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Lecturer in Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University London

Dr Kevin Riehle retired in 2021 from a 30+ year career in the U.S. national security community, with tours in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Counterintelligence Center, U.S. European Command Joint Analysis Center, DoD Counterintelligence Field Activity, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He also retired in 2014 as a U.S. Navy Reserve intelligence officer with the rank of commander.

During his career, Riehle focused on analysing foreign intelligence services and supporting counterintelligence activities to neutralise the threats they pose. He finished his career as an associate professor of strategic intelligence at the National Intelligence University, teaching courses and chairing over 40 master's theses on intelligence, counterintelligence, and Eurasia-related topics. He also served as the department head for the Collection, Analysis and Counterintelligence Department.

After retirement, he was an Associate Professor for two years in the University of Mississippi's Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, teaching courses on U.S. national security policy, intelligence analysis, and counterintelligence, and leading student capstone projects and undergraduate honors theses.

He moved to Brunel in 2023.

PhD in War Studies, King's College London

Diploma, Command and Staff Program, U.S. Naval War College

MS of Strategic Intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College

BA in Russian and Political Science, Brigham Young University

Teach courses on intelligence and international security; supervise master's disserations


  • –present
    Lecturer in Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University London