The Top Six Reasons I Left CIA for a New Career

As I wrote previously, I resigned from the CIA on February 28th, 2020, about 12 and a half years after the first time I walked into the building as an employee. CIA’s human resources staff calls it “resigning” and not “quitting” for some reason, and I’m not sure why, other than the former sounds lessContinue reading “The Top Six Reasons I Left CIA for a New Career”

Today, I Resigned from the CIA – Here is How I Experienced My Last Day

Today, Friday, February 28th, 2020 I walked out of CIA Headquarters for the last time as an employee, almost almost 13 years since the first time I did it on July 23rd, 2007. The decision to leave has been a long time coming, and I’ve been looking for other opportunities for some time. I haveContinue reading “Today, I Resigned from the CIA – Here is How I Experienced My Last Day”

President George H.W. Bush, the CIA Memorial Wall, and Photograph I’ll Never Forget

In January 2016, the Central Intelligence Agency invited former President George Herbert Walker Bush back to the agency he led exactly 40 years before. It was a special occasion. John Brennan, CIA Director from 2014-2017, wanted to create an award that recognized the hard-working, consummate intelligence officer, who embodied an “intelligence officer first” mindset, aContinue reading “President George H.W. Bush, the CIA Memorial Wall, and Photograph I’ll Never Forget”

Here’s What Brett Kavanaugh Should Have Done from the Beginning

In my book, I wrote that one of my most important lessons I learned in life was that it was never too late to say I’m sorry. Let me take you back: I was in Afghanistan in 2008 working for CIA as a liaison between the agency and the US Special Forces at Bagram AirContinue reading “Here’s What Brett Kavanaugh Should Have Done from the Beginning”

Unique Items from Iraq, Afghanistan, the Military, and CIA… Up For Grabs!

Today, 17 September, is a really exciting day; it’s the day that my book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most, ends its 28-day pre-release on Amazon and actually ships in paperback to those who purchased a copy. If you did, a sincere THANK YOU! To help spread theContinue reading “Unique Items from Iraq, Afghanistan, the Military, and CIA… Up For Grabs!”

I’m Giving Away Truly Awesome and Unique Things as Part of My Recent Book Release

On August 24th, both the eBook and presale paperback versions of my book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most, hit Amazon. I’m extremely excited that this project is completed and out for the world to see, and hopefully enjoy! To help spread the word about the presale, I’mContinue reading “I’m Giving Away Truly Awesome and Unique Things as Part of My Recent Book Release”

117 Stars – The New Song I Wrote about Trump’s Abhorrent Visit to the CIA

On the second day of his presidency, Donald Trump visited the CIA. I was away in Richmond, wanting nothing to do with the chaos of an inauguration weekend in Washington, DC. As I read the news about his first and second day in office, I was horrified to hear what happened when he visited theContinue reading “117 Stars – The New Song I Wrote about Trump’s Abhorrent Visit to the CIA”