We have over fifty years of military, terrorism, security, corporate, computer, psychological, management, and business experiences from a wide variety of sources, academicians, and practitioners. The VonFrederick Group is known for its superb training, education, and consulting practices with corporations, institutions, businesses, law enforcement, governments and military, both at home and internationally. When training and education are being conducted, not only is emphasis placed on the physical aspects of terrorism, special training and education in psychological terrorism, organizational terrorism, and financial terrorism are given extreme priority, as these are often neglected in the realms of criminality and terrorism. These are the attributes that make The VonFrederick Group, the leader in training and education in these times of uncertainty.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of the training is available only to executives, managers and decision makers. Please take this into consideration when contacting The VonFrederick Group.
Dr. Lionel C. M. VonFrederick Rawlins
President and Chief Executive Officer
Doctor Lionel C. M. Von Frederick Rawlins is the President and founder of The VonFrederick Group, a Sacramento, California, based counter-terrorism and criminological organization. Rawlins has working experience in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and the Far East, in the capacity of a counter-terrorist and a criminologist. He has appeared on numerous television interviews and talk-radio, discussing homeland security and terrorism issues, as well as criminal profiling and criminal behavior. Prior to founding the VonFrederick Group, he has been an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Physics, Chemistry, and History. Rawlins has also lectured at Gakushuin University, in Tokyo, Japan. Rawlins served as a United States Marine. He was a Marine Corps Drill Instructor (DI) at Parris Island, South Carolina, an NCO Academy Instructor in Japan and an Officer Candidates School Instructor at Quantico, Virginia.
Doctor Rawlins also worked as the Executive Director of a (non-profit organization) facility that houses teenage female gang-bangers involved in drugs, prostitution and extremely violent crimes. He was the administrator of another facility for extremely violent adolescent boys with strong gang affiliations. He has been Head of Security for major private companies and is a consultant on school violence, doing work for one of the largest school districts in Sacramento. He has spoken, written and published extensively on the ritualistic crimes of Satanic cults (Publication entitled: Satanic cults and ritualistic crimes: Fact or fiction?) and on Genocide. His latest publications, “Indifference + Inaction = Genocide” can be found in the book, The Anatomy of Genocide: State Sponsored Mass Killings in the 21st Century, (Mellon Press, 2001), and “Is there a Correlation between Terrorism and Genocide” can be found in The Autopsy of Genocide (2005).
From his experience, Rawlins has observed CEOs and other senior executives struggle in the face of impending threats of domestic and international terrorism, and with the effects of crime and criminality on their organization’s assets. His training and educational background are definite assets to his counter-terrorism and criminological attributes.
You can reach him at Lionel@VonFrederick.com.
Clifford L. Stanley
Major General, US Marine Corps, retired. President, Scholarship America
Clifford L. Stanley, a retired major general, led a distinguished 33-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps before becoming the president of Scholarship America in July, 2004.
When Stanley graduated from college he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He embarked on a military life that was distinguished by consistent promotion and ongoing education. He became the Marine’s first-ever African-American regimental commander early in his career. Stanley was promoted to Colonel in 1990-well ahead of the Marine Corps’ normal schedule.
In 1994, Stanley was assigned to Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as Director of Manpower Plans and Policies, a position which made him the primary manpower advisor to the Commandant of the Corps. Two years later, he was named Director of Public Affairs for the Corps, where he became the public face and voice of the Marines and proved his ability to market and brand the organization. Stanley was then assigned as the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, CA, where he managed an annual budget of more than $100 million and was responsible for training more than 50,000 people each year.
In 2000, Stanley was named Deputy Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command at Quantico, VA, and while there he served a brief stint as Commanding General of the Marine Corps Base.
Upon retiring from the military in 2002, Stanley joined the University of Pennsylvania as Executive Vice President, and he worked directly with University President Judith Rodin until she announced her resignation shortly after he joined the school. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in education at the University of Pennsylvania.
Stanley graduated from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where he received his master’s degree in counseling with honors in 1977. He was awarded the honorary Doctor of Laws degree from South Carolina State University in 2002
His formal military education includes the Amphibious Warfare School in 1978, the Naval War College in 1983, Honor Graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College in 1984 and National War College in 1988.
He has received numerous military honors, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.
His affiliations include the White House Fellowship Association, where he served as a Special Assistant to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the McCormick Educational Foundation Board of Directors, and the United States Naval Institute Board of Directors. He also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Spalding University, as the District Chair for the Northern District of the Boy Scouts of America, and on the Board of Governors for the Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum in Philadelphia.
