Florida Satellite Chapter


May 13th, 2017 at 11:30am

The Tides

1001 N. Hwy A1A, Bldg #967

Patrick AFB, FL 32925

Guest Speaker:

Alexander Penalta, Esquire (Juris Doctor)



Alexander Penalta Bio -

 Attorney Penalta is an American Business Litigation and Aviation Lawyer, fluent in English and Spanish, licensed to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C., with offices throughout North and South Florida. Attorney Penalta currently serves as Chief Counsel at the The Penalta Law Firm (www.penaltalaw.com) and is a partner member of FBI Infragard. Attorney Penalta is a member of (AFIO) Association for Intelligence Officers, and serves on the Board as the Historian Director for the Space Coast Women In Defense (SCWID) and division of the (NDIA) National Defense Industries Association. Professor Penalta has served as an Adjunct Professor at five state Florida universities and has served as a training officer at the United States Naval Academy.  Moreover, Mr. Penalta was an Adjunct Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for 10 years, where he taught various aviation and business undergraduate and graduate courses to NASA, Black-ops and Russian Rocket Propulsion Engineers. Mr. Penalta became a licensed Private Pilot in 1990. He is a former United States Naval Reserve Officer,LTjg, JAGC, 90-92, honorably discharged and a recipient of the National Defense Medal. Mr. Penalta is an AOPA Panel Plan Attorney and has served as an invited guest speaker on behalf of the Speakers Committee for the Florida Bar, Broward County and Palm Beach County Bar Associations, as well as k-12 public/private schools and various civic groups, and television and radio appearances. For over 20 years, after leaving government work and entering into private practice, Mr. Penalta’s mission has been advancing the interests of the business community at the local, county, state, federal level and internationally. The firm’s areas of practice include businesses involving the Defense Industry, Natural Resource based industry - including Energy, Land, and Food, Risk-Management, Insurance, Tourism and Transportation and includes, but is not limited to, Complex Business Litigation, Risk-Management, Employment Disputes, Insurance disputes, and Contract litigation, Marine, Scuba Operations, Watersports and Aquatics Liability, Motorsports Safety and Transportation Liability, Aviation and Flight Operations Liability, Animal Law and K-9 defense. The firm also maintains a division of the practice which protects the business community against attempts to interfere with any lawful business enterprise. The Penalta Law Firm protects facilities and businesses against Disruptive Business Practices, and engages in the civil prosecution against Attempted Business Disruptions, Racketeering Activities, Environmental Extremism, Animal Enterprise Terrorism, Domestic Terrorism, and threats to America’s National Security.

Q&A Follow up by Dr. Joseph Finley PH.D. - ISIS Terror Tactics

Dr. JOSEPH A. FINLEY, JR. PH.D., CPP currently serves as the Director of Training at Invictus  Security which is a disabled veteran owned and operated company in Florida.  Previously, he was with G4S Secure Solutions, USA as Director, G4S, North America Training Institute (NATI). Dr. Finley is a knowledgeable safety and security expert, with an extensive background in federal law enforcement and academic administration. He has more than 28 years as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Dr. Finley has been involved in the FBI SWAT/Sniper program, and conducted 200 dynamic entries while assigned to the Special Operations Division of the FBI.  Additional, he has been on the Executive Protection details for U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and U.S. Congressman Allen B. West. Since 1987, Dr. Finley was assigned to the Special Operations Group of the FBI (17 years) and while assigned to the New York Division, actively conducted Technical Surveillance Countermeasure Sweeps (TSCM) and surreptitious entries. Upon being transferred to the Miami Division in 1996, he continued his assignment in the Special Operations Group. He is an Expert Witness in the field of Forensic Geology and was assigned to the FBI Laboratory as an examiner and testified as an expert in Federal, State, and Local courts.  He has conducted many crime scene investigations and started the Underwater Search and Evidence Recovery Team (USERT), FBI, Miami.  He was an original member of the FBI Scuba program.  He has lectured at the university level and at private symposiums on Maritime Security, Homeland Security, MTSA Compliance Matters, Terrorism, Underwater Crime Scenes, PTSD in Security Officers, and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures. Dr. Finley is on the Board of Directors, American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International Chapter 254, The Palm Beaches, as well as being on the ASIS National Standards Committee for Investigations.  Dr. Finley is a certified protection professional (CPP) through ASIS International. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Leadership with a Global Perspective, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with concentration in Forensic Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Geology.


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM:   Social Hour, greet old, new members and guests (limited cash bar – honor system)

12:15 PM:  Sit-Down lunch