Eastern Michigan University to host seminar about Virginia Tech shootings Oct. 11

by Ward Mullens, Published October 04, 2010

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YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University School of Staff and Command will host a one-day seminar on the "Virginia Tech Massacre" by terrorist expert John Giduck, Monday, Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Center.

To register, go to www.emich.edu/cerns  or call 734.487.1590. This seminar is open to all Michigan public safety officers at no charge.

The seminar will examine the evolution of tactics in school attacks committed by disenfranchised and disaffected American adults and children. The briefing will provide highlights and details of the most recent major attacks - from Columbine to Virginia Tech. The spectrum of extreme tactical threats to schools is presented, with an analysis of the elements of each to help schools and law enforcement create a predictive model of behavior for both its students and citizens, and to design a response.

Giduck has trained state and federal law enforcement officers and agents, including DEA, FBI, U.S. Marshal's Service, and SWAT teams throughout the U.S. He has served as a consultant on various international and terrorism subjects, and as a Russian Organized Crime instructor for numerous federal and state agencies.

He currently devotes his professional time to the Archangel Group, providing anti-terrorism consulting and training to U.S. law enforcement, government and military, part of which includes serving as a civilian contract U.S. Army Special Forces hand-to-hand combat and firearms instructor.

He is a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy and holds the highest level expert certification in Homeland Security through the American College of Forensic Examiners International, and is a former member of the Executive Advisory Board of the American College of Homeland Security and Police Marksman magazine. He is a current member of the Advisory Board of the College of Disaster Medicine and Management of Philadelphia University.

Giduck has a bachelor's degree from Penn State and a law degree from the University of Denver. He also received a master's degree in international affairs, specializing in Russian studies, from the University of Colorado, which included completion of the Russian Culture and Language Program at St. Petersburg State University in Russia.

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