First Deployed Soldier to Obtain Certified Forensic
Interviewer (CFI) Designation Returns Home;
First Stop: Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Sgt. Tyler Vickers made WZ one of his first stops to show
his appreciation for the educational and moral support while deployed
CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 – Sergeant Tyler Vickers returns home after his
second deployment as the first military personnel to achieve his Certified
Forensic Interviewer (CFI) designation while deployed. The CFI designation
prepares our military heroes for careers in asset protection, law enforcement,
security or investigations.
CFI is the industry standard for professionals practicing the art of
interviewing or interrogation and its exam has successfully received coverage
under the G.I. Bill. Upon returning home, one of Vickers first stops is the
Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) offices to show his appreciation for the educational
and moral support for him as well as his fellow soldiers.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity WZ has provided us,” said Sgt. Tyler Vickers.
“It’s comforting to know we are supported, but WZ goes the extra mile by truly
donating their time, resources and relationships to help ensure we have a smooth
transition. I look forward to utilizing my new CFI designation as I build my own
security and investigations company.”
Since the beginning of 2013, WZ has been sending care packages and letters to
seven units totaling more than 30 soldiers, but the support doesn’t end there.
WZ has provided scholarships for the CFI prep course and has begun reviewing
soldiers’ resumes to help connect qualified soldiers with fulfilling civilian
“We are very proud to welcome home our first active military CFI designation,”
said Dave Zulawski, CFI, co-founder and senior partner of WZ. “We have the
utmost respect and admiration for our active and retired military service men
and women. We believe this is a small part in giving back for a fraction of what
their service means to us as individuals but also our country.”
The troops that successfully complete the CFI exam will have a year of free
access to continuing education material through the International Association of
Interviewers (IAI). IAI is dedicated to ensuring professionals stay relevant in
their careers as interviewers and interrogators. Visit
www.certifiedinterviewer.com to learn more.
About Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ) continues to be recognized as the
premier consulting and training company on interview and interrogation
techniques. We are dedicated to assisting public and private sector
professionals to improve their ability to obtain the truth through legally
acceptable techniques. To this end, WZ continues research to provide the highest
quality training, products and professional services to an ever-increasing
number of organizations throughout the world. Visit
www.w-z.com to learn more.
Contact: Amber Virgillo