Walter Purdy is Vice President of the Arlington, Virginia based Terrorism Research Center. He has developed and directed the training of law enforcement officers in areas such as Law Enforcement Response to Terrorism, Responding to WMD Incidents, Critical Incidents-Command and Control, Counter-terrorism Techniques Advanced SWAT Techniques, and Lessons Learned from Terrorism over Twenty Five Years. Mr. Purdy has undertaken a number of special projects and research projects and has supported efforts by the U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Justice and the IACP. Mr. Purdy received a Bachelor's Degree and did graduate work at George Mason University. He later obtained a Law degree from Thomas Cooley School of Law in Lansing, Michigan. Mr. Purdy has served in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Purdy has traveled extensively to include the Middle East, and Asia.