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ACADEMI Anti-Terrorism Expert Selected to join Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board

February 20, 2014

Board sets standards and leads innovation for security professionals worldwide

McLean, VA - ACADEMI’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program Coordinator Faron Burcker has been selected to join the Executive Protection Committee of the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB). ACADEMI, a provider of assessment, training and protective services to both the federal government and corporate clients, is proud to count Mr. Burcker as a member of its team of best-in-class security professionals.

Burcker has more than 17 years of experience working in the security industry with responsibilities that ranged from developing high-threat protection programs in hostile environments to corporate security planning for Fortune 100 CEOs and celebrities. Burcker has also trained protective details for four presidents and over 20 government cabinet members from multiple nations. “I am honored to be selected to the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) Executive Protection Committee,” Burcker said. “I look forward to using my experience at ACADEMI and working with the other highly-experienced board members in setting and refining the standard of excellence in this ever-changing industry.”

Founded in 2001, ATAB works with other professional associations in the security industry to standardize education, training and experience requirements for first responders to terrorist events. Burcker will contribute his knowledge and expertise to help ATAB develop strategies and certification standards that help companies recruit and retain the most qualified professionals in the industry. A certified Master Executive Protection Specialist, he is an excellent choice for the Executive Protection Committee due to his many years spent on protective security details in high-risk areas and building curriculums for government anti-terrorism programs.

About ACADEMI: The niche security services company was created in 1997 as a premier provider of training and protective services in high-threat environments.

Callie Wang