AFIO, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, is a National Organization with chapters throughout the US. We are made up of current and former intelligence professionals and joined by supporters of the US intelligence community.
If you enjoyed your association with the Intelligence community or want to learn more about it, think about joining AFIO Arizona. We are a friendly group who enjoy a common focus on Intelligence and staying current.
AFIO’s goal is to build a public constituency for a sound, healthy and capable U.S. intelligence system. We provide education and current assessments of the important role of intelligence in ensuring the security of the Unites States, it’s infrastructure, businesses and individuals from a wide range of current threats.
If you are interested in US intelligence and security activities, we invite you to attend one of our meetings and, hopefully, become a member of the National organization and our local chapter.
Latest Updates & Past Speakers
- See you in SeptemberMay featured our second annual picnic lunch at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale. Our next monthly meeting will be in September. We are taking the summer off. Check back here for details as we … Learn More
- Hal Kempfer, LTC USMC (Ret)Hal Kempfer, LTC USMC (Ret) was our speaker on April 12, 2023. His previous talk on “Domestic Intelligence Failures and the Pandemic” was well received, and this talk was equally informative. Hal talked in depth … Learn More
- Bill Gertz, Author and ColumnistBill Gertz Was our featured speaker at our Thursday, March 9, 2023 meeting. Bill is well versed in the deceptive ways of the U.S. government’s ongoing challenges with and between Russia, with the war in … Learn More
- Capt. Katrina Hill USN, current Commanding Officer of ASU’s NROTCCapt. Katrina Hill, USN spoke to us on Thursday February 9, 2023 about her wide range of experiences and assignments – pilot, author, liaison, commander. It was an interesting and wide ranging meeting. Captain Katrina … Learn More
- Andrew Craft, How The Sausage Is Made – Journalism vs. IntelligenceOur January 12, 2023 Membership meeting featured Andrew Craft, a Senior Digital Journalist at LiveNOW from FOX. From January 6th, 2022 to the Ukraine war to Queen Elizabeth’s death and the midterm elections, Andrew covered … Learn More
- Jeff Kubiak on the War in Ukraine, Infrastructure, Cyber Threats and moreOur December 8, 2022 Membership meeting featured Jeff Kubiak, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and senior fellow at the Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University. The meeting included a short … Learn More
- TSGT Lindsey Harvey, “Space Force”On November, 2022, TSGT Lindsey Harvey introduced us to the United States Space Force (USSF) , its missions and opportunities for people looking for an interesting career. She gave a very informative presentation on Space … Learn More
- Nick Brokhausen and Jeff Miller, “Special Ops & Intelligence”In January, 2022, two “Retired” US Army Special Forces and co-authors, Nick Brokhausen and Jeff Miller, friends for 40 years, shared some of their sensitive exploits in dozens of countries on five continents, spanning the Vietnam … Learn More
- Mr. Rich Owen, “INTELLIGENCE GOLDMINE – Information Security Management”In October, 2021, Rich Owen talked about information security and the “Goldmine that Information Represents” . Rich Owen has over 50 years of experience in the field of information protection. He is a past International President … Learn More
- Mr. Rodney Joffe, Topic: “Offensive Cyber Measures”Mr. Rodney Joffe presented a talk on September 9, 2021 about a very sensitive topic regarding what could be used as “Offensive Cyber Measures” against an adversary. He has been awarded the FBI Directors Award … Learn More