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Randy Deitering

Mr. Randy Deitering is a Fellow with the Citadel's Department of Criminal Justice. He has more than three decades of experience as a US Government national security and intelligence professional, including 15 consecutive years on the White House Staff. He served with the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) during the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush Administrations. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Deitering was first an Assistant Director and then the Deputy Executive Director of the Board. From 1995 to 1998, he was Acting Executive Director. Following a Presidential Appointment in 1998, he extended his term as Executive Director until 2003. In those capacities, he directly served eight Board Chairmen: Amb. Anne L. Armstrong, Sen. John Tower, Adm. Bobby R. Inman, Hon. Les Aspin, Adm. William J. Crowe, Hon. Tom Foley, Sen. Warren Rudman (twice) and Gen. Brent Scowcroft. Mr. Deitering consulted with the PFIAB Chairmen and Members in directly advising the President on the effectiveness, efficiency and responsiveness of the US intelligence community.

Prior to his service at the White House, Mr. Deitering spent over a decade at the Central Intelligence Agency as an analyst and operations officer. From 1977 to 1981, he served as an Assistant National Collection Officer in the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence. Subsequently, he joined the Agency’s Directorate of Intelligence, where he worked on the Polish “Solidarity Crisis” and other East European political matters. From 1985 to 1987, he served as a Senior Counterintelligence Analyst. In 1987, he became a staff member of the Laird Commission, and served briefly as a Branch Chief in the DDI’s Office.


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M.A. (New York University)


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