Background, Experience and Skills of BDIC Past and Current Speakers
Unparalleled skills, knowledge and experience is what you will hear from the BDIC speakers. From decorated special agents, law enforcement and military, we deliver a powerful, informative and life changing Blue Dragon Seminar Training Conference.
Past speaker, Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, retired U.S. Army Ranger and West Point psychology professor, is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, speaker and is one of the world’s foremost experts on human aggression and the roots of violent crime. Lt. Col. Grossman has combined his experiences to train those who must defend others to act valiantly, wisely and safely when violence is inevitable: www.grossmanacademy.com. He also teaches churches nationwide through his Sheepdog Training Conferences: http://www.sheepdogsafetytraining.com/.
Past speaker Tom Ziglar, proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. As CEO of Ziglar and key collaborator on his father’s 30th book, Born to Win, Tom Ziglar carries on the organization’s “profoundly simple” philosophy: “you can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.”
Retired Detective Sergeant Richard Morris left the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) in 2014, working with Gang Intelligence after nearly 36 years. Richard is currently a reserve Tarrant County deputy constable, EMT, a task force commander, and chaplain for the Line of Duty Death Task Force. Richard is a member of the FWPD's peer team and critical incident stress management and debriefing team. He is a member of the North Texas Crime Commission and a member of the North Texas Violent Gang Task Force. Richard is a 10th degree black belt in karate and one of the world's leading authorities on self-defense and the science of fighting on the street. Richard is an international keynote speaker, Ziglar Legacy Certified coach and trainer and a published author.
Ziglar Blue and The Bulletproof Heart – as a Ziglar Legacy Certified coach and trainer, Sergeant Richard Morris will teach law enforcement officers and first responders how to strengthen their self-image, build strong faith, family, work and community relationships.
Mark S. Jones, trial lawyer and assistant college professor, with expertise in criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law, and Section 1983 liability. Former chief deputy prosecutor, head of the Homicide Unit, Major Crime Division, head of the Criminal Division, county counselor, chief legal advisor to the prosecuting attorney, county sheriff, and the Department of Corrections in Jackson County, Missouri, BDIC co-founder/advisor.
Retired Sergeant Richard Valdemar, internationally known expert in MS-13, traditional and non-traditional gangs, author, Los Angeles County Sheriff Office detective retired, and Vietnam veteran.
Doug Schroeder, Hesston police chief, Hesston, Kansas, 2018 recipient of the U.S. Medal of Valor; 2017 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Valor, in recognition of his bravery and trained preparedness; awarded Wichita Crime Commission LEO Hero of the Year Award; Kansas Officer of the Year Kansas Rifle Association; Kansas Officer of the Year American Legion; National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Forty and Eight Veterans Organization; criminal justice instructor; President of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police
Colonel Jim Frawley, retired colonel-inspector general, United States Marine Corps, Fort Worth police officer and ISIS survivor. Col. Frawley will inform us of what threats are of greatest concern today and how to prepare for them.
Retired Garland Police Officer Greg Stevens, 2016 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Valor, in recognition of his bravery and trained preparedness, stopped two ISIS inspired terrorists before they could commit mass murder in Garland, Texas.
Retired FBI Special Agent Paul Vick, BDIC co-founder and managing member, former FBI supervisory special agent, former Wichita Police Department detective in Wichita, Kansas. Paul is a member of the Wichita Metro Crime Commission.
Dr. Jason Deselms, PhD, VA Suicide Prevention Program Supervisor and Coordinator for the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Clinical Psychologist, certified trainer for the American Association of Suicidology Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care (RRSR-PC) program, U.S. Army Reserves Medical Science Corps with the 1908th Medical Detachment Combat Stress Control Unit, recently returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. He has earned and maintains additional skill identifiers as an Aeromedical Psychologist and SERE Psychologist.
Steve Padin, retired 25-year decorated police veteran for the Buffalo, NY Police Department, lead firearms instructor, combat tactics instructor, former black belt instructor and international competitor in Tae-Kwon-Do; can include topics of Confront & Neutralize; Run-Hide-Fight; On Scene Crisis Tactical Planning; Emergency Plan/Drills; Basic First Aid.
Dawn Parsons, trial lawyer, is a partner at Shaffer Lombardo Shurin. Her case load includes defending police officers in Section 1983 Civil Rights lawsuits and malpractice defense. She spent over 23 years working for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. During her tenure as a prosecutor Ms. Parsons served as a division chief, tried over 90 jury trials and oversaw officer involved critical incidents grand jury investigations. She has spent over 20 years teaching and training police officers and attorneys.
Susan Hamilton, CEO OffBeat Business Media, program director OBBM Radio Dallas.