BRUCE W. TUCKER

A former Clandestine HUMINT Contractor for the Douglas Foundation, Tucker now serves as the Intelligence Oversight Official for Section 5105 Contracted Operations and is the Director of Tucker Global, a specialized contract facilitator. 

 

Tucker was the only officer personally recruited & trained by Mr. Gregory Douglas, the Director of Operations for the Douglas Foundation. That training

later proved invaluable as Tucker served as Interim Director for Douglas

on multiple occasions.  While in charge, Tucker implemented policies and procedures that increased overall proficiency and extended the long-term effectiveness of counter-drug operations. Those practices have since become Standard Operating Procedure for all Foundations worldwide.  

 

Tucker served as an Infiltration Specialist in the field, a type of clandestine

Human Intelligence (HUMINT) collection that uses advanced psychological tradecraft to insinuate oneself into the target's organization

or personal life in order to manipulate them from within. It is often considered to be the most dangerous of all contracted operations.

In performing his duties, Tucker aided in dismantling major drug cartels, human trafficking rings, black market arms dealers, and organized crime syndicates. He has been decorated numerous times and twice

received the Presidential Award for Excellence within the Intelligence Community by both Presidents Bush (1992 & 2008). 

one man, a thousand shadows

Q & A WITH THE DIRECTOR

Why would a clandestine organization openly reveal themselves on a public website? Wouldn't that blow your cover?


As far as Tucker Global Initiatives, the answer is simple: TGI is not a clandestine organization. Not by design, anyway. TGI simply facilitates specialized intelligence-gathering contracts, much like a talent agent fields offers for actors. Instead of entertainers, we represent Intelligence Officers with unique and specialized skills.

When TGI receives a contract from the Intelligence Community requiring officers

with those skills, we formulate an executable plan and subcontract those people

who are best suited to carry out that plan. TGI is a Tier One or Prime Contractor in that capacity.

But, generally speaking, a clandestine officer would never reveal themselves under any circumstances. In fact, they go to great lengths to be inconspicuous. A clandestine organization may go public for any number of reasons. The first being transparency. Despite how black-level agencies are represented on TV and in movies, the U.S. Government does not operate with deliberate or insidious intent to deceive American Citizens. Black-level operations are kept secret to protect the integrity of the mission.

It is the enemy that forces its classified nature, not some plot to deceive the Nation.

One may also go public as part of a recruitment drive. NCS did this with TV and

radio ads aimed at recruiting officers for clandestine service--that seemed odd at

the time as well.




Why does the U.S. Government need to contract their operations? Isn't that what government agents are for?


Government intelligence officers perform a variety of important duties but executing "unique & specialized" contracts is not one of them. Our contracts require a different skillset than the typical officer has. That is not a judgement on their ability as every

officer is trained to perform the duties their post requires. But it is more than just skill,

our contractors offer something an official officer of the government cannot: total anonymity. To protect the "community" and the operational objective, it is paramount that our contractors operate anonymously. Not even the agency contracting them

knows who they are or what actions they are taking. Operating in such a manner can seem unlawful and deceitful, but it is a necessary evil to keep the enemy in the dark. Some criminal elements are mere steppingstones to larger and more important players,

so we cannot tip our hand too soon. If an officer of the government was captured or exposed, the entire operation would be compromised. On the other hand, if a contracted officer was exposed, the USG would have deniability, as nothing connecting that officer to the government exists. All traces linking clandestine contractors to the USG are erased; their identities reduced to mere serial numbers. Their names, social security numbers, and photographs are removed from all official USG databases. The Intelligence Community refers to these contractors as NOC, "non-official cover". They do, and yet do not, work for the U S Government. It is their contradiction to the norm that makes them invaluable. When these officers "go dark" or renounce their identities, they become "shadows" of their former selves, hence the term "Shadow Ops". Contracting high-risk operations to non-official personnel helps protect the agency and potentially saves countless innocent lives.




