Henry Cisneros

Keynote speaker, Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday November 19, 2013 

Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and current chair of National Hispanic University’s advisory board, will be the keynote speaker at HAPCOA’s 40th Anniversary Training Symposium in San Antonio, Texas on November 19th.

Mr. Cisneros began his career serving three terms as a city council member before becoming the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas. In 1992, he was appointed by President Clinton to be the HUD secretary, where he was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments and with formulating policies that contributed to achieving the nation’s highest-ever home ownership rate. 



Tuesday November 19, 2013 

Lieutenant General (LTG) Ricardo S. Sanchez is a native of Rio Grande City, Texas.  As a distinguished military Graduate of Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas, he was commissioned a second lieutenant of armor in the Regular Army in 1973.  His initial assignment was to the 4th Battalion (Light Airborne), 68th Armor, 82nd Airborne Division, where he served as platoon leader, company executive officer, and assistant logistics officer and operations officer.  

LTG Sanchez’ professional education includes attending the Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and history from Texas A&I University and a Masters degree in operations research and systems analysis engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

During LTG Sanchez’ service career in the US Army he assumed many senior level command positions which included overseas combat deployments in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Kuwait and Iraq.  He also served as a senior investigator for the Office of Inspector General in Washington, DC. 

In December 1999, LTG Sanchez assumed duties as Commander, Multi-National Brigade (East), KFOR, Kosovo.  LTG Sanchez was then selected to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations at Headquarters, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army in Wiesbaden, Germany.

On July 10, 2001, LTG Sanchez became Commanding General of the 1st Armored Division, America’s Tank Division, in Wiesaden, Germany, and held that position for nearly two years, to include deploying the division to combat for Operation Iraqi Freedom I in April and May 2003. 

On June 14, 2003, following his promotion to Lieutenant General, he assumed command in Baghdad, Iraq, of the Army’s Fifth Corps and simultaneously, became the Commander of Combined joint Task Force 7, responsible for one of the largest combat forces deployed in US Military History.

He then returned to Germany where he continued as Commanding General, V Corps until September 6, 2004. He was the longest serving Corps Commander in V Corp history.  

LTG Sanchez retired on 1 November 2006 after 33 years of distinguished service.

His awards and badges include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device and oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with 2 service stars, the Southwest Asia Campaign Medal, the Liberation of Kuwait Medals (Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), the NATO Medal and the Master Parachutist Badge.


Dr. Jeffery Addicott on Domestic Terrorism

Tuesday November 19, 2013

Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, ret) Jeffrey F. Addicott is a full Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas.  An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for twenty years, Professor Addicott spent a quarter of his career as the senior legal advisor to the United States Army’s Special Forces.  As an internationally recognized authority on national security law Professor Addicott not only lectures and participates in professional and academic organizations both in the United States and abroad (over 600), but he also testifies before Congress on a variety of legal issues.  He is also a frequent contributor to national and international news media outlets to include FOX NEWS Channel, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, New York TimesWashington PostWall Street JournalUSA Today, etc. (over 3,000).  Professor Addicott is a prolific author, publishing over 40 books, articles, and monographs on a variety of legal topics.  Addicott’s most recent book (2011) is entitled:  Terrorism Law: Cases, Materials, Comments, 6th edition.  

Among his many contributions to the field, Professor Addicott pioneered the teaching of law of war and human rights courses to the militaries of numerous nascent democracies in Eastern Europe and Latin America.  For these efforts he was awarded the Legion of Merit, named the “Army Judge Advocate of the Year,” and honored as a co-recipient of the American Bar Association’s Hodson Award.  Addicott has served in senior legal positions in Germany, Korea, Panama, and throughout the United States.  Professor Addicott holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He also received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School, where he was the Deputy Director of the International & Operational Law Division, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Alabama School of Law.  Apart from teaching a variety of courses at the law school to include National Security Law and Terrorism Law, Dr. Addicott served as the Associate Dean for Administration at St. Mary's University School of Law (2006-2007).  Dr. Addicott was the 2007 recipient of “St. Mary’s University School of Law Distinguished Faculty Award.”

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Amy Herman and the Art of Perception

Wednesday November 20, 2013

Read the Smithsonian Article The Art of Perception is a professional development program that provides training for leaders in law enforcement to enhance their observation, perception, and communication skills by learning to analyze works of art. In this highly participatory workshop, individuals revisit both the application of their perception skills and the ability to communicate concisely and effectively in a variety of law enforcement contexts. The interactive program has been specifically designed to address the role of perception and observation in analysis, surveillance and investigation, as well as the importance of precise articulation in exchanges of critical information. Art and photography are also used as tools to reconsider assumptions, preconceived bias, and related ethical issues encountered by law enforcement professionals in their practice. 

