Charlie Gilbert

Executive Board Member
Director, Global Intelligence

Charlie Gilbert was recruited by GDBA from the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served in the Top-10 leadership position of Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service.

He also served as:

  • Executive Officer and Senior Operations Officer in the Directorate of Operations
  • Chief of Global Intelligence Operations against a hostile target country
Overseas, Charlie conducted numerous assignments in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and East Asia.

Assigned to the top position in three different regions, Charlie was responsible to conceive, plan, and execute complex intelligence operations. He has been operationally proficient in Farsi, Italian, and Russian.

Among other recognition, Charlie Gilbert received:

  • The Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal
  • The Intelligence Medal of Merit
  • The Donovan Award (twice)
  • The Director’s Award
  • Three Meritorious Unit Citations

National Security Experience: Information provided in this brief bio does not include the associate’s background in National Security or military work designated as Secret or Top Secret, and does not include experience that is otherwise non-public.