Many people who have dealt with him over the years tend to describe Adam Quirk as a highly experienced and wise criminal justice professional. However, when they do so, they essentially leave out most of the story. Over the past 15 years or so, Adam Quirk has committed himself to a first-class career in criminal justice, a commitment that stemmed from the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001.
It was in the wake of that tragedy that led Adam Quirk to take a job conducting thorough background investigations of applicants and candidates to hold the important post-9th/11 post of Air Marshal. They needed to have high-level security clearances, so Adam Quirk himself performed thousands of in-person interviews of potential candidates as a part of his duties as part of a team charged with keeping the air traffic system safe. His completion rate in a division that was one of the best in the country drew accolades from his higher-ups, which means Adam Quirk played a significant role in making sure those assigned with keeping the nation safe were up to the job.
Soon after that, Adam Quirk began a long career with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he was as a diversion investigator. That means he worked with teams of criminal justice and law enforcement professionals who investigated cases in which controlled drugs that were on their way to pharmacies, hospitals or other legal sellers were instead diverted to criminals who wanted to sell them illegally for a profit. At the DEA, he also conducted a large number of security assessments for DEA registrants, who wanted to prescribe and sell controlled substances legally.