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Leadership Summit Features Counter-Terrorism Expert

Posted By Bob Ogle, Monday, November 04, 2013

As a nation, there are many facets to our legislative and regulatory priorities. The ability to defend our country against terrorist threats has been a dominant political theme since Sept. 11, 2001, and the conversation continues even today when discussing the capabilities and reach of the National Security Agency (NSA).

National security will be one of the keynote themes of the 2014 Leadership Summit, scheduled for Jan. 19-22 in Orlando, Fla. The Summit promises to present speakers that you won’t be able to hear at any other event, and retired Major General Doug Anson definitely fits that category.

With a background that stretches from the battlefield to the classroom, he is one of the nation’s foremost experts in terrorism, as well as our counter-terrorism capabilities. Anson will speak to Leadership Summit attendees during a luncheon session on Wednesday, Jan. 22, about the evolution of national security since the attack on the World Trade Center, and the impact the event had on him, his family, and the nation.

Anson spent more than 33 years in the regular Army and Army Reserves, and was Director of Operations at the U.S. Special Operations Command, which is responsible for overseeing Special Operations components from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. This includes covert and clandestine missions such as direct action, reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, unconventional warfare, psychological warfare and counter-narcotics actions, among others.

That’s a full career for most people. But Anson is still in the middle of the action as Director for Department of Defense Strategic Development at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has held a number of other roles at the facility, including program director for countering terrorist tactics.

If you add master’s degrees from Stanford University in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, as well as a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, you end up with an engaging speaker who deals daily with some of the most dominant and important issues our country faces.

For more information about Anson and other keynote speakers, or about Leadership Summit registration, go to www.ESA-summit.com.

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