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]

Over the years, I've been a Teacher, Tailor, Soldier, Spy or a "Spook".  My background covers 30+ years in Intelligence Operations and Analysis, including operational assignments with the CIA, DIA, and NSA, and as an analyst and advisor at the Pentagon, the JCS, State Department, and the White House -- developing Military and Foreign Policy.

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'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 -- and that's what I mean when I say "I know stuff".

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

☆ National Press Club Vivian Award

☆ Board of Directors of multiple non-profits

☆ Good Samaritan Honors (Annually awarded by my children)


MY CREDENTIALS 

At Large Intelligence Advisor:  Provided the basis for restructuring the Intelligence Community after 9/11, creating the position of Director of National Intelligence [DNI] to replace the Director of Central Intelligence [DCI] position which was dissolved since the DCI directed both the CIA and the Intelligence Community -- a deterrent to interagency cooperation and sharing.  The new DNI was envisioned to move into the existing IC headquarters office and facilitate a streamlined and efficient intelligence collection and distribution process.
[Unexpectedly, the DNI appointments were not conducive to the original goals.]

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

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

IT Executive: Directed international sales of Unix [Sun and SGI] Enterprise computer systems

Adjunct Professor:  International Management, University of Maryland University College

Consultant: Analyzed and developed improvements to the DOD Intelligence Information System [DODIIS]

Teacher, Fairfax County, Va:  Taught ESL, US History, Latin, Science.

S/G/J/C2 Staff Officer [Battalion - Corps - Unified Command - Theater/NATO Support Command.

Director of Operations: DOD Clandestine Service.  Developed the foundation for the DCS based on Congressional approval of Plan Green.  Developed MOUs and MOAs with the Intelligence Community and DOJ for cooperative and efficient intelligence operations.  SSCI cited these operations as exceptional, producing "extraordinary" intelligence products.

Special Intelligence Advisor/Acting J2: Supporting USSouthCom Commander, developing HUMINT strategy and restructuring Military Intelligence operations and structure in Central and South America.  Created HUMINT Plan Green, a 25-year strategic plan for HUMINT operations in Latin America.  Briefed Vice President George H.W. Bush periodically on Cartel operations.

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

Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Department of State Intelligence and Research [INR] Bureau
analyzing international finance and trade, and assessing Cartel money laundering operations.
Briefed Secretaries of State Haig and Schultz on a weekly basis.   Created the basis for the  Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 based on joint investigations with Treasury Intelligence of extraordinary growth of small banks in Florida and elsewhere.          

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.

Current Intelligence Analyst, Pentagon, assessing global crisis situations and military threats and conducting evaluations of unique scientific developments.

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 intelligence training; directed investigations of national security breaches

Advisor, Special Operations in Southeast Asia working with unconventional forces against the North Vietnamese Army.

Regional Intelligence Advisor, directed the counter-insurgency program in NE Thailand and tri-border area - 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 Prep 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