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[Podcast] Discover the Power of Teamwork and Accountability

About This Episode

In this episode, you will learn to:

  • Enhance decision-making skills by exploring real-life leadership challenges in the Leadership Crucible Podcast.

  • Uncover the true history of the Miami firefight and FBI's pivotal role in this monumental event.

  • Discover the power of teamwork and training in high-stress situations and how it can make all the difference.

  • Explore the profound impact of pivotal moments and how they shape the course of history.

  • Learn about the importance of accountability and integrity in effective leadership and its influence on team success.

Meet Ed Mireles

Ed Mireles is a retired FBI Agent with 25 years of service. He served in WDC, three tours in Miami, Omaha, Tucson and two tours at the FBI Academy at Quantico. He worked in a variety of areas in Program Management, as a Supervisor, Classified Government Programs, General and Violent Crime Investigations, Organized Crime (OC) Investigations, Narcotics Investigations, Undercover Operations, Southwest Border Initiative, Crime Scene Investigations, Interviewing & Interrogation, Counter-Terrorism/ CT bombing investigations, Threat Assessment, Data Collection, Reporting of Criminal & Security Incidents, Firearms Training and Street Survival Training. Mireles has over 15 years of undercover (UC) experience having worked scores of high-risk UC cases.

He has been involved in two deadly force confrontations and has been wounded twice. He was selected as the 1986 National Police Officer of the Year; the recipient of the US Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Heroism and the FBI Medal of Valor. Mireles is a subject matter expert in general law enforcement matters and in police deadly force incidents. He served as a law enforcement professional for four years in Iraq where he assisted the DOD and DOS with Program Management, Classified Government Programs, Counter Insurgency (COIN) Counter-Terrorism (CT), Counter Improvised Explosives Device (CIED), Intelligence & Threat Analysis, Data Collection/Data Exploitation (Foreign Fighter Flow), External Relationships with Alliance Partners (NATO), Force Protection, Physical Security, Training and Mentoring Iraqi Police.

Ed also did training and mentoring for one year in Mexico and one in Belize. He served for four years in the United States Marines between 1971 and 1975.

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