War on Terrorism

Friday, October 17, 2008

New Jersey Marine Corps Reserve Association at NJIT

The New Jersey Chapter of the Marine Corps Reserve Association, along with several other sponsors, is putting on a Counter- Terrorism Symposium on Oct. 18th at NJIT in Newark- The theme is “Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going”- School Security, Health Infrastructure Preparedness and Emergency Response, Transportation and Customs and Border Protection as well Port Security and other pertinent issues. The Wounded Warrior Regiment will be in attendance.

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey chapter of the
Marine Corps Reserve Association, the New York Shipping Association, and Phibro –Chemical, among others, will sponsor the Counter-Terrorism Symposium on Oct 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

This symposium will discuss and help to educate the public on counter-terrorist strategies and disaster response and with particular emphasis on Customs and Border Control, Transportation security, Health issues, and Intelligence Analysis.

Various organizations and individuals are scheduled to provide briefings. These include the NJ State
Police (Special Operations), Customs and Border Protection (Border and Seaport Security), New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (School and Transportation Security), United States Coast Guard (Maritime), and Dept. of Public Safety (Operational Planning at the Local Level, including internet and cyber security)

The Wounded Warrior Regiment from Quantico will also be in attendance.
“The mission of the Wounded Warrior Regiment is to provide and facilitate assistance to wounded, ill and injured Marines, sailors and their families throughout the phases of their recovery,” said Marine Col. Gregory Boyle.

The Keynote Speaker for this event will be Mr. Tim Connors, Esq. (Lt. Col. USAR). A graduate of West Point, he has over 20 years of experience in national defense, counter
Terrorism, and homeland security and has worked to provide consulting and education service to state and local Police agencies in all three areas. As well as having been to Afghanistan, he has been on television and radio and has a law degree as well as a master’s degree in business.

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 available.

All interested news media outlets and mediums are welcome to cover this event. For more information, please contact Walter F. Conner Col. USMC (ret), President, New Jersey
Marine Corps Reserve Association, at (609) 977-2114 or wconner9@verizon.net

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