law enforcement experience as a special Agent, and as an accomplished executive with the Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

His active threat leadership experience
emphasizes prevention and preparation, protecting personnel, mitigating risk to employees and facilities, and leading recovery initiatives after critical incidents occur.

Cooper's experience has also included the development and delivery of the National Leadership and Command Course for critical decision making,
which enhanced the capabilities of both mid-level and first line supervisors through practical and operational table top and full-scale exercises.

Cooper has held a variety of senior decision-making positions as an ATF special Agent, including the Chief – Special Operations Division in Washington, DC. He is a member of ASIS International, as well as the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Left, John Gallagher, Chair, with speaker John Cooper, Chief Protective Operations at Kiernan Group Holdings; Right, some attendees at Annual Countering Terrorism Luncheon



Robert M. Baggett, CPP, PSP, PCI has been a member of ASIS International since January of 2014. He has more than 16 years of law enforcement and security management experience, having managed diverse security program portfolios in three different countries. These experiences afforded Robert a unique perspective of how politics, economics, foreign policy and culture can impact operations.

Robert's law enforcement career began in the year 2000 in Florida, and in 2008 he was hired as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service and served in Los Angeles, Washington DC, China, Iraq and Vietnam. During his tenure with the State Department, he investigated visa and passport fraud and established the first federal criminal investigations program in Shenyang, China near the North Korean border.
His career also includes assignments at the American Embassy Hanoi, and administering the Regional Security Office's Crisis Management, Counterintelligence and Overseas Security Advisory Council portfolios. In 2016, Robert transferred to the USDA Office of Inspector General and became an Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge in the Western Region Office (Oakland, CA), where he manages a team of USDA-OIG Special Agents charged with investigating fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement of more than 300 USDA programs.

When Robert joined ASIS, he also received and welcomed the opportunity to serve on the Investigations and Leadership and Management Practices Councils. In addition, he was appointed a Vice Chair for the Academic and Training Programs Councils this year, in light of his previous teaching experience in criminal justice and security courses.

Robert said he feels that the value of an ASIS International membership is what one personally invests into it, and ASIS International involvement affords everyone the opportunity " take initiative and volunteer to take the profession to the next level."

Robert said the National Capital Chapter is very supportive of its members, and offers a wide array of professional development and networking opportunities within the government and private sectors. He especially credits the NCC annual CPP Review Course as the primary reason for his passing the CPP exam and obtaining the CPP credential. He then earned "Triple Crown" status for also obtaining the PSP and PCI credentials. "For anyone who wishes to enhance their professional profile by obtaining the CPP credential, I fully recommend this chapter's (NCC) preparation course", Robert said.

We look forward to hearing of your future accomplishments Robert!


“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand."

General Colin Powell


About Us

The ASIS National Capital Chapter official charter was issued on April 27, 1957 and our volunteers have been in constant service to ASIS and our chapter members ever since.

ASIS National Capital Chapter

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Reston, VA  20190-1722

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2017 ASIS NCC Leadership
John Gallagher
Scott Fischer, CPP, PSP
Denis Lynch, CPP, PSP

Patricia Gallagher
Programs Chair/

Brian Glynn, CPP
Committee Volunteers
Communications Chair
Chuck Webber
IT Security Committee Chair
Mark Fearer

Volunteer Coordinator
Scott Fischer, CPP, PSP
Certification Coordinator
Jim Saulnier, CPP
Dan Novak, CPP
Academic Programs Coordinator
David Gilmore, CPP
Terrorist Activities Committee Chair
David Gilmore, CPP
Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee Chair
Brian Glynn, CPP
Private Security Appreciation Committee Chair
Marty Mitzel
Golf Tournament Committee Chair
Jim Saulnier, CPP
Newsletter Editor
Patricia Gallagher
Young Professionals Liaison
Chris Czarnowski
Physical Security Committee Chair
Denis Lynch, CPP, PSP
Membership Committee Chair
Ben Casey, CPP, PSP

Budget Director
Eric Gutierrez

Upcoming Events

Updates in CPTED: Strategies for the 21st Century
ASIS International Webinar
August 9, 2017


2017 ASIS NCC PSP Review

Sprint Campus
Reston, Virginia
August 12th, 19th & 26th

See email invite for more details!

Writing Security Policies and Procedures
ASIS International Webinar

August 23, 2017

Cyber: The New Frontier for Terrorist & Geopolitical War
ASIS International Webinar
August 30, 2017
3pm - 4:00pm


Creating Effective Emergency Management Tabletop Exercises
ASIS International Webinar
September 13, 2017
3pm - 4:00pm


CPP & PSP Certification
Online Reviews -
ASIS International e-Learning


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