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John F. McCreary, Esq.

John McCreary is the Chief Analysis Officer for KGS. Mr. McCreary has over 42 years of experience as a professional analyst and is a distinguished 38 year veteran of defense intelligence.  He is the author of the internationally acclaimed newsletter NightWatch. He is the only Defense Intelligence Agency analyst to receive a Presidential Rank award for his proficiency in the field of intelligence warning.

Prior to joining KGS, he served as the Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) for analysis transformation with the United States Air Force where he taught and mentored the analysts of the Air Force Intelligence Analysis Agency, wrote and taught the first course in advanced intelligence analysis for the Air Force and installed an end-to-end, systematic analysis evaluation and feedback program for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

Mr. McCreary joined the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1968 as an intelligence analyst specializing in Chinese language and studies. Between 1980 and 1992 he was the senior analyst and Director, National Warning Staff, Office of the Director of Central Intelligence. In 1992 he served as the lead attorney-investigator for the Senate Select Committee for POW/MIA affairs.

From 1993 until his retirement from DIA in 2006, he was the senior analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence, J2, Joint Staff in the Pentagon. He was promoted to senior rank in the first class of Defense Intelligence Senior Level Experts in DIA. At the time of his departure from DIA in 2006, he was the senior ranking Defense Intelligence Senior Level Expert in the agency and in the J2.  He has received dozens of commendations, citations, medals and awards from the Intelligence Community, the CIA and the DIA. In 2004 he received a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service.

His publications include NightWatch, an executive style, nightly analysis of significant international events with impact on U.S. national security; The Latest Intelligence Crisis, with Richard A Posner, in Intelligence and National Security, Volume 23, Issue 3, 2008; Intelligence as Evidence, J2 monograph,1996; Analysis of Political Instability, J2 monograph, 1995; Warning Cycles, Studies in Intelligence, 1983.

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