RICHARD KIRKLAND BOWDEN 16612 Sea Island ete Silver Spring, MD 20905 (301) 476-7533 • kirkbowden@aolcom Profile Key Skills Experience Results: Recognition & Awards Education Credentials Community Service & Activities Personal US Air Force Criminal Investigation Division–tour of duty September 1954. Highly motivated to leverage four years of achievement during MP career to provide dedicated service for Metropolitan Police Department District of Columbia from 1958-1962. This comprehensive field training; extensive experience in safety patrol, security details, undercover investigations and public-service activities led to a career with the US Marshal Service 1962 to 1987. Retired in 1987 as Supervisor Deputy US Marshal. Since 1991 to current performs duties as a District Security Officer with the US Marshal’s Office. – Law Enforcement & Public Safety – Crime Prevention – Counterterrorism Strategies – Emergency Planning & Response – Public Relations – Firearms Safety & Handling – Security/Surveillance Operations – Evidence Collection – Interviews & Interrogations – Criminal Investigations – Defensive Tactics – Crime Scene Management Began US Air Force experience at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX 1954, served at various locations throughout the world during four year tour of duty. A warded MP position of Criminal Investigator for 16 weeks. This catapulted an extensive career in law enforcement to include: dignitary escort security, fugitive investigation, judicial security, transportation of prisoners, seizing contrabands, witness security, Earned consistent commendations for devotion to duty with citations for excellence in job performance, upholding law and order, relating effectively with culturally diverse populations and protecting property and lives. Fulfilled a range of duties for both combat and peacekeeping missions. Gained proficiencies and experience in: investigations, report writing, felony traffic stops, search and seizures, criminal investigations and suspect interviewing/ fingerprinting/ processing. Selected for elite security details providing dignitary protection for visiting foreign officials, Presidential detail, members of Congress and other high-ranking judicial officials. Infiltrated illegal drug ring operating on base and civilian communities, participated in undercover surveillance and “sting” operation leading to the arrest, prosecution and incarceration of guilty parties. Assigned to protect James Meredith’s admission to University of MS in 1962. Detailed to Civil Rights cases in Birmingham and Selma, AL. Security detail for Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, 1963. Assigned to Security detail during the Martin Luther King Poor People’s March on DC in 1968. Provided supervision of the sequestered Watergate jury during trial of President Richard Nixon in 1975. During career with the US Marshal Service has supervised and participated in security for other high profile criminal and civil cases in the District of Columbia courts. US Marshal Service Outstanding Job Performance Award, US Marshal Service Community Service Award, US Marshal Volunteer Partners Award, LeMoyne Owen College Alumnus of the Year 200 7, Outstanding Service by EXPO – Douglass Bungalow and Crump Communities, District of Columbia, Ward 5 Public Service Award, Luke C. Moore Academy Outstanding Service Award, 2000 and 2001. LeMoyne Owen College- Memphis, TN Douglass High School – Memphis, TN High School Diploma, 6/1953 Completed US Marshal Training Academy 1964 Completed FBI Academy 1971 Board of Directors Luke C. Moore Academy, National Douglass Alumni Corporation, LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni, Connecting Link,(Arlington Chapter of The Links, Inc.), The Heritage Signature Choral, Allen AME Church Choir, NAACP, Northern VA Urban League, Tutor and Mentor DC Public Schools, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Married, Honorable Shirley Watkins Bowden 3 Children and 2 Grand Children C-1