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COLONEL (RET.) W. PATRICK LANG

OBJECTIVE
To inform of personal background as it may apply to expertise in the Middle East, South Asia, Terrorism, Islam and Military Operations in these regions with special qualifications in Special Forces Operations.

EMPLOYMENT
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND PUBLISHER
September, 2001 -
Expert resource available to industrial, news, security, and international business brokerage firms in threat analysis, risk analysis, strategic planning, negotiations with governments and non-governmental entities in Muslim countries. Expert trainer of U.S. and other personnel in requirements of operations in Muslim countries. Strategic military and political intelligence analyst

FMS, INCORPORATED.
President, August 1994 - Present
Responsible for the North America centered activities of a privately held European and Middle Eastern based industrial and financial group. Concentrates activities in Business Development, Government, Philanthropic and Political activities and relations of the FM Holdings Group. Also serves as President of the Future Millennium Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation specializing in Middle Eastern developmental and educational projects.

DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. GOVERNMENT
Director, Human Intelligence Collection (HUMINT), June 1992 - July 1994
In charge of world wide U.S. military collection of information necessary to American strategic and tactical activities. Included command of all military, naval and air force attaches serving with U.S. diplomatic missions as well as many other collection activities. These collection activities included all the espionage assets of the Department of Defense

DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U. S. GOVERNMENT
The Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism, 1985 - 1992
The chief substantive official (boss) in the Department of Defense for the analysis and dissemination of information regarding the subjects named in position title. Wrote and supervised the writing of all Department of Defense intelligence documents touching on area of expertise. A principal adviser to Secretary of Defense, Chairman of Joint Staff and President of the United States for Middle Eastern Affairs. This period spanned the Iran-Iraq War, the USS Stark incident, intermittent difficulties with Libya and the 1990-1991 Gulf War. The vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Board which investigated the Stark incident. A principal figure in Bob Woodward's book "The Commanders." Expert briefer.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. GOVERNMENT
Defense and Army Attache, 1979 - 1985
First in North Yemen and then in Saudi Arabia served as the senior U.S. military officer in the embassy. Position equivalent in rank to Counselor of Embassy.

U. S. ARMY
Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York , 1976 - 1979
Created all instructional programs in the Arabic Language and Middle East Studies. Taught the resulting courses for three years. Founder of Cadet Arabic Language Club. Initiated program of cadet exchanges with Arab Military Academies. Twice selected as best classroom teacher of the year in the U.S.M.A. faculty. Elected member of Faculty Senate for Department of Foreign Languages. Service As Commissioned Officer 1962-1976. Originally commissioned in the Infantry, served several tours of duty in Special Forces . Served two years in Viet Nam in Special Forces and Military Intelligence. Many decorations for Valor, Distinguished Service and Accomplishments.

U.S. ARMY
Born at Fort Devens Massachusetts, 31 May 1940

EDUCATION
VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
BA, English, 1962 Collegiate Who's Who. Graduated Distinguished in General Merit.

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
MA, Middle East Studies, 1974 National Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

U.S. ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE
General Staff Officer Course 1973

U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE, CARLISLE BARRACKS, PENNSYLVANIA
Senior Officer Course, 1984

Skills & Honors

  • Speaks, reads and writes Arabic and French.
  • Retired Regular Army officer (Colonel.)
  • Retired member of Senior Executive Service of U.S. Civil Service
  • Retired in Grade of SES-4. This is the equivalent of a Lieutenant General.
  • Holds award of Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service. This is the equivalent of a knighthood in the British civil service.
  • Very widely traveled in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. (Papal Honor)
  • Member of the Board of the U.S. Middle East Project of the Council on Foreign Relations.



Lin Todd
Associate

Prior to founding Global Resources, Lin was seconded by the US State Department to serve as a Deputy Head of Mission with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) responsible for all media-related development, monitoring, enforcement, and democratization programs. From 1996 to 1997, Lin served as the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Defense and Joint Military Command Office, and as Chief of Security of the State Department-sponsored Military Stabilization Program in BiH. While with the Military Stabilization Program, he was responsible for the development of strategic plans, policy, and structure relating to operations, intelligence, and security as well as for the overall security of the program throughout the region. Lin had a distinguished Army career, serving last as the Chief of Intelligence Planning for the US Army 1st Armored Division in Germany and as an intelligence advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Schwarzkopf's command during the Gulf War. In addition to experience on the Army Staff, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC, he served as a military observer with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Damascus, Syria and as the Assistant Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism. Lin also served as a combat arms officer and helicopter pilot in the Pacific region with the US Army 25th Light Infantry Division and the British Army Gurkha Field Force. Lin speaks advanced Arabic and French. He has pursued graduate studies with the Naval War College and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Lin holds an MA in Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army's elite School of Advanced Military Studies, an MS from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.



William C. Wagner, Jr.
Associate

Since 1995, Bill has served as a senior international security consultant with special emphasis in planning and implementing executive protection operations overseas. Prior to entering the private sector, Bill had a distinguished career as a field operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency's Clandestine Service and a member of the US Senior Intelligence Service. Throughout his career, Bill led important foreign commands conducting a wide range of diverse field operations. He planned, developed and directed operations and programs that produced significant results in direct support of US foreign policy objectives. Bill's accomplishments included countering international narcotics trafficking operations resulting in the arrest of major drug kingpins, directing successful counterterrorist operations against terrorist units, and establishing and maintaining contact with foreign leaders and organizations in order to facilitate exchange of information and coordination of field operations. Bill served as Associate Deputy Director for Attaches and Operations of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1993 to 1995 where he acted as special advisor for clandestine operations to the Director of the US National Military Intelligence Collection Center. From 1991 to 1993, Bill served as the Chief of Station for a key Latin American country where he directed all US intelligence activities and programs in country, dealing with the country's most senior political, military and police officials. Bill served as the Chief of Operations of a geographic area division within the Directorate of Operations from 1989 to 1991 where he directed all of the CIA's foreign espionage and counterintelligence activities for the region. From 1967 to 1989, Bill served in a wide range of assignments, to include Chief of Station and Clandestine Operations Officer for a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries and Chief of the CIA's Counternarcotics Operations Unit. Prior to his career as an intelligence officer, Bill served as a US Naval Officer from 1962 to 1965. Bill has completed a wide range of specialized training and holds a BA from St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia, PA.