Institute for the Study of Succession and Continuity


Red Team - Board of Directors

 
 
 
The Board of Directors promote the success, objectives and rules of Red Teaming with the Insititute for the Study of Succession and Continuity (ISSC). Along with these, they have the following responsibilities:
 
- Carry the public trust
 
- Ensure the Red Team mission remains responsive to changes in the environmental context and organizational realities
 
- Help set the general direction of the Red Team organization
 
- Provide vision for the future by helping develop and implement the long-term plans
 
- Provide an advisory structure to Red Team management
 
- Gauge and advise Red Team risk management
 
- Advise transitional phases and critical events, and act as Red Team organizational safety net, and
 
- Represent Red Team in the community 
 
 
 
Members of the Board of Directors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ron Breland
 
 
 
 
Ron Breland served in the United States Army from 1990 to 2005 as a DoD Certified Firefighter and a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist. As a third generation firefighter, Breland realized early that his destiny was to serve. As a three-time combat veteran of tours in Somalia, Kosovo, and Iraq, Ron Breland was recognized for professional excellence many times throughout his career. The experiences and positions held both in the Fire Service and as a combat-proven leader would serve the nation’s First Responders well as he transitioned into the next phase of his professional life.
 
After medically retiring from the United States Army in 2005, Ron Breland served as the New Mexico State Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, a division of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; where he maintained the New Mexico State Hazardous Materials Response Plan, as well as created and authored the "HAZCOM" newsletter, which gained national attention only two weeks after its inception. Breland also served as the Program Manager of New Mexico Task Force-1, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) national task force under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Support Function - 9, and personally trained over 3,500 personnel in the Incident Command System (ICS), Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), Vehicle-Borne IEDs, and Suicide Bomber Prevention Training in only two years.
 
Breland was also personally selected as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's focus group to examine and establish response actions of First Responders; a cumulative report which directly served in the development of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-19 (Combating Terrorist Use of Explosives in the United States). This elite group was derived from an International community of Bomb Squad Commanders, Hazardous Materials professionals, and other response personnel. Breland is currently an Adjunct Instructor for the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, New Mexico Tech, and the Nevada Test Site; all members of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium.
 
Ron Breland is the author of three books, with another being published in the summer of 2011. The Breland family currently resides in Arizona.
 
 
 
(GHOST NATION abstract)
 
Ghost Nation is a portrait of the American soldier returning home from war in this, a dual-front war within the global war on terrorism. Told with brutal honesty from a Soldier on the ground as well as a hardened army wife, Ghost Nation offers a perspective typically not open to the publichope.
 
Both Helen and Ron Breland offer a glimpse into their life during and after Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This was written in the hope that it may help the nation of other families going through these trying circumstances and find comfort that they are not alone, and that there is always hope.  
 
 
Southwest Homeland Solutions Inc. is an Arizona based company built on the premise, and the promise to deliver quality, pertinent, and timely training, exercise coordination, and planning to meet all of your training and compliance needs.
 
 
 
  
 

 
 
Rick Inskeep
 
 
 
 
 
Eight years in the Army and National Guard allowed me the opportunity to visit Europe and the Far East. Upon completion of my service, I returned to Arizona State University where I was awarded a BS degree in engineering in 1976.
 
After college I returned to work within the helicopter industry until I elected to relocate to Argentina in 1984 when I became employed by an avn company in the United Arab Emirates(U.A.E.). In 1987 I left my position and returned to Buenos Aires whereupon I became an employee and eventual manager within N.A.T.I.(National Air Transport Inc.), a contractor to the INM(International Narcotics Matters). My time in Central and South America involved traveling throughout Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, and Guatemala in the drug wars.
 
Time in the Middle East included the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen where I provided aviation assets and support to various international companies. My management experience includes Vice-President of international marketing for the aviation company, Director in Columbia, and director in Mexico for the same company. As can be seen in my work history, I have been fortunate to have traveled a bit.
 
• U.S. Army, 1964-1969.
• Germany, 1st of the 28th Fld Arty, 1964 - 1965.
• 287th MP CO, Berlin Brigade 1965 - 1966.
• Army flight school, 1966.
• Vietnam 1967-1968.
• Japan and Australia, 1968.
• Nigeria, 1970. Also known a Biafra.
• Middle East(Oman, U.A.E., Yemen) 1984 -1987
• Bell Helicopters, 1990-1992 - Senior Instructor.
• Central and South America, 1980 - 1994.
• Mexico, 1995. Director and Advisor to the Procuraduria General de la Republica( P.G.R.) for helicopter Maintenance.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Richard Moon
 
 
 
 
 
About me
Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in the suburbs on Long Island, not far from the frantic life of New York City, life was good. Stickball, sand lot baseball, cars, the beach, and, of course, girls all formed the nucleus of a typical American Graffiti style coming of
age. As with many other teenagers in the 60’s, the dream ended exactly a year after I graduated high school when I received my draft notice.  There was no doubt that I would serve just as my father did during WWII.  Besides, by then I was a trained Jeep mechanic and the Army had plenty of Jeeps, right?  I learned shortly after entering active duty to never assume anything.
 
As Basic Training came to a close, I was off to Advanced Infantry Training. This of course was followed by a year in Vietnam where I served as a Combat Infantryman with the 4th Infantry Division.  Fast forward through a short stateside assignment, followed by a 41 week course in electronics and an overseas assignment in Germany, and I arrive at the critical part of my military career.  
 
