This is one of the most beautiful and inspiring conversations I have had the privilege to participate in. Alon Stivi is the CEO of Direct Measures International, a provider of in security consultancy, tactical training and protective services to the private and public sectors. He is a recognized authority on security, dignitary protection, travel safety, counter terrorism, mass violence prevention and survival. Yet we went into the realm of deep spirituality and the universal love that guides all of us and that has created the universe.
Alon is the founder of ACT Cert ® (Attack Countermeasures Training Certification) online learning university and the developer of the Mass Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival course, the only training program of its kind certified and funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Alon has emigrated to the U.S. from Israel after serving in an elite unit of the IDF. He is a combat veteran of the 1982 Lebanon War and has trained troops for combat in the areas of small unit tactics, airborne operations, close combat and emergency medicine.
Alon has taught close combat tactics to the US Navy SEAL CQB Instructors and serves as an advisor and trainer to federal, state and local government since 1998. He is a POST certified law enforcement instructor and has trains First Responders through his Terrorism Responder™ program.
Alon is also certified by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Dignitary Security/Protection and coordinated a broad spectrum of security programs and protective operations in 30+ countries. He has protected fortune 500 executives, elected officials, and dignitaries such as: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Warren Buffet, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Alon teaches university-accredited workshops on violence management and is involved in research on school security since 1999. He has conducted audits and designed security programs for schools, places of worship, and hospitals in support of the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) from the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection.
Alon is also the Founder and CEO of GoWare, Inc. a software company that designed a collaborative, cloud-based platform combining security domain expertise, technology, social media and crowd sourcing with mobile and wearable access points to deliver real-time actionable information and on-demand services to improve safety and security.
Alon is a member of FBI InfraGard®, the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS); is a Training Advisor for the International Association of Counter Terrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP) and a Board of Advisor member of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA) at the University of California Irvine (UCI). He currently serves as a Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) and a Reserve Deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD).
A true visionary and industry leader, Alon is a voice of common sense and practical security solutions and a solution driven innovator. With his evidence-based, charismatic and easy to understand style, Alon has empowered people from all walks of life through his security education and terrorism countermeasures training programs.
His has been featured on network television, radio, film and national print publications.
He is fluent in English, French and Hebrew.
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