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David V. Gioe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of History
History Fellow, Army Cyber Institute

Ph.D. Politics & International Studies, University of Cambridge, 2014
M.S. Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 2000
Undergraduate Degree, History/Social Science, Wheaton College, 1999
Command and Staff Diploma, Security and Strategic Studies, US Naval War College, 2011

Research interests and expertise: Cyber and information warfare, intelligence in international affairs, history of Anglo-American intelligence and security services, military history, and American foreign relations.

Dr. David V. Gioe is Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he also serves as the History Fellow for the Army Cyber Institute. Dr. Gioe spent over 16 years in the U.S. intelligence community, beginning with appointment in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow in the FBI National Security Division. He then served as an analyst in the CIA Counterterrorist Center before earning field certification as an Operations Officer. Dr. Gioe served multiple overseas tours as a case officer before leaving CIA to pursue his doctorate under Professor Christopher Andrew at Cambridge University. He has published in The National Interest, World Politics Review, Lawfare, War on the Rocks, Foreign Policy, and The Strategy Bridge, and co-edited a book with Christopher Andrew and Len Scott on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Edinburgh University Press will publish his forthcoming co-authored book, American Spies, in 2018.

Dr. Gioe retains his commission as a Naval Reserve Foreign Area Officer with service in the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and overseas assignments in East Africa, Europe, and the Far East. His most recent position was Director, Human Intelligence and Counterintelligence, for the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa. Before that he was Director of the Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course (Reserve) supporting the EUCOM Joint Analysis Center where he also served as Adjunct Faculty for National Intelligence University. Dr. Gioe’s personal military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal, in addition to other personal and unit awards.