CTF is a non-classified, on-line, graduate level course that is about Irregular Threats and countering Irregular Threats. Irregular Threats are asymmetric, irregular, and hybrid, spill-over-in-to-one-another, and adversely effect the lives of millions of people worldwide. Terrorism, insurgency, instability, corruption, transnational organized crime, money-laundering, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction are examples of Irregular Threats.
CTF has three modules (MODs). Each MOD was designed utilizing a specific teaching/learning approach, or tailored adult pedagogy because Irregular Threats are abstract and complex. The intent of the course is to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the Irregular Threats, so you can better identify, mitigate, and disrupt Irregular Threats.
CTF is intended for a cross domain multidisciplinary audience. Individuals that work within the financial sector that are involved in compliance, auditing, anti money-laundering, risk management, and terrorist financing; government staff that deal with transnational illicit trafficking and other border issues; intelligence analysts from multiple sectors; law enforcement and justice personnel; and anyone that is involved in anti-terrorism (AT), counter-terrorism (CT) and combating terrorism (CbT) can learn from this course.
CTF MOD 1 begins with a review of relevant terms, definitions, and concepts from different entities that are involved in the effort to mitigate terrorist and threat financing. The entities are the public, private, and government sectors.
CTF MOD 2 is about risk and assessing risk. Find out about MOD 3 by signing-up.
This is not a U.S. centric course, worldwide references, techniques, and methods were examined for inclusion in the course content.
Requirements for the course are either a home or office computer with Windows 7, 8, 10, or XP, or an OS that is equal to Windows 7, 8, or XP. The student will also need a high speed internet connection of 1MB or better with a valid email address. The student must also be able to communicate in English at a 3/3 level. A graduate degree is highly recommended, but not mandatory.
Author, project coordinator, Intel analyst, curriculum/training developer, lessons learned coordinator, site lead, Anti Money-laundering Specialist, technical trainer & leader. Master's degree in psych and three graduate level certificates (Strategic Intelligence-targeting, Anti Money-laundering & Counter Terrorist Financing, and Anti-terrorism).
Richard J. Campbell served in the US Army for over 20-yrs. He was assigned to the 2nd 75th INF Ranger Battalion at Fort Lewis WA (7-yrs) and was a Team Lead at the JFK Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg NC (5-yrs). He retired in 1995 as an Operations NCO for a Command Group. Next, he completed a BA and MA in psychology and worked on in-patient psychiatric wards as a member of a multidisciplinary psychiatric treatment team (7-yrs).
In 2005 he began working on the Iraq-Kuwait border as Observer/Controller and training developer (5-yrs) and developed, taught, and assessed Search and Site Exploitation related topics.During that time he published a book titled Asymmetric Tactical Training. In 2010 he began acting as the Curriculum Developer, Lessons Learned Coordinator, and Site-lead at The NATO Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul Afghanistan (CTC-A) (2-yrs). Since then has developed a online course-ware set in response to the 2015 DOD Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office Broad Agency Announcement, worked at the USMC Small War Center and Irregular Warfare Integration Div. in VA, and published several articles. He is currently in SE Asia developing training content for AML/CTF.
A portion of his articles can be viewed on the Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance (JCISFA) website within the Community of Interest page. Another portion of his work can be purchased via the Amazon.com Kindle Book Store.