|Glynn Cosker, Managing Editor of In Homeland Security
Glynn Cosker is the Managing Editor of inhomelandsecurity.com and a writer for American Military University (AMU). He is based in Washington, D.C. and is an avid writer and editor with more than 20 years of professional experience. A British Foreign Service ‘brat,’ Glynn followed in his father’s footsteps as Vice Consul at the British Embassy in Washington during the 1990s and 2000s before turning his focus to becoming a reliable and credible source for homeland security coverage. Glynn recently covered the Nation’s First Major Maritime Cybersecurity Event from Rutgers University – a US Dept. of Homeland Security Center of Excellence.
|Sylvia Longmire, Contributor
Sylvia Longmire is a former officer and Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and worked for four years as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for the California State Threat Assessment Center, specializing in southwest border violence and Mexico’s drug war. She received her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and she is an award-winning writer and contributing editor for various media outlets.
Ms. Longmire has consulted for the producers of the History Channel and National Geographic Channel, and is regularly interviewed by national, international, and local media outlets for her knowledge and expertise on drug war and border security issues. She is the author of Cartel and Border Insecurity, both nominated for literary awards, and she has written for numerous peer-reviewed academic journals and online publications.
|John Ubaldi, Contributor
John Ubaldi is president and founder of Ubaldi Reports, which provides credible, political content, addressing domestic and global issues. John is a 30-year retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps with three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his time in the Marine Corps, John became a foremost authority on civil affairs as it relates to counterinsurgency and irregular warfare, and he is an author in various military journals. John authored the book The New Business Brigade: Veterans Dynamic Impact on U.S. Business currently available on Amazon. His knowledge of Middle Eastern culture and national security policy has afforded him the opportunity to speak on many national and local news programs such as the syndicated national news program “Washington Journal” and other radio and television programs.
John is a frequent political commentator on KFBK-News Talk radio in Northern California and on WWJB-News Talk radio in Tampa, Florida.
As a Marine who saw devastation and poverty in the Middle East, John personally organized $6 million dollars in humanitarian aid to Iraq, Afghanistan, Thailand, Nicaragua, and the Philippines.
Previously, John worked for a political consulting firm and business organizations which handled many clients at the national and state level affording him the opportunity to provide expertise on a variety of national and international topics.
John has a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies from American Military University (AMU) with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Government from California State University, Sacramento.
|William Tucker, Contributor
William serves as a senior security representative to a major government contractor where he acts as the Counterintelligence Officer, advises on counterterrorism issues, and prepares personnel for overseas travel. His additional duties include advising his superiors in matters concerning emergency management and business continuity planning. He is also the author of the World of Terrorism Blog, a website dedicated to educating the public about terrorism, intelligence (geopolitical/strategic), violent religious movements, and psychological profiling.
Prior to his current position, William served in the U.S. Army where he frequently briefed superior military officers in global terrorist movements and the modernization of foreign militaries. Additionally, he advised Department of Defense Police on domestic and international terrorist movements and trends in guerrilla attacks. William was chosen as the Communications and Electronics Command NCO of the Year and Tobyhanna Army Depot NCO of the Year.Additionally, he has earned numerous other military awards and honors.William received his B.A. and M.A. in Homeland Security (both with Honors from American Military University – AMU) William also holds an Undergraduate Certificate in Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness from AMU. William lives with his family in Tooele, UT.
|Dr. Monique M. Maldonado, Contributor
Dr. Monique Maldonado is an award-winning business executive and the founder and CEO of MD Educational Consulting Firm LLC (MD ED). MD ED provides a unique platform in developing innovative practices for educational institutions and professional development centers in government agencies. Monique is also an associate professor for the School of Security and Global Studies at American Public University System.
Monique is a 13-year veteran of the United States Air Force. During her service, she specialized in administration, communications, and security management. Monique served as the Chief of Special Security and Enlisted Military Assistant to Defense Secretaries Dr. Ashton Carter, Ms. Christine Fox and Mr. Robert Work. She was also the Military Executive Assistant to the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency Director, Lieutenant John Johnson (ret).
Monique has published numerous articles about homeland security, national security, and public policy, and is a contributor to PA Times magazine. Her dissertation on national security, Qualitative Case Study on F-35 Production Delays Affecting National Security Guidance, is available through Walden University’s Scholarly Works. She currently runs her own blog, The Dr. Mo Show, covering education, homeland security, military, and national security matters.
Monique has an A.A.S. in Information Resource Management from the Community College of the Air Force and a degree in Private Investigation from Penn Foster College. Monique also has a B.A. in Homeland Security from American Military University, a Master of Criminal Justice from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with specialization in Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace from Walden University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Government Contracting and Acquisition from American Military University.
|James R. Lint, Contributor
James R. Lint recently retired as the (GG-15) civilian director for intelligence and security, G2, U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command. He is an adjunct professor at AMU. Additionally, James started the Lint Center for National Security Studies, a nonprofit charity that recently awarded the 40th scholarship for national security students and professionals. He has 38 years of experience in military intelligence within the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, contractor and civil service.
James was also elected as the 2015 national vice president for the Military Intelligence Corps Association. He has served in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis and at the Department of Energy’s S&S Security Office. James had an active military career in the Marine Corps for seven years and also served 14 years in the Army. His military assignments include South Korea, Germany and Cuba in addition to numerous CONUS locations. James has authored a book published in 2013, “Leadership and Management Lessons Learned,” and a new book in 2016 “8 Eyes on Korea, A Travel Perspective of Seoul, Korea.”
|Michael Pittaro, Contributor
Michael Pittaro, Ph.D., is a 28-year criminal justice veteran, highly experienced in working with criminal offenders. Before pursuing a career in higher education, Dr. Pittaro worked in corrections administration; has served as the Executive Director of a county outpatient drug and alcohol facility; and as Executive Director of a county drug and alcohol prevention agency.
Dr. Pittaro has been teaching at the university level (online and on-campus) for the past 15 years while also serving internationally as an author, editor, presenter, and subject matter expert.
Dr. Pittaro holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice (Who’s Who Among University Students – 1989); an M.P.A. in Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude); and a Ph.D. in criminal justice (4.0 GPA – Summa Cum Laude).
Dr. Pittaro has contributed to nearly 70 book and scholarly journal publications and serves on three International Editorial Advisory Boards, including the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, and Elsevier Publishing. He has also served for the past three years as a program committee member for the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology and as a federal grant peer reviewer for the United States Department of Justice and National Institute of Justice. Dr. Pittaro also serves as a corrections subject matter expert with Pearson publishing, Savant Learning, McGraw Hill, Cengage Learning, and countless others. He is a regular contributor to In Public Safety, Corrections One, the Huffington Post, and is often interviewed on Tier Talk Internet radio.
Dr. Pittaro is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice with American Military University and an adjunct professor of criminal justice with East Stroudsburg University.
He resides in Nazareth, Pennsylvania with his two sons (Dakota and Darrian).
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