SRW, Inc.’s Principals include seasoned, highly successful and experienced professionals from the Corporate, Government, Law Enforcement and Military communities. No matter what your business or need, we can utilize our experience and our expertise to design programs, practices, and protocols to enhance your success in any endeavor.
Steven R. (Randy) Watt is the owner and founder of SRW, Inc., a Leadership and Training consulting company he incorporated in 2008. A retired Assistant Chief of Police who served with the Ogden, Utah, Police Department for 32 years, Randy is a highly experienced leader and innovator who has helped many organizations become more successful in their industries. A regular speaker at various Law Enforcement association events across the U.S. and Canada, Randy is also a key advisor to several private corporations, specializing in consulting on Strategic Leadership, Strategic Communication, and Organizational Design. Randy is also a retired Colonel, U.S. Army and Utah National Guard, Special Forces Branch, with 34 years Active Duty and National Guard service. Randy has successfully commanded at all levels of Army Special Forces, ODA, Company, Battalion, and Group, as well as having served in key staff positions. Highly decorated, his combat deployments include multiple rotations to Afghanistan and Iraq. Randy currently serves as Chairman of the Board for a charitable Veteran’s organization and has served on several charitable boards in the past. Randy is a published author on the subjects of Leadership and Counter-Terrorism. He is a Commissioner for the International Academy of Public Safety, as well as a key advisor to the National Tactical Officer’s Association. Randy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, Session 191. Full bio or CV available upon request.
Lauren Argo is a user centered design specialist with over 10 years of professional experience. Currently co-owner of GraphMech, a commercial and industrial design firm. Lauren is a highly skilled industrial and information systems designer, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research where she co-authored a research study at the University of Utah’s Bio medical Informatics department. Previously Lauren worked for Universal Health Care and Associates where she streamlined the companies admissions process using contextual research in accordance with JCAHO standards and information architecture best practices. Before UHCA Lauren was runner up in the 2004 Savannah College of Art and Design's Interaction Design competition and has had several industrial design projects featured in SCAD's yearly design publication.
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) David G. “Bo” Bolgiano is a former faculty member of the U.S. Army War College, Department of National Security and Strategy. A previous Command Judge Advocate for Special Operations Command - Central Command, Bo served in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. As a former Airborne Infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division, Bo served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After the first Gulf War, Bo left the service to become a member of the Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department. While serving with the department, Bo received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University and then attended law school at the University of Baltimore School of Law where he received a Juris Doctorate. Bo then went to work as a staff attorney for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. While serving with the DEA, Bo returned to service with the Maryland Air National Guard as a Judge Advocate and was mobilized after 9/11 as a Judge Advocate assigned to Special Operations Command. He remained on active duty for an extensive period of time prior to being selected to attend the U.S. Army War College where he earned a Master of Strategic Studies degree. Upon completion of the War College, Bo was invited to become a faculty member there, a position from which he retired from military service. Bo is currently Of Counsel to the Washington, D.C.-based law firm, Tulley-Rinckey. Bo is a recognized expert in Rule of Law and Use of Force. He is an accomplished author, having authored and co-authored several books. Articles he has authored have been published in numerous trade magazines and law reviews. His book, Virtuous Policing: Bridging America’s Gulf Between Police and Populace, is a seminal work on solving law enforcement’s image issues in modern society.
Scott Bollinger is a successful leader at all levels of organizations, from the Tactical to the Strategic. Scott has over 22 years experience in the Utah Army National Guard, rising through the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne)to the highest enlisted rank of Command Sergeant Major of the Group. Initially enlisting as a Special Forces Medic, Scott is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Sergeant Major’s Academy. While full-time with the Guard, Scott was assigned as the Technical Military Advisor to the DEA/FBI Task Force and as the Senior Project Manager for the Utah Counter-Narcotics Task Force. Scott is a combat veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. Scott holds a Bachelor of Political Science Degree and a Master of Organizational Leadership Degree.
