Interview with Dave Shearman & James Taman

Dave Shearman Outside The Wire In Blue

Dave Shearman

author of "Outside The Wire In Blue"
James Taman Outside The Wire In Blue

James Taman

author of "Outside The Wire In Blue"
John A. Girardi

John A. Girardi

Co-Host & Partner at Girardi | Keese

Dave Shearman, author of "Outside The Wire In Blue"

Dave Shearman's Website

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.

The Book: "Outside The Wire In Blue"

ISBN: 1949042065

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“One of the most amazing and important books to come out of the Global War on Terrorism.” – Lt. Col David Grossman New York Times Best Selling Author of On Combat, On Killing & Assassination Generation.

In Outside the Wire in Blue, co-authors and American police officers, David Shearman and James ‘JT” Taman, dramatically reveal the highly successful but little-known DOD civilian law enforcement program born out of the 2006 campaign against the insurgency in Fallujah, Iraq. During this struggle, U.S. Army and Marine Corps leaders recognized that contemporary tactics and strategies were ineffective against an insurgency that acted more like thugs and criminals than a regular fighting force. The question that plagued these leaders was who within their arsenal of warriors understood the mindset of criminals. The solution was not found within the DOD, it was found in their brothers in blue – the American Police Officer.

James Taman, author of "Outside The Wire In Blue"

James Taman's Website

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.

The Book: "Outside The Wire In Blue"

ISBN: 1949042065

Get the book

“One of the most amazing and important books to come out of the Global War on Terrorism.” – Lt. Col David Grossman New York Times Best Selling Author of On Combat, On Killing & Assassination Generation.

In Outside the Wire in Blue, co-authors and American police officers, David Shearman and James ‘JT” Taman, dramatically reveal the highly successful but little-known DOD civilian law enforcement program born out of the 2006 campaign against the insurgency in Fallujah, Iraq. During this struggle, U.S. Army and Marine Corps leaders recognized that contemporary tactics and strategies were ineffective against an insurgency that acted more like thugs and criminals than a regular fighting force. The question that plagued these leaders was who within their arsenal of warriors understood the mindset of criminals. The solution was not found within the DOD, it was found in their brothers in blue – the American Police Officer.

John A. Girardi, Co-Host & Partner at Girardi | Keese

John A. Girardi's Website

John Girardi, Partner at Girardi Keese, is one of America's Finest Trial Lawyers and our Co-Host, as always, brings out the most important key elements to the success of today's guests. He and his firm have been dedicated to working hard and getting the best possible recovery for its clients. Girardi Keese's mission is to provide aggressive representation of individuals and businesses who have been injured in sous way, whether by physical harm, property damage, damage to business, or damage to economic interests. Girardi & Keese has two offices in California: Downtown Los Angeles and San Bernardino.