The Founding Members of the TOPS Field Team

William P. Hill's Biography

One of the Founding Members of the TOPS Field Team


Over 20 years of extensive experience supervising training, curriculum development and personnel management to ensure all goals and objectives were attained ahead of schedules. Master Training Specialist. Specific skills and abilities include:

  • Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Planning
  • Team Building
  • Scheduling / Curriculum
  • Customer Relations


Supervisor, quality control and senior analyst for joint intelligence target packages and 200 short-fused feasibility assessment studies, which enhanced readiness and facilitated planning for special operations commands.
Developed a prospectus for installing security systems in Turkish banks and Saudi security compounds. Assisted development of a wetsuit system that was warmer and more flexible, which increased the commands combat readiness 8%.
Coordination of training and operational schedules.
Flawlessly for over 250 personnel with an extremely high operational tempo. Delegation of assignments to my subordinates to maximize use of available assets.
Estimating and coordinating an annual operational and training budget of $400,000.00 for 250 personnel. Acquiring air transportation assets at no cost to the command, saving thousands of dollars in airfares.
Team Building
Developed a plan and methodology to reorganize the Navy Seal Teams into task oriented commands. Provided training, direction, professional development and counseling which enhanced morale and increased retention 5% more than 6 other commands.
Customer Relations
Excelled in human relations, equal opportunity and public relations of foreign students. Directed industrial safety programs and quality of life surveys.

Work Experience

May 1995 - Present:
Seal Team Three, San Diego, CA
- Command Master Chief. Responsible for morale, welfare, education, training, employment and continuous process improvement activities for two hundred fifty personnel. Advisor to the commanding officer and implementor of his policies. Assisting in research and developing new command employment and equipment.
August 1992 - May 1995:
Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, Honolulu, HI
- Navy Senior Enlisted Advisor. Supervisor and quality control inspector of intelligence packages and briefings for the special operations branch.
March 1989 - August 1992:
Seal Team Three, San Diego, CA
- Operations Chief. Responsible for all phases of national and foreign operations, planning and acquiring assets for training and deployments, supervision of training exercises and direct liaison with support commands. Estimating and coordinating a $400,000 operational and training budget for 250 personnel.
April 1986 - March 1989:
Recruit Training Center, San Diego, CA
- Seal/Diver Motivator and Master Training Specialist. Responsible for pool supervision, recruiting and physical fitness coordination. Physical security supervisor, security consultant, executive protection and strike security coordinator. Estimated and coordinated the annual budget for pool operations.
November 1970 - April 1986:
Seal Team One, San Diego, CA
- Platoon Chief Petty Officer, Operations Chief, Intelligence Officer and Instructor. Responsible for all phases of Seal operations local and foreign, supervision of training exercises, training of foreign personnel, diving, parachuting, demolitions, planning and acquiring assets for training and missions, responsible for physical and operational security, planning and writing target folders, training of marine mammals, instructed records and files and intelligence related courses. Deployed to the Republic of Viet Nam as a Seal Advisor.


  • Masters of Oriental Medicine - Tai Hsuan Foundation
  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Southern Illinois University
  • Naval Investigative Services Physical Security Supervisor's Course


  • American Society for Industrial Security
  • Hong Kong Martial Arts Association

Licenses and Special Certificates

  • California Private Patrol Operators License
  • Master Training Specialist
  • Martial Arts Instructor
  • CPR/First Aid Qualified
  • Current Passport/International Drivers License
  • Windows Course
  • WordPerfect Course
  • Demming's Total Quality Management Course
  • Hostage Rescue Training
  • Dynamics of International Terrorism Training


