Doug Collier

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Education / United States Army
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Doug graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 1992. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Military Police Corps.  After graduating from the Officer Basic Course at Ft. McClellan, AL, he was assigned as a platoon leader assigned to the 555th Military Police Company - Ft. Lee, VA.  While assigned in this position, Doug deployed to both Panama (1993-1994) and Haiti (1994). Next, Doug assumed command of the Headquarters, Headquarters Company (HHC) of the 49th Special Troops Battalion, also at Ft. Lee.  In this assignment, he was also designated as the Battalion S-1 (Adjutant). After completing the Military Police Officer Advanced Course at Ft. McClellan, AL, Doug was assigned as a Small Group Leader / Instructor, teaching the Officer Basic Course to newly commissioned lieutenants.

In October 1996, Doug was selected to travel to Kuwait to work for the U.S. Ambassador as a "Force Protection Officer" in the region after the terrorist bombing of Khobar Towers in neighboring Saudi Arabia.  Doug spent six months traveling to the various US Army and Air Force bases and outposts throughout Kuwait, ensuring that all measures were being taken to protect our service men and women from further terrorist attacks.  Doug worked with components from all branches of the United States Military, as well as the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

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Shortly after returning from Kuwait, Doug was offered an appointment as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After graduating from the FBI Academy in January 1998, Doug was assigned to the Atlanta Field Office, where he worked mostly violent street gangs and drug related matters. He was also an Operator on the Atlanta SWAT Team (Enhanced).  In October 2007, Doug accepted a promotion and became a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.  Doug was assigned as a Tactical Instructor at the Practical Applications Unit in Hogan's Alley.  Over the course of this 8 year assignment, Doug was responsible for providing tactical training to approximately 7,000 Special Agents.  In addition to his role with training New Agent Trainees, Doug also traveled, both domestically and internationally, in support of the Law Enforcement Training for Safety & Survival (LETSS) Program, teaching street survival schools to law enforcement professionals.  In early 2013, in response to the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, Doug was part of the initial coordination team that partnered with the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) program out of Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.  This collaboration led to FBI Tactical Instructors providing active shooter training to law enforcement professionals across the United States.  In June 2015, Doug was assigned to work violent crime investigations in the Columbia Field Office.  From June 2015 until his retirement in August 2020, Doug investigated a variety of violent crime matters, including bank robberies, car jackings, kidnappings, and fugitive matters.  Listed below are some of Doug's instructor certifications and awards:

  • FBI Firearms Instructor

  • FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor

  • FBI Tactical Instructor 

  • FBI Tactical Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (TEVOC) Instructor

  • FBI Advanced Instructor

  • FBI Master Police Instructor

  • ALERRT Active Shooter Instructor (Level 1 & 2)

  • ALERRT Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event (CRASE) Instructor

  • NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor

  • FBI SWAT Certified

  • Certified Firearms Specialist

  • USCCA Certified Instructor

  • USCCA Range Safety Officer

  • USCCA Training Counselor

  • Master TASER Self-Defense Instructor (Civilian)