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The OSS Society and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
Private groups that help control the covert operations community?

"Someone once said that war is hell, and peace is heaven. But we know that the opposite is true: War
Helms_OSS_Society
August 27, 2001, Richard Helms and OSS Society leadership at CIA headquarters with George Tenet. Helms was complaining: "Today, however, the enemy is all haze. The economy has the day, not the enemy. But terrorism and other over-arching issues will be with us for a long time." Things would change in his favor in about two weeks.
 
is heaven, and peace is hell."
- Former CIA director and defense secretary James R. Schlesinger, honorary chairman of the OSS Society and member of the AFIO, as well as a decades-long chairman of the MITRE Corporation, in a speech to the Military Order of the Carabao. (Jan. 28, 2003, Village Voice, 'The Empire Strikes Back')


"[Beurt] SerVaas, Wheaton says, was on the Executive Board of the Veterans of the O.S.S. (the predecessor organization to the CIA), which "runs the CIA from behind the scenes.""
- Iran Contra insider Gene Wheaton about the OSS Society. Haven't been able to prove any of Wheaton's words wrong yet. (1989, Barbara Honegger, 'October Surprise', p. 205) Obscure as he is, SerVaas was also a trustee at the Hudson Institute and a CNP participant.

"If I had to pick one person [above Shackley's JM/WAVE
station] who would know about this [JFK] operation it would be Richard Helms. ... He was this angry, very crude guy. He had no respect for what we were doing."
- Ed Lopez, like Gaeton Fonzi a HSCA investigator who is certain that the CIA carried out the operation to kill JFK. Helms and his protege Shackley could both be found at the AFIO board in the final years of their lives. Helms was also a member of the OSS Society. AFIO founder David Atlee Phillips, served under Shackley in 1963 and was almost certainly an important handler of Lee Harvey Oswald. (Quote from the 2007 documentary 'RFK Must Die')

Contents

  Intro
  AFIO names
  OSS Society names
  Notes
  AFIO sources
  OSS Society sources

Intro

For many decades there have been authors, usually associated with the John Birch Society, who have been warning the public against the nefarious influence of the Rockefellers, Henry
Webster
Who appears the most senior? Former FBI director, former CIA director, GlobalOptions director, Diligence, LLC advisory chair, and Homeland Security advisory council chairman William Webster talking to the pleasantly fresh then-CIA director David Petraeus. 2012 annual meeting, OSS Society.
 
Kissinger and the primary private groups these men have been involved with: the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg. These days websites and Youtube videos have largely replaced books as the dominant propaganda outlets warning against these liberal establishment elements. The internet is completely awash with information that it is these men and these institutes that run the western world from behind the scenes.

However, as this website has been showing in recent months, there is another side to the coin. Yes, the Rockefellers and their friends do seem to have a lot of influence. But in private groups as the American Security Council, the Center for Security Policy and Le Cercle they never had much to say. The liberal
establishment is all about economics and diplomacy, with the conservative one being completely focused on national security. The two establishments may disagree much of the time, but they also need one another. If diplomacy fails, the State Department has to authorize the CIA and the Pentagon to do the dirty work. Invasions, coups, spy work, assassinations, drug trafficking, arms shipments - these are all not the expertise of the State Department.

In effect the AFIO and the OSS Society are some of the conservative establishment's highest level counterparts to the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pilgrims Society and the Trilateral Commission. The latter groups primarily recruit State Department officials and representatives of the major New York financial institutions, as well as from media
corporations. The AFIO and the OSS Society, on the other hand, invite former CIA directors, NSA directors, FBI directors, covert operations veterans, generals and admirals. Together with the Military Order of the Carabao, the Center for Security Policy, Le Cercle and other private groups they form the conservative or defense establishment. Of these groups, only the Military Order of the Carabao hasn't been discussed yet on this website. Visitors to its annual conferences have included Donald Rumsfeld, James Schlesinger, Colin Powell, General Paul X. Kelley, Marine Corps General Alfred M. Gray, Jr. and Admiral Thomas Moorer - much the same as one can find in the other groups. [1]

Of the invitees to the AFIO and the OSS Society, by far the most influential ones are the retired CIA directors who always constitute a considerable percentage of the honorary boards. This also makes sense. No CIA director moves "up" to become director of the FBI,
 
Goss_Woolsey
Future CIA director and 9/11 Joint Intelligence Inquiry chairman Porter Goss walking on stage at the 4th annual symposium of the AFIO in November 2001. The ultra-connected former CIA director James Woolsey is also present at the symposium. Both had interesting ties to the Al-Qaida network and/or its paymasters, the Pakistani ISI - while AFIO director Ted Shackley, through his Cercle group, was well-acquainted with that other financier of Al-Qaida, Prince Turki al Faisal and his cohorts. Goss briefly served under Shackley at JM/WAVE, by the way.
ONI or the NSA - it's always the other way around. The most senior position in the entire intelligence community is the CIA directorship. The new position as Director of National Intelligence is nowhere near as prestigious (just compare biographies), while Homeland Security's long term policy - as with many mid-level think tanks - is controlled by its advisory council, headed for much of the time until this point by retired CIA directors James Schlesinger and William Webster - both of them leading members of the AFIO and the OSS Society. Even with these men gone, the advisory council is always stacked with major establishment figures that are much more senior than the secretaries of Homeland Security who oversee the department's day to day operations. CIA directors only move up to positions as secretary of defense, national security advisor or might be given some crucial ambassadorship, as was the case with Richard Helms. In many cases retired CIA directors continue in the private sector. George H. W. Bush was an exception and made it to vice president and then president. Until now, not a single CIA director has ever been made secretary of state, a position that not only requires a somewhat different set of skills, but is also tightly controlled by the liberal establishment.

OSS_Society
OSS Society: 1) Ross Perot at an October 2, 2010 meeting. 2) Cynthia Helms, widow of Richard Helms, at the 2012 annual meeting. 3) The controversial General John Singlaub at the 2012 annual meeting. 4) General John Mulholland, head of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, talking to Admiral Michael Mullen, retired Joint Chiefs chairman, at the 2012 annual meeting.

Of the two societies, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers is the most well known. It was founded in 1975 by David Atlee Phillips, a senior CIA officer who retired early from the agency in part with the idea to establish the AFIO. Considering the fact that it was in this period that a lot of the CIA's operations were shifted towards private entities, of which Phillips' long-time boss and associate Ted Shackley was the mastermind, it is not entirely irrational to suspect that the AFIO was one aspect in this effort. Too little information is available at this point, however, to make this claim with any degree of certainty. What we do know is that both Shackley and his patron at the CIA, Richard Helms, served on the board of the association in the final years of their lives. And also that Helms, Shackley and Phillips have actually been major suspects in the Kennedy assassination of 1963.

The OSS Society was founded in 1947 under the name Veterans of the OSS. It only changed its name to OSS Society in 1998. Despite not being particularly guarded about
giving out the names of its leadership, the society is still so unknown anno 2012 that no one has bothered to create a Wikipedia page about it. Odd, as one would expect more attention to be given to a private club which has counted most the historical senior CIA leadership among its membership. In any case, the OSS Society and the AFIO have a degree of overlap with their membership. Former CIA directors George H. W. Bush, Porter Goss, James Schlesinger, William Webster and James Woolsey are among those involved in both groups.

