Lint Center Announces the McGaughey Family Scholarship

Lint Center Announces the McGaughey Family Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to announce the McGaughey Family Scholarship ($1,000).

The Lint Center, a non-profit charity, focused on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence (CI) and National Security Workers through scholarship and mentoring opportunities, today formally announced the creation of the McGaughey Family Scholarship, funded by the generous donation of Doug M. McGaughey, CPP, CI Special Agent, USA (CW2, Ret).

Chief McGaughey’s career serves as a shining example to today’s future intelligence and national security leaders. We hope this scholarship will support and encourage others to follow in his footsteps. His career included service as Special Agent in Charge of a forward deployed CI field office, Presidential security details, CI Team Lead for the Bosnian Assault Command Post, support to the Pentagon, CIA, NRO, in areas of counterterrorism, surveillance operations and private consulting. This annual scholarship will award $1000 to the most qualified applicant to assist with tuition and other educational costs. The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens. The deadline for scholarship consideration is July 31 each year.

“The Lint Center is pleased to create the The McGaughey Family Scholarship through the generous donation of CW2 Douglas M. McGaughey,” said James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “I had the honor of serving with Doug on a surveillance team years ago and consider him a very proficient operator. He is an exemplary leader and possesses a generous spirit. We admire and commend Doug for his contributions to the intelligence and security community over the last four decades. We are also very grateful for Doug’s philanthropic giving and his support of the Lint Center’s mission to encourage and support new students full of potential with the desire to serve their nation.”

Having known Jim for over 30-years, learning about the Lint Center and mentoring a few students over the years, I am happy to be able to support the Lint Center for National Security Studies efforts to identify, mentor, and support future leaders in America’s intelligence and security community,” said Mr. Doug M. McGaughey, CPP, CI Special Agent, USA (CW2 Ret). “I think we all remember the first day we held our badge and credentials (B&C’s) in our hands, then realized that we didn’t know anything about the real world, and sought out our first mentor – usually the closest Warrant Officer. Mentoring the next generation of intelligence and security officers through educational enablement and enhancement always proves to be a strong investment so I am pleased to be able to do so. I look forward to continuing my work with these young professionals applying for the scholarship, learning more about the promising individuals who apply and supporting their pathway to a rewarding career in the community.”

Chief McGaughey, is the President/CEO, for 29-Ten Security Consulting, LLC, a firm advising discrete clientele in Foreign Intelligence threat evaluations and risk mitigation operations. He is a currently managing projects specializing in intelligence and security operations. He holds a Master’s degree in Security Operations, is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has earned the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD). He is also a recipient of the US Army Legion of Merit and well recognized for his expertise and knowledge.

About the McGaughey Family Scholarship:

The McGaughey Family Scholarship seeks to identify and recognize outstanding recipients pursuing scholastic study in fields related to Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, and National Security studies. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply. Additional information about the program and other scholarships can be found at  https://www.lintcenter.org/scholarships/.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization that provides merit-based scholarships and offers mentoring programs for students pursuing careers in national service with a particular focus on counterintelligence, military intelligence, national security and cross-cultural studies. The Center is veteran and minority operated and managed. It awards scholarships semi-annually in both January and July. For more information, please visit http://www.lintcenter.org/.

 

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Linda Yonemoto.

Kessler Awarded International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship

Georgetown University Graduate Student Awarded Intelligence Education Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies Awards 2017 International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship to Sam Kessler

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit dedicated to fostering the educational development of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security professionals, and the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), the leading international organization for Intelligence Education, today announced the Winter 2017 International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship award winner.

Sam Kessler, an analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and graduate student at Georgetown University, was awarded the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) Scholarship for his commitment to advancing national security and intelligence. The International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) Scholarship provides a $1,500 award. Kessler was selected based on his embodiment of the principles forwarded by the Lint Center and IAFIE. Kessler is a hard-working emerging leader in the national security arena who has passion, intangible capability, and a desire to serve.

Sam Kessler is currently an analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He has previously worked for the Congressional Commission on WMD Proliferation & Terrorism and as a contractor at the Department of State and Department of Defense. While at DOD, he completed rotations at the Joint Staff and in Afghanistan with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) where he served as Assistant Editor of the ISAF Commander’s daily intelligence publication. Sam graduated from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Justice and Social Inquiry and a B.S. in Political Science and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

“I am sincerely grateful to the Lint Center for their work advancing the education and career development of scholars in international affairs, counterintelligence, and national security and am honored to accept the International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship,” said Kessler. “I look forward to furthering my educational development and joining the growing list of students and professionals who have benefited from the Lint Center’s work to empower individuals and enhance the study of national security issues. I am committed to honoring the core values of service, scholarship, and stewardship while advancing my career as a public servant.”

