Board of Advisors

Dr. Joseph A. Finley Jr.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (Ret.)

Special Advisor

Dr. Finley is currently the Vice-President of Security Consulting Services Group which provides services in Physical Security Surveys and Assessments, Cyber Security, TSCM, Executive Protection, Corporate Training, and Investigations. Further, he served as Director of Training for Invictus Security, which is a disabled veteran owned company. 

Previously, he was the Director, G4S North America Training Institute, which is part of G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. and supports G4S Secure Solutions USA and G4S Secure Solutions Canada. G4S, at the time was the largest security solutions company in the world, and is involved in all aspects of infrastructure protection and security matters globally. He is Vice-President of S.A.R. Dive, Inc., a company that specializes in underwater search and recovery matters, public safety dive training, as well as, maritime compliance issues. Dr. Finley is a retired Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was in this capacity for over twenty-nine years. Since 1983, Dr. Finley was in the Special Operations Group of the FBI which included the SWAT/Sniper program in the Pittsburgh and New York Divisions and while assigned to the New York Division, was a member of the New York Office Scuba Team (Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team). Upon being transferred to the Miami Division in 1996, he started the Miami Office Scuba Team (Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team) and retired as the coordinator. He was involved in the development of the FBI’s standard operating guidelines for the Dive program and was active in the FBI Dive Program from 1987 until 2004. Dr. Finley has been certified through NAUI (1974), PADI (1987) and is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Emergency First Responder Instructor, DAN Oxygen Instructor, SSI Open Water Instructor, as well as being associated with IADRS and Dive Rescue International since 1987. He assisted the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary establish guidelines for a Scuba program to enhance the Coast Guard’s base security initiative. Additionally, he provided assistance to the U.S. Navy, Mayport, Florida, in collating a list of all active Public Safety Dive Teams in the state or Florida, and was involved in the testing/training of the LIMIS (Limpit Mine Identification System) field initiative. Additionally, Dr. Finley was an Expert Witness in the FBI Laboratory in Washington D.C. in the Mineralogy Unit. He has been on the U.S. Attorney General protection detail as well as U.S. Congressional protection details. Dr. Finley has lectured at the university level on the various behavioral and psychological aspects of black water diving and has conducted security awareness briefings for local and state law enforcement personnel as it relates to maritime interests, asset protection and physical security matters. Dr. Finley holds a Ph.D. in Education, an M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration with a concentration in Forensic Science, and a B.S. in Geology and he is a Certified Protection Professional through ASIS International.

Brigadier General Richard Hefton

Special Advisor

Brigadier General Richard Hefton (Ret.) enlisted and served five years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force where, after completing Aviation Cadet training he was a jet fighter pilot, flight commander, flight instructor, engineering test pilot and aircraft accident investigator. He is rated a Command Pilot with over 5,000 flying hours in military and civilian aircraft. His tour was followed by 31 years active service in the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.

He was retired from the U.S.A.F. in 1990, at the time, serving as Assistant Adjutant General and Commanding General of the Oklahoma Air National Guard, composed of a C-130 Airlift Wing in Oklahoma City; F-16 Fighter Wing in Tulsa; two Electronic Engineering Squadrons and Civil Engineering Squadrons, Aero Med Evacuation and Air Support Squadrons with some 2,500 personnel.

Chief of Police Thomas "Mike" Jahn (Ret.)

Special Advisor

Mike comes to DCA with a long and distinguished career in law enforcement. As a former Captain with the US Army Military Police, and subsequent training and assignment as a US Army Ranger, Mike started out his civilian law enforcement career as a patrol officer for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department. After several years on patrol, he worked his way up through the ranks and eventually made to the position of Commander. After Mike’s retirement from Phoenix, he accepted the position of Chief of Police for Midwest City, Oklahoma. Being more conducive to Mike’s career goals, he eventually relocated to sunny South Florida and accepted the position of Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Sunrise, Florida until final retirement from law enforcement in 2002.

Mike has been an author, lecturer and law enforcement committee chair for Ethic’s in Law Enforcement. He has a Master’s Degree in Higher-Education from the University of Arizona, and his BS in Criminal Justice. Mike speaks fluent German and is also a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Academy in Quantico, Virginia.