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By James Brooks, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
Oct. 1, 2012

Photo of Brightman holding the Speaker of the Year Award.jpgNEWPORT, R.I. – U.S. Naval War College (NWC) professor Hank Brightman was awarded the 2012 Speaker of the Year Award of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) during a ceremony at the Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown on Sept. 28.
 
ACFE Rhode Island Chapter President Jared Wilbur presented Brightman the award for a lecture he gave in June where he spoke on criminological theories of corruption control and fraud detection strategies. Members of the association selected Brightman’s lecture as the best out of a dozen others presented to the association. 
 
The ACFE Rhode Island Chapter is part of the 6,000-member international association. ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.
 
Brightman has served as a civilian professor in NWC’s war gaming department since August 2008. He was a tenured associate professor and chair of the criminal justice department at Saint Peter’s University from 2000 to 2008. Brightman also spent nearly 19 years in a variety of law enforcement, investigative, and intelligence analysis positions with the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Secret Service, and the U.S. Navy’s Naval Security Force.
 

Edited and posted by Dan Marciniak