You can reach him at Cliff@VonFrederick.com.
Pat Bond McClane
Master Gunnery Sergeant, US Marine Corps, retired.
Pat recently left the Marine Corps as a Master Gunnery Sergeant with 30 years of continuous active duty. She is a highly decorated, proven leader and manager who shares not only time tested leadership experience from the World’s premier leadership school, but also basic skills to build solid teams, to lead a changing workforce. Pat’s training can be for a small group of individual’s who desire to hone their leadership skills to providing corporate policy makers with solid techniques for implementation.
Her greatest strength and passion lies in the area of equal opportunity. Her facilitated, interactive, small group, guided discussions on communicating across cultural differences, prevention of sexual harassment, discrimination’s impact on the workplace, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills, low-level conflict resolution, team building, and other topics that focus on workplace cohesion and teamwork, make for a better working environment and empower workers to become change agents.
Initially trained in the Corps as an administrator, Pat was instrumental in forming front line organizations to perform real world missions in overseas locations. Through these evolutions, she saw the impact of deployments on the deploying person and on the family. With Pat’s proactive training, deployments were difficult but manageable. She provides pre-deployment and post-deployment training for families that strengthen the bond that makes them successful.
Pat has published numerous articles on leadership and team building
You can reach her at Pat@VonFrederick.com.
George A. Torres, MBA
Retired Police Officer. Investigator and Consultant
George has multiple professional experiences, extensive training in investigation, supervision and communication and a formal education that includes a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Business Administration.
George retired from law enforcement after completing twenty years of distinguished service. His assignments included uniform patrol, training officer and detective, which included assignments in burglary, homicide-assaults, robbery, special services and narcotic units. He was consistently commended on outstanding performance in the field as a patrol officer, excellent investigations as a detective and writing exceptional reports. He has testified as an expert witness before grand juries and in Municipal and Superior Courts. His investigations have resulted in California case law, People v. Shaw and People v. Romo.
After his retirement George owned and operated GT Investigations and conducted investigations for private businesses and government agencies. Investigations included, but were not limited to, violations of civil torts and criminal laws, personnel issues, civil rights issues, sexual harassment and assaults and pre-employment backgrounds. His investigative experience includes skip tracing and the use of multiple databases to locate individuals and develop individual history.
As a consultant with Executive Information Service, George consulted with private businesses and public agencies regarding all aspects of risk management including internal security, loss control, theft, fraud, civil rights issues, emergency procedures and issues that could result in loss of assets or litigation.
As the Director of Visitor Management for a recreational park he created and managed the department. He recruited, trained and supervised personnel, established operation procedures, loss prevention programs and wrote the policy and procedure manual. He consulted with the V.P. of Operations regarding risk management and civil liability.
George gained valuable experience and knowledge supervising and training delinquent youth as a counselor and case manager. He has held positions of program director and executive administrator for juvenile treatment agencies and consulted with juvenile treatment organizations regarding operations, personnel training, risk management and civil liability.
His multiple professional and educational experiences resulted in an expertise in investigations, training and risk management.
You can reach him at George@VonFrederick.com.
Albert Globus, M.D.
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
You can reach him at Al@VonFrederick.com.
Retired Captain, French Military
Eric Chevreuil is a retired officer from the French Military. He retired after 18 years of service to seek new challenges in California.
He served the French Armored-Cavalry as a tank commander, tank platoon commander, tank company executive officer, and tank company commander within the French forces positioned in Germany.
He also served the French Intelligence directorate as a G2 reinforcement officer, as a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol commander (LRRP / Special operations), as a language instructor, and as a “crisis officer” for the French DOD.
Beside the former West Germany, his assignments took him to East Berlin, Africa, and in Asia within the United Nations.
Eric graduated from many French military academies, all the way up to Staff College. He has many military qualifications in Armored and mechanized warfare, airborne techniques, commando warfare, special operations, Intelligence, explosives, and languages. He was trained in NBC, gunnery, small arms, logistics, leadership, pedagogy, cultural awareness, geopolitics and crisis management.
Upon his arrival to California, Eric worked as an Information Systems Technician and network administrator for small and medium businesses. He is also a part time rafting guide and soccer coach.
Eric has been published many times in American and French military publications as well as local and national newspapers. His papers and essays cover everything from local, national and international politics, to military matters such as roadside bombs in Iraq, health matters such asbestos, computer security and automotive.
You can reach him at Eric@VonFrederick.com.