Both Societies charge a membership fee, but at the same time receive contributions from a limited
 

OSS Society, 2012 annual meeting: Fltr: Ambassador John Negroponte, former CIA director and Homeland Security chief William Webster, former CIA director and defense secretary Robert Gates and then-CIA director David Petraeus.
number of corporations and foundations. And, for once, these do not include the Rockefeller, Ford or Carnegie foundations. Both receive financing from SAIC and Lockheed Martin. The AFIO has additionally received funds from TRW and Motorola while General Atomics (the drone manufacturer), General Dynamics, Ross Perot, the William and Sophia Casey Foundation and the Rumsfeld Foundation have been generous to the OSS Society in recent years. [2]

At this point it is too soon to draw any final conclusions on the AFIO and the OSS Society, but people should definitely start taking notice of their top-level membership - especially with Gene Wheaton having claimed that at least one of these groups, the OSS Society, "runs the CIA from behind the scenes". Seeing former CIA director William Webster conversing with then-CIA director David Petraeus at an OSS Society gathering, he may well turn out to be right one day.

Below some of the names are discussed that have been involved with the AFIO and the OSS Society. Any controversial details are quite well known with much of it being discussed elsewhere on this site. Keep in mind that undoubtedly dozens of well known names can be added to this list if all the historical members become known.

