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General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar

Participants will be nominated to attend the General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar. Please see the Who Should Apply page for more details.

Program Director: Laura Simolaris

Chris Combs Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Christopher Combs ASAC Christopher Combs is currently the Counter Terrorism ASAC over all Threats, Domestic Terrorism, and Special Operations of the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO).  ...go to full profile


Arnold M. Howitt, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, is Executive Director of the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and Faculty Co-Director, Program on Crisis Leadership. He teaches in several Kennedy School executive programs, ...go to full profile


Juliette N. Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, is a faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center and is presently on leave, serving as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patricks homeland security advisor. Previously, she was Executive Director for Research ...go to full profile


Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard is George F. Baker Jr. Professor of Public Management at the Kennedy School and Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration and Cochair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School. ...go to full profile


Joseph Pfeifer is the Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness for the FDNY. He has commanded some of the largest fires and emergencies in the department’s history and was the first Chief at the World Trade Center attack on the ...go to full profile


James Schwartz was named Fire Chief for Arlington County Fire Department in June 2004. Chief Schwartz has been with Arlington Fire for 24 years and has served a variety of fire department positions before becoming Fire Chief. Among those assignments, ...go to full profile


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