AFIO (Maine) Meeting
Gossens, a former Central Intelligence Agency station chief in six different countries, will review the current geopolitical landscape from Iraq to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Gossens was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force where he served as a pilot and intelligence officer in the Strategic Air Command. Recruited into the CIA Clandestine Service, he served in Beirut, Congo, Guinea, Tunisia, Zambia, South Africa and Paris.
In retirement he moved to Vermont, where he entered politics and served two terms in the House of Representatives and two terms in the state Senate.
The latest in a series of public affairs discussions, the AFIO meeting is open to the public, and will begin at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk. A question period will follow the presentation.