Victor McCollum

Training Program Manager

United States

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Victor McCollum
9124 Edmonston Court, Apartment 304, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770


Qualifications Profile

Dynamic, determined, and dedicated professional, with 30 years of experience in law enforcement, intelligence operations, information and services, and personnel training and leadership. Adept at overseeing various projects, with exceptional capability to advice, instruct, and develop the skills of each agent/officer. Armed with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, communication, and multitasking capabilities. Recognized as a hardworking, honest, and visionary team player, with proven effectiveness within competitive situations and challenging situations and challenging environments. Articulate communicator, with basic knowledge of the French language.

Professional Experience

Federal Bureau of Investigation (1992–Present)

Supervisory Special Agent, Global Training Unit | Washington, DC, USA ~ Jun 2013–Present
Render expert oversight to a multimillion-dollar law enforcement and security capacity building program to support a critical international law enforcement partner for modernization
Develop a comprehensive multi-year strategy applying the ‘plan, build, and sustain’ instructional philosophy to support international training programs
Design and implement an automated tool to enable the Project Management Teams to effectively oversee large-scale, long-term training and capacity building programs
Assume responsibility in generating and handling multimillion-dollar budgets for the capacity building projects
Facilitate class discussions to international law enforcement students at International Law Enforcement Academies

Career Highlights:

Initiated relevant international training programs and curriculum development to jumpstart learning and the training modernization process
Created a long term sustainable train-the-trainer adult learning based capacity building model
Pioneered the utilization and management of FBI human, financial, and physical resources to successfully evaluate, train, and build capacity for a global partner

Acting FBI Country Representative, International Corruption Unit | Port-au-Prince, Haiti ~ Nov 2012–Mar 2013

Initiated an internationally focused multi-organization corruption task force in an austere foreign land Provided extensive training to task force members in executing sophisticated anti-corruption techniques, such as human source development and utilization
Cultivated and sustained a network of US and Haitian counterparts to guarantee the successful operations of the International Contract Corruption Task Force (ICCTF)
Performed systematic analysis of all the complex challenges presented while operating in a foreign land with minimal infrastructure and extensive corruption
Demonstrated wide-ranging knowledge in the subtle dynamics of the US Embassy environment, which included ways on how the ICCTF could benefit the US mission
Effectively negotiated an alternative solution to a financial conflict between the US Embassy’s executive management and FBI headquarters; subsequently achieving thousands of dollars of savings to the FBI
Provided extensive training to task force members in executing sophisticated anti-corruption techniques, such as human source development and utilization

Career Highlight:

Led the successful establishment of a multi-agency, FBI-led ICCTF, responsible for effectively addressing all corruption surrounding multimillion-dollar international relief contracts in the aftermath of a massive earthquake in Haiti

Special Agent Surveillance Specialist, San Juan Division | San Juan, Puerto Rico ~ Feb 2011–Nov 2012 | Mar 2013–Jun 2013
Collected evidence collection of terror and criminal-related activities by serving in an undercover capacity

Career Highlight:

Significantly accomplished covert physical and electronic surveillance operations in full support of national security and major criminal investigations in diverse and volatile environments

FBI West African Representative, International Operations Division | Lagos, Nigeria ~ Aug 2009–Feb 2011
Functioned as the FBI director’s representative in all FBI concerns across six West African countries
Led terrorism, criminal, and bombing investigations, as well as numerous FBI and joint international operations
Provided expert leadership to results-driven FBI personnel, as well as numerous FBI training, investigative, and incident response teams deployed in the key assigned region
Efficiently facilitated law enforcement training and capacity-building initiatives to foreign law enforcement and security agencies
Presided over various executive-level briefings, meetings, and oral presentations to the US, Nigerian, and all other international officials
Initiated bombing and terrorism investigations, as well as numerous FBI and joint international operations
Developed and cultivated critical liaison relationships with all foreign law enforcement and security counterparts

Career Highlights:

Drove turnaround of the office from the worst performing overseas office to a top-performing FBI office in Africa and one of the top 10% FBI overseas offices
Consistently ensured mission success by establishing a clear vision for success and improvement, while creating achievable goals and objectives to the staff
Authored white papers encompassing various topics of interest disseminated to the FBI headquarters
Successfully made it possible for the office to receive the Investigative Excellence Award for the continent of Africa in 2010
Achieved substantial monetary incentive award for demonstrating outstanding performance to work
Received the FBI Investigative Excellence Award for showing excellent work performance in the continent of Africa in 2010
Obtained the FBI Incentive Award for excellent performance as a supervisor in 2009

Supervisory Special Agent, Counterterrorism Division | Washington, DC, USA ~ Aug 2005–Aug 2009

Directed the operations of a specialized FBI team in handling highly sensitive national security investigative projects
Maintained active partnership with other US law enforcement and security agencies on various international security concerns; as well as with the US intelligence community on international counterterrorism issues
Facilitated various security-related and counterterrorism training programs for FBI and other agency units
Authored and evaluated various FBI policies and procedures that impacted programs being managed

Career Highlights:
Earned the FBI Incentive Award for Outstanding Performance as a supervisor in 2009
Gained fast-track promotion to Senior Agency Representative by exemplifying exceptional work performance

Special Agent | Field Case Agent, Atlanta, GA, USA; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Houston, TX, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico ~ Jul 1992–Aug 2005
Expertly led numerous violent crime, white collar, and drug-trafficking criminal investigations; consequently received various FBI Investigative Excellence Incentive awards
Leveraged outstanding expertise in special weapons and tactics (SWAT), undercover operations, forensic evidence recovery, and covert surveillance

University of Phoenix | San Juan, Puerto Rico
Adjunct Faculty Member, College of Criminal Justice and Security ~ Feb 2015–Present – Apr 2012–Nov 2012
Expertly taught various criminal justice topics at the associate and bachelor-degree levels institution-wide


Earlier Career

United States Army, Hampton, VA, USA; South Korea; Washington, DC, USA
Intelligence Officer



Master of Science in Criminal Justice Management ~ Aug 2005
Graduated Top of Class
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor in Military Science
Graduated cum laude
Hampton University, Hampton, VA


Professional Development

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism Instructor
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Undercover Employee
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Surveillance Specialist
Evidence Recovery Specialist
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Operator

Training Courses

University of Phoenix Adjunct Faculty Certification Course
Cyber Crime Investigations
United States Department of State Foreign Service Institute Foreign Language School
Basic Cyber Crime Investigators Training


Professional Affiliations

International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) – Botswana
FBI National Academy Associates
National Organization of Blacks in Law Enforcement – NOBLE
International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) – Botswana
ASIS International
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Black Executives Network
Certified Business Consultants
Association of Management Consulting Firms
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.