Private Intelligence And A Look At GCIS

GCIS is a leading provider of security and intelligence communications services in the United States. The Griffith Corporation merged with our firm as our chief technological and communications development division in 2010. GCIS provides constant intelligence and counter-terrorism reports, live feeds and daily briefings on national security, law enforcement and global security with specific concentration on the threat of terrorism.

Our operations, while based in the United States, are truly global. Our communications services provide national security, counter-terrorism and international intelligence and security briefings around the clock.

Based in the United States, we project our intelligence, security and communications operations worldwide to meet demands for accurate, consistent and reliable briefings on reports from a wide range of counter-terrorism and law enforcement agencies.

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Early Life and Career
Some say intelligence gatherers or spies come from the most unlikely backgrounds, and that applies no less to Nathan Hale. Throughout history you will see men and women from many backgrounds step forward to serve their country in this particular way, and he was no exception.

Nathan Hale was born June 6, 1755, in Coventry, Connecticut, to a family with 12 children. He was good at athletics and scholarship, and he entered Yale at 14 with the intent of being a schoolteacher. Hale graduated in 1773 and taught school for two years, but a greater calling then took him elsewhere. On July 6, 1775, Hale was commissioned a lieutenant in the Seventh Connecticut militia and later joined the Continental Army in the Nineteenth Continental Regiment and was stationed in Boston.

For Our Country

Nathan Hale later became a captain and came to New York City with his regiment on April 30, 1776. He was selected by Lt. Col. Thomas Knowlton to lead a company of the famous Knowlton Rangers. Later that summer General Washington asked Lt. Col. Knowlton for a volunteer from his rangers to spy on the British troops on Long Island. Many tried to talk him out of it, but he knew he had to do this for our cause, for our country. Sometimes you have to take a stand, even at personal risk, if you know the cause is just and true. American Independence was such a cause, and he couldn’t turn my back on it.

A Sad Chapter in History
Armed with his Yale degree and under cover as a Dutch schoolmaster, Hale went behind British lines and proceeded to collect information. Other than his cover, he wasn’t well trained in the art of spying. Hale was captured by the British and hanged on September 22, 1776. The British executioner asked if he had any final words, and Hale told him, “I only regret I have but one life to lose for my country.” Nathan Hale was the first American captured and executed for spying. His story has served as an inspiration for other patriots who have entered the profession of intelligence gathering and as an example of the highest degree of commitment, honor, and the willingness to sacrifice for what you believe in.



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Ralph Thomas is author of over 32 books on various aspects of conducting investigations, founder and director of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists,CEO of Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc, The Spy Exchange And Security Center and SpyTek Wholesale Imports. Thomas is a member of the Executive Security Council of Griffith Colson Intelligence Service, a private intelligence agency. Thomas's latest project is NAIStv on the Griffith Media TV Network. He has also developed A Native American Store in Georgetown Texas called Tribal Impressions. You can review his person home page off of:

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