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Dr. Joseph S. Gordon

Dr. Joseph S. Gordon ( COL USAR ret.) (Ph.D. Duke University in European history, MA, University of Maine, BA Bowdoin College in government) has been the Colin Powell Professor for Analysis at the National Intelligence University since 2005 and the President of the International Association for Intelligence Education since 2011.  Gordon was elected chair of the International Association for Intelligence Education in 2011. He has divided his long career between intelligence analysis and operations and education.  He currently teaches intelligence analysis and the seminar on European security issues at the NIU.  He also served as the Director of European Studies and the Chair of the Military History and Strategy Department.  He taught history previously at the Army War College, Campbell University, and Duke University (also German language).  As an analyst he served in the Strategic Studies of the 4th Psychological Operations Group at Ft Bragg, NC.  At DIA he manned the Eurasia Desk in technology transfer, before transferring to the European division, ultimately becoming the Senior Intelligence Officer for the Balkan Task Force in the pentagon.  He deployed to the NATO peacekeeping command in Kosovo.  He has served in US embassies in Germany and Bosnia, in addition to representing DIA as its Senior Command Representative at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, before returning to the NIU in 2005.  As an Army Reserve Intelligence Officer, he commanded an MI Battalion and 2 Strategic MI Detachments.  A graduate of the Army Command and General Staff college and Army War College, he was also a senior research fellow at the National Defense University.  He has lectured widely in academic and intelligence venues in Germany, Serbia, the UK, Georgia, and Bosnia in addition to regularly teaching at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany.  He has published extensively in various journals on German studies and NATO Intelligence.

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