Kirk Bolles is a Principal Partner of Innovative Technology Partnerships, LLC, (ITP) and also serves as the Chief Operating Officer. In his position with ITP, Mr. Bolles leads the National Security Operations business line, which includes a special dignitary driver training program for the Department of State. He has trained over 450 students from 25 different countries in areas related to security force protection.
Mr. Bolles has more than 25 years of experience in the development, testing and fielding of state-of-the art equipment associated with the protection of the Nation's nuclear stockpile and transportation safeguards, including MILES/ESS laser engagement systems, video equipment and satellite communications. Mr. Bolles has significant field experience in supporting security operations associated with the Nation’s Secure Transportation Asset (the DOE Transportation Safeguards Division, the NNSA Office of Transportation Safeguards, and more recently, the NNSA Office of Secure Transportation). He has received on-the-job training by certified DOE armorers, and has supported activities in the Coyote Canyon Training Range for new recruit training and ORT (Ongoing Recruit Training). Mr. Bolles has participated in several joint DOE/NNSA JTX exercises and Air Force Peacekeeper exercises which included international travel.
Mr. Bolles is a NM Department of Public Safety Certified driver-training instructor and as such participated in a training program that provided training for foreign students who are charged with dignitary protection to high ranking government officials within their respective countries. These training programs fell under the purview of the Department of State Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP). Mr. Bolles participated in at least 35 of the 42 ATAP programs presented over the past 36 months.
As an adjunct instructor Mr. Bolles has conducted training for DOE, DoD and the NM Department of Public Service training Academy to include the classroom presentations as well as the on track activities.
Previously, Mr. Bolles supported nuclear events at NTS, including responsibility for instrumentation for timing and firing and diagnostics as a quality control inspector.