- COL Michael Ferguson, USA (Ret) - Africa FAO-Twenty five years as an Army African FAO 48 (1976-2009) capped Colonel Mike Ferguson's 40 year career.
COL Ferguson has been an enlisted Medical Platoon Sergeant (Viet Nam and Korea) an Infantry Officer (Germany and Turkey) and has extensive executive and hands-on experience in intelligence collection, operations, planning, and training.
is a recognized expert on African affairs, with broad inter-agency experience as a African analyst, including five tours in Africa as a Defense AttachÃ©
(Ethiopia, South Africa, Tunisia and Cameroon).
also served two years as the first Chief of HUMINT Training and Professional Development as well as the Dean of the Defense AttachÃ© School with additional responsibility for the STC
program and the Defense Debriefing School
Mike has a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of the State of New York, a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and a Darden Executive Program Certificate from the University of Virginia.
has published on Africa and lectured at a number of Colleges and Universities in the US and abroad.
is a member of the US Defense AttachÃ© Hall of Fame
, the Infantry OCS Hall of Fame
and is a member of the Board of Directors, National Military Intelligence Association.
COL Ferguson is a life member of the FAO Association
and was a charter member of the Board of Governors and served as the second President of the Association.
He is currently an independent consultant.