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November 2019 ASCE-NH/VT Joint Meeting WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 WHERE: Hotel Coolidge (39 S Main Street – White River Junction, VT 05001) PRESENTATION: Keeping Our Northern Border Safe & Sound Border Security has been a “hot” topic with emphasis on the Mexico front. The US/Mexico border stretches for 1,954-miles as compared to the US/Canada border that stretches for 5,525-miles. Please join us to learn about the NH/VT border and how local United States Border Patrol (USBP) Agents deliver on their promise to keep it safe. We will be joined by a NH/VT native who has 1 st -hand experience working to secure our Southern border as well as right here in VT. We will learn about the strategies, techniques, equipment, and training utilized by our USBP Agents. We will also learn how USBP Agents work with local law enforcement agencies and navigate an ever increasing network of information to identify real threats and neutralize them in a safe and efficient manner. SPEAKER’S BIO: Special Operations Supervisor (SOS) Bryan Dyke currently works out of the Swanton Sector headquarters in Swanton, VT in charge of Sector operational planning and managing several core programs. He has been an Agent with the United States Border Patrol (USBP) for over thirteen years and has served as an Operations Officer in Swanton, VT as well as a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in Richford, VT. From 2011 to 2013, he worked as a Task Force Agent on behalf of the USBP with the Burlington Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and worked several cross-border firearms trafficking cases on the north border, such as the WEXLER/VLACHOS conspiracy case centered on the Haskell Library in Newport, VT. Additionally, SOS Dyke started his career in El Centro California where he worked extensively on the mountain disrupt unit in the remote areas between San Diego and El Centro, CA. He graduated the USBP Academy in September of 2006. SOS Dyke graduated in 2005 from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Prior to his attendance at UF, SOS Dyke was a US Army Ranger with the 2nd Battalion/75th Ranger Regiment in Ft. Lewis Washington. He was born in Hanover, NH and grew up in Burlington, VT, where he attended RICE High School and graduated in 1995. AGENDA: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm Registration/Social Hour Dinner Presentation Closing Remarks FOOD: Appetizer Platter of Cheese, Crackers, and Cheese. “The Hearty Buffet” with Carved London Broil with Sweet Bourbon Sauce, Chicken Marsala Medallions, and Pasta Prima Vera. Sides include Mixed Greens Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, Fresh Rolls, Homemade Mashed Potato, Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Almond-Toffee Wafer with Berries and Ice Cream, and Coffee/Tea. Please include any food allergies or dietary restrictions to be accommodated. COST: Member/Non-Member: $50.00 RSVP: By Monday, November 18, 2019 to avoid any late fees. There will be a $5.00 late fee for anyone wishing to RSVP past this date. Registration and payments can be completed using the following registration webpage: NOTE: 1.0-PDH has been assigned for attending this event