“It has been a pleasure working with Sylvia. She has been an invaluable resource in the field of law enforcement training. Sylvia has worked with OCSI training on numerous occasions throughout the United States, giving presentations on Mexico’s drug war and violence related to the southwest border region. She has a great deal of knowledge, has exceptional presentation skills, and is regarded as an expert in the field. I strongly recommend Longmire Consulting.”

                                                                Michael Weber, OCSI Training

“Sylvia, thank you for the insightful presentation you gave at our event in Washington, D.C., “Counter-Terrorism at our Borders (Meeting the Threat).” You were precisely the closing keynote speaker that our event needed to round out an educational day. Our audience held their attention to the very end, eager to know more about how the Mexican drug cartels are impacting our country more and more every day. The presentation was dynamic, timely and interesting, and it is apparent you are truly passionate about your work. Thank you for your valuable contribution in making our Government Security Symposium a success.”

                                                                Maria Hughes

                                                                Communications Marketing Manager

                                                                ADT Commercial Security

“The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has had a number of speakers address the influence of the cartels on Mexico's security situation, the impact on our bilateral relationship and the potential increase of contagion in the United States. Sylvia's presentation to our membership demonstrated both her experience and knowledge but her delivery captivated the audience, leading to a dynamic discussion. While she was in Dallas, we met with an interested leading businessman where the discussion focused on political risk and policy options being discussed in Washington. If you are looking for a corporate/university/foreign policy speaker or in need of specialized advice for business, I would recommend Sylvia.”

                                                                Jim Falk

                                                                President and CEO

                                                                World Affairs Council of Dallas/ Ft Worth

“On behalf of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, our Great Female Author committee, as well as the Latino Hispanic Community Center, Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania and La Voz Latina Central,  I would like to send an official thank you for your visit to our region.  Your cooperative and tireless spirit made all of our events incredibly successful. From our Great Female Author dinner at Widener University School of Law, to the brunch at Elizabethtown College, to the overflow crowd of students at Cumberland Valley High School, you have enlightened our communities to the serious issues involved with the illegal drug trade and the horrors unfolding just outside our borders. At each event, your presentation was clear, concise and engaging as you described the history of the drug wars in Mexico and its connection to our own world.  But it was most touching to see how the students at CV sat in rapt attention as you explained how demand for illegal drugs in the U.S. is contributing to the terror that is now gripping Mexico. You are doing a great service to this country by using your voice to warn about the human rights disaster in Mexico and the dangers to U.S. security.  And it is clear that your message will help inspire many youngsters to stay away from illegal drugs.”

                                                                Joyce Davis

                                                                President and CEO

                                                                World Affairs Council of Harrisburg

“Sylvia, I just wanted to take this moment to thank you for your inspiring lectures here in Los Angeles to our Law Enforcement community. They were insightful and compelling. To offer your knowledge to so many across the country with the alacrity you do is testament to your courage and dedication to our nation’s defense. As you made us aware, the enemies we face, if left unchecked, will overwhelm us if we continue to ignore them. I’m positive that I speak collectively for those in attendance when I say your presentation was powerful and informative. We wish you well in your future endeavors and look forward to facilitating other events here in California. Thanks again!”

                                                                Eric Gobble

                                                                Training Coordinator

                                                                Los Angeles HIDTA

“On behalf of the HALO Corporation, we extend our deepest gratitude to you for participating as an instructor at the 2012 HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit. It was truly an honor and a privilege to have our delegates benefit from your knowledge and experience, and the feedback was absolutely tremendous. As our mission was to provide security stakeholders with the knowledge to do their jobs even more effectively, your presentation certainly was a highlight. Delegates who attended your course, ‘Cartel Threats to the U.S. (aka Mexico’s Drug War)’ undoubtedly walked away with a greater understanding of cartel operations, kidnapping operations and drug-related violence. We were so proud to be able to offer our delegates the quality and level of training provided by someone of your background. As a leading subject matter expert in counterintelligence, counterespionage, drug trafficking and southwest border violence issues, your insight was invaluable in educating and preparing on delegates on some of the most significant and relevant threats against the United States.”

                                                                Brad Barker


                                                                The HALO Corporation

“Sylvia is an engaging, knowledgable, and indelible speaker who seamlessly weaves between facts and narrative.  She leaves the audience not only more knowledgeable but continuing to ponder the complexity and depth of the issues she presents.  We do more than 100 events a year, and Sylvia stands among our best.”

                                                                Michael Davidson


                                                                Gen Next

“Sylvia was a keynote presenter at the 2013 American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Security Conference and her presentation was excellent.  Her session was highly informative and interesting and received the highest rating out of all of the conference sessions. She was highly recommended to speak at our conference and is clearly an expert in her field.  Many of AFPM members have sites or do business in Mexico so her presentation was of much interest to our audience as Mexico’s drug war and border violence can have a direct impact on our member’s business.  Thank you Sylvia for a great session and making the AFPM Security Conference a great success.  I would recommend Sylvia if you are looking for a dynamic and exceptionally knowledgeable speaker on the drug wars and security conditions in Mexico.”

                                                                Jeff Gunnulfson

                                                                Director, Security & Risk Management

                                                                American Fuels and

                                                                    Petrochemical Manufacturers