Robert Kandra

Robert Kandra

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Senior Advisor, Threat Pattern

Robert Kandra is a senior advisor at Threat Pattern, an intelligence and security company that provides services to institutions and select families.  Previously, he was a senior CIA executive and operations officer, serving 27 years with assignments in cybersecurity, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and counter-proliferation. During his tenure, he served as Chief of CIA’s elite Special Activities Division—as an expert in paramilitary and unconventional operations in high-threat regions—and as the FBI's Associate Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch. His field positions included several overseas assignments in conflict areas, such as the Middle East, Balkans and South Asia. He also advises The Chertoff Group, serves as an adjunct professor at George Washington University, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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