AFIO names

James Angleton, Jr.
Prominent member
President of the Ted Shackley Miami chapter of the Association For Intelligence Officers (AFIO). May or may not be a relative of counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton (reportedly he isn't). Seems to have served as one of the (unreliable) sources of Steven Greer's Disclosure Project.
George H. W. Bush
Honorary director
Family ranked at a shared 10th place in ISGP's influence index. It appears Bush allowed his Zapata oil company to serve as a CIA front since around 1960s. May have played a minor role in the JFK assassination. CIA director 1976-1977. Close associate of Ted Shackley and Frank Carlucci since the 1970s. Linked to Shackley's drug trafficking business via the BBRDW (the Nugan Hand Bank successor) and his reported activities as U.S. vice president. Named as a child abuser by Paul Bonacci, who named two other boys who could confirm this. Vice president under Reagan and U.S. president 1988-1992. At Carlucci's Carlyle Group in the 1990s and early 2000s. Met with Osama bin Laden's half brother on the morning of 9/11, together with Carlucci and Baker, with whom he ran the Carlyle Group.
Frank Carlucci
Honorary director
Ranked at a 15th place in ISGP's influence index. Roommate of Donald Rumsfeld at Princeton and Rumsfeld's political mentor in the 1970s. Foreign Service officer who moonlighted as a CIA officer. Former deputy director of the CIA, national security advisor and defense secretary. Former long-time chairman of the Carlyle Group. Deeply involved in the old CIA-Saudi Safari Club network with friends as Richard Helms, Ted Shackley and George H. W. Bush.
Ray Cline
Member
Leading covert operations specialist of the CIA. Co-chairman American Security Council and the U.S. Global Strategy Council. Director World Anti-Communist League. Visitor Mossad-linked Jonathan Conferences. Involved with the Moonie Cult's CAUSA. His wife was appointed to the board of the OSS Society just before she died.
James Critchfield
Donor/member
The first CIA handler of the Gehlen Organization. CIA chief in the Eastern Europe, the Near East and South Asia divisions. Helped put Saddam Hussein's Baath Party in power in the early 1960s. The CIA's national intelligence officer for energy. White House energy policy planner. Advisor to the Sultan of Oman in the capacity as president of Tetra Tech. In Oman his company controlled the off-limits Musandam Peninsula at the entrance of the Persian Gulf.
John W. Gittinger
Donor/member
CIA/MKULTRA psychologist. Protege of Sidney Gottlieb. Known to have met with Col. Dr. George White at his bugged playboy apartment used to entrap drug dealers and such. Reliable or not, featured in Claudia Mullen's testimony as part of the child abuse/mind control network.
Porter Goss
Member
Could be ranked at approximately a 160th place in ISGP's influence index. Briefly stationed at JM/WAVE in the early 1960s. Very secretive about his past CIA activities. Forced out of his CIA career due to a mysterious illness. Congressman from Florida 1989-2004. Apparently not a fan of the NSA. December 10, 1999, AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #49-99: "Meanwhile, other critics worry that NSA is too powerful, and listens in on "everything" world wide. When the House intelligence committee, chaired by AFIO member Port Goss (R-FL) requested from NSA the applicable regulations they follow regarding eves dropping, NSA, incredibly, refused to hand over the documents, claiming "lawyer client relationship."" Visited Pakistan in August 2001 with Senator Jon Kyl (National Endowment for Democracy; co-chairman Center for Security Policy) and Senator Bob Graham (National Endowment for Democracy). On 9/11 he was having breakfast in Washington, D.C. with 9/11 financier ISI General Mahmud Ahmed, along with Senator Graham. Together with Senator Graham a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry. Director CIA 2004-2005.
Michael Hayden
Honorary director
Ranked at a shared 119th place in ISGP's influence index. Director NSA 1999-2005. Principal deputy director of National Intelligence 2005-2006. Director CIA 2006-2009. Member advisory council of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), together with Henry Kissinger, William Webster (AFIO), General Peter Pace, Admiral Vernon Clark, USN (director Raytheon, together with John Deutch) and Thomas Pickering. Maurice Greenberg is on the board of directors and Herbert A. Allen, III is a member of the executive committee. President and CEO of BENS from 1996 to 1999 was General Thomas McInerney. Director Alion Science and Technology since 2010. Advisory board Newsmax's Langley Intelligence Group Network with the CIA's Fritz Ermarth and Lord Rees-Mogg.
Max Hugel
Donor/member
Grew up in an orphanage. Learned fluent Japanese while serving in Military Intelligence. Member of Nixon's Economic Conference on Far Eastern Affairs. Helped Ronald Reagan get elected in 1980. CIA deputy director of operations in 1981 under his friend, William Casey, but soon forced to resign over allegations of improper stock practices. CNP member. Business partner of Jonathan Park, the son of Colonel Bo Hi Pak, a crucial figure in the Moonie Cult organization. Supporter of Sun Myung Moon.
Bobby Ray Inman
Honorary director
Ranked at a shared 46th place in ISGP's influence index. Director ONI 1974-1976. Director NSA 1977-1981. Deputy director CIA 1981-1982. Director SAIC 1982-2003. Reported director of E-Systems, together with former CIA director William Raborn. Member U.S. Global Strategy Council in the 1980s. Director Fluor construction firm 1985-2004, where he was replaced by Suzanne Woolsey. Vice chairman of Caltech's JPL trustee committee from at least 1995, chairman 1997-2002, and regular member until today. Joined on the JPL trustee committee (oversight committee) by Suzanne Woolsey since 2006.
Carl Jenkins
Donor/member
Marine Corps instructor for paramilitary tactics. Active in the Far East in the late 1950s. Stationed at JM/WAVE under Shackley in the 1960-1965 period. Paramilitary instructor in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua 1965-1969. Served in Laos with Shackley in the 1969-1973. Retired at that point, but stayed active as a freelancer. According to Gene Wheaton: CIA contact with Carlos Marcello and trained the Cubans who killed John F. Kennedy. Involved in Gene Wheaton's National Air Corporation in the 1980s.
Clare Lopez
Guest
Career operations officer at the CIA. Professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies. Executive director Iran Policy Committee 2005-2006. Vice president of John Loftus' Intelligence Summit. Senior fellow Center for Security Policy. Member Counterterrorism Advisory Team for the Military Department of the South Carolina National Guard.
David Atlee Phillips
Founder
Intelligence officer in Cuba. At JM/WAVE in the early 1960s. Rose to chief of all operations in the Western hemisphere. Founder AFIO in 1975. HSCA investigator Gaeton Fonzi was 99 percent certain that Phillips was Maurice Bishop, the person seen in the company of Lee Harvey Oswald in the months before the Kennedy assassination. The person who had seen this, Antonio Veciana, never forcefully denied it and had only said "he knows", "he knows" after meeting with a clearly shaken Phillips. Veciana was shot in the head soon after his revelation, but lived.
James Schlesinger
Donor/member
Ranked at a shared 26th place in ISGP's influence index. CIA director in 1973. Defense secretary 1973-1975. Trustee chairman of the MITRE Corporation 1987-today. Involved with the Center for Security Policy. Founding member Homeland Security Advisory Council in 2002 and became vice chairman in 2006 under another former CIA director, William Webster.
Ted Shackley
CIA boss of the AFIO founder, director, chairman strategy committee, with one of the AFIO chapters named after him
Deputy chief JM/WAVE 1962-1963 under his mentor William Harvey. Head of JM/WAVE 1962-1965, which put him in charge of all CIA operations against Fidel Castro. Controlled the Cuban exile armies in this position and worked with the mafia. Apparent key player in the Kennedy assassination of 1963. Station chief in Laos 1966-1968. Station chief Vietnam 1968-1972. Many of his JM/WAVE associates had been brought over to work for him in Laos and Vietnam. CIA chief of the Western Hemisphere Division 1972-1976. Deputy director of covert operations 1976-1977 under George H. W. Bush. Involved in the Edwin Wilson scandal and was ousted by the new CIA director, Stansfield Turner, in 1979. Reportedly he and his old JM/WAVE, Laos and Vietnam buddies continued to run drugs and weapons for the agency. Reportedly they were also involved in the assassination business, even as late as the 1990s through an outfit called the "Fish Farm". Key player in Le Cercle from the early 1980s until his death in 2002.
Thomas Spencer
Director
Attorney for General John Singlaub in 1988 and for General Richard Secord in 1994, both known for their relationship to the Iran-Contra affair. Director AFIO. Founding president Ted Shackley Chapter of the AFIO in Florida. Director of Le Cercle with Ted Shackley. Legal counsel for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004. Co-counsel during the Bush-Cheney 2000 Florida recount. Member Finance Committee Jeb Bush/Frank Brogan 2002 campaign and its chief attorney.
Gen. Paul Vallely
Guest
Ranked at a shared 141th place in ISGP's influence index. Army officer who served in Vietnam and eventually rose to rank of deputy commanding general, Pacific before retiring. Co-author with Colonel Michael A. Aquino of the 1980 paper 'From PSYOP to MindWar'. Vallely has shared the boards of Benador Associates, the Intelligence Summit, the Center for Security Policy, the Iran Policy Committee and Zinc Air with former CIA director James Woolsey. Aquino, who has been published by the AFIO twice, has claimed to ISGP to have never even heard about Woolsey.
Raymond Wannall
President
Assistant director FBI. President AFIO. Director CIA/MI6-linked Maldon Institute. Director FBI/CIA Nathan Hale Institute. Wrote the 2000 book The Real J. Edgar Hoover: For the Record. Portrayed Hoover as a folk hero while denouncing claims that his former boss was a blackmailer or a homosexual. Member national strategy committee American Security Council.
William Webster
Honorary director
Ranked at a shared 78th place in ISGP's influence index. Director FBI 1978-1987. CIA director 1989-1991. CFR. Consulting partner Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy since 1991. Director "private CIA" firm GlobalOptions with former CIA director James Woolsey, former FBI head William Sessions and General Wesley Clark. Vice-chairman Homeland Security Advisory Council 2002-2006 and chairman since 2006. Involved in various CSIS programs. Co-founder and advisory board chairman of CIA front Diligence, LLC, a partner firm of the shady Russian military intelligence (GRU) front Far West, Ltd., which has been linked to worldwide drug trafficking, the illegal arms trade, political assassinations and the managing of terrorist networks, including Ayman al-Zawahiri and Shamil Basayev. Dick Cheney's KBR Halliburton was a founding partner of Far West in 1998.
Gen. Albert Wedemeyer
Donor/member
Member America First Committee. Far East commander during WWII. Chief of staff to Chiang Kai-shek in 1947. Political opponent of President Eisenhower in the 1950s through involvement in groups as For America, the John Birch Society, H.L. Hunt's Life Line (with ASC founder Gen. Robert Wood) and the Citizens Foreign Relations Committee. At the time in favor of preventive war with the USSR before it could develop the nuclear bomb. Director of the Shickshinny Knights, the strategy board of the American Security Council and the U.S. Global Strategy Council.
James Woolsey
Honorary director (since 2002)
Ranked number 2 in ISGP's influence index. Oxford Rhodes Scholar and many liberal establishment connections. CIA director 1993-1995. Involved in every neoconservative think tank on the planet and by far the most connected neoconservative of all, maybe even more so than Richard Perle, James Schlesinger and Jeane Kirkpatrick combined. His wife Suzanne, a psychologist, has also held many important positions.

 

 

