THE CHINESE INTELLIGENCE THREAT TO AMERICA: How it Operates and Why It Succeeds” will be the topic at the April 20, 2013 meeting of the Maine Chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
The guest speaker, who will be identified at the meeting, is recognized in the Intelligence Community as an expert on Chinese Counterintelligence and operational planning. He has held senior CIA positions in both headquarters and overseas directing operations in a high risk counteringelligence environment. He will describe the organization of the intelligence services of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and explain why their methods of collection pose such a serious threat to the U.S.
The speaker’s extensive CIA experience includes managing all counterintelligence activities for the Agency’s Clandestine Service’s East Asia Division. After retirement, as a senior officer with Athena Innovative Solutions and CACI, he was responsible for developing a Department of Defense (DOD) counterintelligence strategy to combat PRC espionage against DOD faciliies, personnel, and programs.
The speaker is the recipient of numerous CIA and Intelligence Community awards. Prior to his Agency service he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with “V” indicating valor in combat.
He holds an MA in history from Syracuse University and a BA in history from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky.