Shawn J. VanDiver is a 12-year Navy veteran and Co-Director of the Truman National Security Project San Diego chapter. He serves as faculty at 3 universities and on several boards and committees for national and international homeland security, emergency management, critical infrastructure protection, human trafficking, and security professional organizations and writes for Inside Homeland Security magazine. He has been published in local, national, and international outlets, including the San Diego Union Tribune and The Daily Beast. Locally, he serves on the San Diego Lawyers Club Human Trafficking Task Force and the Veterans Democratic Club. He attended National University and the Naval Postgraduate School, earning degrees or certificates in Domestic Security Management, Homeland Security and Safety Engineering, and Information Systems Operations; he holds multiple certifications spanning the enterprise of safety, homeland security, corporate security, emergency management, and teaching. When not trying to change the world, he prefers to spend time with his 8-year-old son, Ryan, who is debating between careers as a pirate or ninja turtle.