You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

The Post-Desert Storm Plan to Improve
Marine Corps Intelligence

Michael H. Decker
Former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight
Former Assistant Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps

Thursday, March 26 • 4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
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This lecture is co-sponsored by the Marine Corps Intelligence Association.

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Marine Corps Intelligence entered Desert Storm with a force that was under-manned, under-trained, and under-equipped. As one great September 1991 Marine Corps Gazette article by an Intelligence Marine summed it: “Unfortunately, We Fought Like We Trained.” In 1994, the Marine Corps implemented the post-Desert Storm plan to improve Marine Corps Intelligence. This discussion will cover the first 15 years of that plan, a period with 9/11 at its halfway point.

Michael H. DeckerMichael H. Decker recently served as Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight (ATSD-IO). His office was tasked by the Secretary of Defense with the oversight of intelligence and intelligence-related activities in the Department of Defense. His office ensured that intelligence activities in the Department of Defense are conducted in accordance with Federal Law, Executive Orders, and department regulations and policies. Prior to his appointment as ATSD-IO, Mr. Decker served as Assistant Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps. In that position he managed the Intelligence Department and provided professional intelligence management and policy support to the Director of Intelligence in the conduct of Marine Corps intelligence, including geospatial, signals intelligence, and counterintelligence/human intelligence activities within the Marine Corps, Defense, and National Intelligence Communities. During this assignment Mr. Decker received both the Distinguished and Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards. Mr. Decker holds an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College, an M.A. in Government/National Security Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.