Tom Conley is a former civilian police captain and is a senior-level commissioned officer in the United States Navy (Reserve). In the U. S. Navy, Conley has served in a number of critical national security positions, including law enforcement, criminal investigation and information security. He has also served as the Commanding Officer of a destroyer squadron detachment. He is a certified Master Training Specialist (MTS) by the U.S. Navy and a certified counter-terrorism instructor by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mr. Conley has served on the ATAB Transportation committee, Chaired the Maritime Security committee and now utilizes his 5 plus years experience with the U.S. Navy Command as an Information Security Manager to serve on the ATAB Intelligence Committee.
Mr. Conley was directly involved with the development or the Maritime Security Managers certification and is now assisting with the Operational Security and Intelligence Certification, a state of the art intelligence program addressing actual "Trade-craft" for OpSec, Military Intelligence, Counter Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence as well as Covert Intelligence gathering. In 2010 Mr. Conley was awarded the ATAB Legion of Exceptional Merit Award for work not only with ATAB but also for his unpublicized sacrifice and efforts in the Global War on Terror.
In addition to his ATAB Certifications, Mr. Conley has been designated a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), by ASIS International, a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association as well as being as both a Certified Protection Officer (CPO) and a Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) by the International Foundation for Protection Officers. Additionally, Conley has been designated as a Certified Private Investigator (CPI) by the Academy of Private Investigators, is Certified in Homeland Security - Level III (CHS-III) by The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and has been designated a Certified Fraud Investigator (CFI) by the International Academy of Investigative Professionals.
Mr. Conley is a graduate of Executive Security International, a highly regarded executive protection academy, where he earned a certification as an Executive Security Specialist. He is a Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), has earned a bona fide Black Belt in Karate, and is a certified expert with handguns and rifles.
Tom Conley has Master of Arts Degree in Business Leadership with an emphasis in Quality Management from Upper Iowa University, where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He also earned two undergraduate degrees from Upper Iowa University: a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He graduated with honors from both degree programs. In addition to the testing and certification in the above disciplines, the CGMEAS requires candidates to have been published multiple times and having completed a comprehensive and in-depth peer review.
Mr. Conley, as a CGMEAS, has been endorsed by five esteemed professional colleagues as well as being an executive member of a recognized professional security association for his outstanding contributions in his professional work, and also his contributions as a volunteer. As a successful CGMEAS Candidate, Mr. Conley was required to have the unanimous approval of all members of the ATAB Board of Directors and the Certification Committee.
The Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board is very proud to announce they have presented Mr. Conley with the prestigious Certified Grand Master Elite Anti-terrorism Specialist (CGMEAS) and he has been formally granted this certification.
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