“J” – Central Intelligence Agency “Enhanced Interrogation Program” (Retired)
“J” is a founding member of the Central Intelligence Agency’s “Enhanced Interrogation Program” and served in that program from 2002 until it was closed in 2009. While employed by the CIA, “J” was responsible for the successful interview of numerous of the most senior ‘high-value detainees” in U.S. custody, including Abu Zubaydah; Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the amir, or “commander,” of the USS Cole bombing; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 terror attacks; Hambali, the Bali bomber; and Abu Faraj al-Libbi, the man who took over for KSM as the leader of terrorist attacks against the United States for al-Qa’ida, to name a few. “J”‘s activities facilitated development and exploitation of intelligence that led to the capture of senior terrorist leaders and the prevention of major terrorist attacks, including interdiction of attacks already underway in the United States, Europe and Asia. “J” is now retired, following three decades of military and government service. “J” will be the first recipient of the Fraternal Order of Investigations’ “Theodore Roosevelt Award for Exceptional Service”.