Our fourth speaker to take the stage at TEDxOmaha 2018 was Bobby Brumfield. He has a really critical message that we all need to listen to and take action on. Watch Human Connection is the Foundation of Security Strategy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXT6qytBcps&t=291s
Bobby tackles a critical area of security and community, and challenges all of us to not only rethink how we view security, but acknowledge, and step up to the role each of us have to play as individual community security building blocks. It starts with simply reaching out and connecting, and Bobby found that it takes many cups of tea and conversations to build trust and community. It is the ‘community’ and the ‘sense of community’ that is critical to our security, regardless of country or context. This is a hard and fast lesson that Bobby first learnt as a US Marine in Afghanistan before moving to law enforcement, and finally organizational security; security starts with the individual – me and you.
Bobby is a highly visible individual in our community. He is a former Law Enforcement Detective, Federal Bureau of Investigations Safe Streets Task Force member & Special Staff Advisor to Commanding Officers of U.S. Marine Corps Regimental Combat Teams who assisted in the operational development & support of Policing & Security strategies in Afghanistan. He supports women empowerment & believes in promoting inclusive societies for sustainable development. He is also the Co-Founder and Governance Committee Chair for the Men Against Domestic Violence Action Coalition (MADVAC). Want to know more about Bobby, then check our website.
Watch Bobby’s talk, and share it as this is something we all need to take note of, and take note of what we can and should do to build community. This is an Idea Worth Spreading that we will be continuing to explore over the next 12 months as part of our “Time to Engage in…” conversations. What did you think of this talk, what did you learn, who needs to be talking about this, and who needs to be part of the discussion.