Shane Bell is an international trainer and advisor for Global Journalist Security. Shane has been the security and medical advisor for international news organizations such as The New York Times and NHK of Japan, as well as various non-governmental organizations active in conflict areas. Prior to his civilian engagements, he served in the Elite Commando Unit of the Australian Armed Forces, where he qualified as Demolitions, Amphibious and Urban Operations Supervisor, and later joined the Munitions Clearance Program with the US Department of Defense in Iraq. He has spent nearly a decade in the Middle East region, and worked with prominent media correspondents in Libya, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Turkey during their coverage of recent conflicts. He also acts as an advisor for NGO companies under the US Department of State, and develops security management plans for its civilian missions in the region. His experience and training skills include Emergency First Responder, protection against improvised explosive devices, urban warfare, counterterrorism, hostage situations and civil unrest as well as first response in disaster areas.