CHRISTOPHER L. MORALESHome
Jun 18, 2009
Current PositionPresident. Morales Forensic Investigations, Falls Church, Virginia, Private forensic services and investigative company. Company provides services in all areas of questioned documents, including handwriting and hand printing examinations, typewriting, stamp impressions, photocopies, writing instruments, ink, paper, detection of erasures, alterations, erased and obliterated text and paper. Company also conducts firearms examination (ballistics), fingerprints, crime scene work, and other forensic science disciplines. Court qualified forensic science expert. October 1995 to Present.
Previous PositionsFaculty Advisor and Adjunct Faculty Member. Forensic Sciences Department, George Washington University, Washington, DC Academic advisor to degree students in Security Management and Crime in Commerce (white collar crime). Assistant professorial lecturer in Security Management and Forensic Sciences graduate programs. 1992 - 1998.
International Police Technical Advisor. U.S. Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), Washington, DC Conducted extensive liaison activities, strategic planning and negotiating with high-ranking representatives and leaders in overseas posts for the U.S. Government, as well as with foreign government Supreme Court, Cabinet-level and National Police officials, in: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Trinidad & Tobago. Also interacted with representatives from the governments of Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and Spain. The program's goal was to support U.S. human rights foreign policy objectives.
Served as Acting Program Manager for Bolivia Project (with Attaché status at U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia), Forensic Science Development Coordinator, Training Coordinator, Haiti Task Force member. During the assignments in Bolivia, managed a project to create and train a civilianized section of the national police force; supervised office staff and pool of contractors; managed entire 3,500 member division of National Police force. Conducted nationwide assessment of capabilities and training needs, which has been put into action.
Created detailed multiple year program descriptions and implementation plans, as part of budget acquisition process. Once program funding was finalized, directed and allocated multimillion dollar project budget (approximately $3.5 million).
Conceived and managed an international forensic internship program, which included: conducting needs assessments for participating countries; identifying potential training sites in the U.S. and other nations; evaluating the level of expertise and potential benefit; selecting individuals for training; handling all logistical aspects for intern placement; and monitoring all ongoing training. Required a strong working knowledge of all levels of government and foreign cultures. Established and managed training programs in police organization management, laboratory management, toxicology, serology, questioned documents, drug analysis, forensic chemistry, firearms identification, trace evidence, pathology, crime scene response, fingerprint processing, classification, and information systems, and medicolegal death investigation.
Planned, developed, and equipped complete forensic laboratories in participating countries.
Formulated and delivered development of all forms of forensic and investigative techniques in participating Latin American and Caribbean nations. Produced in-depth national level forensic capability and need assessments; established in-country training programs, including international and multinational cooperative efforts; identified, selected, and monitored the work of subject matter experts; created new course outlines, wrote lesson plans and complete instructor guides on various forensic and law enforcement topics; presented courses and provided hands-on technical assistance, in English and Spanish; identified training sites and arranged all matters for extensive hands-on training of foreign police representatives at U.S. agencies; and conducted curriculum update and review on all program courses and materials.
Produced multi-agency technical assistance blueprint for newly independent states of Eastern Europe.
Selected first staff of instructors for newly created Haitian National Police Academy and served as instructor at academy, teaching advanced criminal investigative and crime scene specialist training for selected cadet leaders.
Provided instruction and interpretation in various topics in English and Spanish throughout Latin American and Caribbean regions. All duties have required extensive travel, as well as increased overseas extended duty assignments. July 1989 to October 1995. Special Agent/Examiner of Questioned Documents. U.S. Secret Service, Washington, DC Assigned to Washington field office, where responsibilities included investigative and protective work. Responsible for full range of investigative techniques and practices, including: participation and management of criminal investigations of violations pertaining to fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, and threatening remarks or activities against the President of the United States and other Secret Service protectees; detaining, arresting and interviewing suspects; report preparation; and court preparation and testimony.
Established interagency cooperative investigation agreement with investigators at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General's Office, and Deputies at Loudoun County, VA Sheriff's Department.
Conducted extensive risk assessments and established the basis for threat case investigations, monitoring case activity, and providing detailed assessments of ongoing or completed cases of interest to permanent security details, during detail at Intelligence Division. Duties included travel on Presidential intelligence advances, as well as role as threat coordinator for major Presidential candidate's campaign.
Examined all evidentiary aspects of financial crimes and fraud, including handwriting and hand printing comparison, typewriting examination, as well as examination of counterfeit currency and credit cards, government checks and other government obligations, during detail at Forensic Sciences Division as Questioned Document Examiner. February 1985 to July 1989.
EDUCATIONBachelor of Arts, George Washington University, Washington, DC, August 1983. Major: Political Science, with additional concentration in Journalism.
Master of Forensic Science, George Washington University, Washington, DC, May 1986.
Master of Arts in Security Management, George Washington University, Washington, DC, May 1989.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPSAmerican Academy of Forensic Sciences
International Association for Identification
International Homicide Investigators Association