Gail Harris

Gail Harris has 15 articles published.

Captain Gail Harris was the highest-ranking African American female officer in the US Navy, at the time of her retirement in 2001. Her 28 year career in intelligence included hands-on leadership during every major conflict from the Cold War to El Salvador to Desert Storm to Kosovo. She was at the forefront of one of the Department of Defense's newest challenges, Cyber Warfare.During her legacy as a military officer, she served as the first female Intelligence Officer in a Navy aviation squadron in 1973 and the first female and African American to lead the Intelligence Department for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron in Rota, Spain. Gail built up the US Navy's first course on Ocean Surveillance Information Systems and taught the Anti-Submarine Warfare and Soviet Surface Operations courses.Gail was requested by name to coordinate the Defense Department's Intelligence support for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.In addition to Lima Charlie News, Gail writes a blog for the Foreign Policy Association and hosts a weekly radio show on KDUR in her hometown of Durango, Colorado. Her book, A Woman's War, was chosen as an Editor's Pick for 2010 by the Foreign Policy Association.She also served as a Senior Fellow for the George Washington Center For Cyber and Homeland Security (2105-2017) and is a Senior Advisor for the Truman National Security Project.
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#GailForce: Reflections From the Women’s March

Capt. Gail Harris reflects on a long road and personal journey that led her to the Women’s March in Washington, DC. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. – Edmund Burke This past weekend, for the… Keep Reading

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American Woman: When Double Standards Shape An Election

OpEd: #GailForce Captain Gail Harris examines how the media’s double standard failed America in the race between Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump for the White House. According to the Greek writer Pausanias, “Know Thyself” was inscribed on the Temple at Delphi. As we approach a day… Keep Reading

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#GailForce Report: Cyber Security to Cyber Warfare

Part 2 of Capt. Gail Harris’ report about the recent Intelligence & National Security Summit and the challenges facing the Intelligence Community: Cyber Security The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other. —Thomas Stallkamp By Capt. Gail Harris, Lima Charlie News [continued from Part 1].  … Keep Reading

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