Alon Stivi is the CEO of Direct Measures International (DMI), a provider of security consultancy, tactical training, and protective services to the private and public sectors since 2000. He is a recognized authority on corporate security, dignitary protection, travel safety, counterterrorism, mass violence prevention, personal safety, and survival.
He is the founder of ACT Cert ® (Attack Countermeasures Training Certification) online learning university and the developer of the Mass Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival course, the only training program of its kind certified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Alon has been studying martial arts since the age of 9 and is the U.S. Master Instructor of the Hisardut – Israel Survival System™ – the only system in the world specifically developed to combat terrorism. He is a two-time World Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame inductee and World Full Contact Survival Fighting Champion Titleholder (1994).
Alon has emigrated to the U.S. from Israel after serving in an elite unit of the IDF. He is a combat veteran of the 1982 Lebanon War and has trained troops for combat in the areas of small unit tactics, airborne operations, close combat, and emergency medicine.
Alon has taught close combat tactics to the US Navy SEAL CQB Instructors and serves as an advisor and trainer to federal, state, and local government since 1998. He is a POST certified law enforcement instructor and has trains First Responders on his Terrorism Responder™ program.
Alon is also certified by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Dignitary Security/Protection and coordinated a broad spectrum of security programs and protective operations in 30+ countries. He has protected fortune 500 executives, elected officials, and dignitaries such as: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Warren Buffet, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Alon taught university-accredited workshops on violence management and is involved in research on school security since 1999. He has conducted multiple security audits and designed programs for schools, houses of worship, and hospitals in support of the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) from the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection.
Alon is the Founder and CEO of GoWare, Inc. a technology company that develops collaborative safety platforms combining security domain expertise and crowd sourcing with mobile and IoT access points to deliver real-time actionable information to improve public safety and response to critical incident.
Alon is also the Co-Founder of Safety 4 Students a 501 (c) (3) company dedicated to improving school security with technology and creating the model of the Safest School in America.
Alon is a member of FBI InfraGard®, the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS); is a Training Advisor for the International Association of Counter Terrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP) and a Board of Advisor member of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA) at the University of California Irvine (UCI). He currently serves as a Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) and a Reserve Deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD). He is also a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) course training provider for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD).
An experienced security professional and industry leader, Alon is a voice of common sense and a solution driven innovator. With his evidence-based, charismatic, and easy to understand style, Alon has empowered people from all walks of life through his security education and terrorism countermeasures training programs.
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