Tanwa Ashiru is a U.S Air Force veteran with over 13 years of experience in Intelligence Analysis, working in the U.S Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S National Security Agency (NSA). She served 180 days in Afghanistan and was involved in counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism operations in Southwest Asia, Middle East and Africa. She holds an M.A in Intelligence Studies from the School of Security and Global Studies at American Military University (AMU), West Virginia, USA (2016).
Tanwa is the founder of Bulwark Intelligence an information services company that delivers high quality security, intelligence, and threat assessments to the federal government and private companies. Her company has and continues to render services and training for several local and international corporations including Total E&P, Nigerian Customs Service, and Uber.
She is an exclusive member of the invite-only Golden Key International Honour Society; an elite honour society which honours academic excellence and a commitment to lead and serve. She established a Nigerian-American Veteran’s Association (NAVA) as a platform for ex-military personnel to connect and contribute towards the society.
Tanwa was invited to contribute a book chapter in the College of Humanities Joseph Ayo Babalola University book project titled Nigeria’s Ungoverned Spaces: Studies in Security, Terrorism and Governance; among other Nigerian university professors and PhD holders. She was also invited to speak to corporate security professionals on the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Nigeria platform on “What the Recent Security Trends in Nigeria Say about the Nation’s Intelligence Capabilities”.
Tanwa has written a number of security related articles in The Guardian Newspaper Nigeria, and has been featured several times on Nigeria’s Channels Television Sunrise Daily morning show, CNBC Africa Power Lunch West Africa Show, Ebony Life TV’s The Crunch, Naij.com, Pulse TV, TV Continental.