Station Action Team Coordinator (Retired)
Office of Security Strategy & Special Operations
Station Action Team Coordinators utilize an all hazards approach to conduct coordination and liaison with all station and high priority facility stakeholders to ensure communications, physical security, cyber-security, continuity of operations, and emergency response plans to defend against, deter, and as necessary help respond to and recover from man-initiated attack and natural disaster.
Other responsibilities included planning and facilitating tabletop exercises and drills compliant with the Homeland Security Emergency Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines to improve on-site incident management and first responders’ familiarity at these facilities.
Because of my technical background I advised Amtrak management and supported project managers as a technical security expert on federally funded security projects requiring CCTV security surveillance, access control, and target hardening (e.g., perimeter fencing, lighting, and blast counter measures). Additionally, because of my terrorism training background I provided International and Domestic Terrorism awareness training for Amtrak employees in support of the “See Something – Say Something” program which teaches employees how to identify behavioral indicators of a pre-attack surveillance.