Edward Mickolus

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Edward Francis Mickolus, Jr.
Born (1950-12-28) December 28, 1950 (age 67)[1]
Occupation counter-terrorism analysts
Nationality USA
Citizenship USA
Alma mater Georgetown University
Yale University
Genre counter-terrorism
Spouse Susan Schjelderup
(m. January 15, 1983.[1])

Edward Francis Mickolus, Jr. (born December 28, 1950[1]) is an author and counter-terrorism expert, and formerly an officer in the Central Intelligence Agency,[2][3] from which he retired in 2008. Mickolus is the author or co-author of a number of books on counter-terrorism.

Personal life[edit]

Born to Catherine Teresa (née Lawlor; 1916–1995) and Edward Francis Mickolus (1911–1996),[1] he is of Irish and Lithuanian ethnic descent, and he was raised and is a practicing Catholic.[4]

Mickolus married Susan Schjelderup, daughter of Maria (née Giuliano; 1922–2006) and John Rost Schjelderup (1917–2005),[5] on January 15, 1983.[1]

He is an avid collector of neckties with around 1500 of them.[6]



  1. ^ a b c d e Who's who in the South and Southwest, 1, Marquis Who's Who, 1986, p. 419, ISBN 978-0-8379-0820-5 
  2. ^ Spieler, Geri (May 29, 2011). "The Secret Book of CIA Humor". New York Journal of Books. Archived from the original on 2011-11-27. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Edward Francis Mickolus" (PDF). Vinyard Software. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-27. Dr. Edward Mickolus, President of Vinyard Software, has been a leading scholar in international terrorist studies since 1975. He served in the Central Intelligence Agency as an analyst, collector, public affairs officer, and recruiter for 33 years. 
  4. ^ Paguio, Erin (December 19, 2005), "The Presence of Faith", Rank & File, George C. Marshall High School: 6 
  5. ^ "Maria Giuliano Schjelderup", Metro, The Washington Post, p. B.8, September 15, 2006 
  6. ^ Trompeter, Brian (October 20, 2008), "Collector's Ties Get Their Due in Exhibition", Arlington Sun Gazette