John C. Platt
is one of the founders and senior Vice President of Hamilton Trading Group, Inc.
(HTG), located in McLean, Virginia.
Until he retired, honorably in 2013, he completed a four-year tour of duty in the US Marine Corps; and spent a quarter century as a trained assets recruiter -or a trainer of other field case officers in the CIA Clandestine Service; then retired after 26 years working for HTG.
Mr. Platt was hired by the CIA in 1963.
He was an operations officer with an extensive information collection and counter-intelligence background.
In the course of various assignments overseas, he
lived and worked in Austria, Germany, France and Laos.
also traveled extensively in Latin America, the Caribbean and to a lesser extent in Eastern Europe.
For five years he directed a CIA training program which was awarded a Unit Citation for excellence.
This program was successful in preparing U.S. personnel and their families to live and work productively in hostile countries.
Upon retirement, Mr. Platt was awarded the CIA's Career Intelligence Medal for exceptional performance and commended by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his professionalism, zeal and vital assistance to the FBI.
and several like-minded Americans took steps to open a window on the "new Russian Federation" in the early 1990s.
contacted former Soviet adversaries and pushed for mutual agreements on conducting commercial inquiries and personal security and safety -in Russia.