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Harold L. Ingram

Adjunct Research FellowHarold Ingram with Governor Jan Mohammad

Mr. Ingram currently serves as a senior analyst in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research Office of Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Analysis.

Mr. Ingram earned a BA in Political Science and an MA in Comparative International Politics from Utah State University.  He is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Persian-Farsi, and Tagalog Basic Course Language Programs. 

In 1998, Mr. Ingram helped develop handwritten and oral statement analysis software while working in Quantico, Virginia at the FBI Academy’s Law Enforcement Communications Unit (LECU) as an Interview and Interrogation Instructor Advisor.  In 2002, he returned to work with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force to support that unit’s counter-terrorism efforts during the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games. 

Mr. Ingram spent his first twelve years of government service working within the Air Intelligence Agency and Air Combat Commands as an airborne cryptologic linguist.    During his time with the Air Force, Mr. Ingram served in Mexico City, Curacao, Crete, Incirlik (Adana), Fairchild AFB, Goodfellow AFB, Shiek Isa AFB (Bahrain), Qatar, and Oman.  More recently, between October 2001-January 2003, he spent 16 months and flew more than a hundred ISR missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; he also volunteered for a short tour during OEF to support Task Force 555 in the Basilan area of the Philippines. 

Once Mr. Ingram completed his OEF activation and returned to the State Department in early 2003, he volunteered to return to Afghanistan to where he helped establish the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and served as the State Department political liaison and POLAD to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Task Force Devil and 10th Mountain Division’s Task Force Warrior commanders based out of Kandahar Army Air Field.  Mr. Ingram returned from a second PRT tour in late 2005, during which he served as the primary political officer at both the Asadabad and Jalalabad PRTs in Afghanistan’s Regional Command East AOR.  He currently is serving as a senior intelligence advisor to the Afghanistan Interagency Operations Group (AIOG), and is a founding member of the Intelligence Community’s Afghanistan Analyst Exchange Panel.   Mr. Ingram’s other duties at the Department have included: a year long tour as the Special Intelligence Liaison for the Secretary of State, and Special Intelligence Liaison for the past four “Acting” and confirmed Assistant Secretaries of State for Intelligence and Research.  He regularly briefs the US Ambassador to Kabul, William Wood, and is responsible for providing intelligence support and organizing intelligence briefings for the AIOG. 

Mr. Ingram has provided critical support to the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies. In the summer of 2007, he served as visiting Adjunct Professor for the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School teaching Modern Afghan Politics. Mr. Ingram also serves as a Research Fellow for the program, developing human terrain analysis on Afghan tribal and clan networks. He continues to perform extensive tribal research in response to requests for information (RFI) issued by the Coalition’s Regional Command East, seeking updated information on tribes in southern and eastern Afghanistan.

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