About Don

Don Canestraro is a seasoned law enforcement professional with over 25 years of experience with the Drug Enforcement Administration.   Since retiring from the DEA at the end of 2012, Don has been training law enforcement officers in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean in surveillance, counter surveillance, investigations, major case management, surveillance detection and critical incident management. Don is certified by the United States Department of State to teach courses in Major Case Management, Interviewing Terrorist Suspects, Interdicting Terrorist Activities, Surveillance Detection, Critical Incident Management and Instructor Development.  Since 2012, Don has served as a volunteer Subject Matter Expert on Interrogations for Human Rights First.  In 2015, he was a member of a team of military, law enforcement and intelligence professionals that successfully lobbied the United States Senate on behalf of Human Rights First to pass legislation outlawing the use of torture in interrogations.  In 2016, Don accepted as position as an investigator at the Military Commissions Defense Organization, which the arm of the Department of Defense tasked with defending the 9/11 conspirators before the Military Tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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