“Throughout my nearly 40-year career in intelligence and counterintelligence I have seen the need for out-of-the-box thinkers like Sam Kessler,” said Mr. James R. Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “Kessler’s background and global studies portfolio make him a tremendous asset for the national security and intelligence community. I look forward to watching Sam Kessler’s career and seeing the great contributions via research and development, intelligence sensors and devices, and more.”

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization that provides merit-based scholarships and offers mentoring programs for students pursuing careers in national service with a particular focus on counterintelligence, military intelligence, national security and cross-cultural studies. The Center is veteran and minority operated and managed. It awards scholarships semi-annually in both January and July. For more information, please visit http://www.lintcenter.org/.

About the International Association for Intelligence Education:

The International Associated for Intelligence Education is the leading international organization for Intelligence Education. The Association was formed in June 2004 as a result of a gathering of sixty plus intelligence studies trainers and educators at the Sixth Annual International Colloquium on Intelligence at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Association is to advance research, knowledge and professional development in intelligence education. For more information, please visit www.iafie.org.

 

This press release was prepared by Lint Center Volunteer, Linda Yonemoto.

Army Counterintelligence Agent Awarded Lint Center Scholarship

Lint Center for National Security Studies announces the winner of its Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired Inspiration Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization focused on supporting the next generation of America’s National Security professionals through scholarship and mentoring opportunities, today announced the award of the Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired Inspiration Scholarship.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Richard Sanders, a veteran Army counterintelligence agent, is this year’s scholarship winner. Over the course of his career, CW4 Sanders has deployed six times to conflict areas around the world, serving in both staff and leadership capacities, and has been awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Knowlton Award. He holds a BA in History from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Johns Hopkins. CW4 Sanders’ 17 years of distinguished service in Army counterintelligence differentiated him from the Lint Center’s other scholarship applicants.

Recipients of the award receive $500 towards education in national security or intelligence studies.

“I’m honored to have received the Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired Inspiration Scholarship,” said CW4 Sanders. “I’m grateful to the Lint Center for considering my application, and I hope to honor Gen. Hughes’ name by relentlessly pursuing excellence as I continue to move my career forward. I’m beyond humbled.”

In addition to his impressive career, CW4 Sanders’ scholarship essay was instrumental in the committee’s decision. He examined Alexander the Great, his conquests, and how a frayed relationship with his father fueled a constant drive to prove himself to be the better man. “This type of investigation into causes and motivators is required in the counterintelligence field,” said Mr. James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center. “CW4 Sanders’ study of Alexander the Great’s psyche during his years of conquest exemplifies the type of creative and analytical thinking the committee looks for when awarding scholarships. That, and his already impressive service career speaks to the quality of CW4 Sanders as a national security worker.”

The Lint Center announced the Patrick M. Hughes scholarship in February 2016 to honor the legacy of General Hughes’ and his leadership over the course of his career. After 35 years of active duty service, General Hughes embarked on federal civilian service, as well as a private consultant, federal contracting executive, and contractor. The Lint Center hopes his life story and this scholarship will embolden the next generation of emerging leaders to follow Lieutenant General Hughes path in the national security career field.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award merit-based scholarships and mentoring programs for students pursuing careers in national service with a particular focus on counterintelligence, military intelligence, national security and cross-cultural studies. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed. It awards scholarships semi-annually in both January and July. For more information, please visit https://www.lintcenter.org/.

Lint Center and IAFIE Award $1000 Scholarship to Aspiring Intelligence Professional

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit dedicated to fostering the educational development of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security professionals, and the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), the leading international organization for Intelligence Education, today announced the Summer 2016 International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship award winner.

The winner, who for security purposes is known only as “WGBIII,” has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to continue his pursuit of a career in intelligence and national Security. WGBIII was awarded the scholarship based on his embodiment of the principles forwarded by the Lint Center and IAFIE.

“IAFIE is delighted to announce the winner of the Summer 2016 International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship,” said Dr. Larry Valero, President of IAFIE. “WGBIII exemplifies the type of promising individuals we aim to assist through our scholarship initiatives—passion, desire to serve, strong moral fiber and dedication to improving national security.”

WGBIII is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Angelo State University (ASU). He holds a Master of Securities Studies, Intelligence and Analysis from ASU and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College. He plans to pursue a PhD and teach Security Studies and Intelligence at the conclusion of his intelligence career.

