Sutton - Subject Matter Expert - USA

James R Sutton



-M.A. Public Policy Analysis, former FBI Special Agent and GS-14 Intelligence Analyst for U.S. DOJ/INS, and DOD in Afghanistan
-Developed collaborative relations with military, national security and law enforcement officials in U.S., Europe, Latin American, and Middle East
-20 years of increasingly responsible world-wide intelligence positions and comprehensive experience with analytical tradecraft
-Supported RICO, FCPA money laundering investigations by U.S. federal agencies including, U.S. DOJ, U.S. Treasury, and FINCEN
- Managed and supervised complex transnational investigations, including the collection of evidence for civil and criminal judicial proceedings


Subject Matter Expert


Intelligence Analyst with 20 years of worldwide intelligence positions and advanced knowledge of analytical tradecraft. Researched, developed, and presented HUMINT and ELINT products at tactical, operational, and command levels. Past experience as FBI special Agent and Research Intelligence Analyst with U.S. DoJ. Proactively engaged communities of practice at domestic and international organizations in substantive public policy projects and discussions. Developed collaborative relations with military, national security, and law enforcement officials in U.S., Latin America, Europe and Middle East. M.A. Public Policy Analysis. Prior adjudication for TS/SCI.



Developed, organized, and conducted training and educational programs for U.S. Dept of Justice (ICITAP - Latin America and Caribbean). Director Office of Security Programs at the International Office of Criminal Justice (OICJ), Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Mercyhurst University Institute of Intelligence Studies. Made numerous presentations in public, private, and academic venues. Assisted in the development of training program for Customs and Border Patrol, Security Border Initiative.


Extensive experience in Latin America with extended operational assignments in all of the countries in the continent. Advanced native level fluency in Spanish. Firsthand experience and situational awareness of past and current sub-national, insurgent groups, and transnational criminal organizations, as well as in-depth knowledge of their tactics, techniques, and procedures. Served as Director of U.S. DHS Information Sharing and Analysis Center and Consultant/SME to the Secretariat of Public Security in the Republic of Mexico. Current research of Major Drug Trafficking Organizations. Assigned to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in Baghdad, and Operation Enduring Freedom in support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Herat and Kabul, Afghanistan.

Qualifications & Certifications

Public Policy Analysis, MA

University of Illinois at Chicago

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