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Former Senior Intelligence Officer and Executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Defense Intelligence Agency

Professional Experience

Dr. Dziak is a consultant in the fields of intelligence, counterintelligence, counter-deception, and national security affairs.

He has served over five decades as a company president and as a senior intelligence officer and senior executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the Defense Intelligence Agency, with long experience in counterintelligence, hostile deception, counter-deception, strategic intelligence, weapons proliferation intelligence, and intelligence education.

He received his Ph.D. in Russian history from Georgetown University, is a graduate of the National War College, and is a recipient of numerous defense and intelligence awards and citations. He was the co-developer and co-director of the master’s degree program in Strategic Intelligence at the Defense Intelligence School, the original predecessor to the current National Intelligence University. He is an Adjunct Professor at The Institute of World Politics, and has taught at the National War College, National Intelligence University, Georgetown University, and The George Washington University. He lectures on intelligence, military affairs, and security issues throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Dziak is the author of the award-winning Chekisty: A History of the KGB, numerous other books, articles, and monographs, including The Military Relationship Between China and Russia, and Soviet Perceptions of Military Power. He currently is preparing a book on foreign counterintelligence systems.