DIA Director Mike Flynn had a scheduling conflict for December 12. We’re enthused to announce that the new speaker for that evening will be one of the Defense Department’s most highly decorated civilians, the distinguished intelligence officer Richard L. Haver.
Director Flynn will be with us at the workshop on February 2, 2013.
Richard Haver is a dynamic speaker who brings a vast amount of professional experience in military and civilian intelligence, from the tactical to the national strategic levels in government, as well as the private sector. (Click here for recommended readings.)
His extensive experience includes reconnaissance, anti-submarine warfare, electronic warfare, and counterintelligence. CNN reported that he “investigated three of the 20th century’s most notorious cases of U.S. citizens spying against the United States” – the Aldrich Ames, Jonathan Pollard and Walker family spy cases.
Haver has served as the first ODCI Deputy for Intelligence Community Affairs, and as Chief of Staff of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), National Intelligence Officer for Special Activities, head of the presidential Transition Team for Intelligence after the 2000 election, and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
A former Naval aviator who flew reconnaissance missions in the western Pacific during the Vietnam war, Haver subsequently served as a civilian intelligence analyst for the Navy, and rose to become the first civilian Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence. He became one of the most highly decorated civilians in the Department of Defense. In 1989, he was appointed as the first Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Policy, and in 1992 became Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs.
In 1995, after the revelation that CIA officer Aldrich Ames had been a spy for the Soviet Union, Haver led the Ames Damage Assessment team. He was also on the assessment teams on the Pollard and Walker spy cases.
He was appointed the National Intelligence Officer for Special Activities. In June 1998, he served as the Chief of Staff of the National Intelligence Council and Special Adviser to the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production.
In 1999, Haver retired after 34 years of government service to become Vice President and Director for Intelligence Programs at TRW Systems & Information Technology Group, returning to government service as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
In 2003 he became Vice President for Intelligence Programs at Northrop Grumman Corporation. He is now on the board of PASSUR Aerospace, a business intelligence company that specializes in predictive analytics for the aviation industry.