SMU Intelligence Analysis instructors are senior-level, practicing professionals with years of experience.
Roger Stokes – Principal Instructor
Mr. Roger Stokes is a retired United States Army veteran with 22 years of active duty military service. Mr. Stokes served as a Senior Counterintelligence (CI) Special Agent responsible for planning and managing CI investigations, threat vulnerability assessment, and CI operations supporting US Forces operating in South Korea; global CI operations supporting U.S. Army Special Forces; and coordinating security investigations and CI operations within the U.S. Army Military Intelligence mission-space.
Upon retirement form the U.S. Army, Mr. Stokes was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Supervisory Intelligence Analyst with the FBI Knoxville Division and as the Analytic Coordinating Authority/Senior Intelligence Analyst with the FBI Dallas Division. Mr. Stokes was responsible for division-wide intelligence program management in support of the FBI’s Directorate of Intelligence. Additionally, he served as an FBI Inspector responsible for inspecting the intelligence programs of the FBI New York Office, the FBI Atlanta Division, and the FBI San Diego Division. Mr. Stokes concluded ten years of federal civil service as a Senior Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis responsible for North Central Texas and West Texas area fusion centers, which serve as major, urban-area intelligence centers.
Mr. Stokes graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security in 2013 with a Master of Arts in security studies, where he authored a thesis titled “Employing the Intelligence Cycle Process Model within the Homeland Security Enterprise.” Additionally, Mr. Stokes graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Human Relations concentrated on organizational leadership and management as well as a graduating from Excelsior College with a Bachelor of Science in liberal studies. Mr. Stokes was recently nominated and selected to serve on the SMU and George W. Bush Presidential Library Security Council along with spearheading the development of an intelligence program for the National Criminal Justice Training Center at SMU.
Scott M. Schlimmer – Guest Instructor
Scott Schlimmer is an award-winning, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer who now runs Schlimmer Intelligence Consulting, which specializes in training, analysis and cyber security.
Mr. Schlimmer served seven years with the CIA, where he wrote intelligence assessments for the President of the United States, presented verbal assessments to members of the U.S. Congress and generals, and represented the U.S. government in meetings with foreign officials. He earned a National Intelligence Award for his work on terrorist threats to the homeland and was trained as a Senior Analyst by CIA and a European nation.
Mr. Schlimmer also served on the Olympics Counter-Terrorism Task Force, preventing disruption to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and has worked at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Canadian House of Commons, and the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency.
Mr. Schlimmer is co-author of the book Stories from Langley: A Glimpse Inside the CIA and serves as an advisor for Hollywood films. He is also a member of Mensa, the high-IQ society.
Mr. Schlimmer earned a master's in public policy and a bachelor's in political science from the University of Michigan and has presented to large groups of 150 DEA and FBI officers, as well as smaller groups of Congress members, generals, and senior political appointees.