DEFCON 21 – PROLIFERATION
Description: Ambassador Joseph DeTrani was named President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) on February 5, 2013. As President, he will lead INSA as its Chief Executive Officer on a day-to-day basis.
Ambassador DeTrani has dedicated his professional career to public service with more than three decades of work for the U.S. government. Most recently, he served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and before that he served as the Director of the National Counter Proliferation Center (NCPC) and the National Intelligence Manager for Counter proliferation (CP). Ambassador DeTrani also served as the North Korea Mission Manager for the ODNI.
Prior to his work at the ODNI, Ambassador DeTrani served at the Department of State as the Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks with North Korea, with the rank of Ambassador, and as the U.S. Representative to the Korea Energy Development Organization.
Before his service at the State Department, Ambassador DeTrani served at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as Director for East Asia, Director for Europe, Director of Technical Services, Director of Public Affairs, Director of the Crime and Narcotics Center, and Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence.
Some of the awards Ambassador DeTrani received include: the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Donovan Award and the Commandant’s Award. Ambassador DeTrani speaks Chinese and French, and received his bachelor’s degree from New York University (NYU) and attended the NYU School of Law and Graduate School of Business Administration.