JAMES D. WILEY
PRINCIPAL & COO
Lt Col James D. Wiley, USMC (Ret) is the Chief Operating Officer of Counter Forced Labor, and he brings decades of operational and leadership experience to Counter Forced Labor. Mr. Wiley has extensive experience in Human Intelligence and Signals Intelligence collections and analysis, and currently holds the nation’s highest level of security clearance. His background in Special Operations Command, the United States Marine Corps, and as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer uniquely qualifies him for investigation, location, and acquisition of trafficked individuals and the identification of human trafficking networks.
While working for U.S. Special Operations Command Central, Mr. Wiley developed the Counterterrorism Engagement Program, and had a lead role in standing up the only Crisis Response Element for US Central Command, and coordinated international counterterrorism efforts in key regions. He also directed U.S. Special Operation Forces in Cairo, Egypt during the largest combined military exercise of its kind.
Mr. Wiley established two active and reserve units that directly supported intelligence and operational requirements. He assisted USSOCOM in establishing Det1 and Marine Special Operations Command.
Mr. Wiley has experience in concept development, detail planning, briefing, instruction, and has conducted surveillance, security, undercover operations, and complex investigations. He has served as an operator, instructor, and team lead for numerous high level Protective Services Detail operations for presidents, heads of state, and private parties throughout the world. He has an extensive network of domestic and international contacts in law enforcement, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Other Government Agencies.
As the former Vice President of Reliant Global Solutions, Mr. Wiley directed the organization’s counter human trafficking program. His on-the-ground expertise in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East makes him an unrivaled asset in the world of counter human trafficking.
Mr. Wiley has acquired additional expertise in science, technology, and agriculture. He has worked with U.S. Special Operations Command Science and Technology and served as an advisor to Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute. He supported the creation of new methods of data visualization, the development of new reporting tools, the formation of alliances, and the implementation of programs that counter human trafficking.
Mr. Wiley has received a succession of awards and commendations from the United States Marine Corps, Special Operations Command, Law Enforcement, and the Intelligence Service.
Mr. Wiley received a B.A./B.S. from the University of Colorado and has earned several certifications through his training and schooling at the Department of Defense and other Intelligence agencies.