Ask Us (Almost) Anything about the pros/cons of careers in the CIA, life as an operations officer, and the role of human intelligence in national security.
WHEN Tuesday | 9 Jul, 2:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
Tom Bell is a BYU graduate who played football all four years as an offensive linemen. Bell is in the BYU sports Hall of Fame and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers but later released. That was fortuitous, as he went on to join the CIA. He spent more than thirty years as an operations officer in the CIA, retiring at the end of last year as a senior officer in the Directorate of Operations. He speaks Japanese and Bahasa.
Mark Gygi is a graduate of the University of Utah but participated in the BYU Washington Seminar and studied at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Gygi also spent nearly thirty years in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations as a senior operations officer, with field assignments in Africa and the Middle East, including as chief of station. He speaks German and Farsi.