What is the difference between Covert and Clandestine? Aren't they the same thing?


There is a lot of confusion when it comes to these classifications. Both are classified as “black” level activities but there are significant differences between the two. The "official" definition differentiates clandestine from covert, using clandestine to signify the tactical concealment of the activity. By comparison, covert activities can be characterized as the strategic concealment of the United States’ sponsorship of activities that aim to effect change in the political, economic, military, or diplomatic behavior of an overseas target. Because clandestine activities necessarily involve sensitive sources and methods of military operations or intelligence collection, their compromise through unauthorized disclosure can risk the lives of the personnel involved and gravely damage U.S. national security. In other words, a covert operation is planned and executed in complete secrecy up to the point of action. For example, a paramilitary group is contracted to recover a stolen hard drive containing highly classified intelligence. The hostiles with the stolen drive are totally unaware anything is being planned against them until the SpecOps team raids their compound and forcibly recovers the drive. Even after the smoke has cleared, the hostiles never discover who was behind the raid. Now, the same contract is given to a Clandestine Officer. This plan will be executed by a single operator who gains access without confronting the target unless absolutely unavoidable. Even then it is handled quickly and quietly, without gunfire if possible. The officer will locate the drive, seize it and egresses without anyone ever knowing he/she was there. Covert operations are aggressive, Clandestine operations are passive. The first goes in screaming with guns blazing, the latter sneaks in without a sound. The goal is accomplished either way.




Isn't PsyOps that group that uses paranormal abilities like ESP and Remote Viewing to spy on the enemy?


PsyOps stands for Psychological Operations and has nothing to do with fringe science, though many may disagree. You may be thinking of paranormal or parapsychological warfare. The CIA oversaw an analysis of remote viewing back in the 1980s, having contracted SRI International to conduct those tests. They also compiled data on Paranormal Abilities in Humans around that time too, and both of those reports are now de-classified and available thru the FOIA. For the most part, the USG only dabbled in paranormal techniques during World War II, but mainly to understand Hitler’s obsession with the occult. Psychological Operations today are widely used in the military, but the definition of PsyOps varies slightly from branch to branch. The U.S. Army has the largest PsyOps division and mainly involves propaganda and outwardly influencing a large group or region. Their work in the middle east is ongoing. But, in the Clandestine Community, it is about tactically influencing and manipulating a single person or small group of people into believing something that is not true. It is about altering another's perception to garner trust. A deep cover operative relies on this tradecraft to convince the enemy he or she is one of them and then manipulates their confidence into disclosing vital information.

Remote Viewing, ESP, etc. has never been a dependable craft and TGI only deals with “absolutes” and actionable intelligence. Intelligence must be sound and proven fact. However, ESP or "Mind Reading" is not as far-fetched as one may think, but has nothing to do with ”magic” or possessing special “powers”. Mind Reading is one’s ability to detect subliminal signals, physical gestures, and other biophysical processes in another person. Everyone has the ability but some people are more attuned to it and have learned how to hone the skill to make it dependable. The same can be said about Empathic ability. There is a logical, scientific basis for most things people think are "supernatural ”. Man has often label what he has yet to understand as magic, paranormal, or of divine influence.





 

Tucker Global Initiatives was created to continue and broaden Gregory Douglas’ fundamental mission to Ensure the World’s Future Through Intervention.  As director and co-founder of The Douglas Foundation, and chief strategist on all Section 5105 contracted Clandestine Operations, Mr. Douglas devoted his life to saving mankind from itself” and believed humanity had to endure this dark stage of our evolution in order to see beyond our hatred and fear. In doing so, a higher level of consciousness would emerge that connects all humanity. Understanding the barbarity of our human nature would be painful, but we first must understand our primal nature before we can evolve beyond it. Douglas was often dismayed at the level of brutality man could inflicted upon one another,  but he never lost hope.  He had a vision of a unified race and believed acting collectively as Human Beings would one day saves us from certain annihilation.

