PACIE Annual Conference 2019 Keynote Speaker
IC Senior Language Authority
IC Chief Learning Officer
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Chief Human Capital Office
Since August 2016, Mr. Gentile has served the Intelligence Community as its Senior Language Authority and Chief Learning Officer. He is also Division Chief of the Human Capital Office’s Community Learning and Development Division.
Prior to taking his current position, Mr. Gentile worked in the National Counterterrorism Center’s (NCTC) Directorate of Intelligence, where he served as a Group Chief from 2010 until August 2016, and Deputy Group Chief from 2005 until 2010.
Prior to his time with NCTC, Don’s career included numerous positions with the National Security Agency (NSA). Among his assignments, he served as a Language Analyst, Manager, and Senior Intelligence Analyst representing NSA in the White House Situation Room, including on 9/11.
Don has also held NSA linguist certifications in Italian, Portuguese, French, and Spanish and served as a past member of NSA’s Standing Committee on Language Testing.