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James R. Lint, Chairman/CEO




Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc



Retired on 30 August 2014 from federal Civil Service as Director, Intelligence and Security, G2, US Army Communications Electronics Command, GG-0132-15.

Retired military, 7 years US Marine Corps, 14 years US Army.

Retired Counterintelligence Special Agent.

Awarded Intelligence Community Joint Duty Assignment Credit.

Non-Profit Charity Management from 2007.

National Vice President of Military Intelligence Asso (MICA) 2014.



-Security Program Management of Government.

-Counterintelligence, Intelligence Analysis.

-Collection Management.

-Cyber Intelligence History and Threat.

-Non-Profit Charity Management

-Professor at American Military University, School of Management

Mr. James R. Lint retired on 30 August 2014 from federal Civil Service as Director, Intelligence and Security, G2, US Army Communications Electronics Command, GG-0132-15. Since 2010, Professor at American Military University teaching management. In November 2014, elected to be the National Vice President of the Military Intelligence Corps Asso (MICA)

He served in the United States military for over 20 years, in both the U.S. Marine Corps (7 years) and U.S. Army (14 years).  He spent four years as a Marine Counterintelligence specialist and nearly 15 years as an Army Counterintelligence Special Agent.  Lint has expertise in counterintelligence, cyber security and information assurance, terrorism and counterterrorism, human intelligence collection and prevention, as well as low-intensity asymmetric warfare.

Mr. Lint was appointed as the US Army CECOM Director, Intelligence and Security (G2) in Feb 2008 and retired in 2014. As the Director of the G2, he has direct responsibility for management of the G2 Office. The mission of the G2 Office is to provide command-wide staff support for the functional areas of Security Management, Intelligence Threat, Special Security, and Technology Protection.

Mr. Lint has served as the Deputy Director for Safeguards & Security, Office of Science, for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  While at the DOE, Mr. Lint ushered through Congress two budgets and oversaw 10 national laboratories security operations with an annual Safeguards and Security budget of $81 million.  (Page 473)

Previously, Mr. Lint served at Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis where he was initially the lead cyber intelligence analyst and later the Chief of the Collection Analysis Team.

Lint attained the rating of Senior Instructor at the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca, AZ where he trained enlisted personnel, allied officers, and U.S. officers in the art of military intelligence and counterintelligence. During his tenure, he won the Department of Human Intelligence Instructor of the Month competition for his contributions.

Throughout his military career, Lint spent considerable time in overseas theaters including postings to Cuba, Europe & the Mediterranean, as well as numerous tours in Korea.  Additionally, he spent several years as a government contractor, supporting the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command for Systems Test and Evaluation at Fort Belvoir, Va. Shortly thereafter, as part of a Civil Service assignment, he spent nearly 5 years as the Deputy Director for Intelligence & Security with the 1st Signal Brigade in Yongsan, Seoul, Korea.

James Lint’s personal decorations and accommodations include: the DOE Superior Performance Award, the DHS Performance Award, the Joint Meritorious Achievement Award, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Korea Defense Medal and 5 Meritorious Service Medal’s.

Mr. Lint has an M.B.A. with a concentration in Information Technology Management, from Touro University International.  Additionally, he is a graduate of the near year long OPM Management Development Center's Senior Leadership Cohort Program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. 

Mr. Lint has written extensively on counterintelligence, military intelligence, and Korea. He has also been selected as an advisor on the APUS Graduate and Undergraduate Intelligence Studies Industry Advisory Council.

Past Publications Authored


Lint, A. & Lint, J. (2014, January). Why culture knowledge matters for national security. Military1. http://www.military1.com/international/article/458208-why-culture-knowledge-matters-for-national-security


The Lint Center is pleased to announce that our Chairman and CEO recently published his first book titled, Leadership and Management Lessons Learned, A Book of Management Vignettes.” (2013) - See more at: http://lintcenter.info/blog/entry/3703514/must-read-leadership-and-management-lessons-learned

All profits and proceeds go to the Lint Center for National Security Studies scholarship program


Sequester And Furloughs: It’s Discount Espionage Time

July 15, 2013 Published by Homeland Security Today

By: James Lint and Timothy W. Coleman

Same article also reprinted in OPSEC Professional Society Newsletter

and Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin Article Only   Full Magazine


Safeguarding Maryland and APG in Time of Discount Espionage,  25 April 2013,  APG News, Vol 57, No.17, Page 7.

