Patriot One Adds Former Senior US Intelligence Officer, Karl Wagner, as Strategic Advisor
TORONTO, June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSX.V:PAT) (OTCQX:PTOTF) (FRANKFURT:0PL) (“Patriot One” or the “Company”), makers of the award-winning PATSCAN CMR™ (Cognitive Microwave Radar) concealed weapons detection system today announced that Karl Wagner, a former member of CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service (SIS), has been hired as an advisor for US Government Relations and Business Development.
Wagner brings over 29 years of worldwide experience to Patriot One, including service in Latin America, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Wagner will advise Patriot One on government relations and business development opportunities within the US for government and private business. In addition, his experience and advisory role will aid in the rollout of the PATSCAN CMR concealed weapon detection solution to other security organizations around the world.
His last position at CIA was Chief of Counter-Intelligence (CI) Operations, in which he directed operations executed by officers matrixed throughout CIA, both at headquarters and overseas. He advocated for inclusion of resiliency efforts into CIA’s Insider Threat Program and worked to implement CIA’s Insider Threat Program across the Directorate of Operations (DO).
Wagner has also served as Chief of Operations of a compartmented DO division, as Executive Assistant to CIA’s Executive Director (EXDIR) Meroe Park, and Chief of the CIA’s Special Middle East Task Force. Wagner’s other CIA assignments include leadership positions in CIA stations overseas including a large station in North Africa, multiple war zones in the Middle East and South Asia (establishing new semi-permanent bases in high risk live fire locations), and high CI threat stations in Latin America and East Asia.
Martin Cronin, Patriot One President & CEO states, “We are very excited and fortunate to have Karl join the Patriot One team as a key US advisor. Karl’s wide range of high-level security experience will serve as an extremely valuable asset to our growing leadership team as we continue our efforts to rid the world of tragic and random acts of violence.”
Wagner has an M.A. Security Studies (Magna Cum Laude) from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Illinois. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal (November 2013), the DO Excellence in Leadership Award (2012), 4 Meritorious Unit Citations and 20 Exceptional Performance Awards. Karl has near native fluency in Spanish and professional fluency in Mandarin.
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