September 18, 2014 - Dinner Meeting
Complacency in 1.8 Seconds


It took 1.8 seconds for John Hinckley, Jr. to fire all six shots at President Reagan in 1981. The fact that so many people were hit, including the President, was a direct reflection of the complacency that occurred. This complacency occurred not only during the incident but in the days and hours leading up to the shooting.

As security professionals we must understand that taking just a few seconds to let our guard down can be the difference in life and death.

William D. James
Special Agent, Department of Defense

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:00pm: Registration and Cocktail Reception
6:00pm: Dinner

Montvale Plaza
54 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02150
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Cost / Registration:
$30.00 / Person
$15.00 / Young Professional*

*Young professional is defined as a member who is less than 40 years of age or who has spent fewer than five years in the security profession. You will be able to select this option during registration.

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William D. James
Special Agent, Department of Defense

Mr. James has been involved in the law enforcement field since 1984. He currently serves as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of Investigations, CID Worcester, MA. He has held this position since June 2012. As the SAC, Mr. James is responsible for the daily operations of the organization including, investigations, executive protection and training.

Over the course of his career in public service, Mr. James has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (with bronze service Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal to name a few.

Mr. James earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with Honors from American Military University. He is currently enrolled at Webster University completing his Masters in Management and Leadership. Mr. James is a graduate of four law enforcement academies and has over 8,000 hours of distinct training in topics ranging from executive protection and surveillance detection to crime scene investigations.

Prior to his most recent position, Mr. James held several key positions while living in Washington D.C. From 2006 – 2012, Mr. James served as a key protective services agent protecting three prior Secretaries of Defense, two Deputy Secretaries of Defense as well as other high profile leaders. In 2004 -2005 Mr. James served in Guantanamo Bay over seeing operations within the detention center.