The Insight Into ISIS Weaponry and IED Workshop is the first part of the Asset Protection Lecture Series on Terrorism Matters, slated for 12 – 13 December 2017 in Manila, and will provide students with a more in-depth understanding of ISIS capabilities and why it has been the biggest threat to global security we have witnessed in this century. It will be led by George McKerrow, a key figure in global counter-terrorism who has seen ISIS operate firsthand in Iraq and Syria, under the MAC 7 and Inert Products training program.
MAC 7 and Inert Products work with ground personnel within various areas of conflict to bring forth the most-up to-date and complete training packages available today. As the Insight Into ISIS Weaponry and IED Workshop is backed by Inert Products’ vast inventory and IED variations, there is no other course offered today with comparable benefits.
Premier asset protection and security risk management firm Ace And Associates Risk Management, Inc.—co-presenter of the Asset Protection Lecture Series on Terrorism Matters—has exclusively brought the group to the Philippines to broaden the education of protection professionals regarding terrorism and ISIS.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR
George McKerrow, the director of training for MAC 7, has over 30 years of experience in counter-terrorism and counter-IEDs, and is also an authorized affiliate of the Certified Counter-Terrorism Practitioner program. George has operational experience in Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, and has conducted multiple training events in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Thailand, and Japan in support of counter-terrorism.
George McKerrow was raised on the island of Tiree on the west coast of Scotland and joined the British Army in March 1985. He was enlisted into the Corps of Royal Engineers and attended training to be a Paratrooper, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer and a High-Risk Search Advisor. During his time, he received extensive training at the UK Defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal School and the UK National Search Academy. George has been deployed operationally on EOD and HRS missions in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. George has also been involved in UK Home Office counter terrorism planning exercises and attended cabinet level talks on UK homeland security response issues.
He was instrumental in the development and writing for the new UK Counter Terrorism Search pamphlet. George has been actively involved in training specialist units from the UK Police Force (SO13) and the US Secret Service and FBI on terrorism threat assessment exercises and the planning and coordinating for high-risk search missions.
George (SSM McKerrow) was assigned to the US, Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in August 2006 to develop a program of Instruction that would be taught at a joint level to service men and women in the US to cover Search/Tactical Site Exploitation (SE) training. He was hand picked for this task as the UK subject matter expert (SME) to help the US create an indigenous High Risk Search/Site Exploitation capability. George had over 24 years experience in the UK military.
Since leaving the military, George has spent the last ten years working with military, law enforcement and security services to assist in the defeat of global terrorism. George is a certified counter terrorism practitioner who continues to conduct training, develop equipment and organize international training events. He has been a guest speaker at numerous global counter terrorism conference and workshops and has conducted training classes and exercises in US, Canada, UK, SE Asia, Europe and the Middle East. George currently resides in San Diego, CA, USA.