Daniel O’Shea is S2 Institute’s primary instructor for crisis management courses related to kidnappings and hostage situations. Mr. O’Shea was the Coordinator for the Hostage Working Group (HWG) in Baghdad between July 2004 and April 2006. During his term as Coordinator, Mr. O’Shea directly managed the inter-agency response to more than 300 kidnapping incidents.
Mr. O’Shea is the President of Daniel Risk Mitigation and presently a Lieutenant Commander in the US Naval Reserves. He is a frequent consultant to the news media on Jihadist hostage takings.