Ambassador Joseph DeTrani

DSS 726

Academic Experience: Missouri State University, Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies Faculty, 2012-Present

  • DSS 726: National U.S.-China Strategic Relationship

Professional Experience: Senior Advisor, Director of National Intelligence, 2012-Present

Director, National Counter Proliferation Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 2010-2012

  • Direct the activities of the primary organization within the U.S. Government for managing, coordinating and integrating Intelligence Community (IC) planning, collection exploitation, analysis, interdiction and other activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their delivery systems and related materials and technologies, and intelligence support to efforts to prevent or impede such proliferation;
  • Provide the President, the DNI and other seniors in the Policy, War Fighter and Congressional communities with relevant briefings and analysis;
  • Work with foreign counterparts on nonproliferation and counterproliferation issues.

DNI Mission Manager, North Korea, Office of the Director  of National Intelligence, 2006-2010

  • Established the Office of the North Korean Mission Manager, responsible for directing and managing IC activities related to North Korea;
  • Provide the President, the DNI and other seniors in the Policy, War Fighter and Congressional communities with briefing and analysis on all issues related to North Korea;
  • Worked closely with foreign counterparts in China, Japan, South Korea and Russia on all issues related to North Korea;
  • Responsible for monitoring the activities of North Korea.

Special Envoy for Negotiations with  North Korea, with the Rank of Ambassador, and U.S. Representative to the Korea Energy Development Corp., Department of State, 2003-2006

  • Principal negotiator for the Six-Party nuclear talks with North Korea.                 

Director, East Asia Division, Directorate of Operations and Program Manager for China,  CIA,  2000-2003

Director of the Crime and Narcotics Center, CIA and Commissioner, U.S. Port Security Commission, 1999-2000

  • Manage counternarcotics and counter international organized crime activities worldwide;
  • Close collaboration with U.S national security and law enforcement agencies and foreign liaison counterparts.

Minister Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Beijing, China, 1997-1999

Education: Attended New York University School of Law and Graduate School of Business Administration, 1962-1965; B.S. Economics, New York University, 1962;  Harvard University, Certificate in  Security Issues, Kennedy School, 1987.