About the Director

Gary L. Griffiths - Director
Advanced Force Tactics, Inc.

EXPERIENCE

Director and Chief Instructor 1999 - Present
Advanced Force Tactics, Inc., Lewisville, Texas
Own and operate firm specializing in training advanced combat gunfighting tactics, judgmental shooting, and shooting psychology to law enforcement and security professionals by means of advanced audiovisual situational simulators. Provide training to individual agencies. Evaluate officer proficiency in verbal commands, threat recognition, use of cover, judgment, application of laws and policy, timing of responses, observation, and marksmanship. Identify weaknesses which might endanger the officer or others in real-world deadly force situations and provide the necessary training to overcome such weaknesses. Develop the firmís program of instruction, program situational simulators to train officers at higher skill levels, and procure new equipment to enhance training realism. Script, flowchart, and produce advanced video scenarios to help officers overcome common weaknesses.

Chief Instructor 1996 - 1998
National Firearms Training, Inc., Marietta, Georgia
Teach combat gunfighting tactics, judgmental shooting, and shooting psychology to law enforcement and security professionals by means of advanced audiovisual situational simulators. Evaluate officer proficiency in verbal commands, threat recognition, use of cover, judgment, application of laws and policy, timing of responses, observation, and marksmanship. Identify weaknesses which might endanger the officer or others in real-world deadly force situations and provide the necessary training to overcome such weaknesses. Supervise revisions to the firm's program of instruction, program simulators to train officers at higher skill levels, and recommend new equipment for procurement and use.

Instructor 1994 - 1996
National Firearms Training, Inc., Marietta, Georgia
Teach combat gunfighting tactics, judgmental shooting, and shooting psychology to law enforcement and security professionals by means of advanced audiovisual situational simulators. Evaluate officer proficiency in verbal commands, threat recognition, use of cover, judgment, application of laws and policy, timing of responses, observation, and marksmanship. Identify weaknesses which might endanger the officer or others in real-world deadly force situations and provide the necessary training to overcome such weaknesses.

Counselor (Offender Rehabilitation) 1993 - 1994
Georgia State Department of Corrections, Wrightsville, Georgia
Deliver clinical counseling services to over 90 Violent Predator criminal offenders in a medium security institution. Develop psychological profiles based on criminal history and observed behavior. Classify offenders and develop rehabilitative treatment plans oriented to the needs of individual offenders. Plan and conduct group and individual counseling sessions for offenders with various behavioral deficiencies.

Director and Principal Psycholinguistic Analyst (Consulting) 1992 - Present
Advanced Forensic Technologies, Inc., Fayetteville, Georgia
Own and operate consulting firm specializing in providing forensic psychological support to the law enforcement, security, and legal communities by conducting cognitive and hypnotic interviews, and by performing psycholinguistic credibility assessments.

Regional Director 1991 - 1992
Litigation Technical Services, Inc., Fayetteville, Georgia
Direct firm's activities in a five state area. Recruit, qualify, and negotiate consulting agreements with experts in various fields, and market their services to the legal community. Negotiate agreements with law firms, and assemble teams of experts to assist in legal cases requiring expert testimony.

Chief of Research and Development of Investigative Technology 1984 - 1991
Headquarters, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), Falls Church, Virginia and Forest Park, Georgia
Responsible for research and development of all new forensic and technical investigative techniques and equipment worldwide for the U.S. Army CID. Budgeted for and supervised procurement of all new investigative equipment. Establish and maintain effective liaison with Federal law enforcement and investigative agencies to share information pertaining to new investigative techniques and equipment.

Criminal Intelligence Coordinator 1983 - 1984
Headquarters, Second Region, U.S. Army CID, Heidelberg, Germany
Collect, analyze, coordinate, disseminate and report criminal intelligence on major economic crimes, large scale international drug trafficking and terrorism throughout Europe and the Middle East. Establish and maintain effective liaison with law enforcement and intelligence agencies in various nations throughout Western Europe.

Special Agent-in-Charge 1981 - 1983
Bitburg Branch Office, U.S. Army CID, Bitburg, Germany
Supervise the CID Office responsible for investigating major felonies involving U.S. Army interests in the Eiffel Region of Germany. Establish and maintain liaison with German local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, with German civil and political authorities, and with other U.S. Military law enforcement and investigative agencies.

Investigations Branch Chief and Instructor 1979 - 1981
Directorate of Training Developments, U.S. Army Military Police School, Fort McClellan, Alabama
Teach Investigative Hypnosis, Arson and Explosion, Informants, Criminal Information, Covert Operations, Use and Management of Confidential Funds, Surveillance, Raids, and Firearms Utilization in Military Police Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Investigation Warrant Officer Advanced, Advanced Investigative Management, and Military Police Officer Advanced courses. Serve as U.S. Army doctrinal subject matter expert on fire and arson investigation and on investigative hypnosis. Responsible for development and maintenance of all investigative doctrine and programs of instruction.

Investigative Team Chief and Criminal Intelligence Coordinator 1976 - 1978
Fort Lewis District, U.S. Army CID, Fort Lewis, Washington
Investigate major felonies involving U.S. Army interests on or near the Fort Lewis Military Reservation. Supervise Crimes Against Property Team of ten Special Agents, responsible for all larceny, arson, and property damage cases on Fort Lewis. Later, supervise five Military Police Investigators in the Installation Criminal Intelligence Center, and perform liaison with local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies, and with other U.S. Military law enforcement and investigative agencies.

Special Agent and Evidence Custodian 1973 - 1976
Stuttgart Field Office, U.S. Army CID, Stuttgart, Germany
Investigate major felonies involving U.S. Army interests near Stuttgart, Germany. Maintain strict accountability of over 5,000 items of criminal evidence. Maintain liaison with German local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and with other U.S. Military law enforcement and investigative agencies.

Apprentice Special Agent 1972 - 1973
Livorno Resident Agency, U.S. Army CID, Livorno, Italy
Assist in the investigation of major felonies involving U.S. Army interests near Livorno and Pisa, Italy. Maintain liaison with Italian law enforcement agencies, and with other U.S. Military law enforcement and investigative agencies.

Military Policeman 1972
U.S. Army, Camp Darby (Livorno), Italy
Security Guard controlling access to Top Secret communications site.

Military Policeman 1971 - 1972
U.S. Army, 591st MP Company, Fort Bliss, Texas
Police Patrolman and Operations Clerk. Responsible for Post Found Property Room and for serving warrants for local civilian authorities.

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