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Gordon R. Middleton, D.S.L.

Director, Strategic Intelligence Program

Educational Background:
D.S.L. (Doctor of Strategic Leadership), Regent University
M.P.A. in Public Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery
M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics, Colorado State University
B.S. in Physics, United States Air Force Academy

Time at PHC: 2005 to present

Dr. Middleton became the Director of the Strategic Intelligence Program at Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA, in June 2004. Dr. Middleton teaches upper division PHC courses on US Intelligence History; Intelligence Research and Analysis; Advanced Technology and Ethics in Intelligence and National Security; and Strategic Intelligence Special Projects. He previously taught undergraduate leadership for at the undergraduate level. His most recent publications include: War gaming. Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence, 2012;  Cyber Assurance: Technical Developments and Cognitive Issues, presented at the National Defense University’s First, Cognitive-Cyber Conference, August 2011; Avatars or Robots? The Human Factor in Overcoming Information Overload. presented at the Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS), June 2010; A Maturity Model for Intelligence Education. American Intelligence Journal, Winter 2007/2008.

Dr. Middleton retired in the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Air Force, in 1997. During his time in the U.S. military he served in various positions in research and development, systems acquisition, and space operations in the continental U.S. and overseas locations. Dr. Middleton graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the United States Air Force Academy in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.  Dr. Middleton is a military veteran with 28 years of commissioned service. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1997. Dr. Middleton holds numerous Air Force and Joint military decorations, and is certified as a Department of Defense Level III Program Manager.