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    2020 Annual Retrainer Agenda

    2020 Florida FBINAA Re-Trainer/Conference

    Jacksonville, Florida

    June 27 - July 1, 2020

    Draft Agenda as of 2/6/2020


    Saturday June 27, 2020

    7:30am - 8:30am

    Executive Board and Area Representatives - Breakfast

    8:30am - 5:00pm

    Board Meeting

    1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Conference Registration Open for Delegates/Vendors

    8:00pm - 12:00am

    Hospitality Room Opens

    Sunday June 28, 2020

    **Children’s room activities open from 4:00pm to 9:00pm**

    7:00am - 2:00pm

    Fishing Tournament

    8:00am - 2:00pm

    Golf Tournament

    8:00am - 2:00pm

    Pistol Shoot

    10:30am - 2:30pm

    Motorcycle Ride

    9:00am - 5:00pm

    Conference Registration - Delegates

    9:00am - 2:00pm

    Vendor Registration/Set-up

    3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Vendor Reception (Everyone Invited)

    5:00pm - 5:30pm

    Transportation to President’s Reception

    5:30pm - 7:30pm

    President’s Reception - River City Brewery

    7:30pm - 8:00pm

    Transportation back to hotel

    8:00pm - 11:30pm

    Hospitality Room

    Monday June 29, 2020

    **Children’s room activities open from 7:45am to 5:00pm**

    7:00am - 5:00pm

    Conference Registration

    7:00am - 8:00am

    Delegate Breakfast in Vendor Area

    7:00am - 4:00pm

    Vendor Hall Open

    8:15am - 9:00am

    Opening Ceremonies

    9:00am - 9:15am


    9:15am - 11:30am

    Mindset and Safety – John Bouthillette

    11:30am -12:00 pm

    Vendor Hall

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch in Vendor Area

    1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Health, Wellness, and Resiliency – Olivia Johnson & John Bouthillette TRACK A

    1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Jared Reston Survival Story TRACK B

    3:00pm - 3:15pm

    Break (Both Sessions)

    3:15pm - 5:00pm

    NFL Facility Security Brief and Tour (Jaguars Stadium) - TRACK B


    5:45pm - 6:30pm

    Transportation to Host Event

    6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Host Event - Top Golf

    8:30pm - 9:00pm

    Transportation back to hotel

    8:00pm - 11:30pm

    Hospitality Room

    Tuesday June 30, 2020

    **Children’s room activities open from 7:30am to 11pm**

    7:00am - 8:00am

    Delegate Breakfast in Vendor Area

    7:00am - 3:00pm

    Vendor Hall Open

    8:00am - 10:00am

    Executive Leadership and Team Building - Greg Vogle TRACK A

    8:00am - 10:00am

    "Leadership for a Lifetime: How the Past Prepares Us for the Future" - Paul Butler TRACK B

    10:00am - 10:30am


    10:30am - 11:45am

    Active Shooter Incident Management for Executives (C3 Pathways)

    11:45am - 1:00pm

    Lunch in Vendor Area

    1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Sleep Optimization - Kirk (Doc) Parsley   TRACK A

    1:00pm - 3:00pm

    NFL Facility Security Brief and tour (Jaguars Stadium) TRACK B


    3:00pm - 3:30 pm


    3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Annual Business Meeting - Delegates Only

    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Past President’s Reception (Invite Only - Hospitality Room)

    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Banquet - New Executive Swearing-in - Closing Ceremonies

    9:00pm - 12:00am

    Hospitality Room













    Letter From 2020 President Mike Hardee


    January 2, 2020

    Message from the President

    Greetings fellow graduates.

    On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.
    As I assume my new role as your 2020 President, I want to say how proud I am to be part of such a prestigious
    and important association. Our network of resources and contacts have made us one of the most powerful and
    far-reaching organizations in the world and it is an honor and privilege for me to be part of this gracious and
    caring order.

    My hope for this year is that we all reach farther to serve and to provide the very best in community support,
    law enforcement training, and outreach to our retirees. We have a responsibility as members of this
    organization to do great things with our skills, knowledge, talents and instincts.

    I am asking all our Area Representatives to seek out opportunities whereby we become actively engaged in
    community chapter projects. For example, we can and should be asking community leaders to join us as a
    partner and supporter for youth leadership development opportunities, and for the families of law enforcement
    officers who have lost their life in the line of duty.

    Perhaps we can ask our retirees to become Outreach Organizers and coordinate with our Area Representatives
    in ways that represent our fundamental goals. For example, reaching out to those members who have become

    Also, your input and support is critical to our success and it is what drives us to stay current and progressive. I
    invite each of you to reach out to the Board Members and/or the Area Representatives and let us know what
    more we can do for you. It is it is our job to bring about new projects for the Board to consider and manage,
    and we need your ideas.

    As your 2020 President it is my sincere hope to continue the momentum of enthusiasm and creativity we have
    shown in past years. Our accomplishments as an organization is recognized nationally as leaders and pace
    setters for other chapters. Our passion for success unites us as a body to meet the needs of our membership.
    I am looking forward to this next year and I hope that you will join me along the way. Let’s make a difference
    in someone’s life and give back a bit of what has been given us.

