Mr. Lamborn has 26 years of active service as a Central Intelligence Agency officer, working in a variety of operational, analytical, and leadership positions in CIA’s Directorate of Operations, Directorate of Intelligence, and the Office of the Director. A trained senior operations officer, Lamborn specialized in insurgency and influence operations on four continents in support of National Security Council (NSC) directives in the 1980s and 1990s. He served in a variety of Third World countries and in the Caucasus and Central Asian successor republics of the former Soviet Union.
Mr. Lamborn also served in the active Army Reserve, retiring in 1997 as a full colonel. He is a Vietnam veteran (1969-70) and holds a Master of Arts degree in Chinese Regional Studies from the University of Washington (1972) and a B.A. in history from Washington University (1967) specializing in Latin America and the Middle East. Lamborn is also a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College (1982), the Air War College (1993), and the NATO Psyop School at Templer Barracks, U.K. (1986). At The Pentagon, Colonel Lamborn served with the Strategic Warning Staff, the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.