Michael A. Sheehan

Michael A. Sheehan is a former Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Law and Security, security consultant, and author of the recently published Crush the Cell (Crown, 2008). He has had a distinguished and uniquely varied career in public service for over 30 years. He is best known for his work in counterterrorism, peacekeeping and laws enforcement operations. Sheehan was the Deputy Commissioner of Counterterrorism at the NYPD from 2003 to 2006. Prior to this he was the Assistant Secretary General in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the UN , where he was responsible for mission support to UN military and police peacekeeping forces around the world. In the late 1990s, Sheehan served as the Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Organizations. Sheehan served at the White House under three National Security Advisors and two Presidents (George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton). Sheehan is a retired LTC of the U.S. Army Special Forces and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge among other decorations for his service in the Army. He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and M.A. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.


The Homegrown Threat, March 8th, 2010

Contractors and National Security, March 29th, 2010