Introduction

Greetings,

Welcome to my ePortfolio, a testament to a career built upon decades of unwavering dedication to service, security, and community engagement. Throughout my professional journey, I have assumed diverse roles that reflect my commitment to safeguarding individuals, investigating complex issues, and fostering community well-being.

I have a diverse professional background, including tenure as a Detective Sergeant with the Colchester Police Department, a decade in the Special Investigation Unit, and ten months as an Investigator for Adult Protective Services in Vermont. I retired from the US Army/ARNG in 2014 after 30 years of service, including a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. I hold a Bachelor of Science from Charter Oak State College and serve as the Commander for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 26-2. I am also passionate about sports and mentorship, serving as a high school and youth football, basketball, softball, and baseball coach. I reside in Fairfax, VT, with my wife, and I enjoy reading, weightlifting, and maintaining an active lifestyle.

As you navigate through these pages, I would like you to take into the experiences, insights, and mastery of Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) that have shaped my professional trajectory.

First and foremost, I want you to know that my passion for security management stems from a deep commitment to safeguarding individuals, organizations, and societies. With a military, law enforcement, and physical security background, I entered this program with a thirst for knowledge and a determination to make a meaningful impact in strategic security.

This portfolio is a testament to my dedication and growth throughout the program. Each section reflects on one of the five PLOs, offering a comprehensive view of my learning journey:

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills: Explore how I've honed my critical thinking abilities through analyzing cybersecurity issues and identifying preventive measures.

Professional Competence: I am committed to examining workplace violence and its strategic security implications. Through this exploration, I aim to demonstrate my capability to analyze information sourced from various channels critically.

Clear and Effective Communication: Witness my development of clear and practical communication skills essential for conveying complex security concepts to diverse stakeholders.

Collaborative Solution Formulation: Learn about my experience collaborating in diverse groups to formulate innovative solutions to emerging security threats, emphasizing the power of collective intelligence.

Personal and Social Responsibility: Discover my exploration of ethical dimensions in workplace violence prevention, highlighting the importance of ethical reasoning in security management.

As you explore each section, I encourage you to consider the knowledge and skills demonstrated and the broader implications for the strategic security and protection management profession.

To guide you through this portfolio, I've structured it to provide a cohesive narrative of my journey. The Introduction sets the stage for what follows, offering insight into my motivations and aspirations. Each subsequent section delves into a specific PLO, weaving together personal reflections, academic insights, and practical applications. Finally, the Conclusion serves as a reflective summary, inviting you to join me in further dialogue and exploration.

Thank you for embarking on this journey with me. Together, let's navigate the strategic security and protection management maze, seeking mastery and a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities.