War on Terrorism

Friday, September 28, 2007

New Jersey Marine Corps Reserve Association

Marine Corps-affiliated organization to sponsor counter-terrorism symposium-
Medical Disaster, Blast Injuries, and Catastrophic Triage as well as other
pertinent and timely presentations. How Citizens can be involved will be

Newark, NJ – The
New Jersey chapter of the Marine Corps Reserve Association, The
Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the
New Jersey Institute of Technology
(NJIT) will sponsor the Counter-Terrorism Symposium on Sept. 29th 2007 from
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Newark Institute of T
echnology (NJIT).

The symposium will discuss counter-
terrorist prevention strategies that are in
place and those that are being developed, as well as realistic scenarios as they
apply to threats and regional concerns. School security, Hospital Disaster
Preparedness, Blast Injuries, Improvise Explosive Devices (IED’s-Represen tatives
from the Pentagon), and all forms of threats to modes of travel (air, ship, and
trucking) will be highlighted.

Various organizations and individuals are scheduled to provide briefings. These
include the NJ State Police (School Security Unit) and CERT and Medical Reserve
Corps, Dr. Jim Pruden and Dr. Will Gluckman (Medical Preparedness, Mass
Catastrophic Triage, and Blast Injuries). Representatives from the Pentagon will
speak on the Improvised Explosive Device program and DOD preparedness. A
representative from the Coast Guard will speak on Maritime Security and there
will be experts on safety and security in the trucking industry as well as the
airline industry (Airport Traffic Area Safety). A journalist who has traveled
to the Middle East will give a journalist perspective on the
Global War on
Terror. Lastly an expert on Identity Theft will discuss prevention and

The keynote speaker for this on e- d ay terrorism preparedness symposium is Mr.
Joseph Picciano, Deputy Director, NJ Office of Homeland Security and

Interested individuals can reserve a seat by registering with Regional Security
Consultants (Attn: Col. Walter Conner), 9 Spruce Court, Hightstown, NJ, 08520 or
by calling (609) 977-2114.
Military, Senior Citizen and Student discounts are

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