OSS Society names

George H. W. Bush
Honorary chairman
See AFIO biography.
William Casey
Member
OSS veteran. Co-founder of Capital Cities in 1954, together with Lowell Thomas and Thomas E. Dewey, both Pilgrims Society members and friends of the Dulles brothers. Cap Cities eventually bought the much bigger ABC TV network in 1985. CIA director 1981-1987 and key figure in the Craig Spence, BCCI and Iran Contra scandals. Along with his wife a member of the Knights of Malta. Has visited Le Cercle. Died of brain tumor in 1987. His wife and daughter came to be deeply involved with the Center for Security Policy, which eventually set up a William J. Casey Institute.
Bernadette Casey Smith
Director
Daughter of William Casey. Dame of Malta. Board member OSS Society, the William J. Donovan Foundation, and the CIA-linked Roman Catholic Christendom College, with Rick Santorum on the advisory board.
Ray Cline
Wife was a director
His wife was appointed to the board of directors of the OSS Society in 2001, but soon died. His wife's involvement makes it more than likely that Ray Cline himself, who died in 1996, was a member of the OSS Society. See the AFIO list for his biography.
William Colby
Member
OSS veteran. Helped set up fascist stay behind armies in Europe in the 1950s. CIA station chief in South Vietnam 1959-1962. Chief of the Far East division 1962-1967. Manager Phoenix Program in Vietnam 1968-1971, where Senator John DeCamp, who became a close friend, served as one of his primary deputies. Attorney of the Nugan Hand Bank, a money laundering center of heroin profits, mainly from the Golden Triangle. His friend, Senator John DeCamp, eventually played a major role in exposing the Franklin Affair (but seemingly shielded the Catholic church). Reportedly both men also got involved in managing the Oklahoma City bombing incident. His son, Jonathan, became a partner in the Blackstone Group (1989-1996) and the Carlyle Group (1998-). Colby belonged to Opus Dei and reportedly also the Knights of Malta.
Carl Colby
Director (2011)
Son of William Colby and older brother of Jonathan Colby. Produced the 2011 documentary 'The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby', in which he argued that his father had committed suicide. November 3, 2011, C-Span, 'Q&A with Carl Colby': "[My mother] referred to the CIA euphemistically as "Catholics in action". Just like in the FBI, especially in the early years, a lot of Catholics. Because they have a moral compass and they certainly operate from a moral point of view. ... And people would come to the house sometimes. And I would think back: why is that monsignor here? Who was that general? I didn't see that general on the front page. Or who was that bicyclist that would come by once in a while and he seemed to exchange notes with and send him on his way with a little packet of money. Was that just charity? So there was always something else going on." Indicated he was not in contact with men as James Schlesinger, Brent Scowcroft and Donald Rumsfeld before contacting them for his documentary.
Paul Colby
Director (2007)
Apparently a relative of William Colby. 2003, John Prados, 'Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby', p. 346: "I had a lunch with Paul Colby and Barbara H. Colby, but our conversation did not touch upon the disappearance and Paul's role in the search for Colby's body."
Robert Gates
Visitor of meetings and honorary chairman since 2012
Ranked at a shared 56th place in ISGP's influence index. Recruited by the CIA in 1966. At the National Security Council 1974-1979. Got to know Brzezinski in 1977 and Eagleburger, of Kissinger Associates, in 1980. Together with Leo Cherne, these men acted as some of his political patrons. In the early 1980s reportedly involved in illegal spy operations with Edwin Wilson/Thomas Clines and Casey. CIA deputy director for intelligence 1982-1986 under Casey. Deputy CIA director 1986-1989 under Casey and Webster. Deputy national security advisor and then CIA director under George H. W. Bush. Founding director Virginia Neurological Institute 1993-1998, together with Kissinger men as Brent Scowcroft and Lawrence Eagleburger, as well as Edgar Bronfman, General Paul Gorman (CIA; SOUTHCOM commander; MITRE) and billionaire John Kluge. Director SAIC 1993-1994. Director TRW 1994-2002. Secretary of defense 2006-2011 under George W. Bush and Obama.
Porter Goss
Honorary chairman
See AFIO biography.
Richard Helms
Member
OSS veteran. CIA deputy director of plans/operations 1962-1966. Attended one or more meetings of Kennedy's Special Group, charged with overthrowing Fidel Castro. Brought along his protege Ted Shackley, head of JM/WAVE. CIA deputy director 1965-1966. He and Shackley are key suspects in the Kennedy assassination of 1963. CIA director 1966-1973. In 1972 Helms famously ordered the destruction of most MK-ULTRA records. Later featured in the testimony of alleged mind control and child abuse victim Claudia Mullen (not sure how reliable). Ambassador to the Shah in Iran 1973-1977, where extensive human rights abuses took place. Became a Bechtel consultant in 1978. Known to have visited the birthday party of Henry Kissinger in 1983, together with David Rockefeller, Peter Peterson, George Shultz, Walter Cronkite, LBJ's widow and Helmut Schmidt.
Cynthia Helms
Visitor of meetings
Widow of Richard Helms. Continued her membership of the OSS Society after the death of her husband in 2002.
William vanden Heuvel
Honorary chairman
Member Pilgrims Society in the 1970s and 1980s. Secretary of the Pilgrims Foundation in modern times. Since 1984 a senior advisor to the banking firm Allen & Co, organizer of the annual Sun Valley Meetings. Director Time Warner and, through his wife and daughter, close to MCA and The Nation. Board member William J. Donovan Foundation, with General Singlaub, leading Opus Dei member Prince Michel de Bourbon, the Countess de Romanones (Le Cercle), David Bruce (Pilgrims), John Drexel, IV (Pilgrims), Francis Kellogg (1001 Club), Bernadette Casey Smith and Frank Wisner II.
Paul Mellon
Member
Member of the 1001 Club, together with the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds, as well as the Pilgrims Society (with at least two relatives), also with the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds. In addition he was a member of the Roxburghe Club, together with the Marquises of Salisbury, the Earls of Arundel, the Dukes of Devonshire, the Dukes of Norfolk, Lord Rees-Mogg, the Morgans and the Rothschilds. Close to Richard Helms when the latter was CIA director 1966-1973.
Gen. John Mulholland
Honorary chairman
Special forces veteran. Commanding general of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USA-SOC) since 2008.
Adm. Michael Mullen
Visitor of meetings
Vice chief of naval operations 2003-2004. Chief of naval operations 2005-2007. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff 2007-2011.
John Negroponte
Visitor of meetings
Ranked at a shared 78th place in ISGP's influence index. Somewhat aristocratic British-born American diplomat. Has been ambassador to Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines. Ambassador to the U.N. 2001-2004. Ambassador to Iraq 2004-2005. Director of national intelligence 2005-2007. Deputy secretary of state 2007-2009. He and his wife, Diana Villiers Negroponte, have been involved with the British-American Project, Freedom House, the Asia Society and other NGOs.
Ross Perot
Known visitor of meetings and later honorary chairman
Ranked at a shared 145th place in ISGP's influence index. Billionaire who primarily made his fortune in the high technology business. Bit of a radical, who campaigned to rescue hundreds of U.S. POWs left behind in Vietnam and Laos, opposed the first Gulf War and ran as an independent political candidate in 1992 and 1996. Member of the elite Alfalfa Club. His son is chair of the EastWest Institute, a member of the elite Bretton Woods Committee, and involved in other NGOs.
David Petraeus
Known visitor of meetings
Ph.D. from Princeton. Chief of staff, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg 2000-01. Army Airborne commander in Iraq for several years. Invited to a British Pilgrims Society luncheon on October 1, 2008. Commander-in-Chief, CENTCOM Oct. 31, 2008-2010. US Defense Department Commander, US Forces Afghanistan 2010-2011. CIA director 2011-2012. Member Council on Foreign Relations.
S. Dillon Ripley II
Member
Aristocrat, OSS veteran and conservationist. Long-time director World Wildlife Fund. Chairman English Speaking Union U.S.A. 1984-1987. Member Pilgrims Society. Founding advisory board member of the Japan Art Association in 1988, together with David Rockefeller and international former prime ministers.
Arthur Schlesinger
Member
Intelligence analyst in the OSS 1943-1945. Associate professor at Harvard 1946-1954, after which he became a full professor. Special assistant to John F. Kennedy from January 1961 until Kennedy's death in November 1963. Supported an invasion of Cuba, but not without a good pretext. Went back to teaching after his resignation from government in January 1964.
James Schlesinger
Honorary chairman
See AFIO biography.
Beurt SerVaas
Director
1989, Barbara Honegger, 'October Surprise', p. 205: "Wheaton claims that the "French Connection" to the U.S. "Irangate" includes then Senator Dan Quayle, President George Bush's choice for vice-president in 1988. According to Wheaton, a major source of Quayle's political power in Indiana, his home state, is a longtime associate of former CIA director William Casey, Beurt SerVaas. SerVaas, Wheaton says, was on the Executive Board of the Veterans of the O.S.S. (the predecessor organization to the CIA), which "runs the CIA from behind the scenes." SerVaas's daughter, Joan, according to Wheaton, is married to an "off-the-books" French intelligence asset and Indiana resident, Bernard Marie. In 1982, Wheaton claims to have introduced Marie to Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officials who then played a key role in the Reagan-Bush Administration's secret deliveries of U.S. arms to Iran in the 1980's." As usual, Wheaton's information seems to check out. According to the OSS Society's own magazine, SerVaas was a "key player in shaping the political and business landscape of Indianapolis [Indiana]". Winter 2002-2003, OSS Society magazine, 'OSSer Beurt SerVaas Ends Council Career', p. 3: "The Indianapolis City Council said goodbye to a longtime leader, Beurt SerVaas, at a farewell banquet in October. SerVaas was president of the council for 27 years, capping a public service career that spanned more than four decades. He was a key player in shaping the political and business landscape of Indianapolis. During WWII, SerVaas served in the OSS."
Gen. John Singlaub
Director and chairman
OSS veteran. CIA China Desk 1948-1949, where he worked with men as Ray Cline and Paul Helliwell. Deputy CIA station chief in South Korea 1950-1952. Active as a special forces commander over the years. Head of Special Operations Command in Vietnam 1966–1968 (MACV-SOG). During this period he interacted with men as Ted Shackley, Thomas Clines, Oliver North and Richard Secord. Chief of staff U.N. and U.S. army forces South Korea 1976-1977. Dismissed by Carter. Co-founder Western Goals Foundation in 1979. Chairman World Anti-Communist League 1984-1986 and on the national strategy committee of the American Security Council at this point. Also a governor and member of the Council for National Policy (CNP and at the Pentagon chairman of the Special Operations Policy Advisory Group (SOPAG). Appointed a director of the OSS Society in March 2001 and became chairman in later years.
William Webster
Honorary chairman
See AFIO biography.
James Woolsey
Honorary chairman
See AFIO biography.

