The Windmill
Program Chair:  Sally Brant January 17, 2013
  This Week...
Kevin James
"Why I Want to Be Mayor of Los Angeles!"             


January 31   
Manya Condamoor   
"UCLA Engineers Without Borders"

February 7   
Terry McCarthy
"Los Angeles World Affairs Corps

February 10
Valentine's "Sweetheart Brunch" Lawry's, Beverly Hills 

January 24
Kevin James
January 31
Manya Condamoor

Paul Aslan led us in the flag salute, followed by PP Ed Gauld's Invocation.

International Chair Marsha Hunt introduced the 3 UCLA Rotaractors who will join her at the World Peace Conference in Hawaii next week.

Community Service Chair John Heidt introduced a new member of Kappa here at UCLA who explained her spring Flag Football Fundraiser (goal is $10,000).  John also proudly displayed his Commendation from the California Legislature for community work and ratted on David Friedman and Phil Gabriel who have also been so honored.  President Dwight asked them to express just how famous they have become, but they were too modest.  Several members bid the price of their fame (fine) up to $100 each, which must have been a bargain, since they did not complain.  Phil suggested their fines go to the young Kappa for her fundraiser and all assented.  

PP Admiral Ed Gauld led us in a patriotic song.

President Dwight announced that DG Elect Jim Dyer, who passed away suddenly last week will have a funeral ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetary on January 18 (tomorrow) at 12:00 Noon.

Sally Brant, Program Chair, introduced our speaker:

We are fortunate to have Rafael Garcia, Special Agent In Charge of the Los Angeles FBI Intelligence Division.  Mr. Garcia, a 1962 émigré from Cuba, grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended the United States  Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982.  Mr. Garcia serve in infantry, ranger, and aviation units during twelve years of service, including a combat tour as an Apache attach helicopter company commander with the 101st Airborne Division during the 1991 Gulf War, and as a battalion operations officer following the war.  Mr. Garcia left the Army in 1995 to join the FBI.

During over 17 years of service with the FBI, Mr. Garcia has served in a variety of assignments.  As a Special Agent assigned to the Phoenix Division, Mr. Garcia served as a drug, organized crime, and terrorism investigator, and as Weapons of Mass Destruction coordinator.  At FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., he held several positions related to intelligence and counter-terrorism, including services as the Unit Chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Unit. Following his initial tour of duty at FBI Headquarters, Mr. Garcia served as the supervisor and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Field Intelligence Group and Intelligence Program, and as the Assistant Special Agent In Charge of the White collar, Public Corruption, and Civil Rights programs in the Philadelphia Division from 2005 to 2010.
He currently serve as the Special Agent In Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office Intelligence Division.  Prior to arriving in Los Angeles, Mr. Garcia served as the director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC).  In 2004, he served in Iraq for six months as the FBI deputy on-scene commander.  Mr. Garcia holds a Master of  Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence degree, which he earned in 2002 from the Defense Intelligence Agency's Joint Military Intelligence College.
(Walked in when he was talking about) 2007 was a Seminole moment in the FBI, for the first time, they enlisted Kinsey & Co. Worked in teams to recommend how to configure all their field offices and make consistent. Today very different than 1990's.  

Today's Intelligence:  integrating knowledge, perspective, and purpose.
They are not waiting for another 9-11, Enron, doing their best to prevent BEFORE they happen and effect so many lives, including the most recent mortgage crisis.

Much of their knowledge comes from the community like us.
Intelligence: What is it? An Art and Science  
"All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I called "guessing what was at the other side of the hill." -Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo
It's not about being right it's about being prepared (and taking action with limited understanding and not wait too long to be late) Our speaker referred to Maureen Baginski and how she came to break china and threw the China cabinet out instead.  The FBI is now trying to get out in front, not react although still have that responsibility if in their jurisdiction.

Intelligence: To make more informed decisions. Not a panacea - no such thing as crystal ball Useful only when understood and believed
Placement of analysts help with outcomes of process above Confidence in value of intelligence, thru engagement, finally trust in those that develop the process.

They are charged to ensure our tax money is used efficiently for maximum advantage. Scarce resources are focused for most pressing issues and  the ability to anticipate and detect our greatest threats is enhanced with this intelligence process.  Our adversaries -- criminals, terrorists, and spies -- are less effective and less able to do harm today b/c they have these collaborations.

He discussed examples of their analytics, e.g., What were the characteristics, traits, conditions, of gangs here in LA: Crips /Bloods that went National and increased to 400+ gangs

Current issues: known knowns
Emerging issues: known unknowns
Anticipated issues: unknown unknowns
"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -President George Washington, 1796

They ask and want community feedback of problems they are facing or could be facing - have a community outreach program, not a closed program and open to discuss what they can.  Even have a Citizens Academy in the Fall for 8 weeks if anyone is interested.
FBI Intelligence utilizes, Intuition, analysis, perseverance  
Thank Mark Rogo for wonderful effort on the District Governor book!!

-YYE Aly Shoji

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