ABOUT

I'm a retired spy spooked by current events. I write about my concerns. Enjoy.


Definition of "SPOOK", pronounced /spo͞o͞k/ 1spook  noun1)  ghost, specter2)  an undercover agent : spy
2spook  verb 1)  to scare or frighten2)  to become frightened 



Why read my blogs?
Because I know stuff.

Based on my life experience, I provide assessments of current or past events to provide you "the rest of the story" so you can understand what's actually happening and the threat to you and to the nation.   I don't reveal secrets, but I do explain the impact of issues disclosed in the Media [e.g., Snowden's NSA revelations and disclosures of  Hillary's role in supporting ISIS and the background of Benghazi].

Over the years, I've been a Teacher/Professor, Analyst, Advisor, Special Agent, Soldier, Spy or a "Spook".  My background covers 30+ years in Intelligence Operations and Analysis, including operational assignments with the CIA, DIA, and NSA; I've also been an analyst and advisor at the Pentagon, the JCS, State Department, and the White House -- developing Military and Foreign Policy. On the secular side, I've taught upper level courses in Economics, International Business, and Government at the University of Maryland University College.

I've worked in the field with the best and the brightest, collecting and reporting intelligence from the depths of developing countries to international hot spots to produce accurate reporting on the actors on the world stage, and to assess what goes on behind the scenes.  I also created a Military detachment which trained virtually all (more than 1,000) the US Army units [Active, Reserve, and National Guard] in each sector of Tactical Intelligence and exposing them to Strategic Intelligence assets [e.g., satellite monitoring] to make these units more effective in combat.

I've worked with dedicated diplomats, senior military officers, "honest" politicians, and journalists whose knowledge was extraordinary and whose loyalty was beyond question.  I've also worked with and observed some of the most egregious charlatans and slime-balls in both the US and foreign governments.  For the most part, I worked behind the scenes in Washington to strengthen the national defense; and, I worked with the folks who actually made things happen, rather than those on the Kabuki stage to entertain the Media and the generally ignorant public.

The committees, the bureaucrats, the popinjays are all there for show and to take credit in history for what a small group of insiders accomplish.  My most revealing discovery though, is that the most serious threat to our national security comes from within [i.e., the Deep State, or shall we say, The Swamp -- and that's what I mean when I say "I know stuff" since I've witnessed the potential for, and actual abuse by those in positions of power in the Intelligence and Law Enforcement Commuities.

AWARDS

☆ Published March 2013: DEFENSE & FOREIGN AFFAIRS STRATEGIC POLICY

☆ Director of Central Intelligence Exceptional Intelligence Analyst Award 

☆ DOD Superior Service Medal for creating and directing the ops for the DOD Clandestine Service

☆ A bunch of combat/meritorious service/campaign medals

☆ National Press Club Vivian Award

☆ Board of Directors of multiple non-profits

☆ Good Samaritan honors from various charities

MY CREDENTIALS 

At-Large Intelligence Advisor:  Following 9/11, I coordinated with Ed Meese to restructure the eroded Intelligence Community which had missed/ignored all the indicators of the 9/11 attacks.  We recommended the creation the position of Director of National Intelligence [DNI] to replace the Director of Central Intelligence [DCI] [the DCI position was dissolved since the DCI directed both the CIA and the entire Intelligence Community (IC) -- a deterrent to interagency cooperation and sharing] which allowed one agency to coerce the others into Intelligence "consensus" on matters of National Security.

The new DNI was envisioned as a small, coordinating office in the existing IC headquarters office and would facilitate a streamlined and efficient intelligence collection and distribution process, staffed by no more than 100 employees; instead, the DNI bureaucracy  has mushroomed to nearly 1,800 employees, and the Intelligence Community is now exponentially larger and far less efficient than it was at its peak in 1990 -- with virtually no sharing.

[Under Clapper, the DNI weaponized Obama's Intelligence Community 
 for political purposes; Congressional investigations and hearings continue to
expose the levels of corruption in the FBI; the CIA is next, and future hearings may
be almost as destructive to today's CIA as were the Pike and Church Committees 
which investigated CIA's abuses in the 1960s and 1970s.  My goal is not to destroy
the Intelligence Community, but to return it to its level of credibility as it existed 
five Administrations ago.]

CEO: T-Rx, LLC, a consulting firm which provides special services and analytical software applications for the Intelligence/Defense Community 

Editor: The Best of DC - Inaugural Edition, a coffee table photo-journal book about the socio-economic fabric of Washington, DC

IT Executive: Directed international sales of Unix [Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics (think Cray supercomputers)] Enterprise computer systems.

