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Arnaldo Claudio

SES (Retired)

Arnaldo Claudio

Mr. Arnaldo Claudio is a retired Army Colonel and a native of Santurce, Puerto Rico. He attended the University of Puerto Rico and was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. During his 30 years of military service, he held numerous sensitive positions culminating as Chief of Staff and Chief of Police, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR) and U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW). Some of his most prominent assignments included: Chief Security Operations for Pope John Paul II; Special Forces/Police Advisor for Presidential Hostage Rescue Forces, Colombian Armed Forces; White House Senior Drug Control Analyst Central America/Caribbean, Office of the National Drug Control Policy; Joint Staff Interagency representative in the development of the Government of Panama National Security Strategy; Provost Marshal/Chief of Police Multinational Coalition Forces and XVIII Airborne Corps, Iraq. Upon retirement, he served as the Executive Director, Office of Information Technology, Oversight and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. On 6 June 2014, Mr. Claudio was confirmed by the Federal District Judge in Puerto Rico as the Federal Police Monitor for the Puerto Rico Police Reform. On January 2021 Mr. Claudio was selected to join Task Force 1-6 to conduct an assessment; ordered by the Speaker of the House on the attack to the US Capitol on 6 January 2021. Mr. Claudio is presently a Senior Security Consultant for various high level security programs.

Mr. Claudio also earned a Master of Science Degree in Education from Jacksonville State University and is a graduate of the Inter-American Defense College where he completed a thesis titled, “The United Sates National Drug Control Strategy and its Impact on Latin America.” Mr. Claudio’s other significant publications include: Peru, Sendero Luminoso and the Narco Trafficking Alliance, Bolivian Armed Forces, and the War on Drugs, Training Foreign Police Forces: Assisting El Salvador in its Transitions to Peace. His most recent publication was published by the “Revista Juridica” of Puerto Rico, Inter-American University, an abstract of his Doctoral dissertation titled “Communications Gaps in the Interagency: Let’s Chatter Better” Mr. Claudio is also a graduate of the FBI’s Citizen’s Academy, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Joint Staff Senior level Counterterrorism School.

Mr. Claudio’s significant military and civilian awards include the US Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, U.S. Army Combat Action Badge, U.S. Army Airborne Badge, U.S. Army Air Assault Badge, Republic of Colombia - Military Order of Merit Award (Jose Maria de Cordova), United States Capitol Police Distinguished Service Medal and the Civilian Joint Service Achievement and Joint Service Meritorious Medal.