Dennis J. Bowden


Defense and Strategic Studies

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Defense and Strategic Studies
9302 Lee Hwy Suite 760
Fairfax, VA 22031


As an executive intelligence officer with 26 years, Dennis Bowden presently serves as a fellow to LMI in order to provide analytic and organizational support to the intelligence community. He formally held the position of Director of the Office of Policy Support for the Central Intelligence Agency from 2008 to 2011. From his extensive background, his courses of interest relate to intelligence, counterintelligence and covert action.



  • MA, Political Science, Indiana University, 1985
  • BA, International Studies, Bradley University, 1983


  • DSS 713 Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and Covert Action 
  • DSS 796 Directed Readings
  • DSS 797 Advanced Topics in Intelligence and US National Security

Professional experience

  • LMI, Fellow, 2013-Present
  • Central Intelligence Agency, Director of the Office of Policy Support, 2008-2011
  • Member, CIA Directorate of Intelligence Corporate Board, 2007-2011
  • Deputy Director, Office of Collection Strategies and Analysis, 2007-2008
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Detailee, Executive Consultant to the Director, 2006-2007
  • Office of Weapons Intelligence Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, 2003-2006