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  •  908 King Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA. 22314
  •  571-290-0260

Michael Wear
Chief of Staff

  • Michael Wear is the Chief of Staff of Kiernan Group Holdings, providing a broad range of organizational, operational, leadership, and training experience, following his retirement from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). He has dedicated over three decades to Public Safety including over 21 years of Military service.  Mr. Wear possesses a deep level of understanding of criminal/adversarial behavior and the assessment process to recognize and mitigate before escalation. Each task and set of responsibilities created relevant knowledge and insight to significantly contribute to his Community and Country.
  • Mr. Wear was the first MPD official on the scene of the Washington Navy Yard Active Shooter incident and he was a key part of the entry team in what was one of the most complex Active Shooter incidents of modern times. He participated in the After-Action Report (AAR), contributed to the updated response policy, and continues to provide expertise and lessons learned nationally from an awareness, preparedness, response, and recovery platform of experience to public and private organizations. As a Senior Training Specialist, he has presented materials to a wide range of audiences and venues, to include elementary – high school, university campuses, commercial business, police/military classroom, urban/rural environments, and outdoor complexes.
  • Mr. Wear has been actively involved in the planning and response to National Special Security Events (NSSE's); Civil Disturbances, and Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack (CCTA) planning. He has been both an active participant in and observer of large-scale exercises and drills. Mr. Wear possesses a deep level of understanding of criminal/adversarial behavior and the assessment process to recognize and mitigate before escalation. This expertise is a valuable component of the training and education services related to Active Threat Readiness (ATR) and Workplace Violence Prevention.
  • Mr. Wear utilizes his earned experience to create, develop, and implement organizational standards, policies, and procedures across the public and private sectors. Throughout his time in law enforcement, Mr. Wear completed numerous training programs, including Crisis Intervention and Enhanced Instructor training.