Gary Noesner always wanted to do good for his people and nation. Thus, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the early 70s and two decades later he worked as a Crisis Negotiator in the 1993 Waco Siege.
This Gary Noesner Bio explores more of his life.
Netflix’s American Apocalypse: Meet Gary Noesner, Waco’s FBI Crisis Negotiator
Netflix original Waco: American Apocalypse revisited the deadly siege by the federal authorities against the Branch Davidians cult through interviews with almost everyone who experienced this tragedy firsthand. Gary Noesner, the FBI Crisis Negotiator on the case, was one of the interviewees, who was leading his own Crisis Negotiation Unit Team by the time the early 1990s rolled around.
Infact, he was so invested in this case, he ultimately became the Chief of the Crisis Negotiation Unit, Critical Incident Response Group — the first to ever hold this position in FBI’s history.
Where Is Gary Noesner Today?
Almost a decade after the 1993 Waco Sieg, Gary Noesner retired in January 2003 only to then jump into the corporate world for more experiences. He even retired from the corporate world 5 years later and today, he’s actively working as a Public Speaker as well as an Independent Consultant.
In other words, he talks about his expense with hostage negotiations, terrorism, and kidnapping in several shows, documentaries, and publications. Be it Netflix, History Channel, NBC, MSNBC, Discovery, A&E, CNN, CBS, BBC, or Forbes, Gary has done interviews for them all.
In case you’re interested in his talks, he will be lecturing on “Effective Influence Business Negotiations” at Verhandlungs Performance Academy in Mainz, Germany on July 17, 2023.
Gary Noesner Age
Gary Noesner was 72 years of age in 2023.
So, this means he was 42 when he worked on Waco Siege.
Gary Noesner Wife
Gary Noesner was married to his wife Carol Noesner (Drolsbaugh). She was born in Dec 1953 to her parents o William A. and Perry Jane Drolsbaugh.
Sadly, her brother William A. Drolsbaugh III passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Her surviving siblings were Peggy Smith, Mary Pat Frederickson, Joni Gula, and Eileen Drolsbaugh.
The last we checked, Gary and Carol were going strong and vacationing around. After they visited Portugal in Sept 2022, the duo recently visited Islamorada, FL.
As for their kids, the couple has three grown children and quite a few grandkids. Also, they shared a dog named Charlie, a boxer mix, who loved to fish in Becky’s Creek. “He catches but does not release, about 8 to 10 brim each summer. He is a very patient fisher dog,” Carol said.
Trivia: Gary’s wife Carol was portrayed by actress Stephanie Kurtzuba in the 2018 mini-series Visions and Omens.
Is Gary Noesner On Instagram And Facebook?
Find him on Facebook @gary.noesner.
Sadly, we couldn’t find him on Instagram.
Gary Noesner Career
Gary Noesner loves saving lives and serving the nation. But his passion arose from an unexpected source during his Florida childhood. During an episode of The Mickey Mouse Club set at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C, Gary said, “20s and German spies in the ’40s I was hooked.”
So, Gary joined the FBI in 1972 as a new agent. However, it was only in 1980 that he began dipping his toes in the world of negotiation by learning of its process, some famous hostage cases, and the complex psychological aspects behind the same.
1980 was also the year he attended his first negotiation course and fell in love with the entire concept of crisis management.
Then, he joined the Terrorism Squad where he hunted down spies and dealt with international incidents that involved American citizens. In 1985, Gary was the one who interrogated four hijackers of TWA Flight 847 and the terrorist takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro on the Mediterranean Sea and got Mulqi to admit being the leader of the plot. “This was an important moment for me when I began to think about the distinction between interrogation and interviewing,” he recalled.
For Gary, the job of a negotiator is all about understanding and empathy. And after the Waco siege, many of the negotiators, including Gary suffered from feelings of sadness and had difficulty sleeping. “The thing that snapped me out of my funk was more work,” said Gary.
In 2003, Gary then returned from the FBI and joined Control Risks, LLC as its senior Vice President. There, he provided Control Risks clients worldwide training and operational assistance in managing crisis and kidnap incidents around the world for 5 long years whilst writing a book.
Gary Noesner Book
Gary Noesner publish his book Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator in September 2010. The book focuses on the key lessons learned through his career as the Chief of the FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit, and how those communication skills can be applied to avoid and resolve conflict in our professional and personal lives.
His book was also used as part of the basis for the 2018 Paramount Network Waco six-part TV series.
Where Is Gary Noesner From?
Gary didn’t reveal his hometown. But he resided in Moneta, VA in 2023.
When Is Gary Noesner Birthday?
He receives his birthday wishes in October.
Where Did Gary Noesner Acquire His Education?
Gary got his BA in Sociology from Florida Southern College in 1972, and his M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in 1993.