• Defense Intelligence Agency next brown bag subject

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  • Command and General Staff College Foundation release
    Gustav A. Otto, a career human intelligence and counterintelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, will lead the discussion in the next Interagency Brown-Bag Lecture at 12:30 p.m. March 15 in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.
    Otto’s presentation is intended to provide insight into the DIA, which is one of the nation’s least understood intelligence organizations. The DIA is the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization, providing authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities.
    Otto is the Defense Intelligence chair at the Command and General Staff College, and the DIA representative to the Combined Arms Center/Army University at Fort Leavenworth. Throughout his 18-year career in human and counterintelligence, Otto has been with the DIA since 1998. During his many assignments and deployments he has worked with senior policy and decision makers and has been involved in combat operations around the globe. Otto is a retired Air Force officer. Before his government service, he worked in the entertainment and academic industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in national security strategy from the National War College. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Union Institute, focusing on ethical and creative leadership.
    “Gus Otto is the DIA’s senior representative to CGSC and Fort Leavenworth,” said Rod Cox, program director for the Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation. “I think we’re all looking forward to his remarks and learning more about how DIA serves the nation. It’s easy to presume that most Americans aren’t informed at all about DIA’s roles and missions, so this particular brown-bag should be extremely interesting.”
    This is the sixth presentation in the series, which is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the Command and General Staff School. The Interagency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum.
    All lectures in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series are free and open to the public. As the series moniker states, the lecture series is conducted in the traditional “brown-bag lunch” format. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches into the conference room. Members of the public coming to the lectures from off-post will need to add extra time to check-in at the Fort Leavenworth visitor center.
    The Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation was established April 21, 2010, as a major program of the Command and General Staff College Foundation Inc. The Simons Center is committed to the development of military leaders with interagency operational skills and an interagency body of knowledge that facilitates broader and more effective cooperation and policy implementation. For more information visit www.thesimonscenter.org.
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