Boots on Ground : The Sailor/Librarian’s Latest Ports O’Call Virginia Sanchez is currently a Reports Officer/Editor with Six3Systems in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) / Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). She has worked as an Intelligence Analyst and Targeting Analyst for DHS/ICE as a contractor since December 2009. She is also a consultant librarian with the National Asian and Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA) and is general librarian with Long Beach Public Library. Ms. Sanchez is an Intelligence Specialist Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy Reserve, and is the Leading Chief Petty Officer for her unit, Joint Intelligence Command Central Command. In 2007 she received orders to deploy to Afghanistan as an Individual Augmentee Intelligence Analyst/Embedded Team Trainer. In addition to her assigned duties she volunteered as the Forward Operating Base librarian. Ms. Sanchez was inducted in 2010 as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker, in 2009 by the National Organization for Mexican American Rights / Department of Defense for the Meritorious Service Award, and in 2008 was awarded an Army Commendation Medal for her literacy efforts on behalf of Coalition forces and the Afghan people. She has held the position of Department Librarian with Long Beach Public Library, Community Library Manager with the County of Los Angeles Public Library, and Program Manager with the School of Information and Library Science (SIRLS) at the University of Arizona. Ms. Sanchez holds a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Communications from California State University, Dominguez Hills and an M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona, where she attended as a Knowledge River Scholar, an IMLS funded program to bring Latinos and Native Americans into Librarianship.
Vets Helping Vets : Why We Do itRecently I was waiting in the Rehabilitation waiting room at mylocal V.A. hospital for injections to alleviate the pain in my knees,the worst of it after the meniscectomy I received last year for theknee damage sustained in Afghanistan. While I waited severalmen in ties walked past carrying prosthetic legs, followed by atall, well built young man wearing black Under Armor withsensors connected to it at various points of his torso. I thought,“Marine? Special Forces? Clearly the physique of an excellentathlete. Why was he here in Rehab?” Perhaps because he lostmost of his left leg while serving his country. Under Armor is a commonly worn by athletes and the military.At the same time a program was airing on CNN, where threemale and two female veterans were being interviewed. Theyspoke of the challenges they had continue to experience.Afterward the CNN anchor asked the reporter, “After all ourservice people go through, do they think it is worth it?” Thereporter replied, “That is a great question … it isn’t going to war,or they pay, or anything like that … it is your fellow servicemembers and a shared experience that makes it “worth it”. I canattest to that. Many of my closest and dearest friends I have onlyseen wearing military issue. I often look at my phone and seethat 90 percent of the messages are somehow related to mymilitary service.
INTELLIGENCE ANALYST 1 JobDate: Jan 15, 2012Location: Reston, VA, USINTELLIGENCE ANALYST 1 (52684)Intelligence – Analyst USA-VA-Reston Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable Schedule: Full Time Type of Travel: Continental US Percent of Travel Required: Up to 25% POSITION SUMMARY: Provides intelligence support for contingency operations, battle staff and operational-level planning, joint and multi-lateral training exercises, and strategic engagement policy throughout the Areas of Operational Responsibility (AOR) and Areas of Interest (AOI).
RESPONSIBILITIES:- Assists in researching unclassified and classified databases for use in writtenproducts.- Provides research support for analysts who produce Intelligence Communityreports and briefings.- Researches, writes and monitors cable traffic.- Supports field efforts to target, assess, and recruit foreign intelligence assets.- Assists in reviewing and evaluating the overall reporting from assets to helpdetermine asset validity.- Aides in researching, authoring, and coordinating threat assessments tosupport the Commander and/or leaders in the U.S. civilian intelligencecommunity.Required Qualifications:Typically requires bachelors degree or equivalent and zero to two years ofrelated experience.Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI with FSP clearances, and maintainactive/current clearance level (if applicable).CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.>Job Segments: Defense, Government, Intelligence Analyst, Laboratory,Research, Science, Security Clearance, Top Secret Clearance, TS / SCI