Adjunct Professor:  International Management, University of Maryland University College

Consultant: Analyzed and developed improvements to the DOD Intelligence Information System [DODIIS] and blocked the digital recording of the identities of recruited assets.

Teacher,  Alexandria City, Va:  Taught ESL US History, Latin, Science. Prior to being drafted, taught history at Woodward Preparatory School in Washington, DC.

S/G/J/C2 Staff Officer [Battalion - Corps - Unified Command - NATO TASCOM]

Director of Operations: DOD Clandestine Service [DCS].
-- Developed the foundation for the DCS based on Congressional approval of US SouthCom Plan
   Green. Coordinated with the Chairman of the JCS [John Vessey], Assistant Secretary of the Army
   [Bill Clark], Senators Helms and Goldwater, and former DCI Vernon Walters, which also prompted
   the creation of the Goldwater-Nichols DOD Reorganization Act.
-- Developed MOUs and MOAs with the Intelligence Community, DOJ, and DEA for cooperative
    and efficient intelligence operations [1984 - 90].
-- The SSCI cited these operations as exceptional, producing "extraordinary" intelligence products.

Special Intelligence Advisor/Acting J2: Supporting US SouthCom Commander, developing regional HUMINT strategy and restructuring Military Intelligence operations and structure in Central and South America.
-- Acting J2 for Exercise Able Archer 83.
-- Created HUMINT Plan Green, a 25-year strategic plan for All Source Intelligence operations
    in Latin America at the request of the CIA Deputy Director of Operations /Latin America
    (DDO/LA) [ D Clarridge], former Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) [Vernon Walters], and the
    Commander, SOUTHCOM (General Paul Gorman).
-- Successfully challenged and overcame regional strategy opposition from DIA Director
    [James Williams] earning me Williams' attempt at an official reprimand - which was countered by
    ASA Bill Clark [who then advised Williams to retire].
-- Moved School of the Americas from Panama to Fort Benning -- frustrating Noriega.
-- Briefed Vice President George HW Bush periodically on counter-narcotics operations in
    Latin America - only to learn later of his connections to the cartels.
-- Received special commendations from senior Intelligence Community [IC] executives and
    Chairman-JCS, General Vessey.

Special Assistant to US Ambassador at Large Vernon Walters; interfaced with national level journalists and Intelligence Community.

Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Department of State Bureau of Intelligence & Research [INR]
-- Tasked all resources in the Intelligence Community to analyze strategic threats and international
    financial and trade issues.  Briefed Secretaries of State Haig and Schultz on a weekly basis.
-- Created White Paper assessments for the NSC on international finance and economic issues.
-- Assessed Cartel money laundering operations based on joint investigations with Department
    of Treasury - Intelligence examining extraordinary growth of small banks in Florida
    and elsewhere;
-- Created the basis for the Money Laundering Control Act of 1986.  

Editor, Pentagon Black Book, Military version of the NID [DCI National Intelligence Daily
   - CIA's daily newspaper content above Top Secret] assessing global military, technical,
     and political threats.  The Black Book was regarded as the equivalent, but superior to the
     NID or the PDB [President's Daily Brief] because it was not politicized as was the NID 
     and the PDB; 
     [analysts from other agencies within the IC would quietly provide me sensitive reports 
     suppressed by their superiors so that these issues might be presented to top tier DOD 
     executives and to the President].

Current Intelligence Analyst, Pentagon, assessing global crisis situations and military threats and conducting evaluations of unique scientific developments.  Desk Officer, in succession: East Europe, Middle East/North Africa, Latin America.

Director of Intelligence&Security [C2], NATO Theater Support [now Sustainment] Command [TASCOM] -
      -- Exercise Able Archer 76. [Created Rear Area Security Force concept based on Threat
          identified during this exercise]

Military Commander: Formed and commanded three special intelligence detachments.

Director:  FORSCOM national training program for Reserves and National Guard on tactical intelligence specialties, through platform instruction and Command Post Exercises.

Special Agent in Charge, directed counter-intelligence programs and developing doctrine for tactical
Counter-Intelligence training; directed investigations of national security breaches.

Advisor, Special Operations in Southeast Asia working with unconventional forces against the North Vietnamese Army; reported to BG John Vessey in Laos.

Regional Intelligence Advisor, directed the counter-insurgency program in Northeast Thailand and tri-border area [Thailand/Laos/Cambodia] - and penetrating PRC insurgent training programs.

Case Officer, managing clandestine operations in Southeast and East Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.

Combat Engineer Officer

Infantry Soldier

Assistant Comptroller, Computer Company

History Teacher, Woodward Preparatory School; Prince Georges County Public Schools; Alexandria City Public Schools.

MA: International Economics, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY / UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

MBA: International  Management, WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

AB: International Relations, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL