Paul "Dave" Gaubatz
Owner-Director, Wahhabi CT Publications
Paul “Dave” Gaubatz, former Federal Agent, is a U.S. State Department-trained Arabic linguist and counterterrorism specialist. He has acquired over two decades of experience while working on assignments in Middle-Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, and Iraq. Currently the owner of Wahhabi CT Publications, Mr. Gaubatz provides counter-terrorism training materials for law enforcement and corporate use. The CT publications also benefit university students and others interested in knowing how to begin a career as a counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence professional.
Mr. Gaubatz is also the Director of a major research project (Mapping Shari’a) www.mappingsharia.com pertaining to Islamic terrorist groups. Mr. Gaubatz leads field research teams to Islamic Centers throughout the U.S. who advocate terrorist acts against U.S. interests and/or support such groups. The first-hand obtained intelligence is provided to law enforcement and to the American public to insure they are aware of national security concerns affecting them and their children.
The first U.S. civilian Federal Agent deployed to Nasiriyah, Iraq, in 2003, Mr. Gaubatz was able to travel to various cities throughout Iraq, using his Arabic-language training extensively. During this time, he led a mission to rescue the family of Mohammed Odeh Al-Rehaief, the Iraqi lawyer who saved the life of Private Jessica Lynch. Today, Mr. Al-Rehaief and his family live safely in the Washington, D.C. area.
Upon returning from Iraq in July 2003, Mr. Gaubatz wrote a practical, basic Arabic street survival guide, and began lecturing in schools and businesses, and also to law enforcement officers. He instructed criminal justice students of law enforcement and other security professionals in simple investigative Arabic words and phrases, and Middle Eastern customs, which soon led to the creation of Wahhabi CT Publications.
Mr. Gaubatz’s career began in 1977 when he joined the United States Air Force. Before retiring from the USAF in 1999, he served his last 12 years as Special Agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, AFOSI; his duties there included investigations of felony crimes against the USAF and U.S. government, as well as counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigative assignments. After spending one year with Target Corporation as National Investigator, in 2000 Mr. Gaubatz returned to AFOSI as U.S. Federal Agent. In 2002 he attended an intensive Arabic-language course at the U.S. State Department, Foreign Service Institute, which included a three-week immersion trip to Jordan. Arriving in the Middle East in January 2003, he was soon assigned to Nasiriyah, Iraq.
Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Mr. Gaubatz was raised in Rocky Mount near Roanoke, Va. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in management from Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Fla., and is married with two children.
While an OSI agent, Dave received numerous awards for his service to the U.S. Government in regards to identifying Islamic terrorist members planning attacks against America and our troops. In addition Dave received U.S. Government awards for identifying weapons of mass destruction sites in Iraq (2003). The sites were never excavated & now WMD is in the hands of insurgent groups.