WGBIII has interned with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Law Enforcement Center and Georgetown University Law Criminal Justice Center. He also participated in the U.S. Naval Cadet Corps program where he developed a deep appreciation for American founding principles and military history.

“I am very grateful to both IAFIE and the Lint Center for the scholarship,” WGBIII said. “As a young professional, it means so much to be honored with this award. The scholarship will help defray the financial costs of my educational pathway and I am excited to have the privilege of learning from seasoned veterans in the field through the mentorship program.”

The Summer 2016 International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship was established by the Lint Center to assist talented individuals desiring to make a career in the intelligence field. The scholarship forwards the Lint Center’s shared mission with IAFIE of empowering and supporting emerging national security leaders.

“WGBIII is the first individual to receive the International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship,” said James R. Lint, CEO at the Lint Center. “The Lint Center and IAFIE have been at the forefront of supporting vitally important careers in intelligence through education and scholarship opportunities. WGBIII clearly demonstrates the core qualities essential in the next generation of emerging leaders which the Lint Center aims to empower through this scholarship.”

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award merit-based scholarships and mentoring programs for students pursuing careers in national service with a particular focus on counterintelligence, military intelligence, national security and cross-cultural studies. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed. It awards scholarships semi-annually in both January and July. For more information, please visit https://www.lintcenter.org/.

About the International Association for Intelligence Education:

The International Associated for Intelligence Education is the leading international organization for Intelligence Education. The Association was formed in June 2004 as a result of a gathering of sixty plus intelligence studies trainers and educators at the Sixth Annual International Colloquium on Intelligence at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Association is to advance research, knowledge and professional development in intelligence education. For more information, please visit www.iafie.org.

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Lint Center Announces Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Retired) Inspiration Scholarship

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to announce the Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Retired) Inspiration Scholarship ($500).

The Lint Center is a non-profit charity that focuses on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence (CI) and National Security workers. Inspired by the legacy and leadership of General Hughes, we are enthused to offer a scholarship in his honor.

Lieutenant General Hughes’ career serves as an example to today’s scholars. We hope his life story and our scholarship will embolden the next generation of emerging leaders to follow Lieutenant General Hughes path in the national security career field. His career included military service, federal civilian service, and as a private consultant, federal contracting executive and contractor.

Lieutenant General Patrick M. Hughes, U.S. Army (Retired), was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Congress to serve as Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis, Department Homeland Security (DHS). He served in this position from November 17, 2003 to March 15, 2005. He returned to government service after having been in the private sector leading his own company, PMH Enterprises, LLC, a private consulting firm specializing in intelligence, national security and international relations.

LTG Hughes retired from the U.S. Army on October 1, 1999 after more than 35 years of military service, beginning as an enlisted soldier and combat medic on January 2, 1962.

His last active duty assignment was Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Department of Defense, a position that he held for 3 and half years. In addition, he served as the Director of Intelligence (J-2), Joint Staff and DIA; Director of Intelligence (J-2), U.S. Central Command; and Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Agency.

Lieutenant General Hughes led troops at the squad, platoon, detachment, battalion, brigade, and separate Army and Joint Agency level. He served twice in Vietnam, one tour in Korea, and participated in U.S. military operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in the Middle East, and in Somalia. He also spent time in Bosnia and other strife-torn locales. He has visited 126 nations and was formally trained in the Vietnamese and Korean languages.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3 awards), the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit (3 awards), the Bronze Star for Valor (3 awards), the Bronze Star Meritorious Service (2 awards), the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the award of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Joint Staff Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Badge. He is the recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (2 awards), the CIA medallion, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Director’s Medal, recognition from the National Security Agency, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the US Secret Service, the Director’s Award for Distinguished Service from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and many other awards and instances of recognition. He has received numerous awards from foreign nations. He is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and the US Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

Lieutenant General Hughes received his B.S. from Montana State University, a M.A. from Central Michigan University, and is a graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies. He has received honorary doctorates from Montana State University (Business), and the Joint Military Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence).

He consulted for SYNTEK Technologies, Inc. – a BMT Company, Ltd., SY Coleman, Inc. – an L3 Company, the Central Intelligence Agency, Boeing, Centra Technologies, Inc, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Science Board, General Dynamics, John Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, RAND, SIG, Inc., Silicon Graphics, Strategic Analysis Inc., Booz-Allen Hamilton, SAIC, and other firms.

