Identifying and Disrupting the Pathway to Radicalization


The recent Boston Marathon Bombing and the attack on the commercial mall in Kenya underscores a growing and deadly trend in the U.S. and the world—“Homegrown” Violent Extremists (HVE) who are influenced and radicalized in the U.S. and Western countries by foreign elements and groups utilizing the internet, social media, direct contact and other means. In the decade since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, there have been numerous successful and disrupted “Homegrown” violent extremist terrorist attacks and plots inside the U.S. and overseas. This has become the “new face” of terrorism that we will confront now and in the future. Our 1 and 2 day courses cover the following topics and will prepare law enforcement officers, military officials, first responders and civilian authorities to identify, recognize and disrupt the pathway to radicalization that is THE key element in the ability of Homegrown Violent Extremists to form, radicalize, train and carry out terrorist attacks inside the U.S. and other Western countries.

Course Includes:

  • Current Threat Assessment and Overview of Recent Attacks
  • Islam and the Radical Ideology that Drives HVE's
  • Phases of Radicalization (U.S. and Western Countries)
  • Pathways to Radicalization: HVE's and First Generation Immigrants
  • Radicalization (U.S. and Western Countries): Case Studies
  • Disrupting the Pathway to Radicalization

Instructor Backgrounds:

CIA operations Officer recently retired with 25 years experience in the U.S. and worldwide conducting HUMINT and Counter-Terrorism operations.

Subject Matter Expert on the Recognition and Disruption of homegrown Violent Extremist in the U.S. from many years in an operational role on Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Extensive overseas experience in the identification and disruption of foreign terrorist cells and networks.


Former FBI supervisory special Agent

subject Matter Expert on the Middle East, Counter-Terrorism and HUMINT operations, working on multiple joint operations with the CIA overseas and inside the U.S. that led to effect dismantling of foreign terrorist cells.

In depth experience on major FBI joint Terrorism Task force, personally involved in the investigations related to the attacks on 9/11/01

If you wish to obtain additional information or to schedule courses for your department or organization, email us or call 202-738-1448.

This course is offered in cooperation with our strategic partner Adriden Global.