Guest Name, Charles S Faddis

Charles S Faddis
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RESUME Charles S. Faddis 3435 Kings Retreat Court Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 410-798-1525 443-603-6044 charlesfaddis@hotmail.com ¬¬¬EMPLOYMENT Served 20 years in the Central Intelligence Agency as an Operations Officer. HUMINT SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT, TRAINING SECTION, ARMY STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE UNIT – April 2011 – Present. Conduct platform instruction and role-play. Design complex HUMINT training courses. Supervise teams of contract personnel. Evaluate overall training program. Provide operational guidance as required. INSTRUCTOR JOINT COUNTERINTELLIGENCE TRAINING ACADEMY – March 2009 – April 2011. Conducted platform instruction, role-play and lead small group seminars. Curriculum included surveillance, counter-surveillance, source operations and tradecraft. Also designed and created complex HUMINT training courses. ADJUNCT FACULTY ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Fall 2009 to Present. Instructing homeland security and intelligence analysis classes. ADJUNCT FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE - Fall 2012 to Present. Instruct Master’s level courses in intelligence management. SENIOR INTELLIGENCE EDITOR AND MAGAZINE – Fall 2011 to Present. Write articles and conduct interviews on national security, politics and intelligence related topics. CONTRACTOR, ABRAXAS CORPORATION- June 2008- August 2008. Worked on contract proposals and other business development projects at corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. DEPARTMENT CHIEF, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY’S COUNTER-TERRORIST CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC – September 2006 – May 2008. Supervised a staff of over 100 OO’s, SOO’s, CMO’s, DI analysts, targeteers, legal staff, etc. Oversaw worldwide operations against the terrorist WMD target, coordinated extensively with other government agencies. CHIEF OF STATION – MIDDLE EAST – Summer 2003 – Summer 2006. Supervised internal operations, in addition to coordinating the operational activities of other government agencies. CHIEF OF BASE – MIDDLE EAST – Summer 2002 – Summer 2003. Served as the Chief of the first intelligence collection team to establish a presence in this region of the Middle East. BRANCH CHIEF – CIA HEADQUARTERS – WASHINGTON, DC – Summer 2001 – Summer 2002. During this time period also carried out extended deployment to South Asia. CHIEF OF OPERATIONS - SOUTH ASIA – Summer 1998 – Summer 2001. Oversaw and directed the operational activity of over a dozen operations officers and additional support staff. Responsible for the direction of operations against a wide variety of targets. OPERATIONS OFFICER - SOUTHWEST ASIA – Summer 1995 – Summer 1998. Conducted operations against various targets. Additionally, served as lead liaison contact. TURKISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM (DC) – Summer 1994 – Summer 1995. SOUTHWEST ASIA DESK OFFICER - HEADQUARTERS – Fall 1993 – Summer 1994. OPERATIONS OFFICER - EUROPE – Summer 1991 – Fall 1993. GREEK LANGUAGE PROGRAM (DC) – Summer 1990 – Summer 1991. TRAINEE – CIA (DC) – Fall 1988 – Spring 1990 – Completed FTC PRE CIA EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL, WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON – Fall 1987 – Fall 1988 CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS, FORT LEWIS, WASHINGTON – Fall 1984 – Fall 1987 ADMITTED TO BARS OF BOTH WASHINGTON STATE AND MARYLAND. PRACTICED IN COURTS MARTIAL, STATE CIRCUIT COURT, FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT AND NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS. LIEUTENANT, ARMOR CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY – Fall 1983 – Fall 1984. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND JD – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – 1980 – 1983 BA – POLITICAL SCIENCE – THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – 1976 – 1980 LANGUAGES TURKISH – TESTED – 3/3/3+, 1998 GREEK – TESTED – 3/3+/3+, 1991 CLEARANCES - TS/SCI AND Q CERTIFICATIONS - Field Tradecraft Course (FTC), Advanced Foreign Counterintelligence Operations Course (AFCIOC) and Defense Intelligence Agency Basic Intelligence Trainers Course (BITC). AUTHOR - Have had three works of non-fiction published, the first, “Operation Hotel California”, an account of my team’s actions inside Iraq in advance of the last Gulf War, the second, “Beyond Repair”, an analysis of the state of the Central Intelligence Agency and an argument for human intelligence reform and the most recent, “Willful Neglect”, a street level look at homeland security eight years after 9/11. Recently released third novel, “Caffa” based on my experiences as a counterterrorist operative abroad.

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