November Chapter Meeting

Date of Meeting: November 20, 2017
Start Time of Meeting: 11:00 AM
End Time of Meeting: 1:30 PM

City of Gardena-Transit Center
13900 Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90247

Parking Info: Free parking at location

Lunch Provided: Please click here to RSVP if you would like lunch. *Please let us know your dietary restrictions/allergies.

Topic: Terrorism and Mass Violence: Today and Tomorrow

Terrorism and mass violence share similar tactics, techniques and procedures, and today share every increasing regularity both at home and abroad. Understanding this threat, particularly the ways we can identify suspicious activity and pre-incident indicators, are crucial towards prevention and mitigation of the danger it poses. Hal will explore the threat, to include recent attacks, then look at suspicious activity indicators that everyone can understand and utilize for themselves, and for helping others also implement. More trained eyes and ears, and reporting of possible threats, means we have more opportunities to connect the dots before deadly attacks. In addition, new modes of attack such as drones, vehicle ramming and even cyber add to the number of things we must understand and be prepared to counter.

Speaker Bio: Hal Kempfer is a retired Marine LtCol and intelligence officer with a long history of civil-military and asymmetric threat intelligence support, and working Homeland Security issues across the spectrum of man-made and natural hazards. Founder and CEO of a consulting firm specializing in these fields (go to, Hal is also the “go-to” expert on terrorism and Homeland Security for KABC/ABC7 going back fifteen years and featured expert on NPR’s KPCC 89.3 FM radio.

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