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Dr. Wilton Gleaton

Wilton Gleaton, PhD

Professor of Public Safety
Homeland Security Specialist
International Experience: Afghanistan, Iraq, USA

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Public Safety with specialization in Criminal Justice, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Arts, Homeland Security, American Military University, Charles Town, WV
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Doctoral Dissertation

  • A Quantitative Study of Relationships between Federal Firearm Licensees, Firearms, Purchaser Characteristics, and Time-to-Crime

Military Education, US Army

  • Advanced Infantry Training
  • Ranger Indoctrination Program
  • Army Marksmanship Unit Course
  • Warrior Leadership Course
  • Army Combatives Level 1
  • Reconnaissance/Surveillance Leadership Course
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft System-Raven Course
  • Maneuverer Senior Leader Course
  • U.S. Army Airborne School
  • U.S. Army Ranger School
  • Advance Breacher/Explosive Entry Course
  • Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course
  • U.S. Army Jumpmaster School
  • Small Arms Master Gunner Course
  • Resilience Training Assistant Course

Teaching Specializations

  • Public Safety
  • Homeland Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Military & Military Relations
  • Military Issues

Teaching & Training Experiences

  • Instructor, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Wilmington, NC
  • Instructor, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, South Carolina Army National Guard, Charleston, SC
  • Instructor, 75th Ranger Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, US Army, Fort Benning, GA
  • Reconnaissance Team Leader/Instructor, 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, US Army, Tikrit, Iraq

Professional Experiences

  • Industry Operation Investigator, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Wilmington, NC
  • Platoon Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, South Carolina Army National Guard, Charleston, SC
  • Military Advisor & Department of Defense Liaison, Army Wives, Season Five and Six, TV production, Charleston, SC
  • Ranger Assessment and Selection Program Squad Leader/Instructor, 75th Ranger Regiment Special Troops Battalion, US Army, Fort Benning, GA
  • Ranger Reconnaissance Team Leader, 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, GA

Recent Presentations

  • Firearm Industry Seminar, Lenoir Community College, Lenoir, NC
  • Role of Auctioneers in the Firearm Industry, Auctioneer Association of NC, Greensboro, NC
  • Federal Explosives Licensee Seminar, Alamance Community College, Graham, NC
  • Federal Firearms Licensee Seminar, Alamance Community College, Graham, NC
  • ATF Roles & Interagency Cooperation Seminar, Law Enforcement Officers, New Hanover County Sheriff's Department & Wilmington Police Department, Wilmington, NC

Community Service

  • Pi Kappa Alpha, Iota Psi Risk Awareness Chapter Advisor, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • Swamp Rox Ranger Ride, GallantFew,  Charleston, SC

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Criminal Justice Association
  • National Guard Association of South Carolina