 

Notes

[1]
Jan. 28, 2003, Village Voice, 'The Empire Strikes Back': "This Saturday, more than a thousand of America's top military and government leaders and their guests are scheduled to gather at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a secretive tribal rite called the 103rd Annual Wallow of the Military Order of the Carabao. ... Recent guests have included Colin Powell and General Richard B. Myers, current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many of the country's top military leaders are listed as members. (You have to be an officer to even be considered for membership.) Acting like a cluster of Klingons, the guys will toss around revered imperial slogans, such as "Civilize 'em with a Krag!" referring to the rifles used by Americans to kill thousands of Filipinos, who had fought Spain for their freedom and didn't want to be handed over to another colonial power. And there will be rousing speeches, like last year's address by top honoree James Schlesinger, the Nixon-era CIA director and defense secretary, who decades later is still an influential hawk urging a new war with Iraq. A place was reserved at the head table for President George W. Bush, who was a no-show, but Schlesinger, who received the Carabaos' Distinguished Service Award, delivered an appropriately bellicose speech, telling the crowd, "Someone once said that war is hell, and peace is heaven. But we know that the opposite is true: War is heaven, and peace is hell." An aide to Schlesinger told the Voice late last week that Schlesinger said he recalls saying, "You know, General Sherman had it all wrong. It's not war that's hell, it's peace that's hell." The aide added that Schlesinger didn't have time to talk further about the Wallow but that what he told the crowd was a "humorous remark made in reference to the defense budgetary situation." ... Ancient Strom Thurmond was plunked down at the 2002 Wallow's head table, where he was assigned a cigar alongside those reserved for Schlesinger, General Myers, Pete Aldridge (the Pentagon's chief of acquisition, technology, and logistics), Dov Zakheim (the Pentagon's comptroller), Gordon England (top deputy to Homeland Security czar Tom Ridge), Sean O'Keefe (the NASA director), and other bigwigs. Marine General Peter Pace, the vice chair of the Joint Chiefs, and Air Force Secretary James Roche, both Carabaos, were assigned the roles of hosting tables of their own. Among the assigned greeters was last year's Grand Paramount Carabao, General P.X. Kelley, a retired commandant of the marine corps, whose last real tour of duty was the 1992 GOP presidential primaries, when his pro-war TV pitches helped deliver the South for George Bush the Elder against isolationist Pat Buchanan. Joining Kelley on the Reception Committee were General Alfred M. Gray Jr., the marine commandant during the previous war with Iraq; Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, a chairman of the Joint Chiefs during Vietnam; and an assortment of other admirals and generals. ... Carabaos pop up in other situations involving minorities or others fighting discrimination. The last all-male Advisory Council at the Citadel, the South Carolina school that was the scene of serious gender discrimination battles in the '90s, was chaired by retired army general Jack Merritt, a Carabao, and included at least three other bulls: Moorer, retired marine commandant General Carl Mundy, and retired Atlantic Fleet chief Admiral Wesley McDonald."
[2]
*) 2002, Volume XXV, Number 1 and 2, AFIO magazine Periscope: "Corporate partners 2001: Du Pont Investment Bankers, Hill & Associates, Institute of World Politics, ... Lockheed Martin (M&DS), ... Motorola, ... SAIC, ... TRW."
*
) October 27, 2012, OSS Society, 'William J. Donovan Award Dinner Honoring The Honorable Robert M. Gates' (Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.): "Sponsors: ... William and Sophia Casey Foundation; Cubic Defense Applications; EWA Government Systems; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems; General Dynamics; LandTec; ... Lockheed Martin; Ross Perot; Rumsfeld Foundation; SAIC; Sierra Nevada Corporation; Sikorsky; SRA International; ..."