Jim Brown is a highly educated and experienced senior leader, logistician, and strategic planner. Jim served part-time and full-time with the Utah National Guard from 1984 through 2012, retiring as a Colonel while serving as the Special Projects Officer for the Joint Forces HQ. Jim, a Field Artillery Branch Officer, has extensive logistics experience, having served as the Utah National Guard’s J4/G4/DCSLOG for three years, deploying and redeploying multiple UTNG units in support of the Global War on Terror. Jim served a combat tour of Iraq, serving as a Deputy Commander of Task Force Legion in 2011. Jim holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree from Southern Utah University and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Kevan Dugan is a distinguished and highly experienced Police leader. During his 29-year career at the Pennsylvania State Police, Captain Dugan served in numerous service and leadership capacities. Beginning with general patrol service, Kevan’s career moved through a Narcotics Agent position working undercover, Criminal Investigations, First-Line Supervisor, Criminal Investigations Supervisor, SWAT Operations and SWAT Command, Troop Command, and Division Command. Kevan served substantial time as an instructor and subject matter expert in Tactical Operations and Firearms, and is a recognized expert in Use of Force litigation cases. Kevan is fluent in Spanish and is an adjunct faculty member for Partners in Training Consultants, delivering Spanish language programs to U.S. Law Enforcement personnel. Kevan is a Board member for the National Tactical Officer’s Association and is a regular presenter to tactical officers in the U.S. and abroad. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, is a Graduate of Session 213 of the FBI’s National Academy, and is Force Science Analyst certified by the Force Science Research Center.
Mr. Arlo Gagestein is the owner and lead fitness trainer for Competitive Edge Fitness located in Ogden, Utah. He has extensive education, training and experience in fitness, nutrition, and fields related to optimum team and individual mission readiness. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance Management with a minor in Spanish, Arlo is also a Sports Massage Therapist, a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified MMA Conditioning Coach, and a Certified Core Training Specialist. Arlo’s experience includes preparing fighters, police officers and military personnel for the physical aspects of their fields. Arlo is a published author of the book, Warrior Core: Training Secrets for the Modern Combat Athlete, and articles in Jiu-Jitsu Magazine as well as on the websites www.JiuJitsuAdvantage.Ninja and special-ops.org. Arlo is currently working on another fitness related book for ultimate athletes.
Mr. John Gnagey is a highly experienced Law Enforcement executive with extensive education and experience. Mr. Gnagey served with the Champaign, IL, police department for 30-years, retiring as Deputy Chief of Police. He served in all levels of leadership within the police department, with a significant amount of experience leading the Special Operations Division. John was a significant contributor to the development of a highly successful Community Oriented Policing program. Upon leaving the Champaign Police Department, Mr. Gnagey became the Vice President of Operations for the National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA), followed by taking the lead as the Executive Director. During his tenure as Executive Director of the NTOA, Mr. Gnagey significantly advanced the organization through superb fiscal management and growth. He also advanced the NTOA into interaction with federal agencies and was an advisor on tactical operations to the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and the National Institute of Justice. Mr. Gnagey also consults to Tier-Tech International, Inc. Mr. Gnagey holds a Master of Education degree, a Bachelor of Education degree, is a graduate of Session 132, FBINA, is a graduate of the Senior Police Management Institute, and holds an active Top Secret clearance. John is also a Vietnam-Era veteran, USMC.
Mr. Edmundo L. Guevara is a highly accomplished Federal Law Enforcement leader and private International Security Executive with a unique combination of experiences across the industries. A twenty-five year veteran of the F.B.I., Mr. Guevara achieved significant fame for his investigations into Organized Crime, resulting in his assignment to the prestigious President’s Commission on Organized Crime and, later, to his assignment as head of the Organized Crime Unit within the Bureau. Following an assignment as the Legal Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, and due to his professionalism and experience, Mr. Guevara rose through the ranks to the Senior Executive Service level, finishing his career as the SAC for the El Paso, TX, office. Following his retirement from the F.B.I. and the tragedy of 9/11, Mr, Guevara was hired by the Department of Homeland Security to establish the TSA operation from the ground up at Miami International Airport. Mr. Guevara then contracted to the U.S. Department of State as a Senior International Governance Consultant in Baghdad, Iraq, assisting greatly in the development of the senior leadership of the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior. Following his State Department service, Mr. Guevara became the VP of Global Security for Chiquita Brands International. Mr. Guevara holds a Master of Arts Degree from Adelphi University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from CUNY.
