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how does one WORK FOR tucker global initiatives?
The answer is quite simple: You don't. Tucker Global isn't a company, not a corporation or even a government agency. It's a Legion of highly trained intelligence contractors with decades of experience in Clandestine Human Intelligence and Covert Operations. There is no application process, no test to take, and certainly will not be found on any job board. But, that does not mean you cannot become a member of the Initiatives. There are a great many ways to prove yourself worthy of the Global Intelligence Network. First, be a patriot-- work in some capacity for Military Intelligence, the CIA, FBI, DIA, or any other component of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Second, find your true calling and shine above all others in that field. Lastly, prove you have the mettle and integrity to succeed where most fail. If you do as well as you know you can, WE will find you. The only way to join is through recruitment and we are always watching, seeking to recruit one more into our ranks to do all the things no one else can do.
The Path to a Career in CIA's NATIONAL CLANDESTINE SERVICE
Career Opportunities in the seventeen Intelligence Community components.
A career in the Defense Intelligence Agency's
DEFENSE CLANDESTINE SERVICE
the division so classified
they never gave it a name.
--Bruce w. Tucker, Director
Most intelligence units of the U.S. Government have at least one black-level classified division. They are not easily identified by name and some do not have a name at all, but to the Clandestine Community they are unofficially referred to as Black Ops, Black Bag, Black Budget, or in the case of Section 5105, Shadow Ops. The reference to dark cover adds to the mystery and makes them subjects of supposition -- which is intentional. There is no better way to hide something's true purpose than to surround it with speculation. It is a common practice in PsyOps to exploit one's fears and fuel conspiracies in order to deflect the truth. Unfortunately, the clandestine nature of these units also makes it nearly impossible for anyone with the skills and ambition to join to actually do so. After all, how can one offer services to something that doesn't officially exist? Solving that problem is the first test. In this circumstance, one's actions, character, and accomplishments -- basically one's life, becomes a living resume. It is also when the sins of the past can come back and haunt a person. History never forgives, and it never forgets.
The criteria for clandestine intelligence contractors differs greatly from that of the Special Operations Group or other militarized Human Intelligence officers. It requires an unusual skill-set and natural abilities that cannot be taught. Field officers must be highly adaptable, remain calm under the most extreme circumstances and act without hesitation. They must also remain unbiased and logical, dealing only with facts, never speculation. For Section 5105, prior military or other special agent training may negatively impact the likelihood of recruitment. Section 5105's practices contradict most traditional training, making it difficult for recruits to adapt and "unlearn" all the government has taught them in other capacities. That is why 90% of recruits are high school seniors and college freshmen who come into the program as raw material. But long before that can happen, a potential recruit undergoes intensive screening that includes a single scope background checks and deep psychological evaluation. Often it begins by intercepting unusually high ACT/SAT scores or targeting specific qualities using skill-focused scholarship contests. No matter what has gained their attention, The Foundation will know everything about the recruit before they are ever approached. They may know more about a recruit than they known of themselves.
If selected and willing, they will be indoctrinated into a very elite division of the Intelligence Community and start down a path towards a higher sense of being. It requires a life-long commitment, with year three marking the "point of no return". Year three of the contracted service agreement is when most new recruits earn their second promotion and given the option to advance or transfer out. If they continue, they do so for life. At that point going forward, the classified nature of the Intelligence they will be privy to will bind them forever to the Foundation. Certain freedoms and liberties are relinquished for the first five years, but every recruit knows their sacrifices will not be in vain. No one has ever declined advancement.
The road will be difficult but if the recruit excels, by year five they will reach full "contractor" status. With that, they take back some control over their personal lives and regain those freedoms, but not without cost. The recruit will no longer officially work for the U.S. Government, nor will they exist as far as they are concerned. Stripped of their name and historical records, each officer is reduced to a contractor identification number and call sign. No names, no ranks, no titles outside the Foundation operations center. It is then they become a "shadow" of their former selves.
While Section 5105 has never been a traditional unit of the IC, in recent years it has become one of the most valued. It was not always so. For decades, not even the highest level intelligence officers knew if the group truly existed or not. Those who did know often despised and resented them. Section 5150 is only used when mainstream agencies or military units fail. Their failure is not due to lack of skill but from political and bureaucratic red tape -- two things that do not apply to Section 5105. Understandably, coming in at the last moment to save the day when others have spent months, even years, doing the footwork, has caused a great deal of animosity. It took decades to earn the respect they now receive, but are still largely unknown to low level officers.
In late 2000 and early 2001 an initiative to slowly and strategically emerge from the shadows was initiated. "5105" was integrating itself into society with carefully controlled public exposure. Ten years earlier, the National Security Agency (NSA) launched a similar campaign and was successful. Until then, the general public knew very little about the NSA, which was jokingly referred to as "No Such Agency". Only people with the need to know actually knew what was housed in the ominous glass building known as the "black box". Today, the NSA has a museum and gift shop and everyone treats it as if it has always been there.
The NSA was incorporated by using clever marketing in motion pictures and television. What did you really know of the NSA before "Enemy of the State" became a box office hit? Officials even supported the film and admitted that the technology used on screen was real and in use then. It was not a new approach as the media has been a useful tool in intelligence work for decades. Section 5105 was to follow the same suit and slowly inch its way into mainstream media. It had two things going against it that was foreseen as problematic: their methods were often extreme and, for the most part, had no oversight. The Intelligence Community knows that if often takes extreme action to fight the type of terrorism present in the world. The war on terror was never going to be won by diplomacy and the US Government was counting on the public understanding this truth as well. They still did not have a proper name and was best known by the "foundations" that facilitated the contracts awarded to them. It seemed those names would most likely be made official, such as the Douglas Foundation, but unfortunately, it was only a few months into the five-year emergence plan that the attacks of 9/11 changed the world. What changed the most was the Intelligence Community. The public lost faith in the US Government and the intelligence network as a whole. It was ultimately decided that revealing yet another black ops unit that, in the public eyes, failed to protect them, would be conceived as another betrayal and another failure. So, Section 5105 was shoved back into the closet and the practices they hoped to abandon, or at least limit, were broadened even further as the demand for such services increased tenfold.
In the aftermath of 9/11, the IC depended on the Foundation's ability to gather actionable intelligence where others failed. Section 5105 uses a tradecraft only known to them and closely guarded, emphasizing they are not typical soldiers or officers, in fact, they are neither. Ironically, what makes them unique is that there is nothing unique about them. They are contradictions to every rule, every image, every preconceived notion anyone may have about them. A soldier, especially a special forces officer, wears the accomplishment of their skill in their confidence, in their body language and even in their body type, and no matter how great a poker player, it can be seen in their eyes. The characteristics that make for a great spec ops commando makes for the worst clandestine operative. A clandestine intelligence officer must be unassuming and quiet; blend into the background and be utterly forgettable. They need to appear weak and have no political agenda, social misfits completely disconnected from all government agencies or military outfit. Their lives and the lives of countless innocent people depend on their ability to deceive and manipulate the enemy's mind. That can only be done by personal interaction.
If there was ever an example of the saying "never judge a book by it's cover", it would be these officers. Make no mistake, underneath the fragile-looking physique, behind the glasses and soft voice, no matter they be man or woman, young or old, black, white or any color in between -- there is something much more present found and only in their shadows. Making the enemy underestimate their presence is possibly the greatest weapon, and the only weapon they are deployed with. They walk directly into the lion's den, unarmed, false front, to defeat the lion using only mental manipulation.