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Instructor Id: 4863787

Dr. Hector R. Torres

Director of Security Banco Popular of Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico


Dr. Torres has over 30 years of experience in the field of security at the federal and corporate levels. He is a former U.S. Army Intelligence and Special Operations Officer. Dr. Torres is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces, Military Intelligence and Command and General Staff Schools. He has served as Guest Instructor at the National Intelligence Schools of the Republics of Ecuador and Colombia. Dr. Torres has also served as a Special Agent with the Department of the Army and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Dr. Torres has held security management positions and has worked as a security consultant for various corporations in Puerto Rico. He has served as the President for the Puerto Rico Bankers Association’s Security Committee, Co-founder and Chairman of the San Juan Metro Area Fraud Task Force.

Dr. Torres currently holds the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Puerto Rico National Guard. He has a sixth degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate. Dr. Torres achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico and Masters in Business Administration in Global Management and Human Resources from the University of Phoenix. He received his Doctorate degree in Organization and Management from Capella University.

Dr. Torres is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute, a member of the Nine Lives Associates and the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers where he serves as Vice-President for Certification. He is a Certified Security Trainer (C.S.T.) through the Academy.


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