Author Bio




During his 25 year career in federal law enforcement, Gary has con­ducted and supervised criminal, counterintelligence, and counterterrorism investigations and operations for the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Naval Criminal In­vestigative Service. He has completed overseas assignments throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East and an overseas tour in Yokosuka, Japan.  He was a recipient of the Director of Central Intelligence Team Award for Counter­ing Foreign Denial and Deception in 2003 and Department of Defense Team Award for National Security Investigations in 2007. 
 
His academic background includes a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) from the National Intelligence University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Michigan State University. He has completed advanced training at Carnegie Mellon University, American University, the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy, and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
 
In 2011 the Center for Strategic Intelligence Research published his book, ‘Who Watches the Watchmen? The Conflict between National Security and Freedom of the Press’.  Gary has lectured on the topic of unauthorized disclosures of classified information and the U.S. media at several Intelligence Community agencies, universities, and private organizations; including the American Bar Association and Associated Press.  ‘Watchmen’ has been added to the syllabus for graduate courses at several universities; including Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. 
 
Gary can be contacted at gary.ross@ymail.com