AFIO sources

[1]
September/October 2000, Volume XXIII, Number 3, AFIO magazine Periscope, pp. 1-2: "AFIO's National Symposium "Intelligence in the Information Age" was held 5 and 6 October 2000 at the BWI Marriott Hotel and the National Security Agency at Ft George G. Meade, MD. … the Hon. Caspar Weinberger, former SecDef, as keynote speaker. … James Sroder receives AFIO's Authors of 2000 Award for Dulles Biography … AFIO expresses its appreciation to the following for an exceptionally interesting Thursday session: … Mr. Ted Shackley … and Mr. Gilman Loui (In-Q-Tel). For the great Friday session at NSA, we thank Lt. General Mike Hayden, our host… HUMINT Panel – Clandestine Operations, Espionage and Overt Collection L to R … Ted Price – former Deputy Director for Operations, CIA. Ted Shackley – CIA/DO-Ret [Panel Chairman] and Lt Gen James R. Clapper, USAF (Ret) – former Director, DIA."
[2]
Fall 2001, Volume XXIV, Number 2, AFIO magazine Periscope, p. 1: "AFIO’s Fourth Annual Symposium ... 2 - 3 November 2001 ... The Honorable Joan Dempsey, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Intelligence Community Management greets the keynote speaker rising to follow her on the podium, the Honorable Porter J. Goss, Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. [TOP RIGHT - L TO R] Former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey, keynote banquet speaker, is introduced by AFIO President S. Eugene Poteat."
[3]
Fall 2001, Volume XXIV, Number 2, AFIO magazine Periscope, p. 9: "In 1998, the Strategy Committee of the Board under Ted Shackley, developed a statement of policy which remains valid and operable. This statement was approved by the Board in January 1999. It stated in part, (1) There is a continuing role for The Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and. (2) The mission of AFIO should remain the promotion of public understanding of the role of American intelligence, and AFIO should pursue a proactive policy stance in this endeavor. (3) The target audience in pursuing this policy includes: the American public; educators; Executive branch policy makers and their staffs; members of Congress and their staffs who deal with national security issues; active and retired members of the intelligence community; and media personalities or institutions that comment regularly on intelligence, foreign policy or national policy formulation."
[4]
2002, Volume XXV, Number 1 and 2, AFIO magazine Periscope: "2001 donors [life members]: ... Inman, Bobby R. ... Gittinger, John W. ... Hugel, Max ... Jenkins, Carl E. ... Schlesinger, James R. ... Shackley, Theodore ... Spencer, Jr. Thomas R. ... Wannall, W. Raymond ... Webster, William H. ... Wedemeyer, Albert D. ... 26 Anonymous Donors... Special volunteers of time & talent: ... Shackley, Ted; Spencer, Jr., Thomas R. ... New Member Sponsors for 2001: ... Angleton, James ... Critchfield, James; Critchfield, Lois ... Spencer, Thomas ... Corporate partners 2001: Du Pont Investment Bankers, Hill & Associates, Institute of World Politics, ... Lockheed Martin (M&DS), ... Motorola, ... SAIC, ... TRW. ... Current Members of the AFIO Board of Directors: Honorary Board of Directors: Co-Chairmen: Hon. George H. W. Bush; Hon. Gerald R. Ford; Mr. John Barron; Hon. Shirley Temple Black; Hon. Frank C. Carlucci; Dr. Ruth M. Davis; Adm. Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret); Professor Ernest R. May; Mr. John Anson Smith; Hon. William H. Webster; Hon. R. James Woolsey. ... Board Members: ... Mr. Theodore G. Shackley; Thomas R. Spencer Jr., Esq. ... Present Board Members Re-elected for Another Term in 2002: Ted Shackley (Ret)... Officers: President: Mr. S. Eugene Poteat [confirmed Gulf of Tonkin incident was used by White House as a false flag event.]"
[5] AFIO: board of directors in 2001.
AFIO: board of directors in 2012.

OSS Society sources

[1]
Spring 2001, OSS Society journal, p. 2: "As noted below, the March 20 Annual Meeting of the Society’s membership and Board saw the election of four new Directors: Alger (Ace) Ellis, Anne Mary Ingraham and Major General John Singlaub. ... The OSS Society's annual membership meeting, held March 17 in Arlington, Virginia at the Army/Navy Country Club, saw the election of members of the Board of Directors as its primary goal. The new or reelected Board members are Alger Ellis, Det. 101, SI; Patricia Fagan, daughter of Herb Avedon, MO/CBI: Lee Houchins, son of E.L. Houchins, R&A/CBI; Anne Mary Ingraham, London Motor Pool; Rene Levy, SO/CBI; Edward V. O'Connor Jr. whose father was in Commo/CBI; Arthur Reinhardt, SO/SI Intel teams, China theater; Michael Shaheen, son of John Shaheen, Special Projects, ETO/ CBI; General John Singlaub, Jed, ETO/CBI; Joseph Yager, R&A, CBI. Marjorie Cline , widow of Ray Cline, R&A, was also elected to the Board. Tragically, she died of a heart ailment March 20."
[2]
September 20, 2007, OSS Society, 'Presentation of the William J. Donovan Award' document, pp. 9-10: "Honorary Chairmen: Gen. Bryan D. Brown, USA (Ret.); President George H.W. Bush; Hon. Porter J. Goss; Adm. Eric T. Olson; Hon. James R. Schlesinger; Hon. William H. Webster; Hon. R. James Woolsey. Officers: Chairman: Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub; Vice Chairman: Col. Alger Ellis; President Charles T. Pinck; Executive Vice President Amb. Hugh Montgomery; Senior Vice Presidents: Anne Mary Ingraham; Col. William H. Pietsch Jr.; Secretary: Aloysia Pietsch Hamalainen; Treasurer: Willis S. Georgia III. Asst. Treasurer: Arthur Reinhardt. Board of directors: David C. Blee; Amb. Hugh Montgomery; Paul Colby; Amb. Julian M. Niemczyk; *Col. Alger C. Ellis; *Col. William H. Pietsch Jr;. Capt. Jerey D. Georgia; Charles T. Pinck; Willis S. Georgia III; Mark F. Pretzat; Aloysia Pietsch Hamalainen; Arthur Reinhardt; *Maj. Gen. Victor Hugo; Michael J. Shaheen; Anne Mary Ingraham; *Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub; Elizabeth P. McIntosh; Bernadette Casey Smith; Walter Mess. *Retired. ... The Society has been a veritable "who's who" of military, political, intellectual and social luminaries, and the best and brightest from this nation's universities—including William Casey, William Colby, Arthur Goldberg, Julia Child, Sterling Hayden, Ambassador Richard Helms, Paul Mellon, S. Dillon Ripley, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to name just a few. The OSS Society and its predecessor, the Veterans of OSS, has sponsored, organized or participated in educational events and programs such as presentations to the Society by Gen. Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, and by Gen. Wayne Downing, former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command; presentations of the prestigious William J. Donovan Award to William Casey, William Colby, President George H. W. Bush, President Reagan, Admiral Lord Mountbatten, Ralph Bunche, Margaret Thatcher, and William Webster..."
[3]
Fall 2011, OSS Journal, The OSS Society, officers: "HONORARY CHAIRMEN: Gen. Bryan D. Brown, USA (ret.); President George H. W. Bush; Porter J. Goss; Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr., USA; Adm. Eric T. Olson, USN; Ross Perot; James R. Schlesinger; The Viscount Slim; Amb. William J. vanden Heuvel; William H. Webster; R. James Woolsey; OFFICERS: Chairman: Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub, USA (ret.); President: Charles T. Pinck; Executive Vice President: Amb. Hugh Montgomery; Senior Vice Presidents: Maj. Gen. Donald C. Hilbert, USA (ret.); Maj. Gen. Victor J. Hugo Jr., USA (ret.); Walter Mess; Col. William H. Pietsch Jr., USA (ret.); Secretary: Aloysia Pietsch Hamalainen. Treasurer: Arthur Reinhardt. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Col. Andy Anderson, USA (ret.); Maj. Caesar Civitella, USA (ret.); Carl Colby; Aloysia Pietsch Hamalainen; Maj. Gen. Donald C. Hilbert, USA (ret.); Amb. Charles Hostler; Maj. Gen. Victor J. Hugo Jr., USA (ret.); Elizabeth P. Mcintosh; Walter Mess; John McLaughlin; Amb. Hugh Montgomery; Col. William H. Pietsch Jr., USA (ret.); Charles T. Pinck; Mark F. Pretzat; Arthur Reinhardt; Michael J. Shaheen; Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub, USA (ret.); Bernadette Casey Smith; Rob Townley."
[4]
October 27, 2012, OSS Society, 'William J. Donovan Award Dinner Honoring The Honorable Robert M. Gates' (Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.): "Sponsors: ... William and Sophia Casey Foundation; Cubic Defense Applications; EWA Government Systems; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems; General Dynamics; LandTec; ... Lockheed Martin; Ross Perot; Rumsfeld Foundation; SAIC; Sierra Nevada Corporation; Sikorsky; SRA International; ... HONORARY CHAIRMEN: Gen. Bryan D. Brown, USA (Ret.); President George H.W. Bush; The Honorable Robert M. Gates; Porter J. Goss; Amb. William J. vanden Heuvel; Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr., USA; Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN (Ret.); Ross Perot; The Honorable James R. Schlesinger; The Viscount Slim; The Honorable William H. Webster; The Honorable R. James Woolsey."

