Retired CIA Agent to Speak at Mount Union
February 13, 2014
ALLIANCE, Ohio – William Fairweather '72, a retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent, will speak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25 at the University of Mount Union’s Hoover Price Campus Center. The event will be sponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Studies in conjunction with a new major in National Security and Foreign Intelligence Analysis.
Fairweather will present, “The Intelligence Community: The Past, Present and Future.”
Fairweather is a seasoned Intelligence Community (IC) professional with 30 years of experience. During his time with the CIA, he was recognized numerous times for his achievement and leadership, earning a promotion into the senior executive-level ranks, the Senior Intelligence Service (SIS). When he retired, Fairweather received the “Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal,” one of the most esteemed retirement medals.
Fairweather worked his way up in the field until he retired in 2009. He rose through the ranks of the CIA, conducting “special internal investigations” including direct, successful involvement in counterintelligence-counterespionage and other sensitive national security matters. After 9/11, he was deployed as a senior representative of CIA and the IC in successive senior management positions at the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon, where he was the acting deputy director of the Defense Security Service.
Prior to joining the CIA, from 1977-1979, Fairweather served on the personal protective detail of former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger. In that capacity, he protected Kissinger throughout his travels, both foreign and domestic.