Navy Captain (Ret.) Shemella has been with CCMR since 1998. His current program focuses on civil-military responses to terrorism of all types. In that capacity, he develops and teaches seminars and workshops worldwide. Captain (Ret.) Shemella is assisted in these efforts by a network of civilian and retired- military faculty members drawn from NPS, civilian universities, government organizations, and the private sector. He is the editor and principal author of the book, Fighting Back: What Governments Can Do About Terrorism,published by Stanford University Press in 2011. He retired from the Navy in 1996 after a career in Special Operations. During his military service, he planned and executed counter terrorism and counter narcotics operations in Latin America, Europe, and other regions.