San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2009
Henley-Putnam University, a leading online university specializing in Strategic Security, announced it will host a free webinar, Insider's Guide to Careers in Intelligence Analysis. The webinar is Part 2 of Henley-Putnam's exclusive "Insider's Guide" webinar series, where former intelligence and law enforcement officers discuss education and career opportunities in federal law enforcement, intelligence, terrorism and counterterrorism, and personal protection.
Author and adjunct professor Thomas B. Hunter will lead Insider's Guide to Careers in Intelligence Analysis, which takes place Thursday, December 17, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST. Prior to joining Henley-Putnam, Mr. Hunter served as a senior intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where he specialized in a variety of analytical areas, including Homeland Security, terrorist tactics, hostage rescue, Detainee Support, and South American narcoterrorism.
"Intelligence analysis is one of the most in-demand careers in the entire intelligence community," said Mr. Hunter. "Fortunately, it also offers many individuals, new to the intel profession, an opportunity to enter this wide-ranging field at the ground level."
During the webinar on December 17, Mr. Hunter will provide an introduction to careers in intelligence analysis, including a discussion of counterterrorism, human factors in terrorism, weapons systems, detainee support, Homeland Security, and counterdrug intelligence. He will also offer a breakdown of the different agencies and their missions, including the DIA, and explain the "need-to-know" process (along with other related dynamics), language skills, and what those interested in the profession should know about background clearance checks for analysts.
Insider's Guide to Careers in Intelligence Analysis will take place Thursday, December 17, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST. Those interested should register here (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/232516122). The webinar is open to the public and completely free of charge.
Registration information for upcoming webinars will be announced in the coming weeks and available on Henley-Putnam's Web site.
Henley-Putnam is a leading, accredited, online university offering degree programs and certificates in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection. Additionally, the university offers a doctorate degree in Strategic Security, a multidisciplinary approach to understanding security at the local, national, and global level.
For more information on Henley-Putnam University's certificate and degree programs, please call admissions at 888.852.8746 or visit http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu.
About Thomas B. Hunter:
Thomas B. Hunter served as an intelligence analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency specializing in Homeland Security, Detainee Support, and Latin American narcoterrorism. While serving in the Weapons and Tactics Branch, Mr. Hunter specialized in analysis of terrorist tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP). Mr. Hunter has written for such publications as Jane's Intelligence Review, Jane's International Police Review, and U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. He has published over 100 articles on a variety of counterterrorism and security subjects and served as the editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Strategic Security and the Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International. Mr. Hunter holds a Masters Degree in Unconventional Warfare from the American Military University, a Masters Degree in International Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and an undergraduate degree in English and American Literature from the University of Southern California. He is currently an adjunct professor at Henley-Putnam University.
Last month, Mr. Hunter released his new book, Targeted Killing: Self-Defense, Preemption, and the War on Terrorism, which presents a multi-faceted analysis of the tactic of targeted killing. The book is now available on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/dp/143925205X/).
ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY
Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor, Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection, a Doctoral Degree Program in Strategic Security, and most recently added new Certificate Programs. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from renowned organizations such as the CIA and FBI. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888.852.8746.
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