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U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
Ken DeSimone Director ...
Ken DeSimone Director - Law Enforcement and Protective Services Division Before joining ISS, Ken served 8 years with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force out of Charlotte.
...Ken served 18 years with CMPD in a variety of assignments, including uniform patrol, plain-clothes street crimes unit, field training officer, lake enforcement, and investigations.His
last assignment was in the organized crime and intelligence unit.His
awards include the FBI Director's Award for Outstanding Counterterrorism Investigation, a special recognition from the U.S.
Attorney General for his
work in the first successful prosecution of a material support to terrorism case, and the CMPD Medal of Valor for actions related to a shootout with an armed robbery suspect. Ken is also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve where he has served for 26 years, serving from Private to his current rank of Colonel in the armor and military police fields.He has been activated and deployed twice since 9/11 to include time at U.S. Central Command and in Iraq, where in 2005 he was the coordinator of the Iraqi Border Police in the Anbar and Najaf Provinces along the Saudi Arabian, Jordanian, and Syrian borders.He
has worked with police and military forces in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and the Middle East.Some of his
military awards include the Bronze Star, Navy/MC Commendation Medal, Navy/MC Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal. Ken is a 1986 graduate of the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Police Administration and he holds a current Top Secret/SCI security clearance.