The fifth presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2020 was conducted Dec. 10, 2019, in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Mr. Roderic C. Jackson, the Defense Intelligence Chair and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Representative to the Combined Arms Center and Army University, led a discussion about the Defense Intelligence Agency, which is one of our nation’s least understood intelligence organizations.
CGSC Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox provided the introduction.
Jackson provided an unclassified overview briefing of the DIA, discussing its organization and mission and provided insights with his own experiences in the field to a gathering of more than 40 CGSC students and faculty, along with senior representatives from Fort Leavenworth and community members from the region.
Roderic C. Jackson has more than 30 years of experience in national security affairs with long-term interest in African security. He has served with the DIA more than 16 years as a military and civilian employee. Among his numerous assignments and deployments, Jackson has worked as a Defense Attaché and as a policy advisor to leaders at U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), and U.S. European Command (EUCOM).
The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS). The series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum. The presentations are scheduled each month. The CGSC Foundation and the Simons Center have received support for all brown-bag lectures in academic year 2020 from First Command in Leavenworth, Kansas.
To view the entire lecture click the video below.