Marie Shadden

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Articles, Memoir, Mystery, Romance, Other Nonfiction: Physical Security Guidance, Public Safety Emergency Response, Water Industry Security and Response Plans, Experiential Training and Exercises

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Marie Shadden comes from Oakland, California. Off to an early start, she received San Francisco Bay Area recognition as a newspaper editor at her high school in Danville. Marie graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Criminology and earned a Master of Public Administration, Criminal Justice degree from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. One of the first women officers in the USAF Security Forces, she became a unit commander and Chief of Security Police at Luke AFB, Arizona, and later an associate professor of Aerospace Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. A LtCol, she left the military in 1992 and began a second career consulting as a subject matter expert in victim assistance, training development, and physical security for federal agencies, state police, and the water industry. She is listed in the Who’s Who of American Women, a biographical dictionary published periodically. She appears in the USAFA History album, Vol 1 and 2, and recently received the Air Force Security Forces Hall of Fame medallion. Marie returned to Arizona in 2017 and lives in Chandler where she is active with the AFSFA as Board Secretary, her church, and the American Legion Post 39 (Gilbert), and the AL Media Alliance. In addition to the SouthWest Writers association, she enjoys the community of the Alliance of Literary Writers and Yammering Scribes (ALWAYS), Arizona Authors Association (AAA), and the Arizona State University Veteran’s Writer Circle at the Virginia Piper Center on the Tempe campus.


“Planning to Survive and Operate” ♦ Inside Homeland Security, Spring 2009
“Take Pride in Your Heritage” ♦ Focus on Friends, Fall 2010
“Sustainability and Resilience” ♦ Inside Homeland Security, Spring 2011
“Enjoying Member Privileges: Pacific Palms Resort” ♦ Crossroads of the Corps

“Enjoying Member Privileges: University Club of Phoenix” ♦ Crossroads of the Corps/Summer 2017, pg 30

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