In 1972, I transferred to Military Intelligence and was trained in Counterintelligence (CI). During the next 17 years, I served as a CI Special Agent in the US, Korea and Germany.  My work consisted of , defensive counterespionage investigations, offensive counterespionage operations, surveillance and counter-surveillance operations, liaison with US, Korean, and German police and intelligence agencies,  background investigations,  security inspections and surveys,  and vulnerability and penetration inspections.  I served in tactical assignments from squad to Division Headquarters and in strategic level intelligence units.  I attended numerous intelligence and leadership courses to include the Army’s Sergeants Major Academy.  I retired from the Army after serving as the Command Sergeant Major of the 66th MI Brigade.
 
My army service was followed by 10 years as an Army Civilian Intelligence Specialist.  I worked in controlled HUMINT collection, had two assignments as an Operations Officer in Counterintelligence Detachments in Germany and Belgium, and served as a Branch Chief in the Counterintelligence Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters US Army Europe. I also had extensive training in computer forensics and evidence recovery procedures, and represented the Army with the Computer Security Element at SHAPE Headquarters in Mons, Belgium.  Additionally, I was deeply involved in counterespionage investigations, counter-terrorism and force protection assessments of facilities, installations and communities in US Army Europe.
 
Significance of Red Teaming
A classic example of what is wrong with our approach to security is the current uproar with the TSA, and their lock-step screening procedures at airports.  The numerous examples drawing attention to that agency all show a group of screeners who appear incapable of exercising independent thought and judgment. Their instructions say to do a, b, and c and that is exactly what they will do, no more, no less.  The Israelis clearly have mastered the art of Airport Security which does not follow a checklist type of search and are very adept at freestyle interviewing techniques.
 
At the basic level, Red Teaming could be compared to a military commander examining his plans and weighing them against enemy order of battle and tactics.  The commander is looking for weaknesses and ways to mitigate them.  Army intelligence used to conduct Penetration Inspections. We identified targets, normally sensitive installations such as weapons depots or missile sites, and we developed plans to test their security.   We learned that every facility has exploitable weaknesses and that units brushed off routine inspections.  However, after one our teams had penetrated their secure areas and dropped simulated bombs and explosives, it never failed to shock the commanders and the weaknesses were corrected and stayed that way.
 
As a force multiplier, Red Teams are very effective because they are outsiders and approach problems from an adversarial perspective, thereby placing themselves in the position of those who would do us harm.   Those within the system tend to take a more structured approach. For example, a Red Team operation might look at a major transportation hub such as the Port Authority in New York and reverse engineer plans to cause mass casualties by detonating multiple packets of explosives in a manner never done before.  Security personnel inside the system would normally only be concerned with identified weaknesses and activities such as watching for unattended bags or someone loitering.   The best way to defend our country is to develop a cadre of Red Team personnel who truly can “Think outside the Box”.
 
 

 
 
David Andrew Moore
 
 

I was born at an Air Force base [Hunter Air Force Base] in April of 1961 and grew-up in Savannah, Ga. As a teenager, I went to a College-prep boarding school in Mayer, Az. – The ORME School. One aspect of my years at Orme centered on the fact that we had no television at all – only radios, newsprint & Sunday night movies in the “Horsecollar Theater.” Additionally, my father worked as an accountant for Saudi ARAMCO in Dhahran, S.A. – which paid for my education and travels around the world (three times per year to Saudi Arabia, Europe, Mexico, etc.). My next “phase of life” was when I graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University (Sav’h, Ga.) with a B.S. in Education in 1987. This was the same year that I married my wife, Pamela, and we have been married ever since! We now have three children, aged 19, 21 & 23 {one of which is autistic, which adds another dimension to my life} – we’re also just become grandparents for the first time.  After three years of teaching, when terrorists bombed the USS Cole, I enlisted as an infantryman at Ft. Benning, Ga. – Home of the Infantry! After completing BASIC & AIT training, I was awarded an opportunity to attend Infantry Officer Candidate School – in part, due to my PT scores, college degree and military intensity. Prior to OCS, I graduated from Airborne School and Armorer School. After OCS, as a Lieutenant, I graduated from MIOBC and entered the Military Intelligence Corps.  Among the many military areas that I was involved with, were: Drug Interdiction/Border Control [Aerostat Surveillance] at Ft. Huachuca, Az.; Company level Military Intelligence duties & responsibilities, to include Team Spirit in Korea; Officer & NCO NBC Course; OIC Hand Grenade Range; C3CM- Corps level [I Corps] Deception Cell w/ the 201 MI BfSB, Ft. Lewis, Wa.;  Satellite Imagery Interpretation w/ the 160th SOAR MI unit at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

I resigned my active-duty commission when we discovered our child was autistic and found the military would only provide compassionate reassignment for 12 months, after which I would be up for World-Wide Tour (ergo for a MI Officer – Korea, unaccompanied!)…I then worked on and completed my Master’s degree [M.Ed.] in emotional Disorders Education in Savannah, Ga. I resumed my career as a teacher and in 1999, was admitted to the doctorate program at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.

Additionally, I’ve traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Europe, to include living and working professionally in Saudi Arabia [Consultant - Jeddah]; Dhahran, Taif, Abqaiq, Dammam, Al-Khobar, Ras Tanura, S.A. {even week-long travels into the interior of the Rub A-Khali desert (the “Empty Quarter”}; Kuwait City, Kuwait [Special Needs American School Principal]; & Manama, Bahrain. These travels, experiences, professional duties and responsibilities have added to my personal development in significant ways.  Currently, I am teaching middle school, Emotionally Disordered students, grades 6-8., in Paulding County, Ga. (25 miles NW of Atlanta).


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