Library speaker series will open this Sunday
, 2014

Library speaker series
will open this Sunday

Thomas D. Quinn, an international protective security and training consultant, will address the Sundays at Two gathering at 2 p.m. January 13 at the Lancaster Community Library at 235 School Street in Kilmarnock.

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Thomas D. Quinn

He will share stories about what Secret Service Agents must do and have done to accomplish their mission, according to committee member Elaine Weekley.

Quinn began his law enforcement career as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service in 1969 and served in a variety of management and executive positions until his retirement in 1989, said Weekley. Quinn served as an inspector; the overall coordinator for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in 1988; the special agent in charge of protective operations; the assistant special agent in charge of the presidential protective division; and as the deputy assistant director for the office of training. Additionally, he was the principal liaison for the Secret Service with the Military Counter-Terrorist Units of the U.S. and the United Kingdom for over 10 years.

He was appointed director of the U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service, Department of Homeland Security, in January 2002, shortly after the tragic events of 9/11, and retired in February 2006, continued Weekley.

As director, he was responsible for the unprecedented standup of today’s Federal Air Marshal Service and was one of the principal executives in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, where he worked closely with the administration, the congress, and the aviation industry to create a federal law enforcement organization to counter terrorism in the aviation and transportation domain.

Quinn holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the National War College, National Defense University. He is a recipient of the Department of Transportation 9/11 Medal for Meritorious Service in the aftermath of the events of 9/11 and the Air Line Pilots Association Bravo Zulu 2005 National Security Award for his significant contributions to airline security.

Quinn is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National War College Alumni Association, and the U.S. Special Operations Warrior Foundation Board of Directors.

Additionally, he is an honorary director of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation. He also serves as the vice chairman of the board of Datamaxx Group.

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