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Countering Transnational Organized Crime resident course begins today, Apr. 6 and runs through Apr. 16.  The course has 87 registered participants from 60 nations.  (Graphic Design Poster created by Aryn Lockhart)

Fast Facts: Countering Transnational Organized Crime

Dates: April 6 to 21

Language: English Only

Course Description: Held twice a year, the Program on Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) focuses on 21st century national security threats as a result of illicit trafficking and other criminal activities. This program examines the major methods by which transnational criminal and terrorist organizations engage in criminal activities for profit.

Course Director:  Professor Steven R. Monaco

Scheduled Guest Speakers: Michael Bullota from the U.S. Department of Justice; Dr. Riikka Puttonen from United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime; Steven Johnston from The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Lisa Holtryn from U.S. Department of Justice; James Crotty from U.S. Department of Justice; Ross Mooney from U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency; Gregory Mounier from Europol; Director Jorg Beyser from Bayern Landeskriminalamt; Supervisory Special Agent  David Caunter from U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency; Special Agent Matthew Malmquist from U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Supervisory Special Agent Thomas Frye from U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Special Agent Cliff Everton from Naval Criminal Investigative Service Middle East Field Office in Manama, Bahrain; Tofik Murshudlu from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Joseph Wheatley, Assistant U.S. Attorney from U.S. Department of Justice; and, Supervisory Special Agent William Kim from Interagency Operations Center. Graduation speaker is Caryn Hollis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counter-Narcotics and Global Threats.

Class Composition/demographics: 87 participants from 60 countries; 42 are from the military in ranks Officer 01 to 07, and one Warrant Officer; 45 are civilian; 72 males and 15 females; 13 alumni. Combatant Commands represented: 12 from U.S. Africa Command; five from U.S. Central Command; 31 from U.S. European Command; 11 from U.S. Northern Command; 12 from U.S. Pacific Command; and, 16 from U.S. Southern Command. Organizations: 42 from the Ministry of Defense; one from Defense Security Cooperation Agency Regional Center; three from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 18 from Ministry of Interior; one from Judicial Branch; two from Ministry of Justice; two from Legislative Branch; seven from cabinet-level ministries; and, 10 from police organizations.

Notable Alumni: Assistant Commissioner Wan Shazali bin Wan Abd Rahman from Malaysia.

Origins: Part of the Marshall Center’s transnational curriculum, this will be the third iteration of the CTOC program, the first under this name. The program was previously titled Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking.

Last Time Held: Aug. 19 to Sept. 3, 2015.

Next Time Held:  Aug. 10 to 15, 2016. Nomination Deadline – June 15, 2016.

Follow this event on Marshall Center Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag: #CTOC16_7


Photos from course can be found on the Marshall Center Photo Gallery.