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Angelo J. Collura

Angelo J. Collura is a retired Navy captain who served more than 30 years assigned to various commands within the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of Naval Intelligence. His assignments included military duties, as well as four commanding officer positions, within all of the major intelligence commands, including the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

His educational background includes a BA from the Pennsylvania State University, an MS from Georgetown University, and a PhD from Catholic University, all in the fields of linguistics and international studies. In addition, he served as instructor in both Italian and German at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis after assignment to NATO in Naples, Italy. Further instructional and course development duties included those relating to leadership and management programs for the Directorates of Operations and Intelligence within the Central Intelligence Agency. Later foreign tours included both military and Congressional duties in assignments dealing with the Middle East, the Pacific Rim area and Russia.

Other short-term U.S. government assignments included special projects as a Congressional liaison to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on negotiations with Somalia, and Chinese (PRC) and Russian participation with that country on the Horn of Africa. In addition, there were later projects as a Secretary of Defense interface with the People's Republic of Vietnam on bi-lateral negotiations dealing with post-Vietnam Conflict resolutions concerning repatriation of U.S. and Allies' military and civilian personnel.

During his last decade of government service, he served as both Chief and  Director of Archival Research in the Office of the International Security Agency of the Department of Defense.