Thompson, Robin (DM)
Doctorate Strategic Security
Robin Thompson is a former USAF Security Forces military officer, civilian Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), and an independent security consultant in the private sector. Currently, she is the Lead Counterintelligence Special Agent for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Langley Research Center. Dr. Thompson’s specialty is intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and leadership.
Dr. Thompson began her USAF career in Security Forces, serving as a flight commander at Ellsworth AFB, SD and a defense force commander for the Ground Launched Cruise Missiles at RAF Greenham Common, UK. As a Special Agent with AFOSI, she served in numerous law enforcement and counterintelligence field positions. Dr. Thompson also performed AFOSI duties as an offensive counterespionage operations case officer, was the headquarters Antiterrorism Services Team Program Manager, the Information Operations Program Manager, and was the AFOSI liaison to the Joint Intelligence Task Force-Combating Terrorism (JITF-CT) at the Defense Intelligence Agency. As the AFOSI Information Operations Program Manager, Dr. Thompson was instrumental in establishing AFOSI’s counterintelligence presence in USAF information operations doctrine and mission capabilities.
Dr. Thompson left AFOSI in 2005 and moved to the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia where she worked as an independent contractor performing investigations for various federal government agencies. In 2010, Dr. Thompson began working for NASA as the Lead Special Agent in charge of the Counterintelligence/Counterterrorism Office at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Criminology, Deviance, and Law from the University of Minnesota; Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Minot State University; and received her Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. She is also certified as a Chief Information Officer from the Information Resources Management College at National Defense University and is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and Air War College. Dr. Thompson is also certified as a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.