Mike Talbert has over 55 years of experience in public safety. He spent over 18 years as a volunteer firefighter/EMT with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department while working as a federal law enforcement professional protecting the National Security Agency/Central Security Service/US Cyber Command missions. In October 2015, after 37 years, Mike retired as a Major, serving the last 8 years of his career as the NSA Police Technical Adviser for Emergency Response/Management.
Mike developed an extensive network by partnering with multiple federal, state and local police, fire, emergency management and force protection professionals during his career. He has served as a Principle Adviser/Planner for Special Events, Emergency Response/Management and Devolution and Continuity of Operations (COOP) initiatives for the NSA Police. Organizational liaison and member of the Agency’s Emergency Management Team, Enterprise Mission Assurance Continuity Working Group, Anti-terrorism/Force Protection Threat Working Group along with several pre/9 11 working groups addressing Crisis/Consequence planning and management, prevention and response to terrorism and emerging technologies in public safety.
Mike’s skills and knowledge involving the preparation, planning, training and exercise delivery addressing all-hazard incidents with a concentration on active assailant/mass causality incidents are sought after by organizations seeking to improve response and workforce education when confronted with an incident or event.
Mike is a certified FEMA 449 Instructor, Incident Command System, providing ICS 300 & 400 training to over 275 federal fire, police, emergency managers and mission continuity personnel. Trained with the Pennsylvania South Central Task Force to receive certification in Command and General Staff to address “all-hazards” emergency preparedness for Incident Management Teams.
Mike is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy 189th Session and a past recipient of the Commanders Award for Pubic Safety to the Fort Meade Community.