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Presentation: Careers in the Intelligence Community
March 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Most recently, Andy Vail was the Deputy Director for Operations Support at NCTC. The Directorate of Operations Support (DOS) provides around-the-clock support to NCTC and the broader counterterrorism community. DOS develops and rapidly disseminates terrorism situational awareness intelligence, facilitates information sharing, enables NCTC operations through crisis management and response planning, manages NCTC exercise and special event support, and coordinates Intelligence Community support to international special events on behalf of the Director of National Intelligence. The Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team, in close collaboration with and through the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, provides intelligence support to state, local, and tribal law enforcement, fire safety, health, and private sector organizations nationwide.
Previously he completed a Joint Duty assignment from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to the Office of Strategy, Policy & Integration at the Central Intelligence Agency, where, as a Special Advisor on Strategy, he assisted in the development of the Agency’s Strategy. Within the ODNI, he also has served as the Director of Plans, Executive Officer to the Principal Deputy Director and the Acting Director of National Intelligence, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, and Director, Joint Duty.
Andy returned to Government service in February 2007 after working in private industry for 5 ½ years following his retirement from the US Army. As a 1976 graduate of the United States Military Academy he entered the Army as an Infantry Officer. He later became a Latin American Foreign Area Specialist. In 1984, he received a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Spanish, the Command and General Staff College at the School of the Americas, and the Armed Forces Staff College.
His military assignments include serving in leadership positions with US Central Command, DIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Task Force Victory during Operation DESERT STORM. He has also served as an exchange officer with the Paraguayan Army.