    Thank you,
    Mike Hardee,
    2020 President
    Florida Chapter - FBINAA





    As a proud member of your FBINAA Charitable Foundation Executive Board, I’ve been blessed with being part of a team that has had a positive impact on the lives of our members in times of crisis and need. Your Foundation exists to help our members and their families in areas of charity, education, and science.

    We are Charitable:

    The charitable purpose of our foundation is to provide for association members and their families who are in unusually dire circumstances, due to calamity, debilitating hardships or illnesses, natural disaster, or other terrible circumstances to include a member’s on-duty death or serious injury and to the members and family members of other FBI affiliated nonprofit law enforcement associations.

    We are Educational:

    The educational purpose of our Foundation is to offer scholarships for educational and professional development opportunities to members of the association and/or their children and grandchildren and to members of other FBI affiliated nonprofit law enforcement associations and their children.

    We are Scientific:

    The initial scientific purpose of our Foundation is to establish a Law EnforcementCriminal Justice Science and Innovation Award to annually recognize an individual or organization that has made the most significant overall contribution to the profession through the introduction of a new or significantly improved law enforcementcriminal justice product, technology, process or technique.

    We need you to be an Ambassador:

    As your board reflects on the foundation’s mission moving into the future, we recognize more than ever that we need you, our members, to be ambassadors for the foundation. We need you to help us maximize our reach and impact on the lives of our members and their families. As a member of the Washington Chapter, I’ve benefited significantly from the partnerships, friendships, and training opportunities offered by the National Academy Associates. The greatest impact the foundation can have is at the chapter level. As we network with each other, let’s remember the importance of being prepared to answer the call to a member in need, quite possibly a member within our own chapter, or an NA classmate. There is no greater feeling than helping a fellow member through a personal crisis.

    By having the local chapters embrace the mission of the foundation, we increase its effectiveness. If local chapters would assign a member-at-large to liaison with the foundation, and to promote its work, we begin to establish ownership of the foundation at the chapter level. It’s important to remember that the foundation not only represents every NA graduate, their family members, and FBI affiliated nonprofit law enforcement associations, the foundation belongs to each one of you. Let’s begin by embracing the foundation’s mission at the chapter level so that we can respond more effectively to the FBINAA Charitable Foundation’s mission. Embrace the ambassador spirit. By doing so we will serve each other more effectively, and quite possibly increase member involvement in the greatest law enforcement family in the world.



    BY JOHN VANVORST   |   FBI National Academy Physical Training Unit

    The Foundational Leg Test

    "The legs feed the wolf!" -Coach Herb Brooks, 1980 U.S. Men's Ice Hockey

    In preparation for the 1980 winter Olympics, Coach Herb Brooks realized his team wouldn’t be the most talented, but ensured they would be the best conditioned.  Wolves travel up to 50 miles per day, and track their prey for up to 10 miles.  If their legs fail them, they don’t eat.  Near the end of each National Academy session and prior to the Yellow Brick Road run, students are put to the test with a simple yet humbling circuit of bodyweight leg exercises known as the Foundational Leg Test.  Mondays still may be “Chest Day”, but at the FBI National Academy every day is “Leg Day”.

    Coach Vern Gambetta developed the Foundational Leg Test (FLT) during his decades of coaching and preparing a wide spectrum of athletes ranging from developmental to elite.  The purpose of the test is to ensure the body is prepared for more advanced loading and training techniques while mastering fundamental bodyweight movement patterns.  Mastering the basics assures you’ll have a solid foundation to build higher levels of fitness and resist injuries.    The rapid eccentric contractions (muscles lengthening under tension) and longer time-under-tension creates strong connective tissue and stable joints.  This means your go-muscles are going to be sore.

    Foundational Leg Test Movements & Standards:

    The actual FLT consists of 20 bodyweight squats, 20 alternating lunges (10 on each side), 20 step-ups (10 on each side) and 10 squat jumps.  The standards for each movement are outlined in Table 1.  The goal is to perform all 70 repetitions with great technique in less than 90 seconds and repeat the circuit as many as five times without rest!  At the FBI National Academy we pursue the Yellow Brick rather than a gold medal, so we ask you to perform three full leg circuits with not more than 90 seconds of rest between each one.

    If you’re preparing for the National Academy or just getting back into regular physical training, start by focusing on the squats, lunges, and step-ups individually.  Begin with 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each movement, keeping the repetition speed fast and a 1:1 rest-to-work ratio.  Train your legs twice per week, and each week add 2 repetitions until you reach sets of 20.  After 4-6 weeks, start with the ½-circuit of 10 squats, 10 lunges, 10 step-ups and 5 squat jumps in under 45 seconds.  Perform three rounds with 1:1 work-to-rest ratios, and gradually add repetitions working towards the full FLT. 

    Membership Renewal

    Membership Renewal

    Membership dues are payable by March 31st of each year.  Dues payment must be submitted by March 31st to avoid your membership being de-activated by National.  After March 31st, you will need to contact Ms. Jennifer Watson, FBINAA Assistant Director of Membership Engagement, at  [email protected] or 703-632-1944.  She may also be contacted via U.S. Mail at:

    FBI National Academy Associates
    FBI Academy, Blgd. 8-102.
    Quantico, VA 22135

    If your membership has lapsed for over a year you will need to complete a rejoiner form. If you have questions or need help completing the form, please contact our Chapter Secretary, Bill Hall at [email protected]. Thank you for your support of our Chapter and the FBINAA, and we look forward to having you back as a member.