Countering Irregular Threats, Class 4 is about financial risk assessment and management. That is specifically, the risk associated with terrorist financing and the methods that can be used to assess and mitigate that risk. The lecture begins with a discussion about the capabilities and capacity of an enterprise and or institution and the goals of a risk based assessment. The concept of risk, a risk assessment, and risk models are talked about and operational definitions are provided. Then the difference between a standard AML/CTF risk assessment and a polythetic approach for CTF are explained. An example of one methodology is discussed in detail and then key partners and other enhancement techniques close out the lecture. MOD 2 is a live online lecture.
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.
The Irregular Threat CTF course-ware set, as well as the other Irregular Threat courses offered in this school, were produced by Research Design (R&D). R&D specializes in the research, design, development, presentation, and evaluation of Irregular Threats related classes and courses. R&D is based in Asia and sub-specializes in Irregular Threat related activities in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. From a US perspective this would include the USCENTCOM, USAFRICOM, USPACOM, and USSOUTHCOM areas of responsibilities.
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.