Cary Ingram is senior trainer for hostile environments and personal safety of Global Journalist Security. Cary is a certified Krav Maga Black Belt Level 6 instructor and expert in close-quarter self-defense systems, an alumnus of Columbia University’s graduate School of International and Public Affairs, and a former U.S. Army soldier. Cary served as a U.S. Army Team Leader for tactical operations in various theatres including the Balkans, where he also worked closely with international nongovernmental groups and multilateral organizations to implement reconstruction and stabilization operations. He is a former consultant to the U.N. Office of the Secretary General on the U.N. Global Compact encouraging companies to embrace socially sustainable business practices concerning human rights, labor, environmental, and anti-corruption values. He is an expert instructor in personal security tactics and advanced self-defense skills against various unarmed and armed threats ranging from firearms to edged and impact weapons. Cary has trained officials from government agencies including military and law enforcement personnel, and personnel from nongovernmental organizations. At GJS, Cary focuses on journalist and NGO worker personal safety training including effective, non-striking self-defense measures such as release holds and physical escape techniques, security awareness and avoidance methods, and risk reduction practices in high-risk environments.