Roland W. Ouellette is Director of Training and co-founder of SAM® Training, LLC. He is the author, trainer and founder of the Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB®) program, implemented worldwide in a variety of workplace settings since 1983.
With a passion for hard work, faith and personal inner strength, Roland has amassed many years of research in avoiding violence and managing confrontation, beginning with martial arts training while stationed in Japan in the U.S. Army Security Agency. Roland taught martial arts for many years while continuing his career in public safety with the Connecticut State Police, retiring as a Lieutenant in 1981. Additionally, he has served as a supervisor for the Connecticut Department of Corrections; an Adjunct Professor of Law Enforcement and Security at Naugatuck (CT) Valley Community Technical College; and the Executive Officer of the Connecticut State Police Training Academy.
For nine years Roland also served as the New England Director of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET), and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). In addition to authoring the book, Management of Aggressive Behavior, Roland is a contributing author of another book, Total Survival Management, and has authored numerous articles on managing confrontation. His portfolio includes staff training at educational institutions for students with developmental disabilities and special emotional and/or behavioral needs.
The tragic and violent events in schools and on university campuses in recent years deeply moved and spurred Roland to action. Founded on the same principals as MOAB, SAM was developed specifically for educators, leveraging Roland’s life experience and passion for nurturing and protecting teachers and children.