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Anthony Citarella and Mitchell E. Simmons Ph.D.

Anthony Citarella is a Department of Defense employee studying at the National Intelligence University (NIU) in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Citarella is currently pursuing a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence degree from NIU. Prior to NIU, Mr. Citarella graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as well as minors in Middle East & Islamic Studies and Peace & Justice Studies from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate, he was a participant in the Eisenhower Institute's "Inside the Middle East" program, where he learned and utilized open-source intelligence analysis techniques. Mr. Citarella was also an Undergraduate Fellow for the Eisenhower Institute in 2017, where he contributed to the U.S. Department of State's research on domestic refugee policy. Mr. Citarella has experience working with local and state level law enforcement, to include time at the New Jersey State Police's Regional Operations Intelligence Center on the Threat Analysis Unit. Mitchell E. Simmons Ph.D., Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force (Retired) is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Program Director in the Anthony Oettinger School of Science and Technology Intelligence at the National Intelligence University in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Simmons teaches courses in Intelligence Collection, National Security Policy and Intelligence, and Infrastructure Assessment Vulnerability. He has over 25 years of experience in acquisition, engineering, and infrastructure vulnerability within and supporting the Intelligence Community. His expertise includes physical and functional vulnerability of hardened and deeply buried targets and critical infrastructure from traditional and asymmetric threats. Dr. Simmons holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Doctorate in Engineering Management from The Union Institute and University.
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