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There's a Spy at WT: Retired CIA Spy Olson to Present Lecture at WTAMU

Former chief of counterintelligence for the CIA, James Olson, will present a lecture at West Texas A&M University, next week.

Olson, currently a faculty member at Texas A&M University, will present his "Spies and Spying: America at Risk" lecture on Wednesday, April 12th at the First United Bank Center. The author of The Ten Commandments of Counterintelligence and Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying, Olson is well decorated. Olson has received several awards including: the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Counterintelligence Excellence Medal and The Donovan Award as well as the Silver Star Award from the Bush School for excellence in teaching.

Olson also holds a long resume of other jobs, prior to his spying career, according to WTAMU. Olson has been an international banker, a journalist, travel agent, book publisher and a fertilizer salesman.

Olson will present his lecture at 7pm, next Wednesday. It is free and open to the public.



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