On August 16, 2012, KACE interns attended a Leadership Academy training program held at the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Offices at Newark, NJ. The purposes of the DEA Leadership Academy training program is to educate the younger generation about how much drugs and drug-related crimes affect our society today in many different ways and on many different levels.

[Brian R. Crowell, DEA Special Agent in Charge, welcome the KACE interns]

DEA Special Agent in Charge, Brian R. Crowell, formally started the Leadership Academy training program by speaking briefly to the KACE interns about what the DEA does and what it stands for. Afterwards, he turned over the Leadership Academy training program to Frank J. Carine, DEA Supervisory Special Agent, and Richard Grosfelt, Special Agent and Division Training Coordinator.

[Frank J. Carine, DEA Supervisory Special Agent, introduce about the DEA]

During the proceedings of the program, KACE interns had the opportunity to hear and observe a detailed presentation about the DEA and drug-related issues from special agents of the DEA. KACE interns were informed about the history of the DEA, what the DEA does, consequences of drug use, consequences of drug-related crimes (i.e. drug dealing), and DEA agent recruitment and training process.

[Richard Grosfelt, DEA Special Agent, teach defensive tactics to KACE Interns]

Towards the end of the program, Special Agent Richard Grosfelt gave a brief presentation on defensive tactics employed by DEA Special Agents when confronted with a delicate situation with a drug crime-related suspect.

[Brian R. Crowell, DEA Special Agent in Charge, (in the middle) and Korean American youth attendees]

In concluding the DEA Leadership Academy training program, Special Agent in Charge, Brian R. Crowell, and Supervisory Special Agent, Frank J. Carine, presented the KACE interns with certificates recognizing the completion of the DEA’s Leadership Academy training program. Visiting a federal government agency was a great experience for Korean American youth including KACE Interns, to learn about the system and opportunities to join in them.

 

 

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