Derek Harvey

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Derek Harvey
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Mr. Derek Harvey, Director of the COE
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch Defense Intelligence Agency
Rank Senior Executive Service

Derek J. Harvey was the first Director of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Center of Excellence at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and a retired United States Army Colonel. He was selected by General David Petraeus in 2009 to lead the new organization.[1][2] Harvey is a Senior Executive Service-member of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and was the previous senior analytical specialist for Iraq to Petraeus, then Commander, Multi-National Forces-Iraq.[3]

Career[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Harvey retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel in 2006 after 26 years service as an intelligence officer and Middle East Foreign Area Officer. Prior to joining DIA as a civilian in early 2006, then Colonel Harvey was the Senior Analyst for Iraq, Joint Staff Directorate for Intelligence, from November 2004 to December 2005.[4] Previously, he was Chief, Commander’s Assessments and Initiatives Group/Senior Intelligence Analyst for MNF-Iraq, and “Red Cell” Team Chief for CJTF-7 in Iraq. He also participated in the Joint Strategic Assessment Team established by Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General David Petraeus to assess the situation in Iraq and to develop their combined campaign plan.[5] Mr. Harvey is credited by some sources for predicting the insurgency in Iraq, as well as the defeat of Al-Qaida in Iraq early 2007.[6][7][8]

Afghanistan[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ DVIDS, U.S. Central Command Public Affairs - Derek Harvey, August 25, 2009
  2. ^ Human Rights Change, US Military, Taliban Share Same View of Aid Workers August 27, 2009
  3. ^ Harvard University conference, Air and Land Power in Counterinsurgency Operations: Implications of a Civilian Center of Gravity, September 2007
  4. ^ Iraq Study Group, Iraq Study Group Consultations
  5. ^ Harvard University conference, Air and Land Power in Counterinsurgency Operations: Implications of a Civilian Center of Gravity, September 2007
  6. ^ IntelBase, Petraeus to Open Intel Training Center, 24 August 2009
  7. ^ United Kingdom, Ministry of Defense, Security and Stablisation: The Military Contribution - Joint Doctrine Publication 3-40, p. 378, November 2009
  8. ^ Bob Woodward, The War Within, Simon and Schuster, 2008, pages 17-26