Jeff Beatty: A summary of my work experience and credentials, as described by Joe Biden

A summary of my work experience and credentials, as described by Joe Biden

Posted: Oct 15, 2008

Posted by:  Jeff Beatty

I’ve met a lot of people through my work in the Army Delta Force, the CIA and the FBI, as well as through the security and anti-terrorism consulting firm I founded, TotalSecurity.US. From soldiers to celebrities, politicians to private citizens, I’ve listened and learned from them all.

In 2001 I participated in a hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs entitled “Defending America’s Transportation Infrastructure.” Joe Biden was the Chairman of the subcommittee at that time and as such introduced the witnesses, myself included, to the rest of the committee. These introductions included a summary of our experience and expertise as a way of showing what we could add to the discussion.

This is how Joe Biden, Democratic Senator from Delaware, introduced me:

Jeffrey Beatty looks too mild-mannered to fit this description. Jeffrey K. Beatty is a former U.S. Delta Force counterterrorism unit officer, a special agent for the FBI, and an operations officer for the CIA. He is currently president and CEO of Total Security Services International, in Marietta, Georgia.

I might point out, to the best of my knowledge, no other individual has served in all three of the most elite counterterrorism units in the United States military. Mr. Beatty has appeared as a commentator on CNN on terrorism and transportation infrastructure since September 11, and maybe before, but I have noticed him since the 11th.

From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Beatty served as a Delta Force assault troop commander, where he led a unit on several deployments and was commended for saving lives. Subsequently, he became operations officer for the entire Delta Force.

From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Beatty served as a special adviser to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Hostage Rescue Team, with an emphasis on security for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He also flew surveillance missions for the Bureau, including a mission involving the capturing of a Top 10 fugitive.

From 1985 to 1992, he worked at the Central Intelligence Agency on Europe and the Middle East. In addition to traditional intelligence operations, he developed counterterrorism training pro-grams for Allied troops. He also mounted several successful intelligence and security operations, including thwarting a terrorist attack.

In 1992, Mr. Beatty founded Total Security Services International, a security consulting firm serving corporate and government clients. TSSI has managed large security projects, including the security upgrade program for Fairfax County, Virginia. The reason for that, I might add, was because of the trial of the gentlemen who shot two people at the CIA headquarters in 1993.

Mr. Beatty specializes in the high-threat portion of the security spectrum and has experience in three Olympics-Los Angeles, Barcelona and Atlanta-not as a participant but as a consultant. It would be kind of nice to be a participant, too, wouldn’t it?

He has also done work on terrorism prevention with regard to the Big Dig highway excavation project in Boston. He also developed anti-terrorism procedures and training materials for Amtrak and the Washington, D.C., Metro system. In addition, he has studied the vulnerabilities of Boston and New York City’s tunnels, and has been a speaker at the Department of Transportation’s Conference on Land Transportation issues. Mr. Beatty and TSSI have most recently been hired by the Boston MBTA to beef up subway security.

TSSI warned officials at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta that their security procedures would leave crowds open to package bomb attacks, a prediction that soon came true. In 1999, Mr. Beatty conducted an exercise in Boston preparing for armed terrorists seizing a subway train and a bomb detonating in the train station.

In 1998, he went on record as stating that terrorists were aiming for an attack leading to 5,000 or more casualties by the end of 2001, a prediction unfortunately that has come true.

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