The Art of Spying - Intelligence in the 21st Century

Jack Devine
Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jack Devine

Jack Devine is a founding partner and president of The Arkin Group LLC, which specializes in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, investigative research and business problem solving. He is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

During his tenure, he served as both Acting Director and Associate Director of the CIA’s operations outside the U.S., where he had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions across the globe.

Fluent in Spanish and Italian, he has held numerous postings throughout the world including the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Chile.
Devine headed the CIA’s Counternarcotics Center from 1990-92, which was responsible for coordinating and building close cooperation between all major U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies in tracking worldwide narcotics and crime organizations.

From 1985-1987, Devine headed the CIA’s Afghan Task Force, which successfully countered Soviet aggression in the region. In 1987, he was awarded the CIA’s Meritorious Officer Award for this accomplishment. He is the recipient of the Agency’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal and several meritorious awards.

He is a recognized expert in intelligence matters and has written Op-Ed articles for The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Miami Herald and The World Policy Journal. He has also made guest appearances on the major television networks, as well as the History and Discovery channels, PBS and ABC Radio.

Devine resides in New York City and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is on the Advisory Panel for the U.S. Secretary of the Navy and has top secret U.S. government security clearance. He also serves on the Board of Advisors at Claremont Graduate University’s School of Politics and Economics.