Rami Savir is an intelligence expert with more than two decades of experience in the field, operations, security, international relations and counterterrorism. In this staff spotlight, learn about his previous expertise, his motivations for taking part in ASTI, his favorite aspect of the ASTI training program and his advice for first responders and law enforcement personnel in the United States considering ASTI training.

Q. Tell us about your experience.

My experience has been varied, across numerous fields and positions. For almost 30 years, I have provided operational assistance and trained security agencies around the world, including in the domains of human and data fusion systems. I am a former senior intelligence and operational director for the Israeli government, and I served 21 years in the counter terrorism and counter intelligence division before retiring from the Israeli government in 2006 .

Today, I serve as ASTI’s director of business enterprise implementation and large-scale projects and I also act as an advisor to U.S. intelligence police departments and provide strategic solutions for security preparedness and situational awareness. I am fluent in four languages (Hebrew, English, Arabic and French).

Q. What is your motivation for taking part in the ASTI training program?

My goal is to provide training participants practical knowledge — the operational insight and lessons learned from my years of experience. It’s second nature for me to develop strategies and solutions to reduce conflict, and this has driven my career. It is very rewarding to take part in the ASTI training program because I can witness first-hand how comprehensive security and medical training has made Americans safer.

Q. What aspect of the ASTI training program do you think is most helpful?

The ability to facilitate the training program in Israel is what sets the ASTI training program apart. It allows participants to be truly immersed in the learning experience and draws on battle-tested methods and techniques learned from conflict in Israel. It means that police, fire, EMS and medical personnel who participate can see first-hand how to address serious threats related to terrorism, school safety, mass casualties, critical infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Q. What advice would you give to first responders or law enforcement personnel in the United States thinking about participating in the ASTI training program?

As it has been said before, “no one accomplishes anything alone.” You face stressful and dangerous situations every day, and your colleagues, across departments and agencies can be your biggest allies. Training together in the ASTI program ensures that when you encounter a situation that impacts the safety of the American people, that you can respond and combat the issue together.

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