Mr. Bidnick is a 20 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and holds a Master of Science Degree in the Administration of Justice and Security. A life student of multi-disciplinary security fields, criminal justice, and global terrorism, Mr. Bidnick has devoted his life to understanding the threats the affect our way of life. He has graduated from numerous training curriculums, and holds several certifications, most notable as a Criminal Investigator through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, as an instructor through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as a Professional in Emergency Management from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Throughout his career, Mr. Bidnick has coordinated numerous high level protective details, made viable recommendations during security assessments that increased the security posture of U.S. government interests, and planned and participated in full-scale exercises to test security plans and procedures. Mr. Bidnick has developed many comprehensive risk analysis/management and threat mitigation strategies for U.S. Government officials, and personally assessed over 140 high profile cases and managed cases of inappropriate pursuit, threats, and harassment.
Mr. Bidnick continues to provide security mitigation, foreign /domestic travel security, surveillance detection strategies, personal information security and contingency planning training, with the focus on operational security, dignitary protection and protective intelligence operations in his day to day activities.
Mr. Bidnick has handled protective assignments in numerous locations throughout the continental United States, and locations abroad to include: Afghanistan, Denmark, Ireland, Iraq, Japan, Paraguay, and Puerto Rico.
Holding positions as a principal consultant, senior security advisor, security specialist, and security and program manager with the Marine Corps, Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Groupon, inc., Mr. Bidnick's experience in security, intelligence and emergency management establishes him as a consummate professional in his craft on both a National and International level and in both public and private enterprise.
Mr. Bidnick is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).