RICHARD KIRCHNER, JR. | CEO
Richard (Rik) Kirchner, Jr. is a highly sought after Subject Matter Expert and speaker on terrorist surveillance operations, as well as, scope and criticality of Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR’s) and SAR systems, Mr. Kirchner has delivered original briefings and presentations to senior decision-makers including United States Congressional Legislators and Senators, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Transportation Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and numerous other governmental agencies. He was detailed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Threat Review Unit, located at the National Counterterrorism Center. Mr. Kirchner served as his former Agency’s representative on the National Joint Terrorism Task Force with global contact and travel representing Department of Defense interests with international implications.
Mr. Kirchner possesses over twenty-five years of combined United States military, federal law enforcement, and private industry security experience coupled with many years of business management. For eight years he was employed by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency as a Senior Law Enforcement Supervisor; Special Agent; Antiterrorism Officer; and Counterintelligence Officer. Prior to the Department of Defense, Mr. Kirchner worked five years in the global corporate security department of Bechtel Group, Inc. where he was assigned as Executive Protection Leader for the Hon. George P. Shultz, former United States Secretary of State.
As a seasoned DoD Senior Special Agent, Antiterrorism Officer and Corporate Security Lead for Bechtel Group Inc., Mr. Kirchner has provided total Antiterrorism (AT) training and guidance, Risk Assessments, Vulnerability Assessments, Threat Assessments, and Criticality Assessments and advice to hundreds of program managers in development, implementation, and assessment of comprehensive AT programs with an all-hazard, all-threat approach to prevent and mitigate security risks and improve overall security at designated international facilities and mega-projects worldwide.
Mr. Kirchner ascended and held the position of the Office of Threat Detection Director responsible for the Threat Detection program for the iconic United States Pentagon and over one hundred other DoD facilities within the National Capital Region. Building the entire program from the ground up, Mr. Kirchner’s Surveillance & Threat program was awarded a coveted “Best Practices” by the Joint Services Integrated Vulnerability Assessment team—a first in DoD history.
He is a member of good standing with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), International Foundation of Protection Officers (IFPO), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) and is listed in the Worldwide Who’s Who registry for executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs 2012-2013 edition.