  • 08/97 Combat Fighting Course Coronado, CA
  • 07/97 Shaws Shooting School Memphis, TN
  • 05/97 WP 6.0 for Windows Coronado, CA
  • 03/97 Suicide Awareness/Prevention Seminar San Diego, CA
  • 10/96 Total Quality Leadership for Senior Managers Coronado, CA
  • 04/92 Navy Legal Officer Course Honolulu, HI
  • 01/90 Casualty Assistance Officer Course Coronado, CA
  • 11/89 Alarm Bypass Coronado, CA
  • 10/89 MS DOS/WP 5.0 Coronado, CA
  • 09/89 Rodgers Advanced Weapons School Elijay, GA
  • 03/87 Shipboard Security Engagement Tactics San Diego, CA
  • 10/86 Physical Security Supervisors Course San Diego, CA
  • 03/83 Range Safety Officers Course Coronado, CA
  • 01/83 Fast Rope Master Coronado, CA
  • 08/81 Dynamics of International Terrorism Eglin AFB, FL
  • 04/81 Special Warfare Indoctrination Eglin AFB, FL
  • 03/80 Kitchen Demolitions Subic Bay, RP
  • 03/80 Close Quarter Battle Australian SAS Subic Bay, RP
  • 05/78 Water Safety Survival Instructor Course Coronado, CA
  • 02/76 Career Information and Counseling Coronado, CA
  • 04/76 Overseas Diplomacy Course Coronado, CA
  • 03/75 Free fall Jumpmaster Course Coronado, CA
  • 05/74 Basic Welding San Diego, CA
  • 03/74 Diving Supervisor Course Coronado, CA
  • 07/73 Army Jumpmaster Course Okinawa
  • 06/73 Mountain Warfare Chin Hae, Korea
  • 04/73 Drug Familiarization Course Coronado, CA
  • 03/73 Shore Patrol/Riot Control Course Coronado, CA
  • 01/73 Naval Gunfire Coronado, CA
  • 01/73 Northern Warfare Survival Ft. Greeley, AK
  • 01/72 Human Response Course Coronado, CA
  • 10/71 Port Studies/Seal Advisor Training Cuyamaca, CA
  • 09/71 High Altitude Low Opening Training Coronado, CA
  • 08/71 Shipboard Instructor Course San Diego, CA
  • 06/71 Psychological Operations Niland, CA
  • 06/71 Prisoner Handling/Safeguarding Niland, CA
  • 05/71 Rappelling Niland, CA
  • 04/71 Field Medicine Coronado, CA
  • 04/71 Intelligence Gathering Coronado, CA
  • 04/71 Weapons Familiarization (foreign/U.S.) Coronado, CA
  • 01/71 Naval Special Warfare Communications Course Coronado, CA
  • 01/71 Small Unit Tactics Coronado, CA
  • 11/70 Basic Airborne Ft. Benning, GA
  • 05/70 Basic Underwater Demolitions/ Seal Course Coronado, CA
  • 04/69 Basic Cargo Handling Williamsburg, VA
  • 03/69 Counter Insurgency/ SERE School Little Creek, VA
  • 10/68 Naval Boot Camp Great Lakes, IL

Lawrence E. Keen's Biography

One of the Founding Members of the TOPS Field Team

Overseas deployments consisted of three combat tours in South East Asia with the U.S.M.C. FMFPAC 1st & 3rd Force Reconnaissance Companies and 1st & 3rd Reconnaissance Battalions. Combination of duties during these periods included that of long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) team and platoon leader, combat operations/information center (COC/CIC) recon liaison officer and reconnaissance indoctrination program (RIP) coordinator. As the RIP coordinator, instructed techniques in planning and preparation of patrolling, map and aerial navigational, utilization and coordination of close air/aerial and artillery assets/support, tracking and ambushes, demolitions, quick fire/quick kill methods with various firearms, helicopter inserts and extracts (both stealth and emergency), patrol insert methods (parachute, scuba, water entry's by helo, swimming, rubber boats or submarine), intelligence gathering, prisoner snatches and communications. An additional duty performed was that of helicopter insert and extract/emergency extract non-commissioned officer (NCO).

Further overseas deployments to other various locations around the globe included assignments with the FMF, Atlantic 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company and 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion in the Mediterranean Sea and Caribbean Islands. Also with the FMF Atlantic 2nd Radio Company/Battalion, stationed in Morocco, North Africa, West Germany and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Served as an instructor at the FMFPAC, LFTC Amphibious Reconnaissance Branch at the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA. Taught and certified reconnaissance Marines and Army Rangers in amphibious reconnaissance techniques which included all of the above mentioned in the RIP course taught in the RVN including many other subjects associated with training needs. Lead instructor- trainer in the U.S.M.C. aquatic program and water safety/water survival instructor course taught at the FMFPAC LFTC, Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA.

Presently working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the northern Seattle area of Washington State. Present job description and assignment includes public awareness, education/information officer, exercise/training officer and administering the budget for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) in Washington State. In those past years and to the present, have excelled in meeting and coordinating with all levels of military, Federal, State, local county community leaders and public personnel. An enthusiastic and capable coordinator/instructor in all aspects of teaching technical and non-technical subjects, training and consultant work. Skills include participating or serving as a host, conference/meeting organizer, public speaker, facilitator or recorder. Thoroughly experienced in positions requiring program and project management requiring the ability to allocate personnel and budgeting while utilizing human and material assets to their maximum potential.

