Daniel Devlin

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Daniel Devlin was a Policy Assistant at the US Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict as of 2003.[1]

As of late 2006, Devlin was employed in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs. In this role he was responsible for contracting SAIC "for the research of adversary and threat influence activities directed at the Department of Defence (DoD) and the United States Government (USG) via publicly available media sources." Sources to be monitoring included Arabic television stations Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, Al Manar, Al Alam and Al Iraqiya.[2]

Military career

Congressman Sam Farr described Devlin's military career as follows:

Colonel Devlin began his service as an Armor Second Lieutenant in 1969, having graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from North Dakota State University. After service in various assignments from 1969-1976, he was selected for Soviet/East European Foreign Officer training, and attended civilian schools, the U.S. Army Russian Institute, and Command and General Staff College. From 1983-88 he served in the 66th Military Intelligence Group/Brigade with various assignments, and from 1988-90 he commanded the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
During Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Colonel Devlin served as the Deputy Commander, 4th Psychological Operations Group in Saudi Arabia, then as a liaison officer to the American Embassy in Cairo, and finally as a liaison officer to the Joint Special Operations Command. In June of 1992, Colonel Devlin was assigned to the Pentagon as Chief of Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs for the Joint Staff.[3]

Devlin served as Installation Commander of the Defense Language Institute and Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in Monterey, California, from February 1996 until his retirement from the military in 2000.[4]

Notes

  1. LTC Susan L. Gough, The Evolution of Strategic Influence, U.S Army War College, 7 April 2003, archived by Federation of American Scientists.
  2. Contract No. HQ0013-07-C-001, Department of Defense, 1 October 2006.
  3. Hon Sam Farr, HONORING U.S. ARMY COLONEL DANIEL DEVLIN -- HON. SAM FARR (Extensions of Remarks - December 04, 2000), House of Representatives, 4 December 2000, archived at Library of Congress.
  4. Hon Sam Farr, HONORING U.S. ARMY COLONEL DANIEL DEVLIN -- HON. SAM FARR (Extensions of Remarks - December 04, 2000), House of Representatives, 4 December 2000, archived at Library of Congress.

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