13 Jun 6/2018 Luncheon with Michael Potts, Deputy Asst Commandant for Intelligence, USCG
Join WHS for its June Luncheon featuring Mr. Michael Potts,Â Deputy Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard. Â Mr. Potts will discuss the office and its mission and his integral role there.
Mr. Michael Potts assumed the duties as the Coast Guardâ€™s Deputy, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence in May 2017. In this capacity, he provides executive direction, leadership, and management to the Coast Guard Intelligence enterprise. Â In his previous assignments, Mr. Potts served in a number of leadershipÂ roles within the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Office of IntelligenceÂ and Analysis, including Deputy Under Secretary for IntelligenceÂ Operations, Chief of Analysis, and Deputy Under Secretary for EnterpriseÂ and Mission Support. Prior to him joining the Department of HomelandÂ Security, he served at the National Counterterrorism Center and theÂ Federal Bureau of Investigation. As a founding member of the Bureauâ€™sÂ Directorate of Intelligence, he led the development and implementation of a number of key intelligence concepts for the new directorate.
Mr. Potts was selected into the Senior Executive Service in 2004 and served as the Chief of the FBIâ€™s Intelligence Management Section, where he established capabilities to conduct strategic analysis, requirements and collection management, targeting, and customer support.
A retired Chief Warrant Officer Four, Mr. Potts began his intelligence career in 1976 as a U.S. Army signals intelligence analyst. His active duty tours included two postings to the Federal Republic of Germany for the conduct of strategic and tactical signals intelligence and all source analysis. As a member of the Army Reserve, he served as an augmentee to the National Security Agency and as a member of the 338thÂ Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland conducting signals intelligence analysis and reporting in support of US Operation Joint Endeavor in the Balkans.
Mr. Pottsâ€™ awards include the Secretary of Homeland Securityâ€™s Outstanding Service Medal, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Directorâ€™s Award for Excellence in Intelligence and Analysis, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Commanderâ€™s Medal for Sustained Civilian Performance.
Mr. Potts holds a Bachelorâ€™s of Science Degree in Management from National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. He has completed the Federal Bureau of Investigationâ€™s Executive Institute, the Office of Personnel Managementâ€™s Federal Executive Institute, the Office of the Director of National Intelligenceâ€™s Intelligence Fellows Program, and the Leading the Intelligence Community course.
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