He has given testimony to several Congressional Committees and has presented his views at Harvard, MIT, the U.S. Special Operations Command, the National War College, the Army War College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, the Joint Military Intelligence College, the Special Operations University, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Foreign Service Institute, Montana State University, The Brookings Institution, The Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, the World Future Society, RAND, and in many other academic, industry, and technology forums.

He has served on several Defense Science Board Task Forces, on the National Commission to Review the National Reconnaissance Office, on the Laboratory Advisory Committee of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, on the Intelligence Advisory Panel of Sandia National Laboratory, the Counter-Proliferation Board of Advisors at the Applied Physics Laboratory – The John Hopkins University, the Board of Directors of Strategic Analysis, Inc., the National Imagery & Mapping Agency’s “Innovision” office , and the Advisory Board of the National Youth Leadership Forum. He has served as a Futures Mentor for the TRADOC Army Transformation effort and on the Future Concepts Working Group Senior Advisory Group of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He performed work for other elements of the U.S. defense and intelligence communities.

He has served as the President, National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) and Programs and Awards Officer of the Security Affairs Support Association. He continues to serve on the Board of the OSS Society, and to be an emeritus member of the Defense Intel Alumni Association, and the National Military Intelligence Foundation. He is a member of the Mobile Riverine Force Association and a Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

In the corporate arena, he was the Corporate Vice President of Intelligence and Counterterrorism at L-3 Communications (now L-3 Technologies, Inc.), from April 2005 until his final retirement in July 2011. His duties were supporting the general needs of the corporation, including acting as Corporate POC for Homeland Security / Homeland Defense and Cyber Operations. He has continued to be a consultant to L-3.

He has been married over 55 years to Karlene K. (Nuber) Hughes. They reside in Florida and Virginia where he continues to write and provide private consulting services.

About the Lint Center:

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award merit-based scholarships and mentoring programs for students pursuing careers in national service with a particular focus on counterintelligence, military intelligence, national security and cross-cultural studies. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed. It awards scholarships semi-annually in both January and July. For more information, please visit https://www.lintcenter.org/.

A Soldier’s Legacy: Richard S. Eaton Jr

us-flag-capitol-half-staff-737281August 12, 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., a Counterintelligence Special Agent for the US army.  He died due to medical complications following a 24-hour firefight in Hit, Iraq while deployed with the 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion.

Eaton was a highly decorated soldier with awards including the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Expert Marksmanship Badge with bars for rifle, pistol, and grenade.  During his 18 years of Army service, he served tours in Korea, Honduras, Panama, and Iraq.

Eaton dedicated his career to the advancement of Counterintelligence and national security.  Since his passing, his accomplishments have been honored by his family and colleagues.  Eaton’s family established the SSG Richard S. Eaton, Jr. National Security Collection at the University of New Haven’s library in 2003 (http://www.newhaven.edu/library/SpecialCollections/Eaton/).  Just last year, he was honored with a plaque at the US Army Reserve Center Memorial at Fort Meade.

In 2011, the Lint Center for National Security Studies announced an educational scholarship to be annually awarded in honor of this fallen soldier.  This scholarship provides both financial and mentoring support to those who have chosen to follow in Eaton’s footsteps.

zzeaton-richard“I had the honor of serving with Rick both at home and abroad,” said James Lint, Chairman of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “His exemplary achievements during his career are a testament to the character, conviction, and courage of those who continue to serve this nation – always out front. I owe Rick a debt of gratitude that only service members can understand and Counterintelligence specialists can appreciate; this country owes him the honor befitting his sacrifice. The Lint Center is committed to ensuring Rick’s deeds, personal example, and noble heroism are both honored and memorialized.”

“It has been ten years since he left us, but not a day goes by that doesn’t fail to remind us of who he was, what he did, or what he meant to us. We continue to proudly remember his legacy of service and his many years of friendship.”

A special thank you goes out to the Eaton family for their long time support of the Lint Center’s mission to support the educational pursuits of America’s next generation of intelligence and national security workers.

 

To learn more about SSG Eaton’s life and accomplishments, please visit the links below:

  1. Together We Served
  2. Honor the Fallen
  3. The Courant
  4. Rense

 

*This post was written by Jessica Crawford, a Lint Center volunteer.

Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Honored with Fort Meade Memorial Plaque

Happy Memorial Day Lint Center Mentors and Affiliates!

UnknownThe Lint Center for National Security Studies is proud to announce that Staff Sgt. Richard S Eaton Jr. was recently honored with a biographical plaque at the US Army Reserve Center Memorial at Fort Meade.