Gregory Douglas was not only a man of vision; he was a man of action.  He knew waiting for problems to correct themselves or discussing solutions endlessly in committee would not save humanity.  He understood, in order to survive, it would take extraordinary people willing to perform difficult tasks, ones that would require them to act as contemptible as the very enemy we aimed to destroy.  He knew the first battles to secure man's future were not going to be won by diplomacy. To evolve we had to face the darkness and conquer it. In war you fight fire with fire, and often the ends do justify the means.  Gregory Douglas gave his life so others would have a fighting chance to survive. He chose his fate and died as he lived: saving others.  He faced his mortality without fear or regret, knowing his last human act was protecting the innocent, none of whom would ever know of his sacrifice.

Ensuring the world's future through intervention.

 

KEY FACTS ABOUT CONTRACTORS


Myth
70% of the U.S. intelligence budget is spent on private contractors.


Reality
This is a repeated misconception. 70% of the Intelligence Community (IC) budget is spent on contracts, not
contractors. Those contracts cover major acquisitions such as satellites and computer systems, as well as
commercial activities such as rent, food service, and facilities maintenance and security.


Myth
The Intelligence Community does not have an accurate picture of its contractor ranks and does not exercise
proper oversight over that community.


Reality
The IC is a leader in taking a serious, systematic approach to planning and managing its core contract personnel.
In 2006, the IC instituted its first-ever, annual inventory of core contract personnel. The inventory led to
intelligence policy directive 612, which (1) reinforces the prohibition on the use of contract personnel to
perform inherently governmental activities, (2) prescribes the circumstances in which contract personnel may be
used to support IC missions and functions, and, (3) beginning in Fiscal Year 2011, requires IC elements to plan
for and project the number of contract personnel they require, as part of their strategic workforce plans.


Myth
Private contractors are inappropriately performing “inherently governmental” functions.


Reality
The Intelligence Community does not condone or permit contract personnel to perform inherently governmental
intelligence work, as defined by OMB Circular A-76 revised, and reinforced recently in Intelligence Community
Directive 612. Core contract personnel may perform activities such as collection and analysis; however, it is
what you do with that analysis, who makes that decision, and who oversees the work that constitute the
“inherently governmental” functions. Allocating funds, prioritizing workload, and making critical decisions
remain strictly within the purview of government employees.


Myth
The dramatic increase in the number of security clearances granted to contractors represents unnecessary growth
in Intelligence Community ranks.


Reality
The growth in contractors was a direct response to an urgent need for unique expertise post-9/11. The surge in
contractors allowed the IC to fill the need for seasoned analysts and collectors while rebuilding the permanent,
civilian workforce. It also allowed agencies to meet required skills, such as foreign languages, computer
science, and electrical engineering.


Myth
Contractors represent a majority of the Intelligence Community workforce.


Reality
The number of core contractors who augment our civilian and military intelligence staffs comprise less than
one-third, actually 28%, of the total force. These core contractors, who perform functions like collection and
analysis, and have access to the same facilities, should not be confused with individuals producing commodities
or products (e.g., satellites), or performing administrative or IT services
.


Myth
The number of security clearances for contractors equals the number of full-time contractors employed by the
Intelligence Community.


Reality


You cannot count or track the number of full-time contractors, or understand the level of effort – that is, the
amount of time – that contractors spend on IC business, by counting security badges. Some contractors only
work part-time on IC business. For example, the IC could issue badges to 10 people who work the equivalent of
five full-time individuals.


Myth
All contractors cost more than their government counterparts.


Reality
It is true that core contract personnel are, on average, more expensive than their government counterparts.
However, in some cases, contractor personnel are less costly, especially if the work is short-term in nature,
easily available commercially, or requires unique expertise for immediate needs. Overall, core contractors
enable the Intelligence Community to rapidly expand to meet short-term mission needs or fulfill non-recurring
or temporary assignments, and then shrink or shift resources as the threat environment changes.


