Shelly J. Kozacek, MA


Shelly has always enjoyed assisting and helping others in their endeavors. With more than 10 years of government service and three years in the private sector, Shelly has always focused on mentoring in her career. During her security career, she has been responsible for many security-relevant duties and has a great understanding of security-relevant responsibilities. She enjoys assisting others in their journey and with their understanding of security.

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Key Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge and application of security requirements
  • Personnel security investigations
  • Developing and mentoring security professionals
  • Development and application of security education


  • BA – Administration of Justice (Salve Regina University)
  • MA – National Security with a concentration in Security and Intelligence (American Military University)

Security Certifications:

  • CDSE (Center for Development of Security Excellence) SPED Security Fundamentals Professional Certification
  • CDSE SPED Security Asset Protection Professional Certification

Personal Interests:

  • Running marathons (completed first marathon in October 2013)
  • Studying French