Vincent Bridgeman joins Redhorse with 21 years of experience in military intelligence. He most recently consulted to the staff of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence on the management of the Department of Defense (DoD) human intelligence (HUMINT) program. In his 20-year career serving as a Marine Corps intelligence officer, Vince provided intelligence support to tactical, operational, and strategic customers. His experience spans major disciplines and key functions of intelligence, including all-source and geospatial analysis and production, HUMINT collection, collection planning, collection management, and counterintelligence. Vince has performed a wide range of intelligence duties including providing direct support to military operations, supporting joint war planning, and developing Service-level organizational strategies. Vince also served as a DoD representative to In-Q-Tel—the venture capital arm of the US Intelligence Community—where he gained a deep appreciation of the speed and power of the commercial market to drive technological change, and the challenge the Intelligence Community faces in keeping up with or leveraging that change.
Vince effectively brings his experience to bear on challenging problems of intelligence policy, strategy, technology, organization, management, and performance measurement. He is recognized as an innovative thinker, having contributed foundational concepts and novel initiatives to both the academic literature and practice. With an expert understanding of the state of US intelligence, a firm grasp of the guiding concept of the US Intelligence program—Decision Advantage—and a proven ability to move theory into practice, Vince excels in the design, evaluation, optimization, and implementation of critical intelligence programs.
Vince holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.