Eduardo Jany is a Director of Security Operations for Bloomberg, LP, in the Americas and is responsible for protection of person and assets at more than eighty locations. He has extensive security experience, providing consulting and engaging in operations in support of major events, with an emphasis on the nation of Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Ed is a native of Brazil, having emigrated to the U.S. as a child, and he is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish. Ed is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard, retiring with 33 years of combined duty. Ed is also a retired senior executive from a metropolitan police agency in the Pacific Northwest, where he trained and attained the rank of Captain. With extensive leadership and special operations service, Ed’s knowledge of law enforcement operations is highly developed and he has been a valuable resource to many agencies and governmental entities. Ed completed four years of undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Ed was a 2014 Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and also completed the Kennedy School’s National and International Security Senior Executive Program.
Don Kester is a law enforcement professional with extensive leadership and problem solving experience. A retired Commander with the Pima County Sheriff’s Office, Tucson, Arizona, Don worked for over 23 years at all levels of leadership and training. He has served as a Division Commander for the Criminal Investigation Division, the Support Operations Division, and the Staff Services Division. He was a Watch Commander and a Field Supervisor in various activities within the Sheriff’s Office. He has extensive S.W.A.T. experience, is a recognized expert in Tactical Operations and Leadership, and is a published author on tactical and leadership subjects. He is a past elected Board member for the National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA) and is currently the Director of Training. He is a graduate of Session 253 of the FBI National Academy, holds a Less-Lethal Expert certification from Pennsylvania State University, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Arizona.
Brad Kingston is a highly experienced unit leader, project manager and Operations/Intelligence professional. Currently a Security and Risk Manager for a large global contracting entity, Brad conducts investigations and risk assessments into the viability and efficacy of supply chains and organizational linking at domestic and foreign levels. He has conducted security, vulnerability and threat assessments for facilities, embassies, and in combat zones throughout the world. A decorated combat veteran, Brad is a retired Army Special Forces Sergeant Major, with extensive operational and strategic-level Intelligence/Operations experience. A Honor Graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeant Majors Academy, his specialties include Red Cell Analysis, Collection Management, and use of Analyst Notebook, Arch GIS, and Falconview. He is ASOT Level II qualified and holds a TS Clearance. Brad holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, a Master’s Degree in Computer Resource Management, and is certified in the Reid technique of advanced interviewing and interrogation.
Dr. Dave Klinger is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. A former Police Officer for the City of Los Angeles, California, and Redmond, Washington, Dr. Klinger is an international expert in the Use of Force and the training/education of police officers in this critical area. With over 75 peer-reviwed and published articles, books, research papers and reports, Dr. Klinger brings significant academic prowess to our team. His research work for the Seattle Police Department, the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the Police Foundation of Washington, D.C., combined with his first-hand street experience, provides a strong foundation and informs his educational efforts. Dr. Klinger is a regular on media panels in Use of Force cases. He has chaired numerous national committees on policing and has served as an advisor to the National Tactical Officer’s Association and the Texas Tactical Police Officer’s Association. Dr. Klinger’s book, Into the Kill Zone: A Cop’s Eye View of Deadly Force (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004) is a primary work on police use of deadly force.
