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Craig Schmall Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SIS Faculty

BA, International Service, American University, 1984
MA, International Relations, University of Louisville, 1989

Mr. Schmall is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, a member of the Directorate of Analysis’ Senior Analytic Service (SAS) and a member of the Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) focusing on the analysis of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs and proliferation. He has authored numerous products and conducted briefings that helped drive the policy process among White House and national security policy makers. He served as a briefer of the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) to Vice President Cheney and his national security advisor, Scooter Libby, where he was responsible for the content of the Vice President’s briefing book, engaged in intelligence-related discussions with the Vice President, and managed his taskings for the Intelligence Community. Mr. Schmall also has considerable experience briefing other national security cabinet-level officials from the Bush, Clinton, Obama, Trump, and Biden administrations as well as Congress, the military, and foreign liaison services. Prior to joining CIA, Mr. Schmall served as an active duty Army Armor officer and has been an adjunct professor at SIS since 2012.
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Spring 2024

  • SIS-730 Skills Inst in Int'l Affairs: Briefing Policymakers