Thinking about a career in National Security? Join us next Wednesday, October 18th at 1PM in L275 for a career roundtable with Program Director for the Senior Executives in National and International Security program, Neal Duckworth. Neal will join us for lunch to discuss his career path in National Security and to share best practices for pursuing opportunites in the field.
Neal Duckworth is a Senior Director in Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education and the Program Director for the Senior Executives in National and International Security program. Neal spent 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in numerous conflicts, including twice as a NATO peacekeeper in Bosnia-Herzegovina pursuing indicted war criminals; re-establishment and securing the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan; and as a combat advisor with the Iraqi Army in Ramadi during the Al Anbar Awakening. He retired as head of Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence, and then served as a Managing Director in an intelligence consulting firm supporting the Department of Homeland Security, National Reconnaissance Office, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Neal joined the federal service as a Senior Counterintelligence Officer with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and authored numerous Intelligence Community Directives before leaving public service for the Harvard Kennedy School. He has served as a “gray beard” consultant for Defense Intelligence Agency and a technical expert for the High-Value Interrogation Group and speaks often on intelligence, espionage, and security issues.