- A unique view of global conflict
- Leadership in Times of Crisis
- Risk Management during Global Disorder
- Knowledge of Intelligence, Counterterrorism and Foreign Affairs
- Political Perspectives
Gary Berntsen provides a riveting look at the world of espionage and counterterrorism. His knowledge of history coupled with his first hand understanding of the clandestine world, provides a unique view of global conflict and points to away forward for America.
Berntsen defines leadership in terms of theory and practice. Discussing his role in many of the most significant events and operations of the past decade, he provides powerful lessons in leadership. Berntsen focuses on the responsibilities of leadership and the opportunities to transform organizations and the lives of team members and personnel.
Berntsen provides a view of the disorder in major urban environments and its impact on American commercial interests. He uses his knowledge of terrorism and transnational criminal organizations to guide the corporate world in navigating international crisis, crime and terrorism to advance their interests and save guard their personnel.
Gary Berntsen is a recently retired CIA’s Clandestine Service, and the best-selling author. As one of CIA’s most decorated officers, Berntsen led many of the Central Intelligence Agency’s most important counterterrorist deployments and served as a Senior CIA Field Commander for a decade around the globe. Recent reports confirm that Paramount Pictures has purchased the option for Jawbreaker. Selected to lead CIA’s deployment after the East Africa bombings and then again to lead in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Berntsen was at the forefront in confronting al Qaeda and the Taliban and a pivotal figure in the United States role in Afghanistan.
Berntsen’s knowledge of Intelligence, Counterterrorism and Foreign Affairs provides for an informed and dynamic presentation in our ongoing struggle with Jihadist Terrorists.
Having served on the ground in multiple insurgencies, Berntsen provides his audience with gritty, informed understanding of what needs to be done in order to achieve victory in the long war that we face. In assignments as varied as the Middle East South Asia, Latin America and the Balkans he conducted cutting edge operations against many of the world’s most dangerous terrorist groups.
At the core of his success was the ability to lead under adverse conditions and inspire the men and women under his command. The CIA awarded Berntsen the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Intelligence Star. In 2006, Intelcon, a private sector supporter of the Intelligence Community awarded him the first William F. Buckley Award for Leadership. Berntsen has appeared on national television and radio.
He has been interviewed extensively by Tim Russert, Bill O’Reilly, Chris Mathews and John Kaisch to name just a few. Central to his presentation is the need to lead, over come obstacles and inspire others.