Counterterrorism Intelligence & Crisis Management Symposium
The S2 Counterterrorism Intelligence and Crisis Management Symposium is designed to instruct senior intelligence officers in strategies and tactics for collecting and exploiting terrorism related intelligence, crisis management, and developing improved leadership skills. The primary objective of this program is to prepare senior intelligence officers for assignments that require leadership of terrorist intelligence collection and assessment activities.
The information explored in this symposium reflects best practices in terrorism intelligence as based on US DoD, National Clandestine Service, and classic counterterrorism and intelligence doctrine among western intelligence and military entities.
Parallel with this seminar, cultural activities are scheduled during non-event days to provide visiting students with an opportunity to experience the United States and American people.
The S2 Counterterrorism Intelligence and Crisis Management Symposium was originally developed at the behest of a U.S. Government agency for purposes of improving the operational capabilities of allied intelligence professionals. Although the original symposium was developed for a custom application, a version of this program exists for U.S. Government personnel as an advanced-level professional development course.
- Understand the intentions and capabilities of terrorists
- Develop CT/AT related intelligence requirements and plan collection strategies
- Plan collection activities and quickly respond/exploit unique opportunities
- Assess and collate intelligence information
- Understand the analytical processes necessary for assessing intelligence information to determine terrorist threat intentions and capabilities and identify pre-incident indicators
- Effectively task and lead subordinate units and personnel in accomplishing mission activities
- Identify and assess operational risk and utilize risk management principles in operational planning
- Assess potential crisis situations and design timely strategies to mitigate the effects of crises
“Mr. Gundry is an outstanding instructor who displays a deep understanding of his subject, who keeps the interest of the students and created a solid course”
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Central Intelligence Agency
“I am an intelligence and security professional with 40 years of experience in the field. I am currently the principal Analytical Risk Management instructor for the DoD Joint Counterintelligence Academy and taught the subject for CIA et al for some four years prior…I mention this to emphasize Mr. Gundry's evident expertise in the subject and the fact that old guys like me still have much to learn from others.”
US DoD | Beta Analytics International
"I thought that the course materials and additional handouts provided with the course were extremely well put together and will be useful long after completing the course. In addition, the instructor was very knowledgeable of AT/FP principles and presented the information in a clear and concise manner. This course was well worth the time and money invested.”
Booz Allen Hamilton
"This course triggered my deepest interests. Craig is a superb instructor due to his experience and appearance as an expert."
Government of the Netherlands
"The level of teaching was impressive. Craig did not skip a beat...I felt it was a large amount of information covered in a reasonable period of time and was put out in a manner that was understandable...Very informative!"
"..helpful for the project I participate in. The instructor was proficient and enthusiastic, with loads of practical experience. Very motivating!"
Netherlands Forensic Institute
“Excellent, comprehensive course. Mr. Gundry is very knowledgable and is an excellent instructor. I highly recommend this course to other security and AT professionals.”
U.S. Coast Guard
Chief, USAF Security Forces Programs & Requirements Branch