“Blake Percival is one of the most important whistleblowers in recent history,” Attorney Larry Golston says. “We as a country are safer because of what he did.”
He graduated from High School in Montgomery, Alabama in 1984 and served 6 years in the U.S. Army where he was Honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 1992. He then worked as a Police officer in West Virginia and Alabama.
Blake is a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy, The Montgomery Police Academy, The Alabama Judicial College, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bluefield State College in Bluefield, WV.
From 2001-2011, Blake worked for USIS, also known as US Investigations Services, where he rose through the ranks to the position of Director. USIS was a Company contracted by the government to conduct National Security Clearance Background Investigations on prospective and current Federal employees.
Blake became a Whistleblower in 7/2011 when he exposed that USIS was billing the U.S. Government for background investigations that allegedly had not been properly reviewed. Among the clearances allegedly not properly reviewed by USIS were NSA Leaker Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard.
For 4 1⁄2 years, Blake was not allowed to talk about the case, but once it settled in 12/2015 that changed, and he was featured on the front page of The Washington Post as the Whistleblower.
Blake is now sharing his experience in his new book, “Holding on to Integrity and Paying the Price – A Whistleblower’s Story”, being released on March 2, 2020.
Blake is the founder of The Whistleblower Assistance Fund and donates a portion of the books’ proceeds to help future Whistleblowers with financial needs during the legal process which can take years.
Blake now spends his time speaking regularly throughout the United States on leadership, integrity, business ethics, faith, motivation and is considered a leading authority on the vetting process and investigations.
Blake was honored by being named a Giraffe Hero in 2017, for sticking his neck out for the common good.
- What Would You Do? A Whistleblower’s Story
- Ethics: Choosing the Hard Right Over the Easy Wrong … even if you know it will end your career
- Setting A Good Example For The Next Generation – Blake discusses his upbringing in the church and his faith that made him the man he is today and how that affected his decision to be a Whistleblower and suffer the consequences.
- What Is A Whistleblower And Why Is It Important For National Security: Blake takes you through his struggle from making the decision to do the right thing, being terminated, and going through the legal process.
Blake Percival - National Security Threat Whistleblower, Author, And Motivational Speaker