2010 Commencement

To confer Master of Arts degrees and
Certificates of Graduate Study
upon the Class of 2010

With an address by
Ambassador Hugh Montgomery
Officer, OSS; Central Intelligence Agency
Former Director, Bureau of Intelligence and Research,
United States Department of State;
Alternative U.S. Representative to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs

And conferral of honorary degrees on
Ambassador Hugh Montgomery
S. Eugene Poteat

President, Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)

Saturday, June 5, 2010
Ceremony at 2 in the afternoon
at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington
Reception to follow
RSVP by Friday, June 4 to Katie Bridges

Valet parking is available at the hotel. There is also garage and
on-street parking nearby. The closest Metro station is Farragut North.

Please click here for details about an IWP room rate at the Mayflower Hotel.

Ambassador Hugh Montgomery was born on 29 November 1923 in Massachusetts. He was educated at Harvard College and Harvard University, where he received a B.A. (1947), an M.A. (1948), and a Ph.D. (1952). He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate.

Ambassador Montgomery in 1942 enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the European theater of operations with the Office of Strategic Services until 1946. He received a direct commission in the field and retired from the military as a colonel in the Intelligence Branch.

In 1952 he joined the CIA, after completing his education and teaching modern languages at Harvard. He served in a variety of East and West European posts until his retirement in 1981. He then joined the Department of State as Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, where he remained until 1985, when he joined the Senior Review Panel at the CIA. Later that year, he was appointed the Alternative U.S. Representative to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs, with the rank of Ambassador.

Ambassador Montgomery in February 1989 returned to the CIA as a member of the Senior Review Panel. In December 1991, he was appointed the Special Assistant for Foreign Intelligence Relationships by the Director of Central Intelligence.