Has a Masters Degree in the Science of Education (emphasis in curriculum) and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Served twelve years with the San Diego American Red Cross on their Safety Board of Directors, as an Instructor-Trainer. Taught and certified qualifying instructor-trainers and instructors in the subjects of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Multi-media First Aid, Advanced First Aid, Advanced Lifesaving and Water Safety Instructors Courses. Assisted the San Diego American Heart Association as an instructor-trainer in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Immediately upon retirement from the U.S.M.C., was hired and worked as a staff member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) located at that time in Point Loma, San Diego, CA. Served as a local law enforcement officer in the ski resort area of Angel Fire, New Mexico. Was a member of both the Taos, New Mexico Search and Rescue Team and the Angel Fire Parachute Search and Rescue Team (only one in the United States South West at that time and present). Married and enjoy traveling, backpacking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, exercising, challenges and working with professionals.


Lawrence Keen, retired Master Sergeant (E-8), having served 23 years continuous active service with the United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.) and having completed 30 years service for official retirement in 1987. Highlights of specialty operations training and certifications to include that of:

  • U.S.M.C. Amphibious Reconnaissance Indoctrination Course, Camp LeJeune, NC and at Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC) Landing Force Training Command (LFTC), U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA
  • U.S.M.C. Mountain Leadership Course (winter/summer), Pico Meadows, CA
  • U.S.M.C. Water Safety/Water Survival Course, Quantico, VA
  • U.S.M.C. Airborne Jump Master Course, Camp LeJeune, NC
  • U.S. Navy Academic Instructor-Trainer Course, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA
  • U.S. Navy Underwater Swimmers School (scuba - open & closed circuit), U.S. Naval Station, Key West, FL
  • U.S. Navy 2nd Phase of Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUDS) (scuba - open & closed circuit), U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA
  • U.S. Navy Submarine Buoyant Ascent & Escape Trunk Operator Course, U.S. Naval Station, New London, CN
  • U.S. Navy Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Training Course, U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, CA
  • U.S. Navy Class "A" School, Communication Technician Course, U.S. Naval Station, Imperial Beach, CA
  • U.S. Navy Small Boat Handling, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA
  • U.S. Army Parachute and Ranger School, Ft. Benning, GA
  • U.S. Army Recondo Course, Saigon, RVN
  • U.S. Army Jungle Warfare School, Panama Canal Zone, Panama
  • U.S. Army Electronic and Communication Intelligence Gathering Course, USASA, West Germany
  • U.S. Border Patrol Tracking/Stalking Course, San Ysidro, San Diego, CA

Steven D. Mattoon's Biography

One of the Founding Members of the TOPS Field Team

INSTRUCTOR / CONSULTANT: Police SWAT and Military Special Operations

Author: "SWAT Training and Employment", Paladin Press. "Explosive Entry Techniques for Tactical Teams", Defense Technology Corporation. "SWAT/SRT Instruction Manual", Defense Technology Corporation. "Modern Explosive Breaching Techniques", Varro Group. "Command and Control of Police Tactical Operations", "High Risk Warrants", and "Preparation for Civil Disturbances", Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

  • Twenty years in the United States Army in positions requiring organizational, instructional, and leadership skills in both training and combat operations.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with host country nationals, using interpreter/translators, instruction in all training phases of counter terrorist, and military and police special operations.
  • Highly skilled in the design, implementation, and management of training scenarios for law enforcement agencies, military special operations groups, correctional institutions, and government security agencies.


  • Tactical Counter terrorist Operations
  • Ranger Commando Operations
  • Tactical and Technical Explosive Entry Techniques
  • Tactical Hostage Recovery
  • Tactical Combat Demolitions
  • Mines and Booby Traps
  • Advanced Sniper Techniques and Employment
  • Police Special Tactical Operations
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Correctional Incident Command and Control
  • Correctional Incident Tactical Response
  • Helicopter and Airborne Operations
  • Classified Special Target Breaching Techniques-Charge fabrication & Employment
  • Technical and Tactical Surveillance Techniques