Washington DC is less than an hour away from Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD with one of the largest concentrations of spies or Foreign Intelligence Entities (FIE).


Memories of a day in June.   Link A Story about Security and Intelligence Failure in June 1950 and thoughts of Security and Intelligence professionals today.

By 1950, the U.S. Army had just finished World War II five years earlier. The Army had a major drawdown and had cut troop units and staff. Most of the junior personnel had not even served in World War II. No draftees had combat experience.

June 25, 1950 was a nice summer day with people preparing for a post softball event. The weather was wonderful. It was a great day to forget the office and to enjoy life, even if you were stationed in Korea.

That day was a day for Operations Security (OPSEC) and a busy day for many—especially for North Koreans emptying their motor pools and moving troops south to attack South Korea.

Lessons Learned in Recovery of Classified Materials Link

I am often reminded about the guys in the Iran Embassy in November 1979. They thought there was no need for emergency evacuation or for emergency destruction drills. I'm sure there were many in the Pentagon in 2001 who thought the same way. But, November 4, 1979, and September 11, 2001, changed those complacent thoughts.


Feedback Can Help Connect the Dots: IIR Evaluations for Love and Analysis

We often hear the "Intelligence Drives Operations," intelligence analysts drives intelligence, which drives operations.  The IIR Evaluation is a tool to put the intelligence analysts back in the driver seat.  IIR Evaluations are feedback, food, and even love to HUMINT collectors.  IIR Evaluations are a great tool to help organizations gain focused intelligence for unit and departmental activity.  Use of all tools available to intelligence analysts will further help them to connect the dots of the intelligence picture and better serve this nation.

Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin Jul-Sep 2010 by James R. Lint and Vincent D. R.


In the Devil's Shadow, UN Special Operations During the Korean War, a book report for MIPB
This book should be required reading for all serving on the EUSA staff, especially the members of the G2 and G3 sections. The historical examples of problems that occurred during the Korean War would be of great motivational value for personnel working in the current staff sections. Most importantly, the book shows what a few strong-willed patriots can do to make the situation work at the lower levels regardless of the bureaucratic problems of higher command.
Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, 4/1/04 by James R. Lint · 

Intelligence in support of strategic signal units
The intention of this article is to foment discussion and debate to improve the MI Corps. It is not the author's intention to beat up soldiers stationed in S2 shops of signal units. By asking questions, we can often garner future improvements to doctrine and utilization of MI soldiers.
Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, 7/1/03 by James R. Lint


Mr Lint and his wife, Dr. Anna Lint reside in Aberdeen, MD.


Mission Statement:
The mission of the Lint Center for National Security Studies is to foster and further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers.  The Center focuses on empowering individuals, enhancing the study of national security issues, and enabling emerging leaders to be mentored by established current-and-former industry experts.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a private non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization created to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.
The Center aims to:

  1. Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
  2. Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
  3. Create a forum for the dissemination and discussion of National Security Studies through the Center’s online Web-portal

All donations and contributions to the Lint Center are allocated solely to the Center’s scholarship funds. All actions and activities by the Lint Center are conducted by unpaid staff and volunteers. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed.

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 WINNERS of July 2008

SGT Jennifer Flory was winner of Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship, had an interesting idea on use of Scrap Metal for a safer Middle East which she describes in her essay. As she states it can put the power back into the hands of the people. SGT Flory has served a tour an interesting assignment in Iraq and earned a Bronze Star. --- Press Release - Photos of winners in Iraq


Joe Linhart, winner of Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship, takes a look at Effects Based Operations in his essay. --- Press Release

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Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship


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Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship


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