Two New Members Join New American Castle Advisory Board

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April 23, 2013

The Advisory Board of The New American Castle Museum, Inc. welcomes new members Steven Minguez and Dr. Richard Alan Harris.

Steve Minguez is a former member of the New York City Police Department with twenty-seven years’ experience as a Senior Firearms Instructor and member of the Intelligence Division Dignitary Protection Unit.  He was Senior Instructor in charge of the Emergency Service Unit for twelve years.  He developed numerous training programs that included advanced firearms training, hostage rescue, dignitary protection, counter assault team tactics, CQB training, sniper training, active shooter, waterborne operations, and interagency operations.  He has conducted training and established anti-terrorism deployments.  He is a New York State Firearms Instructor and holds many other certifications.  He has trained numerous police and military units from around the world.

During his ten years with the Intelligence Division Dignitary Protection Unit, he worked closely with the United States Secret Service and United States State Department Diplomatic Security Services assigned to Presidential and Vice Presidential Protection Details and other heads of state.  He has conducted investigations of threats to political figures and police related shootings, which has brought him to be an expert witness in the criminal justice system, both federal and local.

His experience in the private sector includes personal protection and security consultant to various executives and public figures.

Dr. Richard Alan Miller has been at the forefront of many fields during his long and varied career. A solid-state physicist with graduate work at MIT, Dr. Miller was involved in groundbreaking work for cloaked agencies in the late ’60s and ’70s. A colleague of Dr. Stanley Krippner, Miller in 1973 co-authored the paper, “The Holographic Concept of Reality” – a document whose implications for psycho-energetic systems are only now beginning to be realized.

His focus on botanicals made him the leading world authority on herb farming, processing and marketing.  With numerous by-lines and websites, Miller’s visionary work with Alternative Agriculture continues to be 20 years ahead of most curves, including concepts such as sustainability, intercropping, and Forest Farming.

Dr. Miller is a best-selling author of many books including The Encyclopedia of Alternative Agriculture, and Native Plants of Commercial Importance.

Mr. Minguez’ extensive experience in security and Dr. Miller’s expertise as a botanist and horticulturist will be extremely helpful to the improvements and product testing planned for The New American Castle.

Media Contact:

Patricia Baker / / 413-358-3185

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