Mr. Gerard Lee
Principal Technical Consultant, Gravitas International.
Gerard Lee is a retired EOD and Terrorism Analyst (Operations and Tactical) from the Singapore Armed Forces. While in service, he held a myriad of appointments covering Operations, Intelligence and Training over a span of 36 years ranging from Battalion to Army HQ levels. He also had extensive experience working with selected elements from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Currently, he holds appointments with Gravitas International as a Technical Consultant, and as an Adjunct Trainer with a Singapore Think-Tank: International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPTVR), Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore.
Being a senior EOD commander and a pioneer member of the Chemical Biological, Radiological and Explosive (CBRE) Data Centre, he was often involved in the development of Doctrines, Tactics-Techniques and Training Syllabus. At Army HQ, his primary role was to apprise the senior leadership on Terrorism related activities that affect the interest of the organisation.
Apart from the training he received in the SAF, Gerard was also schooled in overseas institutions which include: IEDD and Search Operations in the United Kingdom; Post Blast Investigation, US Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms(ATF); NATO Counter IED Course.
His operational experiences included over 180 EOD related missions in the fields of Disposal of Explosive Ordnance Remnants of War (ERW), Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal (IEDD) incidents, Post Blast Investigation (IED forensic) and Search Operations-national security events held in Singapore.
In keeping abreast with development and to maintain operational currency, Gerard had taken assignments with United Nations Mine Action Services (UNMAS) in Somalia and Iraq-Kurdistan. In these theatres, he provided training, mentoring and capacity building to African Union Military Troops and Iraqi Police Forces. Lessons harnessed and learnt from these hostile theatres are often incorporated into his presentation.