André Le Gallo
Author of International Thrillers
Born in France, Mr. Le Gallo served in the U.S. Army, with the Central Intelligence Agency, and later was a corporate executive. He is the author of “The Caliphate,” “Satan’s Spy,” and “The Red Cell.” He has also been published in the "Intelligence and Counter Intelligence Journal", "The Intelligencer", "The Forensic Examiner", in "Studies in Intelligence" and by "United Press International".
The "Andre Le Gallo Chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers" in San Francisco is one of the largest in the United States.
During his career with the CIA, Mr. Le Gallo weathered several coups (Algeria, Morocco, and Mali), a war (Laos) and a revolution (Iran). He also served in the Congo, Romania, Israel, and Belgium. He was Chief of Station in four countries, and held senior positions in the Directorate of Operation's Near East, Latin America, and West Europe Divisions and the Inspector General Staff. He was also the National Intelligence Officer for Counterterrorism in the National Intelligence Council, the one-stop shop on counterterrorism for the Director of Central Intelligence.
He also spent several years as Vice President for Corporate Security for Enron, a Fortune 10 company.
Following his CIA and business careers, he consulted for the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution, and spoke at numerous universities across the country, e.g. Harvard, Rice, and Stanford.
He is active in philanthropy for the benefit of wounded veterans.
Mr. Le Gallo holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University and a Master’s from the National War College. He also attended Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study (Middle Eastern and Arabic studies), the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris, and Thunderbird University in Phoenix.
He and his wife Cathy have two daughters; their son is deceased.