Eugene J. "Gene" Squires
Government Affairs Advisor
Eugene J. “Gene” Squires is a founding Senior Partner of Squires & Fulcher, LLC a management consultant company incorporated June 15, 2005, in Georgia. He works with corporate-suite clients on crafting strategy and program execution for increasing shareholder growth or mission accomplishment.
Mr. Squires became Director of Government Affairs for the United States Bomb Technicians Association November 14, 2016. Mr. Squires is a retired EOD Soldier and President of the U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Association; member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators; and life member and Chairman, EOD Committee of the National Defense Industrial Association.
Dan Murphy served as a police officer in Bloomington Minnesota for 28 years. Murphy had a variety of roles within the organization including K-9 Handler and was on the cities Bomb Squad for 20 years. Murphy also served as the City of Bloomington’s Homeland Security Coordinator. In this role,
Murphy was instrumental in the area of School Safety, bringing about state legislation and training programs to make Minnesota Schools safer. Murphy also implemented the Mall of America Lockdown program, and many other programs and initiatives.
Murphy also served with the IABTI from 2000 to 2012 as Assistant and then Region 3 Director. He was instrumental in K9 training and outreach within the association as well as various other programs and initiatives including the EOD Buyers Guide, which funds the IABTI Scholarship. Since 2012 Murphy has continued to serve the IABTI in various positions and is currently on the Board of Advisors. Since retiring in 2011, Murphy has remained active in the EOD Community and amongst other ventures, is Senior EOD Advisor for ICOR Technology.
Mr. Kevin Miles
Kevin G. Miles is a Lecturer at the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences, School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, Eastern Kentucky University. He has extensive experience in the field of improvised explosive devices and post-blast investigations. In 2013, Mr. Miles retired from the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 23 years as a Special Agent Bomb Technician. For the past 3 years, he has been· teaching pre-and post- blast investigation techniques as a government contractor to students from around the world. He is a 1989 graduate of the FBl's Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, AL. At that time, he was a member of the Tulsa, OK Police Department Bomb Squad. In 1990, after eight years as a police officer, he joined the FBI. He served in the Gallup, NM, Buffalo, NY and Los Angeles, CA Field Offices. While in Los Angeles, he was named the FBl's first officially assigned full-time bomb technician. He served in that capacity for more than 17 years.
As an FBI post blast investigator, Mr. Miles was part of the crime scene teams that processed the bombings at the World Trade Center in 1993, Oklahoma City Federal Building in 1995, TWA Flight 800 in 1996, Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia in 1996, Maldives AI-Queda Bombing in 2007, and hundreds of others. He has taught over 9,000 students from all over the world on the intricacies involved with bombing investigations.
Mr. Miles is a past Executive Director of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. He is the founder and lead instructor for the FBl's Large Vehicle Bomb Post Blast Investigation Class as well as the Combat Zone Post Blast Class. In this capacity he has travelled to 65 countries and 48 states. He has deployed to high threat areas such as Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and Pakistan (three times to the Federally Administered Tribal Area).
In 2000, Mr. Miles earned the title of FBI Master Police Instructor and in 2010 was named as an FBI Master Special Agent Bomb Technician. He has published numerous articles and research papers on the topics above and has received numerous awards from the FBI, local law enforcement organizations and the United States military for his service to the first responder community. Mr. Miles received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from The University of Tulsa in 1980. He received his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University in 2015. He is married with two grown children.