|Emily Francona - retired intelligence officer|
Emily Francona overcame unique
challenges as an American intelligence officer and later as a professional
staff member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Tackling organizational
obstacles within the traditionally male-oriented military system, she excelled
in an even more male-dominated specialty – a clandestine case officer.
During her distinguished intelligence career, Emily served with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency in Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Latin America.
After retiring from the Air
Force, Emily joined the professional staff of the United States Senate
Select Committee on Intelligence – where she conducted direct oversight
of sensitive Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency operations.
Her extensive intelligence background enabled her to draft legislation
on intelligence operations standards and intelligence restructuring, still
in force today.
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