David H. Lau is a counterterrorism and security professional who delivers leadership and counterterrorism training to U.S. federal agencies and the military, as well as foreign law enforcement partners, as a Senior Instructor within the Leadership and International Training Division at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Lau delivers leadership training to foreign partners globally. He also provides presentations and consultation to private groups upon request.
Lau served as the program coordinator for the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Training Program as recently as 2017, and has completed the DHS Physical Security Training Program.
After the 9/11 attacks, Lau spent more than 14 years serving as an international team leader with the Federal Air Marshal Service. He also served as an instructor at the Federal Air Marshal academy.
Lau retired from the U.S. Army in 2014 with 21 years of service in the active, reserve, and National Guard components. He served as the Deputy Team Chief of an Embedded Counterinsurgency Advisor mission to Afghan National Security Forces during his last deployment. Lau was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his actions in combat.
Lau has a baccalaureate degree in International Affairs from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. He remains active in the veterans community as a volunteer with combat-wounded veterans, and enjoys giving back by serving as the Georgia Chapter President of Wind Sports for Wounded Warriors; a 501c non-profit that focuses on the physical and emotional health of combat veterans by participating in kite boarding, paddle boarding, surfing, and other ocean sports.