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March 08, 2012

Lake Erie College presents David W. Martine Former Chief of Overseas Operations for the CIA

(Painesville, OH.) – As part of its ongoing lecture series, Lake Erie College will present Prosecuting a War Against Transnational Terror by David W. Martine, an experienced intelligence and law enforcement expert with a 30-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The lecture, offered free of charge and open to the community, will be held March 8 at 12:30 p.m. in the Morley Music Building.

Martine will reflect upon how the United States fought back after the 9/11 attack, analyze what the U.S. has done well and not so well in combating transnational terrorism and why the U.S. continues to struggle for success in Afghanistan and Iraq. He will bring to the forefront the question; can the fight against transnational terrorism be won?

While with the CIA, Martine has been in more than 70 countries with assignments including Chief of Counterintelligence, Chief of Detainee Elicitation Cell and Chief of Polygraph Operations in the Middle East. While assigned to the Middle East, he provided guidance and oversight regarding the tactical operations that led to the capture of high priority terrorist suspects. He has managed the disposition of captured terrorist suspects including the detention, interrogations and intelligence reporting. He also held a senior management position within the Office of Security, investigating espionage cases including industrial espionage by both internal and external operatives.

During his time with the FBI, his work included forensic science with expertise in crime scene investigations and the forensic analysis of firearms and tool marks related evidence. Martine worked as a firearms expert and crime scene analyst in the shooting incident of President Reagan and investigated and worked evidence in connection with Jimmy Jones and the Jonestown incident in Guyana, South America.

Following his career in law enforcement and national security, Martine began his work as an adjunct professor in the Intelligence Studies department at Mercyhurst College; served as a contractor to provide advanced training to customs and border protection; and as a principal associate with McManis & Monsalve Associates to provide training and analysis of operating procedures to eliminate risk resulting from internal processes to external threats.

Martine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Dayton and a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from George Washington University. He has also pursued Post Graduate Study in Psychology at the University of Virginia and the American School of Professional Psychology.

RSVPs to 440-375-7230 or are required, as seating is limited. Boxed lunches will be provided beginning at 12:15 p.m. Lake Erie College is located at 391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH 44077.


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