Some extra biographical information not contained elsewhere on this site:

Frank Carlucci
Roommate of Donald Rumsfeld at Princeton and his political mentor in the 1970s. Foreign service officer 1956-1969 and suspected of involvement in the CIA-assisted assassination of Patrice Lumumba in 1961. Ambassador to Portugal 1974-1978 where, in 1974, on orders of Henry Kissinger, he gave the go-ahead to Cercle visitor General Antonio de Spinola for a right-wing counter-coup. Deputy director CIA 1978-1981. Close associate of questionable CIA officer Ted Shackley in this period, as well as former CIA director George H. W. Bush. Reportedly this group used Bush to take over the White House under Reagan. Deputy secretary of defense 1981-1983. Fred Ikle, founder of the Special Operations Policy Advisory Group (SOPAG) in 1983, worked under him as under secretary of defense for policy 1981-1988. SOPAG board members included men tied to illegal arms and drug trafficking. SOPAG member General Richard Stilwell, deputy under secretary for policy 1981-1985, worked immediately under Ikle. Stilwell created the ISA special operations group in 1981. In a 1982 memo to Stilwell, Carlucci said about ISA: "we seem to have created our own CIA ... uncoordinated and uncontrolled." ISA eventually became part of JSOC. Richard Perle, who had come from Senator Henry Jackson's office, a close CIA ally, also worked immediately under Ikle and Carlucci as assistant secretary of defense for international security policy 1981-1987. Ikle, Perle, an assistant of Perle, and Stilwell all visited Le Cercle in the 1980s, which was increasingly being ran by Ted Shackley. President, chairman and CEO Sears World Trade 1983-1986, part of Sears, Roebuck & Co., a major financier of the American Security Council. Here he hired as a consultant Ted Shackley-associate Erich von Marbod, who, as Defense Security Assistance Administration manager 1978-1981, had been pushing arms shipments to the Shah's Iran. Chairman security oversight committee Wackenhut 1983-December 1986. National security advisor 1986-1987. Secretary of defense 1987-1989. Vice chairman Carlyle Group 1989-1992, chairman 1992-2003, chairman emeritus 2003-2005. James Banker and George H. W. Bush joined Carlyle in the 1990s as partners. Trustee Rand Corporation since 1989 (elected trustee emeritus in 2008 in order to "retain [his] counsel and active involvement") and in 1994 founding advisory board chairman RAND's Center for Middle East Public Policy. Director Neurogen Corp. since 1989, joined by Suzanne Woolsey in 1998 (when Carlucci was chairman until 2004). Director General Dynamics 1991-1997. Director of United Defense Industrie, United States Marine Repair, Ashland, Inc., Kaman Corporation, Quaker Oats Company, SunResorts, Texas Biotechnology Corp., and Pharmacia Corporation, G2 Satellite Solutions, Nortel Networks (chairman advisory board). Honorary directors AFIO anno 2001: George Bush, Frank Carlucci, Richard Helms, Bobby Ray Inman, William Webster. Woolsey joined in 2002. Michael Hayden joined in later years. Ted Shackley was the most prominent AFIO leader until his death in 2002. Co-founder and advisory board chairman of the secretive Frontier Group, founded around 2005, together with Norman Augustine (former chairman and CEO Lockheed Martin; Homeland Security), Sanford McDonnell (chairman and CEO McDonnell Douglas), managing director David Robb (Carlyle), Raymond A. Whiteman (Carlyle) and Danny Pang (an embezzler, wife beater and suspected murderer who later committed suicide). Advisory council Eurasia Foundation, together with Madeleine Albright, Maurice Tempelsman and James Baker. Together with Rockefeller men John Whitehead and John Brademas, a senior advisor to Council for a Community of Democracies, founded in 2000 by Madeleine Albright. Advisory board CSIS, with Madeleine Albright, James Baker, and with Kissinger, Brzezinski, Greenberg and formerly James Woolsey among the trustees. Director National Endowment for Democracy and Alliance for a New Kosovo. His wife was a trustee of the Jamestown Foundation, where Zbigniew Brzezinski, Dick Cheney and James Woolsey could also be found at different times. Director Americans for Humanitarian Trade with Cuba since 1998, together with David Rockefeller, John Whitehead, Paul Volcker, James Schlesinger, General Jack Sheehan of Bechtel and director Oliver Stone. Chairman Emeritus of the US-Taiwan Business Council. Board member Drug Policy Alliance, which opposes the historical War on Drugs policies, together with George Soros, George Shultz and Paul Volcker. Director Middle East Policy Council, headed for many years by Cercle visitor Chas Freeman. Anno 2012: advisory board American-Turkish Council, together with Sandy Berger and William Howard Taft IV (Richard Armitage is executive chairman). Anno 2012 on the advisory board of the Monument Capital Group in Washington, D.C. with James Baker and Thomas McLarty, III (of Kissinger McLarty). One of three partners of the group is James Rothschild, director of J. Rothschild Capital Management Ltd., a subsidiary of RIT Capital Partners, the firm headed by Jacob Rothschild.
John Deutch (not a known member)
Lifetime trustee Urban Institute for decades since the early 1980s, together with Warren Buffett, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Robert McNamara and Katherine Graham of the Washington Post. Director SAIC 1980-1993, together with CIA men Bobby Ray Inman (director 1982-2003) and Robert Gates (1993-1994). Under secretary of defense for acquisition and technology 1993-1994. Members of the National Foreign Intelligence Board with Inman and William Perry under Bush 41. CIA director 1995-1996. Director Raytheon from 1998 until today. Director IntelligentMDx with Suzanne Woolsey. Director Citigroup, Schlumberger and other corporations. CFR. Director Forum for International Policy with Scowcroft, Eagleburger, the CIA's Robert M. Gates, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell from at least 1999 until its demise in 2009. Invited to Bilderberg in 1998, 2000 and 2002. Co-chair with James Schlesinger (CIA; MITRE), whom he has known since the 1970s, of the CFR's energy security task force in 2006. Contributed to Trilateral Commission meetings in 1993 and 1999 and became a full member in 2007. Director Resources for the Future (formerly with Joseph Stiglitz and the CIA's Donald M. Kerr, later at MITRE) since 1998 and vice chairman since 2010. Senior fellow Gorbachev Foundation of North America since at least 2002 until today. Director Intelligence Summit, a CIA-Mossad-linked Zionist propaganda outfit, with James Woolsey until 2006. Long-time science professor at MIT. Anno 2012 director of Technology Partners, LLC, together with William Perry, John P. Stenbit (executive vice president TRW 1977-2001, MITRE, Loral, etc.), Paul G. Kaminski of In-Q-Tel, Inc. General Dynamics, the Atlantic Council, etc. Anno 2012: strategic advisory board Energy Technology Partners in which his son is a managing partner. The firm invests in renewable energy. Chairman scientific advisory board Sun Catalytix Corporation at MIT since January 2010, the moment the company received $4 million in DARPA financing. The company's purpose: "We are commercializing a new ... affordable catalyst that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen fuel, mimicking photosynthesis. ... The elemental components of just 3 gallons of water have enough energy, when recombined, to satisfy the daily energy needs of a large American home. ..."
