The Tom Smith New Mexico Chapter

Revision Date 10/8/2021

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We will be meeting Wednesday, October 13th. at Sunnyside Up Cafe
(See "Meeting and Location" tab for more info.)

The room should be available by 11:00 and orders placed by 11:30 when the meeting is scheduled to begin.
Mask mandate is again in force and required to enter the restaurant but optional after you are in our meeting room.

Due to the black hole that was 2020 and continuing concerns this year, our election for the 2020 - 2022 term of Chapter officers has been put aside. The elections will now be for the 2023 - 2025 term. A Nominations Committee will be formed at the February 2022 meeting to fill all Officer positions with elections to be held at the April meeting per our bylaws. The current officers, except for Tom Dyble who has stepped down, will continue in their capacity until start of new term at close of the June 2022 meeting.
The current positions are held by:
President: Sam Shaw, Vice-President: Vacant, Treasurer: Richard Sullivan, Secretary: Robert (Bob) Hull


Speaker for September meeting:
Marc Polymeropoulos, former Senior CIA Operations Officer.

Discussing his book, Clarity in Crisis, his career, his experiences with "the Havana Syndrome," and advice to students on how to be appealing to CIA and other IC recruiters


Our presentation will be an AFIO NOW video interview with Marc Polymeropoulos discussing Marc's latest book, Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA, his tours in the high risk zones of the Middle East, Europe, and Russia, the tragedies and loss of colleagues he has experienced, and his continuing fight for clarity and resolution of the "Havana Syndrome" -- the covert targeting of officers and other USG figures to disable, harm, and permanently sideline them. Symptoms include dizziness, headache, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, cognitive difficulties, and memory loss. He describes how he came to join CIA and what he advises students considering a career serving the nation.

Host: James Hughes, AFIO President, and former CIA Operations Officer
The presentation runs 26 minutes.
Clarity in Crisis is available from Amazon:

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A strong and responsible national intelligence establishment able to manage growing threats and issues in today’s globally intertwined environment.

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Strategies in intelligence operations that support leaders at the local, state and federal levels as they make timely security decisions.

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