  • 1959-1965
    • United States Army
      • Airborne
      • Rangers
      • Platoon Sergeant
      • Platoon Leader
        • Responsible for training and leading units in special operations, covert operations, and general combat missions.
  • 1966-1967
    • Data Classified
  • 1967-1982
    • United States Army
      • Same As 1959-1965
  • 1982-1987
    • Vinnel Corporation
      • Responsible for approved/sanctioned training of Saudi Arabian National Guard Units for the protection of the Saudi Royal Family and strategic Saudi Arabian bases and installations.
  • 1987-1990
    • Instructor / Consultant
      • Contracted to instruct in special operations to Washington State Law Enforcement Agencies, the Fort Lewis Special Reaction Team, and Washington State Department of Corrections institutions. Assisted Washington State Department of Corrections in formulating a command and control system for correctional incidents, and trained facility CERT teams in tactical response to correctional incidents.
      • Under personal services contract to Tacoma Police Department and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission to provide: Tactical counter terrorist training in preparation for the 1990 Goodwill Games; special instruction in explosive breaching techniques, hostage recovery, sniper/counter sniper operations, tactical surveys, and special assault planning for all Goodwill Games venue sites. Responsible for instruction on special weapons, site penetration in the event of an incident, and covert scouting and surveillance techniques. Deploy and render technical assistance to Tacoma Police SWAT Team when required.
  • 1990-1995
    • Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
      • Contract instructor for Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, and a specially commissioned police officer. Duties included operational assistance to numerous State of Washington local law enforcement, federal law enforcement and correctional agencies, as well as special tactical instruction for state tactical teams.
      • Instruction Included:
        • Explosive Breaching Techniques
        • Low Lethality Munitions Employment
        • Riot Control / Mobile Field Force Operations
        • Tactical Operations in Rural Terrain
        • Command and Control and Special Planning Techniques
        • Sniper / Counter Sniper Operations
        • Tactical Movement of Police Teams
        • Correctional Incident Response
        • Special Target Assault Techniques and special explosive charge configurations and development of standard operating procedures on the employment of those charges during tactical operations.
  • 1995-1997
    • Defense Technology Corporation of America
      • Director of Training
        • Responsible for course content, instructor development, and coordination of specialized corrections, police, and military training classes in the United States and abroad. Provided assistance to DTCA Research and Development Team on the improvement of less than lethal munitions and the tactical deployment of those munitions by corrections, police, and military special teams.
  • 1997-2002
    • High Energy Access Tools Corporation
      • Director of Training
        • Responsible for the explosive breaching of regular and special tactical targets for police and military units, the continued development of special tactics, weapons, and explosive technology to support those units both nationally and internationally, and where needed, plan and conduct operations in support of valid police or military clients.
  • 2002-2004
    • National Security Associates
      • Director of Training
        • Provide support for NSA law enforcement and military product sales. Responsible for all training of police and military special tactical teams, and operations consultation as required by corporate clients. Responsible for designing, fabrication, and testing of new explosive breaching technology to support police and military clients.
  • 2004-2005
    • United States Investigative Service
      • SWAT Instructor / Advisor
        • Baghdad, Iraq (Protocols Classified)
  • 2005-Present
    • National Security Associates
      • Director of Training
        • Responsible for training and operational support of police & military clients.
        • Responsible for R&D and Fabrication of manual & explosive breaching tools. Have worked in support of fabricating and designing new explosive technology such as the explosive blanket folding entry/gun port frames, and self contained special breaching charges for special warfare.
        • Have supported testing and employment protocols with Dynamic Entry Corp., Crane Indiana, and 75th Ranger Regiment as well as other SOCOM units. Have written breaching protocols and standard operating procedures or assisted in their writing for several SOCOM and Army units.


High School GED, numerous courses in leadership, management, training and motivation while in the United States Army, in addition numerous special operations and combat training courses. Military and police courses include:

  • United States Army Ranger School
  • Airborne School, Static and Free Fall Parachuting
  • Combat Demolitions Mines and Booby Traps
  • Scuba Diving
  • Jungle Warfare
  • Desert Warfare
  • Artic Warfare
  • Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)
  • Chemical Instructor
  • Distraction Device Instructor
  • Aerosol Spray (OC) Instructor
  • MP5 Sub Machine Gun
  • Urban Rifle
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Emergency Vehicle Operators Course
  • Explosive, Manual, Thermal, Shotgun and Hydraulic Breaching of Structures
  • Crisis Site Management
  • Emergency Medical Care

Dr. Charles D. McQuillen's Biography

One of the Founding Members of the TOPS Field Team

Dr. McQuillen

Dr. McQuillen graduated with B. S. degree in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University. He remained at Cornell and was awarded his MBA with a special emphasis in finance. After graduation he was hired by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a financial examiner in the Division of Corporate Finance. Called into the military in 1963, he served in the 7th Special Forces of the U.S. Army and saw temporary duty with the U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT). Upon release from the service, he continued his education at the University of Florida and received a Phd. in Finance and Economics.

Thereafter he had an active career in a number of universities both public and private in the United States and Asia. During that career he served as an assistant, associate and full professor receiving several awards for meritorious teaching.As an academic manager, he functioned as a department chair, director, dean and as the executive director of the Regents of the University system in the state of Idaho.Continued government service brought Dr. McQuillen back to Washington DC. where he was Chief Economist to the Minority and Deputy Staff Director of the U. S. Senate Committee on the Budget. As a researcher, Dr. McQuillen has published a number of journal articles in the fields of ethics, finance and management.

Dr. McQuillen

In private industry he co founded a successful chain of sporting goods stores in North and South Carolina. He maintains an active interest in athletics and has coached football and basketball at the high school level. In addition to consulting activities for the Department of Defense,the U.S. Senate and for private corporate clients, he continues his association with higher education teaching at the graduate level in ethics, management and finance.