The transcript of the plaque biography reads:

SSG Richard Selden Eaton, Jr., a CI Special Agent and “soldier’s soldier” who represented the very best of the non-commissioned officer corps, was born 9 February 1966 in New Haven, Connecticut.  He grew up in Wallingford, Old Lyme, and Guilford, Connecticut — his family home for 29 years.  He attended The Wooster School in Danbury, CT and graduated from Guilford High School in 1985.  He continued his education at Seoul University for language studies, the University of Connecticut and Southern Connecticut State University with a major in International Studies.

Throughout his 18-year Army career, 13 Active Duty and 5 in the Army Reserves, SSG Eaton served in numerous duty positions that included extensive tours in South Korea with the 2nd ID and two tours with JTF-B in Honduras. He also served on special missions in the Philippines (Feb., 1986) and Panama (Dec., 1989).  He joined B Company 323rd MI BN as a reservist in 1998 and worked as a DC area contractor with Sytex and BAE. While working for Sytex, he authored “Introduction to CHATS and CHASIS (the Army CI Human Intelligence Automated Tool Set and All-Source Integration System),”  Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, 24: 24-27 October-December 1998. He was a co-founder and co-moderator of the online Army Counterintelligence Discussion Group (ACIDG-L).  While working as a BAE contractor for G2, he and other staff escaped death on September 11, 2001 due to the remodeling of their Pentagon office.  A G2 staff member and an electrical contractor were killed by the hijacked airliner while making final plans for computer installations.

SSG Eaton was also a former civilian employee of INSCOM at Fort Belvoir, VA.  Four months before his 2003 OIF deployment he was a contractor in South Korea at Kunsan AFB. Though accepted by a South Korean reserve unit, he cancelled the paperwork and chose to deploy with the 323rd MI BN. He was a tireless NCO, superb trainer and a professional soldier. He was the Bravo Company Training NCO and a co-author of the CI portion of the Battalion Tactical SOP. During his mobilization in Kuwait and Iraq he served with distinction on many assignments while attached to the 221st MI BN, the 223rd MI BN and the 3/3 ACR.

In his last assignment SSG Eaton conducted missions for the 3/3 ACR as a CI HUMINT team leader in the Sunni Triangle region of Iraq. After a protracted firefight on August 11, 2003 in Hit, in which he rescued a heat-stricken soldier under live fire, he died after medical treatment the next night from heat stress and rhabdomyolysis.

SSG_EatonSSG Eaton’s awards include the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster (one for merit and the other for valor), Army Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (one silver and one oak leaf cluster), Good Conduct Medal (three awards), National Defense Service Medal (one star device), Army Superior Unit Award, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (two devices), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (five awards), and the Expert Marksmanship Badge with bars for rifle, pistol and grenade. He was nominated for the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and received the Thomas G. Knowlton Award and the 3/3ACR’s Order of the Spur.

His survivors were his father, Richard Selden Eaton, Sr., deceased in 2005, and mother, Sharon Noble Eaton, of Guilford, CT. They established the Richard S. Eaton. Jr. National Security Book Collection at the University of New Haven and the SSG Richard S. Eaton, Jr. History Scholarship at Guilford High School. The non-profit Lint Center for National Security Studies established the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent SSG Richard S. Eaton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in 2009.

The US Army Counterintelligence Agent SSG Richard S. Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis for students pursuing scholastic study in the fields related to “Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, Cultural Understanding, and National Security studies.”

The Lint Center for National Security Studies is ever-honored to be connected with CI Agent SSG Eaton Jr. and his family, and we always hope that our work will help the next generation of national security workers to follow in the footsteps of the heroes that came before them.

Jarrett Kolthoff, President/CEO of SpearTip, Joins Lint Center Mentoring Team

SpearTipMr. Jarrett Kolthoff is a former Special Agent, U.S. Army Counterintelligence and is the President/CEO of SpearTip LLC, a corporate and cyberespionage advisory firm.

Mr. Kolthoff’s expertise rests in cyber investigations, Counterintelligence (CI), threat and fusion cell analysis.

SpearTip LLC provides unbiased advice to board level and executive leadership in a unique service that combines technical and Human Intelligence along with real world experience. Mr. Kolthoff’s business savvy, investigative, and analytical experience are invaluable additions to the Lint Center’s gamut of skill-sets on its Mentor team.

Thank you for offering your Mentor services, Mr. Kolthoff, and we look forward to connecting you with a scholarship winner-mentee in the near future!

To see Mr. Kolthoff’s full bio please visit: HERE, to visit the SpearTip LLC website please click here: HERE.

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