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SMI - Michael Pastirik, Former Senior Intelligence CIA Officer
Michael Pastirik, Former Senior Intelligence CIA Officer, Discusses SMI

Michael Pastirik has 40 years of experience in intelligence operations, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, law enforcement, paramilitary and tactical operations. After Army service as an airborne infantry officer and Military police officer in Europe and the United States, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency.

Mr. Pastirik’s assignments for the Agency included covert operational and senior managerial tours in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. He retired from the CIA as a Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) officer and has served in numerous war zones, hardship posts, hostile fire areas and other high threat operational environments.
Mr. Pastirik is currently a Senior Advisor on Global Intelligence Issues with Security Management International. In this role, he continues his involvement with international affairs and security consultations. He travels internationally on various projects and most recently focused on security and stability programs in emerging nations.

Mr. Pastirik graduated from Cornell University, Eastern Kentucky University, the Army War College and the Army Command and Staff College. He holds two Masters of Science degrees and a Bachelor of Science degree. He has conducted intelligence operations in four languages on four continents.
Security Management International (SMI) is a global security consulting and intelligence advisory services provider. Our principal service include research and analysis, training, emergency response planning, vulnerability assessments, competitive intelligence and technical services. These services are used by numerous US and international clients including varying levels of government, Fortune 500 companies, utilities, law firms and associations. Our professionals have extensive experience and diverse backgrounds from successful careers in intelligence, Military, law enforcement, national defense, emergency response, information technology and academia. Many of our employees have lived and worked abroad and regularly apply their extensive scope of knowledge and experience to our varied projects. In addition, SMI Managing Director, Luke Bencie, has written a book for business travelers: Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler and Global Security Consulting.

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