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Russ Spaulding


Russ Spaulding is a Learning Strategist with the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Office of Learning and Career Development. He has over 28 years of learning and development experience within the Department of Defense. He began his career as a naval intelligence officer supporting an electronic warfare squadron aboard the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier for two nine-month deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. After performing as a current intelligence analyst for the Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff, he has spearheaded reserve training efforts as Officer-in-Charge for Reserve Intelligence Training Programs at NAS South Weymouth Massachusetts, implemented the Post Graduate Intelligence Programs for Reserves at the National Defense Intelligence College while serving on the teaching faculty; coordinated reserve training for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service; and served as the focal point for the talent management of over 400 reserve intelligence personnel supporting DIA's 2 Directorate for Analysis as a Reserve Liaison Officer. Numerous military awards include three Defense Meritorious Service medals. In a civilian capacity, he has performed as a senior program manager in DIA's Office of the Chief Financial Executive focusing on the assessment and evaluation of performance-based budgeting before taking positions as a senior instructor and learning development specialist in DIA's Office for Learning and Career Development. In these roles, he has received numerous special act awards. He holds a masters degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University along with facilitator certificates from the Goldratt Institute, the Pacific Institute and FranklinCovey. He has a passion for co-designing innovative and practical research-based learning and evaluation strategies leading to peak performance and mission accomplishment. About

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