About Bernardo C., CPP
With over 16 years of operational experience, Bernardo is a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of Counter Terrorism (CT) and security best practices. His expertise covers high-risk police tactics, special operations (SOF), dignitary protection (CP) and close quarters battle (CQB).
Bernardo recently retired from active duty in a Special Operations unit of the Border Police, focusing on direct action and low visibility operations. He has served as a Federal Air Marshall, Personal Bodyguard to the Chief of Staff (IDF), Combat instructor and Counter Assault Team member to the Israeli Dignitary Protection Unit.
Between direct action missions in the IDF, Border Police, aviation security, dignitary protection assignments and other deployments on behalf of the Israeli Security Establishment, he has hundreds of operational missions in his background.
For more than 10 years Bernardo mentored youth as the founder and director of Team of Warriors, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping minorities and at-risk youth, unlocking their leadership potential through excellence in military service.
In 2021 Bernardo joined the Tactical Fitness Team, an Austin, TX based company as Director of Operations and head of the Law Enforcement and Close Protection consulting department. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International as well as a Certified Active Shooter Response Instructor with the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT). Bernardo holds a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism studies from Reichman University in Israel.