For media inquiries or to schedule a book signing event/speaking engagement contact:
Dave Shearman: firstname.lastname@example.org
JT Taman: JT@outsidethewireinblue.com
James “JT” Taman
JT Taman is a 21-year veteran Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Department of Homeland Security. He started his law enforcement career with the St. Petersburg Police Department in Florida where his son Jay is currently an Officer patrolling the same zone that he did 37 years ago.
He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in criminology from the University of South Florida, and is a graduate of the U.S Army Counter-insurgency Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has received numerous commendations, including Special Agent of the Year, U.S. Customs Service Commissioner’s Unit Citation, United States Department of Justice, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section Commendation, Department of Homeland Security Special Service Award-Iraq, Homeland Security Special Response Team Unit Citation for operations conducted in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and in July of 2015 he received the United States Secretary of Defense’s Defense of Freedom Medal for Valor in Afghanistan.
David Shearman is a 35-year law enforcement, military, and private sector veteran whose distinguished career has taken him around the world on a variety of missions, assignments, and covert operations. His law enforcement experience is as expansive, broad, and diverse as his worldwide travels. He has worked for federal, county, large municipal, and university agencies. Beginning as a CRASH Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, a Deputy Sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, a Federal Air Marshal, the founding Chief of Police for a university police department, and a Security Protective Specialist and Agent in Charge of High Threat Protection for the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, where he commanded U.S. Diplomatic Motorcades throughout Iraq. His Dignitary Protection experience spans the globe as he commanded missions in Europe, the Middle East, South America, the Far East, and North America. His military experience spans over twenty years with service as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps and a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. When he is not traveling around the globe, Dave is a columnist for The Leavenworth Times newspaper under the column name “Viper One Six”, which was his military call sign in Afghanistan.