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CIA veteran Gary Blankenship to teach Human Intelligence at IWP this spring

Gary Blankenship 220x220The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce that Gary A. Blankenship will teach The Role and Importance of Human Intelligence (IWP 668) this spring. 

Mr. Blankenship is an accomplished intelligence officer with over 28 years of combined U.S. government and U.S. military service.  He spent the first half of his career as a U.S. Army Combat Arms Officer and Latin America Foreign Area Officer, serving in various command, staff, and instructor positions in the United States, Germany, Korea, and Latin America. 

He then served with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), first as a Directorate of Intelligence military analyst, and then as a National Clandestine Service officer, where he ultimately held senior management positions both at the CIA’s U.S. headquarters and abroad. Mr. Blankenship currently is working as the Operations Manager for the Northern Virginia-based firm, Omnis, Inc.  

This course, which is normally taught by Senior Intelligence Officer Luis Rueda (currently on leave), introduces all aspects of Human Intelligence (HUMINT), from its basic operational tradecraft to its place in modern national security policy. 

This course can be taken as part of IWP’s Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security Affairs or the Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence Studies.  It is also an elective for the Intelligence Certificate.