I began teaching at Salve Regina in 2018, following more than two decades of service in the intelligence community. I began my career as a staffer researching defense policy for Sen. Robert Smith (R-NH), and later worked for the National Security Agency's Office of Counterintelligence with multiple foreign tours supporting the protection and collection of signals intelligence. In 2003, I transitioned to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) with routine deployments supporting human intelligence and special technical collection operations worldwide. I was later assigned as a senior officer supporting the United States European Command's mission to train and equip African allies. I served as a representative on the United States African Command transition team creating the newest geographical combatant command, and was the DIA senior liaison and security advisor to the commander. Following this extended tour, I was assigned as the DIA senior liaison to the Naval War College as professor and chair for defense intelligence. I retired from the federal government in 2017 and served as lead cyber and information assurance manager for Raytheon's sea power and advanced programs division, returning in 2020 to support the growing needs of the DIA's global mission.