Rick C. Mathews, Director
Lori Percle, Assistant Director
Derek began working at the NCSP in June 2012. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Public Finance and Economics. Derek is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and has three overseas deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His primary military occupational specialty was 0231 Intelligence Specialist and his secondary occupational specialty was combat marksmanship instructor. His military awards include: GWOT Expeditionary and Service Medals, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, U.S.M.C Good Conduct, NATO-ISAF Afghanistan, and 3 Certificates of Commendation among others.
Derek’s research interests include counter-terrorism, cyber-security, Russian language, and intelligence operations. Derek is currently developing Strategic Technology Reserve Vehicle Operators course and the Tactical Medic course, assisting the development of several other NCSP courses, and is an instructor for the Indicators of the Terrorist Attack Cycle (ITAC) suite and the intelligence module of Advanced Active Shooters: Tactics & Operations Course. He also participated in the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course, Land Navigation, Actionable Intelligence/Counter-Surveillance Workshops, and assisted in creating and executing a large scale functional exercise at the NYS Emergency Operations Center for the New York State Office of Emergency Management.