A. Reese Madsen

A. Reese Madsen

Detailee to CHCO Council / Intelligence and Security CLO
Department of Defense
Washintgon District of Columbia
Timezone: America/New_York

Reese Madsen was appointed the DoD Intelligence and Security Chief Learning Officer within the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in January 2006. He is responsible for providing policy, oversight, and guidance to the training, education, and nationally accredited certification of civilian, military, and industry defense intelligence and security personnel within the Department of Defense. He is also the Chairman of the DoD Intelligence Training and Education Board (DITEB) and provides advice and counsel to the National Intelligence University’s Board of Visitors.

Mr. Madsen retired with 24 years of active duty experience from the U.S. Coast Guard. His was the services’ Intelligence Workforce Manager, responsible for managing all Human Capital initiatives for the rapidly growing program. He held leadership and intelligence positions at all levels of the service and spent five years at sea on high endurance cutters patrolling from the Caribbean Sea to the Bering Sea and from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific.

At a national level he highlighted the Coast Guard as “a unique instrument of national security” and was responsible for the Coast Guard becoming the 14th member of the Intelligence Community and gaining all of the service’s new intelligence authorities. Additionally, he facilitated the growth in the services’ intelligence capabilities and established intelligence as an officer career field and developed the Coast Guard’s Intelligence Specialist enlisted rating.

Mr. Madsen graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Management and received his Masters of Science in Management from the University of Maryland (University College). In 2016, he was awarded the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal. Mr. Madsen was selected as one of the 125 Academy Alumni of Distinction for alumni who have helped shape the U.S. Coast Guard and society at large, given back to their communities and to the Academy, and helped raise the profile of the U.S. Coast Guard and/or the Academy on a national and global level in 2013. He has received civilian awards from the Director of National Intelligence and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and was featured as a leading Federal Chief Learning Officer (CLO) in the May 2012 CLO Magazine. While in the military, he earned seven joint awards, five Department of Defense awards and 14 Coast Guard awards including the Legion of Merit. He was a 2007 Distinguished Graduate for the Coast Guard Academy’s Annual Leadership Panel; the Coast Guard’s 2001 Admiral Billard Intelligence Officer of the year, and the 1989 Defense Intelligence Agency’s Coast Guard Intelligence Junior Officer of the year.

Date & Time (EDT) Title Role
Monday, December 9, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Future of Learning in the U.S. Government Presenter


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