Richard S. “Rick” Hahn is President of R. Hahn & Company, Inc. a security consulting and investigative company specializing in counter-terrorism and homeland defense. Mr. Hahn retired from the FBI after a distinguished career that spanned 32 years. He owns R. Hahn & Company which he founded in the wake of the events of September 11th, 2001. They provide security consulting services, training and investigative services to the private sector.
Rick became a Special Agent of the FBI in 1973 and has lived and served in the New York, San Juan and Chicago Washington, D. C., and retired in 1999 from the position of Senior Supervisory Agent of the FBI office in Long Beach, California.
As an Agent he specialized in investigations of domestic and international terrorist organizations, dating to the first terrorist activities in this country. He organized multi-agency task forces which brought about the arrest and prosecution of terrorists and led the Chicago Task Force to the penetration of the first active terrorist safe house ever found in the
Rick was also assigned to the FBI Laboratory Explosives Unit as a Supervisory Agent and Examiner of Explosive and Hazardous Devices. While there, he traveled extensively and was involved in the investigation of a number of terrorist bombings against
targets around the world including the attack aboard the cruise ship CITY OF
in the Mediterranean, the bombing of Pan Am 103 over
, and the bombing of the
in 1993. Rick was also called upon to manage the crime scene at the
Rick has shared his expertise in terrorism as an analyst for MSNBC, regularly appearing both on MSNBC News and several other NBC programs. He also serves as a trainer and subject matter expert in improvised explosive devices and terrorism investigations for the U.S. Department of State and has authored training programs for that agency’s Anti-Terrorism Program. He has also authored articles on the topics of terrorism and security for various business journals and has written a book on the FALN which should be published in 2008.
Rick is the recipient of the
Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the United Nations Medal, the Chicago Association of Commerce Outstanding Professional Award, and numerous internal awards within the FBI. In addition to running R. Hahn & Company and continuing authorship he currently serves on the advisory board of the
, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs.