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PRESIDENT / SENIOR INSTRUCTOR
Tom Patire

Tom Patire is the founder and President of the International Training Commission better known as ITC®.
Having spent nearly 30 years perfecting his skills in personal protection, Tom began at an early age as a student of the martial arts, which has been a key to his success in many aspects of his life. Tom is also the creator of CDT® Control and Restraint System and LRT®  - Last Resort Tactics®.

Tom graduated from William Paterson University with a BA Degree in Human Movements and Science. He then spent many years as a personal bodyguard to a celebrity list of entertainers, sports figures, politicians and corporate executives. He has worked for celebrities and V.I.P.'s such as Rupert Murdoch, Chris Rock, Michael Jackson, Chuck Norris, Mike Myers, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Phil Collins, Janet Reno and Sting – just to name a few. He has also headed the protective detail for Music Cares, The Grammy Awards, NFL and NBA events. Tom holds certifications from state and federal governments as a highly regarded defensive tactics instructor, working with many local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as specialized response groups.

As the leading expert in personal safety and the most publicized bodyguard in the world Tom appears on many television shows such as Montel, Rachael Ray, Geraldo At Large, Fox News, Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, CNN News, A & E, MSNBC and Inside Edition. He also will be hosting the upcoming reality show entitles Protect ME If YOU Can! Additionally Tom has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Black Belt, Counter Terrorism, SWAT, The Wall Street Journal and many others. Tom currently has a top selling safety book entitle “Tom Patire's Personal Protection Handbook, a how-to guide to absolutely everything you need to know to keep yourself, your family and your assets safe” published by Three Rivers/Random House and is available at all major book stores. Tom remains very active and visible in the E.P. profession, today as the owner and president of State of the Art Security Agency®, a well known and respected international executive protection.