Frederic M. Piry, MPA, started his career as a Marine and then later went on to serve over 19 years with the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service as a Counter Terrorism Special Agent. He’s served in over 120 countries as well as at the American Embassies in Beirut and Lebanon as the Regional Security Officer. Mr. Piry is the recipient of the Medal of Valor, the highest civilian award, along with many other Superior Honor Awards.
Mr. Piry has assisted with the investigation of many high-profile international terrorist incidents including the World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef, the East African Embassy bombing, OPM/SANG bombing in Saudi Arabia, the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, the killing of U.S. Consulate employees in Pakistan, and the killing of U.S. Embassy employees in Haiti, among many others. Mr. Piry has also had the privilege of being responsible for the protection of the President and Prime Minster of Haiti, President Karzai of Afghanistan, and the U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Upon entering the private sector, Mr. Piry has served on the boards for several companies who provided security and training programs for the U.S. government. In addition, he successfully ran a Global Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program.
Mr. Piry received his Bachelor’s in Administration of Justice from Pennsylvania State University and has a Master of Public Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Piry is also a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified trainer for weapons/tactics, surveillance detection, hostage survival, and personal protective measures having trained thousands of U.S. government and military personnel. Mr. Piry has also contributed to Fox News on terrorism and tactics, testified in front of the Congressional Oversight Committee on Counter-Terrorism & Security Issues, as well as speaking as a guest on various national security issues at numerous events.