Sergeant (retired) Mesa Police Department, Mesa, AZ; Lieutenant Colonel, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Utah Army National Guard. Bob was with Mesa Police Department from 1994 to 2015, and was assigned to the full-time SWAT team from 1996 until his retirement, serving as Operator, Assistant Team Leader, Team Leader and Tactical Team Training Coordinator. Bob participated in, planned, and led several hundred law enforcement tactical operations, including hostage situation resolutions. Bob has been a member of the U.S Army Reserves and Army National Guard since 1988 and a member of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) since 1998. He has served as a Special Forces Detachment Commander, Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer, and is currently the Operations Officer for the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Bob has served several combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as other countries in support of the Global War on Terror. He is an instructor for the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course and a graduate of an eight-week highly specialized school for the Commander-in-Chief’s In Extremis Force. Bob is a sought after tactical trainer and serves as an advisor and member to several tactical police officer associations. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Penn State and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers College.
Dan is well known throughout the US and international SOF community. A retired Lt Col with 31 years of service, he conceived, founded and served as first commander of two separate Special Operations Squadrons. His deployments span the First Gulf War to operations around the world since 9-11, and include Operation Gothic Serpent, popularly known as Black Hawk Down. Dan is a master HALO and pro-rated parachutist with 2400 jumps and a Guinness World Record holding BASE jumper - completing 201 jumps in 24 hours for charity. His final assignment was the Joint Special Operations Command Interagency and Allied Lead for Countering WMD. As an entrepreneur, he previously founded and successfully ran an educational services company, now consults internationally on a broad array of subjects, and is a motivational speaker and author.
Tommy W. Tunson is currently the Criminal Justice Department Chair at California Southern University in Irvine, California. Tommy has served over 35 years at all levels and assignments within Law Enforcement, culminating with service as a Chief of Police for 11 years before taking a position with the University. Tommy also served as an officer in the United States Army and Army Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police Branch. He is an expert in Emergency Management and related subject areas, and has taught Emergency Management at executive levels. His education includes Master of Public Administration, Juris Doctor, and Bachelor of Science degrees, and he is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Business Administration. Tommy has been a consultant in Leadership and Law Enforcement to numerous organizations.
Pete Walton is a highly experienced IT systems expert and project manager. Pete has worked extensively in both the private sector and in the U.S. Army. An experienced leader, Pete has served multiple combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, managing information systems for SOF units and Task Forces. Pete has designed communications nodes and networks for special applications in fulfillment of mission requirements. Currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Pete currently serves as the Director of Operations for the 505th Tactical Theater Signal Brigade. Pete holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the U.S Army Command and General Staff College.
Mr. Don West is an experienced Counter-Terrorism unit member and Business Leader. Mr. West started his career as a Security Team member with the Department of Energy, and then was selected, trained, and functioned as a member of a DOE Counter-Terrorism unit. During his service, he became a lead Firearms and Tactics Instructor, as well as a supervisor of other unit members. His training included working with numerous military and law enforcement special operations personnel. As a trainer, Mr. West has instructed U.S. and foreign military and police personnel. Upon completion of his 27-year career with the DOE, Mr. West moved into the Information Technology arena, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in IT and Computer Science, with an emphasis in web management and design. Mr. West moved specializes in the banking and financial institution sectors, building, implementing and managing multi-million dollar IT infrastructure in support of banking entities. Don is currently the Vice-President of IT and is an Executive Team member for a large financial institution in the Intermountain West. He is an expert in policy and procedure development for banking compliance, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Sabanes-Oxley, and FFIEC regulatory compliance acts.
Andy Wood is a highly experienced leader, project manager and engineer. Andy is currently the Regional Security Officer for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, responsible for surveying and monitoring security of National Critical Infrastructure Facilities in the Upper Colorado Region. Andy has also been employed as a Civil Engineer for the Bureau for over 25 years, as well as an Engineer in the private sector. He has successfully led many projects of great complexity to completion. Andy is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Utah Army National Guard. He has led military SOF units at both tactical and operational levels, including as a Company and Battalion Commander in the 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was the Site Security Team Leader for the U.S. Embassy in Libya when it reopened in 2012. Andy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.