Richard R. Valcourt, Editor-in Chief of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence, began his career as as broadcast journalist, subsequently becoming a television commentator, and private sector international security analyst. After extensive leadership experience in politics and public sector, he entered academia as a program administrator at the City University of New York (CUNY) while also teaching American government and intelligence at CUNY’s Hunter College. A summa cum laude graduate of Roger Williams College (now University), Bristol, Rhode Island, he earned his M.A. at New York University, and did his doctoral work in Political Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Joining the International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence in 1986, he became its Executive Editor in 1990 and Editor-in Chief in 1996. After nearly a quarter-century in that position, he will become its Editor Emeritus as of 1. January 2020. A member of the Consulting Faculty at American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia, since 1996, h e serves on the International Advisory Board of the Research Institute of European and American Studies (RIEAS), Athens, Greece. He earlier served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Club of New York City, a foreign policy organization. Long active in the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), he is vice President of its Metropolitan New York chapter. In 2006 he was designated a Distinguished Senior Scholar by the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association.