This book describes the nexus of culture and communication within HUMINT (Human Source Collection Intelligence) and general military intelligence contexts. The author draws from a wide range of applications involving diplomatic and combat scenarios that illustrate the complexities recognized in such contexts. Schnell's background as theorist (Ph.D., Ohio University and scholarly background in National Security & Intelligence) and practitioner (HUMINT/intelligence officer within the diplomatic corps and Special Operations Command) give him license to construct a vivid understanding of primary variables associated with the interplay of communication and culture.
Dr. Jim Schnell is the Lead Social Scientist, Army Culture & Foreign Language Management Office at Headquarters, TRADOC (Training & Doctrine Command), Fort Eustis, Virginia. He retired from the USAFR, at the rank of Colonel, in 2007 after 30 years service. His final 14 years were as an Assistant Air Attache to China. He is a Fulbright Scholar.