Myth
The Intelligence Community has enabled retirees to “double dip” by returning to their home agencies at full
salary, while receiving full pension.


Reality
The stark reality is that more than 50% of the Intelligence Community workforce was hired after 9/11. That
dramatic surge required people with the institutional knowledge and tradecraft to fill skill gaps and train new
hires. Much of that expertise existed among our retired ranks, who answered the post-9/11 call to duty as a de
facto “intelligence reserve corps.” It should be noted that this phenomenon was truer in the years immediately
after 9/11 than today. As intelligence officers hired immediately after 9/11 gained more experience, the need to
re-hire experienced retirees decreased.

WE ARE A COALITION

TUCKER GLOBAL is a Legion of highly-trained, contracted Special Operations officers from the Defense Intelligence Community and Clandestine Services branch of the Global Intelligence Network specializing in:

  • PARAMILITARY DEFENSE SECURITY OPERATIONS

  • TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS

  • CLANDESTINE INFILTRATION AND INVESTIGATION

  • HUMAN INTELLIGENCE GATHERING

  • FINANCIAL CRIME ENFORCEMENT & TRACING OPERATIONS 

  • COUNTER-PROLIFERATION

  • COUNTER-TERRORISM

  • COUNTER-NARCOTICS 

  • COUNTER-TRAFFICKING (OF HUMANS & ILLICIT DRUGS)

We are dedicated, diverse, and passionate about keeping the world safe. We operate anonymously; living seemingly typical lives with normal jobs, friends, and family.  We could be anyone, living anywhere, but, no matter what we seem to be, we have a shadow life few ever see. We have sworn to dedicate our lives to THE MISSION of keeping our nation and all humanity safe and our numbers are substantial. TGI has established a presence on nearly every continent.  We are always at the ready to assist any of the seventeen components that make up the Intelligence Community.  We are everything, and yet nothing you might expect.  

WE ARE UNDEFINED

TUCKER GLOBAL  is unlike any government agency, multinational corporation, or federal foundation ever known. It has a single voice that speaks for a worldwide legion that is undefined by the regulated norms. Our contractors are not bound by the  constraints that hinder mainstream intelligence agencies from performing their duties. Granted full governmental immunity to act as required without fear of judicial backlash makes them unyielding against all adversaries.  Known as NOC (NON-OFFICIAL COVER), they are contracted intelligence officers that do, and yet do not, work for the U.S. Government.  They remain on-task, with the single-minded directive to succeed where others cannot. Their  methods are often unorthodox and severe, but when the lives of countless thousands hang in the balance, man's laws cannot take precedence.

WE ARE UNITED IN PURPOSE

  • Defend freedom and support global defense directives.  

  • Restore peace & stability to areas overrun with corruption & Human Exploitation.  

  • Secure communities by teaching  that there is strength in numbers. 

  • Uphold the Fundamentals of Law, Order and Peace.

  • Ensure, at any personal cost, the continuation of the Human Race against its greatest adversary -- itself.

WE ARE CONTRADICTIONS

History is replete with political and governmental contradictions. For members of the Global Intelligence Network on the front lines in the war to save humanity, it's those contradictions that keep them alive and vital to the mission. If those officers were, in any way, indicative of special operations, military, or federal officers, their ability to infiltrate and extract intelligence would be gone. Being one thing while acting like another is essential to the success of their mission.  They  are contradictions personified:

  • They are SHADOWS that protect the LIGHT. 

  • They are PEACEKEEPERS who fight in BATTLES.

  • They are GUARDIAN ANGELS armed with SWORDS.

  • They EXIST, and yet they do NOT exist. 

  • They were THERE, but were NEVER there. 

  • They make IMPOSSIBLE tasks POSSIBLE.

  • Thy protect PEACE with acts of WAR.

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(c)Copyright 2019 Bruce W Tucker, Director, Tucker Global Initiatives.