Robert Gates
Recruited by the CIA in 1966. At the National Security Council 1974-1979. Director Strategic Evaluation Center, CIA December 1979-February 1980. Executive assistant to CIA director William Casey February 1980-October 1980. Mentioned by Colonel Cutolo as having been part of Ted Shackley's/Edwin Wilson's illegal spy ring in 1980, along with William Casey. Wilson claimed they kept an eye on various Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg members. USSR/eastern Europe national intelligence officer, CIA 1980-1981. CIA deputy director for intelligence 1982-1986. Listed Zbigniew Brzezinski, Lawrence Eagleburger, Leo Cherne and two CIA officials as those "in a position to comment on [his] qualifications" for deputy CIA director. Knew Brzezinski since 1977 and Eagleburger, of Kissinger Associates, since 1980. Deputy CIA director 1986-1989 under Casey and Webster. Nominated as CIA director in 1987, but refused for involvement in Iran-Contra. Deputy national security advisor 1989-1991. CIA director under George H. W. Bush 1991-1993. Founding director Virginia Neurological Institute 1993-1998, together with Kissinger men as Brent Scowcroft and Lawrence Eagleburger, as well as Edgar Bronfman, General Paul Gorman (CIA; SOUTHCOM commander; MITRE) and billionaire John Kluge. Founding trustee Forum for International Policy 1993-2007, during all this time with Brent Scowcroft, Lawrence Eagleburger and Carla Hills (also: John Deutch 1997-2009; Condoleezza Rice 1993-2001; Colin Powell 1990s-2001). Director NACCO Industries 1993-2006. Director SAIC 1993-1994. Director TRW 1994-2002. Senior consultant to the Mitchell Group since 1993. Became a consultant to mining firm Placer Dome, Inc. in 1995. Trustee Charles Stark Draper Laboratory from at least 1997 to 2003. Senior advisor Harvard Journal of World Affairs 1997-1998 period. Interim dean George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University 1999-2001. Executive committee Boy Scouts of America and president of the National Eagle Scout Association. Advisory board VoteHere 2001-2003, a company managed in this period by Admiral Bill Owens, formerly president and vice-chairman of SAIC. Director of Parker Drilling Company and Brinker International, Inc. Secretary of defense 2006-2011 under Bush 43 and Obama.
Donald Gregg (not a known member)
Born in 1927. U.S. Army 1945-1947. Williams College. Joined the CIA in 1951. Manager Vietnam desk in 1962-1963. Spoke about LeMay's aggressive tactics in this period and how JFK did not went along with it. With the CIA in Burma 1964–1966, Japan 1966–1969 and Vietnam 1970–1972. Worked under Ted Shackley in Vietnam and ran Felix Rodriguez. First visited South Korea in 1968 for a few days. CIA station chief in South Korea 1973-1975, where he had been sent to by Shackley. Reportedly played a role in saving South Korean dissident Kim Dae-jung, when Park Chun Hee and the yakuza cooperated in assassinating him. Claimed ambassador Philip Habib told him to stay away from Tongsun Park, the financier of the George Town Club. Expert in Asian affairs and intelligence matters at the NSC. Director Intelligence Directorate at the NSC 1980-1982. National security advisor to vice-president George Bush 1982-1989. Reported liaison between Bush and Shackley. In contact with Oliver North and Felix Rodriguez over Iran Contra. Pedophile pimp Craig Spence, a Washington partner of Larry King from Nebraska, claimed it was Gregg who gave him access to the White House. His daughter, Lucy, was married to the son of William F. Buckley from 1984 to 2011. Ambassador to Korea 1989-1993. Chairman Korea Society 1993-2007, with George H. W. Bush and Alexander Haig on advisory board, together with representatives of Chase Manhattan Bank, Boeing and Goldman Sachs. Member CFR.
James Schlesinger
Harvard. At the RAND Corp. in the 1960s. Chairman Atomic Energy Commission 1971-1973. CIA director 1973. Secretary of defense 1973-1975. Founding director Henry Jackson Foundation in 1983. Trustee MITRE Corporation since 1985 and chairman from 1987 until today. During all this time MITRE controlled the JASON Group, where Schlesinger's biography is discussed in more detail. Director Sandia National Corporation. Trustee Atlantic Council. Global Warming skeptic. Trustee CSIS from the mid 1990s until today, over the years with Kissinger, Volcker, Greenberg, Woolsey, Brzezinski and Scowcroft. Carlucci is among the CSIS advisors. Since 1998 on the advisory board of Americans for Humanitarian Trade with Cuba (U.S.-Cuba Trade Association), together with David Rockefeller, John Whitehead, Paul Volcker, Frank Carlucci, General Jack Sheehan and Oliver Stone. Senior advisor Lehman Brothers. Member Defense Policy Board in the 2001 period, along with Henry Kissinger, James Woolsey, General Jack Sheehan of Bechtel, Richard Perle and Perle's former boss, Fred Ikle. Founding member Homeland Security Advisory Council in 2002 and vice chairman since 2006 under another former CIA director, William Webster. Has published The National Interest magazine since June 2001, where he has worked closely with Henry Kissinger, Maurice Greenberg, Peter Peterson, Zbigniew Brzezinski and leading neocons as Richard Perle, Midge Decter and Daniel Pipes. Also knows Kissinger, Greenberg, Carla Hills and Robert McNamara from the board of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Honorary chairman OSS Society. Already in 2001 a member of the AFIO, together with Bobby Ray Inman, William Webster, Richard Helms, George H. W. Bush, James Woolsey, Frank Carlucci, Porter Goss, Ted Shackley, Carl Jenkins and other CIA officers.

 

Author: Joël van der Reijden
Published: November 26, 2012