As an attorney and art historian, Amy Herman conducts The Art of Perception for law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels around the country. The program began with the New York City Police Department (Crime Scene Investigation, Hostage Negotiation, Intelligence, Homicide Detectives) and over the last decade has expanded to many different agencies involved in investigative, prosecutorial, analytical, and intelligence work, all of which seek to improve the observation and communication skills of their personnel. Participants include the FBI ((Surveillance, CIRG, Behavioral Analysis), the CIA, the Department of Justice, the New York Country District Attorney, and the New York State Prosecutors Training Institute.


T. Casey Fleming - Economic Espionage: America's Biggest Threat

Thursday November 21, 2013

Mr. Fleming is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackOps Partners. He is regarded as a leading expert in Intellectual Property and trade secret protection and the mitigation of economic espionage. He leads BlackOps Partners and serves its clients with cutting-edge vision, strategy and execution in protecting enterprise’s most valued assets in today’s advanced threat environment.

Mr. Fleming also serves as Chairman of the Economic Espionage SIG for InfraGard, a Federal Bureau of Investigation program. Prior to BlackOps, Mr. Fleming served as Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Partners, an intelligence, security and enterprise risk management firm working with the Fortune 500.   

Previously, Mr. Fleming served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Good Technology, a mobile software and security company and Executive Vice President of SevenSpace, a managed critical application and security services company.  He previously served as Managing Director of high-growth Fortune 500 management consulting organizations for both Deloitte Consulting and IBM Global Services.  Earlier in his career, he served in senior management positions with Oracle and IBM Corporation.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association as well as several emerging technology companies.  Additionally, he serves as executive advisor to Blackmore Partners, a private equity consultancy.  Mr. Fleming regularly contributes his time to non-profits dedicated to children’s causes and has served as a member of The White House Office of Presidential Advance.  

Mr. Fleming earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.  He  has served in executive programs with Harvard Business School and The Wharton School.


Dr. James Reilly on Leadership

Thursday, November 21 from 9am to 10:30am.

Former NASA astronaut and exploration geologist, Dr. James (Jim) F. Reilly, currently serves as Associate Vice President and Dean Science and Technology Development for American Public University System (APUS). 

Former Astronaut and APUS Dean Dr. James Reilly will speak at the 40th Annual Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association National Training Symposium on the topic of Leadership. 

Reilly was selected as a member of the 15th National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut class in 1995. During his tenure at NASA, Reilly flew three shuttle missions, STS-89 in 1998, STS-104 in 2001 and STS-117 in 2007.  Reilly has logged more than 850 hours of time in space and has conducted five spacewalks for a total of 31 hours of extra-vehicular activity (EVA) time. 


  • Reilly received his Bachelor Science degree (1977),
  • Master of Science degree (1985)
  • PhD in Geosciences (1995) from the University of Texas at Dallas.



Major General David C. Garza (retired) - Closing Comments

Thursday November 21, 2013

Major General David C. Garza was born in Los Fresnos, Tx. and began his career in the United States Air Force in 1969 as a Heavy Equipment Engineer.  In 1971 after his engineer skills training he deployed to the Republic of South Vietnam for a 19 month tour of duty.  He returned to the United States in September 1971 and in 1973 he completed his Air Force career as a Sergeant and received an Honorable Discharge.  He then attended Texas A&M University and in 1977 graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  In 1978 he returned to military service in the United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry and subsequently earned a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Rhode Island.  Major General Garza has served with distinction in worldwide assignments as a Commander, Director, and Staff Officer during a 34 year career.  Some of his service highlights include:

1990-1991:  Combat duty in Gulf War I in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

1994-1997:  Counter Drug Planner and Crisis Action Officer at Joint Task Force Six, El Paso, Tx.

1997-1999:  Battalion Commander, 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 29 Palms, Ca.

2000-2002:  Plans Chief, Headquarters Marine Corps, at Pentagon during 9/11 terrorist attacks on America.  

2002-2004:  Regimental Commander, 6th Marine Infantry Regiment at Camp Lejeune, NC.  Deployed to Afghanistan as Commander for Regional Command East and conducted counter insurgency operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  

2007:  Director responsible for organizing the team and drafting the guidance for the Marine Corps 2025 Strategic Vision Group.

2008:  Deputy Commanding General, Tampa, Fl. overseeing Marine Forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa.

2008-2010:  Chief of Staff for United States Southern Command, Miami, Fl. responsible for overseeing a collaborative approach to bring together international, inter-agency, and private entities in forging partnerships across Central and South America and the Caribbean.

2010-2011:  Director of Joint Operations for International Joint Command, Kabul, Afghanistan responsible for directing and coordinating the major elements of the campaign plan across Afghanistan.

2011-2012:  Inspector General of the Marine Corps enabling the operational readiness and institutional integrity of the Marine Corps.        
Oct 2012:  Retired from active service after a total of 38 years in uniform and is now living in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife Carrie and their two Golden Retrievers. 

Major General Garza’s personal Awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (3d award), Bronze Star (2d award), and Combat Action Ribbon.