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Chair | Michael A. Cicere

Mr. Cicere joined CIA in June 1999 serving in a variety of senior operational and support positions at the CIA and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Key assignments included leading efforts from 2000 to 2002 to provide training, tools and processes  to place NRO satellite data into the hands of warfighters; and serving as the Chief/Support Services in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009 leading the delivery of support for CIA covert and collection operations that included other Intelligence Community (IC) agencies and the US Military.

Prior to joining the CIA, Mr. Cicere served as a Marine Infantry and Intelligence officer from April 1974 to May 1994 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  Career highlights included leading a platoon in combat operations to recover the SS Mayaguez and crew off the Cambodian coast in May 1975; serving at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), first as an analyst on North Korea, and then, at the Pentagon, leading the preparation and delivery of intelligence briefs to the CJCS, SECDEF, and Congressional staff/committees; serving as the S2 for a MAG, Infantry Regiment, and deployed MAGTFs; and serving as a member of the MAGTF Staff Training Program responsible for Intelligence instruction at MCU.  Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Combat "V", Combat Action Ribbon, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal with 2 stars.
Upon retirement from the Marines, Mr. Cicere joined Booz-Allen & Hamilton where he provided training, strategic planning, and process improvement consulting services.
Mr. Cicere graduated from Towson State College in 1973, received his M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College in 1984, and attended the CAPSTONE course at the National Defense University in 2004.

Areas of Interest:

  • Intelligence Operations
  • Covert Action
  • Counterterrorism
  • Joint Operations
  • Interagency Operations    ‚Äč