Mr. Tommy Bertrand is currently the Deputy Director, Information Protection, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Mr. Bertrand became a civil service employee in 2002 after contributing twenty years of service on active duty in the United States Air Force. Mr. Bertrand’s first civilian assignment was as a personnel security specialist at the Special Security Office, Air Force Research Laboratory Rome, N.Y. He later transferred to the, Electronic Systems Center Hanscom A.F.B. as the lead industrial security specialist. He later was promoted and moved from the Electronic Systems Center to the Air Force Test Flight Center Edwards A.F.B. Ca. as the lead Government Special Access Program Security Officer for the Joint Strike Fighter Program. In 2005, Mr. Bertrand was again promoted and moved to Wright Patterson AFB, where he served as the Security Director of the Air Force Institute of technology and the Air Forces Research Lab’s Systems Test Center. Mr. Bertrand is married to the former Ms. Amanda White of Jesup, Iowa and resides in Shreveport, La., with their son Henry.
M.S., Economic Crime Management, Utica College, Utica, NY.
B.S., Liberal Arts, History, Excelsior College, Albany, NY.
A.A.S., Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL.
1. 1981- 2001 Active Duty United States Air Force
2. 2001-2002 Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY.
3. 2003-2004 ESC SSO, Hanscom AFB, MA.
4. 2004-2005 Air Force Test Flight Center, F-35 Program, Edwards AFB, CA.
5. 2005-2009 Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH.
6. 2009- 2010 November 2003, AFRL Systems Test Center, Wright Patterson AFB, OH.
9. April 2010 – Present - Deputy Director, Information Protection
AWARDS AND HONORS
Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Bronze Oak leaf Clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Air force good conduct medal with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Clusters
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Member Alpha Phi Sigma; National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Member Shriner International
Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
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by Tommy Bertrand
Last year espionage cost the United States more than $250 billion and a staggering $1.2 trillion over the last decade. It's not hard to envision why the United States is a prime target of espionage when one considers that the United States spent more money in the year 2012 on research and development than all of the other G-7 countries combined.
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