February 16, 2019
Program Center, Brick Store Museum
4 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME
AFIO: “It Wasn’t In
The Job Description”
KENNEBUNK — “It Wasn’t in the Job Description” is the title of the presentation at the Feb.16 public meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), Maine chapter.
The speaker, former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer William Hall, served as the U.S. defense attaché in Bulgaria in the late ‘90s when fighting broke out over Kosovo’s bid for independence from Serbia. He will share insights from his wide experience in one of the lesser-known fields of intelligence — military diplomats.
Hall will discuss some of the more unusual challenges of attache work, including how to respond when an armed U.S. missile accidentally drops onto a friendly nation, and how to diplomatically navigate a vodka-soaked foreign bureaucracy.
Hall retired as a colonel after a 30-year career that included stints in the Balkans, Vietnam, Korea, the Philippines, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and northern Iraq. A resident of Peaks Island, Hall is vice-president of the World Affairs Council of Maine.
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.