On Friday, November 12, Villanova History Alumnus, Colonel Jeff Hartman, discussed his experiences working in military intelligence around the world and specifically his work for the American Embassy in both Moscow, Russia and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He gave an informative presentation entitled, "Experiences and Impressions of Post-Socialist Central Asia" followed by a question and answer session.
Colonel Hartman is in his 21st year of a four-year active duty tour. He began active duty as a military intelligence officer in 1989 and has served as a military intelligence company commander, infantry battalion intelligence officer, and parachute infantry brigade intelligence officer. In the wake of 9/11, Colonel Hartman served with the National Security Agency and led units in Afghanistan, Fort Meade, Fort Belvoir and Iraq. From June 2007 to July 2009, Jeff Hartman served as the Defense Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. His next assignment, beginning in July 2011, is as the Senior Defense Officer and Defense Attache in Tbilisi, in the Republic of Georgia.